Has Fox News met its match?
Last night, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann reported on a segment in which ABC used a clip of the Daily Show's Jon Stewart to make him look like a climate change denier. But in fact, the full clip shows that Stewart was arguing the opposite.
Olbermann names ABC News producer David Wright "Worst Person in the World."
"This is the sound bite they played in Mr. Wright's report tonight," Olbermann began.
Stewart: "Poor Al Gore, global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh!"
Olbermann then played the full clip.
"Poor Al Gore, global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented. Oh!" Stewart mocks. "Oh, the irony. The iron-y. Actually, the real story is not quite that sensational. Now, does it disprove global warming? No, of course not!"
"No, of course not, unless you have, at a, no journalistic qualifications, b, no journalistic ethics, or c, you are falsifying the news to fit a personal political agenda," Olbermann remarks. "At Fox when they do, they make an excuse. At The Wall Street Journal, they don't even bother to do that. At ABC when they do, they're supposed to fire somebody. Might have been a producer, but the piece has his name on it. David Wright of ABC News, until we hear otherwise, today's 'Worst Person in the World.'"
This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast Dec. 9, 2009.
Fox, in fact, did the very same thing earlier this month. This video is from Fox News' Fox & Friends, broadcast Dec. 3, 2009.