Monday, November 26, 2007

Fred Thompson Finally Figures Out FOX Is Biased

Of course, no one has ever accused Fred Thompson of being smart; however, this little ditty confirms he's still capable of learning basic facts...

Especially when the facts hit him in the face.

Thompson charges Fox News is biased against his campaign

Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) suggested on Sunday that Fox News is biased against his campaign, charging that the network highlights commentators who have been critical of his run for the presidency.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace pressed Thompson on how some conservatives have lambasted Thompson's campaign and showed clips of Fox conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes criticizing the former senator.

Thompson said, "This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth." He noted that other conservatives have praised his bid for the GOP nomination and took issue with a Fox promo that focused on polling in New Hampshire, where Thompson is registering in the single digits.

Wait! Suddenly, Thompson figures it out: He's the wounded animal about to be devoured by the stronger members of the pack...

Thompson, in a firm, but measured tone, scolded Wallace: "...for you to highlight nothing but the negatives in terms of the polls and then put on your own guys who have been predicting for four months, really, that I couldn't do it, kind of skew things a little bit. There's a lot of other opinion out there."

Krauthammer and Barnes regularly appear on Fox. Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist and Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

Wallace denied to Thompson that "Fox has been going after you" and asked, "Do you know anybody who thinks you've run a great campaign, sir?"

Thompson responded, "It's not for me to come here and try to convince you that somebody else thinks I've run a great campaign." He added that National Review magazine has praised him for issuing detailed policy proposals on Social Security and immigration.

Following the sharp exchange, a smiling Wallace said, "I'm glad I asked the question because I got a heck of an answer."

Yes, Fred, there is a vast rightwing conspiracy. And you're just so much excess baggage.

Just fodder for the FOXers, Fred.

How does it feel?

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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