CNN’s Rick Sanchez to Fox News: ‘You Lie!’

September 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The Fox News channel believes every media outlet should follow in its footsteps and employ the lowest journalistic standards possible, broadcast propaganda and heavily promote right-wing events, like the tea party protests. Yesterday, Fox News took out a full-page ad in three newspapers falsely stating that its competitors “missed” the story of the DC tea party rally.

The text of the ad reads: “How did, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN miss this story?” The ad ran in the The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Post. Both The WSJ and the NY Post are owned by the same parent company as Fox News.

CNN and every other TV station mentioned in the ad called Fox News out on its falsehood, pointing out their detailed and extensive coverage of the DC protests.

Rick Sanchez of CNN directly confronted Fox News’ blatant lies on the air, blasting the network for its shoddy journalism and acting as a promoter and cheerleader of the tea party, rather than reporting on it.

As reported by Media Matters, Fox news consistently acted as a sponsor and promoter of the DC tea party event, abandoning any pretense of straight journalistic coverage of the protests.

“Here’s the fact,” Mr. Sanchez said. “The bottom line is we do cover the news and we did extensively cover this event. We didn’t promote the event. That’s not what real news organizations are supposed to do.”

Sanchez also used the now famous words of presidential heckler Joe Wilson saying, Fox News, “You lie!” Sanchez also said, “we expect an apology” from the conservative new outlet.

Jeffrey Schneider, ABC News’s spokesman referred to the ad, as “demonstrably false” CBS and NBC News also labeled the Fox ad false.

Michael Tammero, Fox News’ vice president for marketing, claimed that Fox’s competitors did not adequately cover a story that was of interest to conservative viewers.

Later in the day, CNN ran an ad saying “Fox News: Distorting Not Reporting.”

Watch CNN’s ad:


11 Responses to “CNN’s Rick Sanchez to Fox News: ‘You Lie!’”

  1. rhs on September 19th, 2009 8:16 am

    Well, I think that for such a big event as the 912 thing the fact that CNN put in some 10 second updates on it with their people on the beat shows that they, CNN, did in fact not cover the event. Did CNN mention these 912 things in the week leading up? I watched CNN and FOX that day and it was clearly apparent that CNN was more interested in otherthings. I suppose if another million man march had happened then CNN would have been all over it.

    Next, I’m waiting for Sanchez to bloviate (new hip word to use) about how CNN was on the front lines of this ACORN debacle. That doesn’t just apply to CNN, the other networks were worse.

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  3. David Gibson on September 19th, 2009 10:14 am

    The story wasn’t just that there were a lot of people demonstrating, CNN covered that angle. IT WAS WHAT THEY WERE DEMONSTARTING AGAINST, that WASN”T covered by CNN. You aren’t even bright enough to get the point of the FOX ad. You’re hopelessly off track and the ratings reveal that fact.

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  6. Dawn Lily on September 19th, 2009 5:40 pm

    This is just another example of how Fox News lies each and every day. They distort the truth. Many conservative talk show hosts do the same thing. If a conservative has done something wrong, they rationalize it. If a democrat does something wrong, they make a mountain out of a molehill. Fox News also gets the facts wrong on many stories. It shouldn’t be called the news, because they are biased and don’t report objectively.

  7. linda smith on September 20th, 2009 12:57 am

    I am so proud of Rick Sanchez CNN for telling FOX news “YOU LIE” everything Sanchez stated about Fox news was the truth. I used to watch Fox news but i am so sick of that sean hannity and glen beck always acting like they know something on President Obana that nobody else knows and the socialist remarks about him makes me so sick that i’ve decided to stop watching the republican only news channel. CNN my family and friends will continue to watch your factual news program. And Rick Sanchez you are a great journalist . FOX news needs to straighten up or ship out!!!

  8. Ray on September 20th, 2009 1:24 pm

    CNN, msnbc, abc, nbc, cbs…I hate to say this because it sounds hokey and I used to watch CNN all the ime, but, They (the left wing media) are so biased and manipulative with their content and with how and what they cover that I feel like I’m livng in some sort of society where opinions are manufactured and controlled with the ultimate goal being enslavement of the populace.

    FOX covered the lead up to and day of 912, and hit the ACORN stuff – to the hilt, as both subjects should be covered because they are important.

  9. ana vazquez on September 23rd, 2009 5:57 pm

    hey rick sanchez they fire you from channel 7 for being a drunk, and a jerk. you make cubans embarrased leaving thru fidel castro you like comunist go back to cuba and work there be poor and then we will talk

  10. Kenneth Jefferson on September 29th, 2009 4:04 pm

    Your story of following the money that the healthcare industry gives to our officials is a point that you should continue to make people aware of. Continue to show what the polls say that the people want and match that against how our officals voted, you’d have to be blind, or ignorant not to see how money influences votes on this issue.

  11. Allan Jacobson on October 15th, 2009 3:55 pm

    Rick Sanchez is simple. His mendacity is a crutch for failure to properly research an article.

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