April 29, 2010

Countdown's Worst Persons for April 28, 2010 with winner Leonard Boswell. Runners up Roger Ailes and the Commonwealth Foundation.

Media Matters has more on Ailes -- "I'm not in politics": Fox News president Ailes defends his network by pushing falsehoods:

Fox News president Roger Ailes defended his network, claiming he doesn't "do politics," and Fox addresses mistakes "quickly" and provides "fair and balanced report[s]." Yet Fox News regularly engages in political activism, Sean Hannity has not addressed his Cincinnati Tea Party scandal, and the network's "news" division regularly pushes smears, falsehoods, deceptive editing, and GOP talking points. Read on...

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