This is a prime example of why Fox News is an abject joke to legitimate journalists and news organizations, not just here in the U.S., but pretty much throughout advanced society:
Two Controversies Threaten to Derail Obama’s Re-Election Bid
Published October 29, 2011 FoxNews.com
With the controversies over Solyndra and Fast and Furious showing no signs of going away anytime soon, President Obama faces an uphill battle of staying focused on winning re-election next November.
Fox leaves out one tiny, relevant fact in this article, which, if they had any integrity whatsoever, might actually provide their viewers with a true "fair and balanced" article.
Both of these so-called "threatening controversies" aren't really that at all. Especially considering the fact that both of these programs originated in the Bush administration. I dare anyone to search through LexisNexis and provide me with a single written or broadcast article from the Fox empire indicating they treated these activities as a "controversy" while Bush was doing it? Just one.
It's only a controversy because Fox wants to believe it is. They can't fight Obama in the arena of ideas and vision so they have to desperately resort to muckraking and smearing and misinforming. That is their stock in trade - oppose Obama and the Democrats at every turn. And that ideological bent, in and of itself and in a sane world, ought to preclude Fox from referring to themselves as a "news" organization. The fact of the matter is they're really nothing more than a GOP Political Action Committee
Here are links to stories showing how these "controversies" weren't controversial while Bush was presiding over them:
Fast and Furious:
And please - don't respond to me with your childish taunt - "oh yeah, if Fox is so bad, how come they're the #1 rated cable news channel? - huh? huh? Neener-neener" bullshit. Nearly 50% of Americans believe in the existence of ghosts too [LINK HERE]. All that proves is that there are a lot of fucking morons in this country - nothing more.
The bottom line is - if you are getting all of your information from Fox News re: the Solyndra and Fast and Furious "controversies," which Fox brags has great potential to bring down the Obama Presidency, you are basically getting a doctored, biased history of those issues - and if you want to delude yourself into believing that that equates to "Fair and Balanced" - delude yourself away.