Thursday, August 25, 2005


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Time for the mass media to yell about blogger ethics! Remember, they accuse us of using Google to learn stuff and then we talk about them! That is a no no. But they can talk about us and they don't use Google, it seems. In in this case, Fox was, as usual, totally irresponsible and of course, enough holes in their story you could sieve spagetti in it! From Yahoo News:
After the report ran on Fox News on Aug. 7, people have shouted profanities at Randy and Ronnell Vorick and spray-painted "terrorist" (spelling it "terrist") on their property.

"I'm scared to go to work and leave my kids home. I call them every 30 minutes to make sure they're OK," Randy Vorick said.

John Loftus, a former federal prosecutor who appears on the Fox News segment "Inside Scoop with John Loftus," gave out the house address during the broadcast.

He said the home belonged to Iyad Hilal, whose group, Loftus said, has ties to those responsible for the July 7 bombings in London. But Hilal moved out of the house about three years ago.

Police have patrolled their house since the day after the broadcast and now have a squad car across the street. Police Capt. John Rees said the department was "giving special attention to the family to make sure they're safe."

The couple sought a public apology and correction.
I hope they sue. I was going to run the story about two hours ago here but went out to deal with some wasps and got stung.

So it is all over the blogsphere. Hope you read about it at Kos and Washington Monthly and Atrios! They are spot on about it, being bloggers and thus, the unethical masses like ourselves, long live the bloggers! Anyway, I came inside and sat down, the wasp stings really itch now! And here is the cartoon. I think I am the first to cartoon this story.

Gads. Fox is filled with clowns. And they dare talk about patriotism. They certainly ape their chimp in chief.

Back to the regularly scheduled program: the missing movie star white teen was found...she ran away. Everything is OK, everyone, maybe we should see more Fox breaking news about her.....heh.

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