It Is Not At All Suspicious That A “Fox News Insider” Confirms Liberal Characterization of Fox News

Rathergate moment maybe? Best I know the characterization of Fox News given here is completely accurate, but there’s something about “Nope, turns out you guys are completely right!” that makes me wonder.

Asked what most viewers and observers of Fox News would be surprised to learn about the controversial cable channel, a former insider from the world of Rupert Murdoch was quick with a response: “I don’t think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up.”

Indeed, a former Fox News employee who recently agreed to talk with Media Matters confirmed what critics have been saying for years about Murdoch’s cable channel. Namely, that Fox News is run as a purely partisan operation, virtually every news story is actively spun by the staff, its primary goal is to prop up Republicans and knock down Democrats, and that staffers at Fox News routinely operate without the slightest regard for fairness or fact checking.

“It is their M.O. to undermine the administration and to undermine Democrats,” says the source. “They’re a propaganda outfit but they call themselves news.”

Absent paperwork I can’t really figure out what the angle would be — how would an anonymous source be able to set someone up when their statements can’t be checked? — but if some hidden superultrasecret internal document that allegedly proves the case suddenly pops up, I’d be wary to say the least.

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