On CNN today Rick Sanchez blasted Fox News today for running a full page ad in some of the biggest newspapers in the country that claimed that the other news networks did not cover 9/12 protests. Sanchez broke out the tape to show CNN covering the protest. Sanchez also pointed out the picture in the ad belonged to CNN. Sanchez even pointed out that Bill O’Reilly showed CNN’s coverage.
Here is the video:
Sanchez said, “Here is the fact we covered the event. What we didn’t do is promote the event. Just like when thousands marched on Washington to protest the war in Iraq, we covered it as well, probably less than we covered this event, but we didn’t promote it. 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. We covered the event. I would invite you to look into that distinction between those two words, promote and cover. Cover is kind of like a fair and balanced way of doing things. You get it? You might want to look into that. It’s about letting Americans make up their own minds.”
Sanchez continued, “Let me cut to the chase. When thousands of Americans showed up at the nation’s capitol to protest big government, we covered it with four correspondents, two satellite trucks, multiple live interviews, lawmakers on the record, and conversations with attendees. By the way, we’ve put a call into Fox News for a comment, and we expect an apology, but we’re still waiting. Let me address the Fox News Network now, perhaps the most current way that I can, by quoting somebody who recently used a very pithy phrase. Two words that’s all I need. You lie.”
This is not the first time that Fox News has misled about CNN’s coverage. The network has done it, and Bill O’Reilly has too. Sanchez brought up an excellent point that real news organizations cover news. They don’t promote. Rick Sanchez is the most effective media personality when it comes to rebutting Fox News, because he builds his case through video. He lets viewers see with their own eyes where FNC is wrong. However, if I was Sanchez and CNN I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that apology.