Fox News' Glenn Beck recently aired a video indicating that an ACORN employee shot and killed her husband, without first bothering to verify whether the husband is, in fact, dead. He isn't. The video is, in other words, a fraud. But that didn't stop Beck from calling it evidence of "murder" and perhaps even "premeditated murder." Of a person who is still alive.At which point Boehlert wonders
Sean Hannity aired it, too.
So, given Fox's promotion of this hoax-video ... how did Fox react to the allegedly-forged documents used in a CBS news report about George W. Bush's apparent failure to fulfill his commitments to the Texas Air National Guard?And then he lists several examples of Fox figures expressing outrage and indignance.
Will Fox hold Beck and Hannity (and the rest of the people at Fox who have promoted a false claim in order to bring down ACORN) to the same standard it held Dan Rather?