During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fox News exhaustively smeared Barack Obama with charges of “socialism,” a clarion call that rings piercingly throughout the right-wing to this day. Last week Media Matters published audio of Bill Sammon, vice president of News and Washington managing editor at Fox, in which he clearly admits that his repeated allegations of Barack Obama’s socialism were merely manufactured, and were in his words a “mischievous speculation.” Cheeky monkey.
In a 2009 Mediterranean junket, as Sammon languished aboard a cruise ship sponsored by a right-wing college, he revealed that his chronic 2008 drone of Obama’s link to socialism was nothing more than “a premise that privately I found rather far-fetched.”
Last year, candidate Barack Obama stood on a sidewalk in Toledo, Ohio, and first let it slip to Joe the Plumber that he wanted to quote, ‘spread the wealth around… At that time, I have to admit, that I went on TV on Fox News and publicly engaged in what I guess was some rather mischievous speculation about whether Barack Obama really advocated socialism, a premise that privately I found rather far-fetched.”
Fox News’ Bill Sammon…Just another highly-placed, unscrupulous, unconscionable, over-compensated, conservative corporate media liar who won’t be content until the nation is reduced to embers. Rest of the story is here.