Could I have some opinions please on this excerpt of an article in the Miami Herald?
June 3: In a column Bill O'Reilly says he never called murdered abortion doctor George Tiller "a baby killer."
This is wrong. PolitiFact.com has documented 24 instances just since 2005 of O'Reilly referring to the doctor as "Tiller the baby killer."
June 10: Glenn Beck asks, "Why do we have automatic citizenship upon birth? We're the only country in the world that has it."
This is incorrect. Canada has it, as do 32 other nations.
June 18: Sean Hannity says that under the Cash for Clunkers program, "all we've got to do is "... go to a local junkyard, all you've got to do
is tow it to your house. And you're going to get $4,500."
This is false. The program requires the car to be drivable and to have been registered for at least a year.
July 22: Beck says the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy "has proposed forcing abortions and putting sterilants in the drinking water to control population."
This is untrue. The claim is based on a textbook John Holdren co-authored in 1977 that analyzed and "rejected" such coercive means of birth control.
July 31: Kimberly Guilfoyle claims the government will get total access in perpetuity to the computer of any participant in the Cash for Clunkers program who signs up at the government Web site, cars.gov.
This is inaccurate. FactCheck.org. reports this claim is based on a security notice required of "car dealers" who access a secure area of the Web site.
Every news organization from CNN to CBS to the Miami Herald to the L.A. Times gets it wrong on occasion, and every single report risks reflecting the biases — political, racial, religious, class, educational, geographical, generational — of the reporter.
But Fox is in a class by itself. In its epidemic inaccuracy, its ongoing disregard for basic journalistic standards of fairness, its demagogic appeals and its blatantly ideological promotions it is, indeed, unique — a news source in name only.
Do you feel these statements are fair?