Hemmer laughably claims that Fox "opinion" shows don't bleed into his program

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Bill Hemmer, the anchor of Fox News' America's Newsroom, claims in a TVNewser interview that Fox News' "opinion" programs don't bleed into his "news" program:

TVNEWSER: The evening opinion hosts get a lot of press and a lot of attention ... I'm kind of wondering, do you think that there's any sort of effect on the news reporters and anchors?

HEMMER: I hope not. You wonder if some of that bleeds over into other areas. In our case, it does not. On our broadcast, with Martha MacCallum and me, we shoot it down the middle at 9am and for the next several hours after that.

As Jon Stewart noted of Fox News' purported opinion-news division, "It's a perpetual revulsion machine."

From the Media Matters archive of America's Newsroom:

Hemmer latest to advance made-up charge that Jennings knew of "statutory rape" case and "never reported it"

On America's Newsroom, Henneberg repeats right-wing myth that hate crimes bill could gag ministers

America's Newsroom pushes discredited GOP calculation of Obama's cap-and-trade proposal

Hemmer revives ACORN-funding bogeyman to attack Obama budget

Drudge, Fox News again suggest a few days of cold weather trump climate change science

America's Newsroom promotes McCaughey falsehood that stimulus would "hav[e] the government essentially dictate treatments"

Hemmer: "Can't get to a tea party? Fox Nation hosts a virtual tea party"

What Grinch? Fox's Hemmer and Camerota mislead on "War on Christmas" story

Hemmer asks of possible use of reconciliation: "Does anyone remember" Scott Brown's election?

America's Newsroom promotes tea party organizing info on-air and online

And finally, a picture example of America's Newsroom shooting "it down the middle":

Fellow Fox "straight news" anchor Jon Scott -- when he's not cut and pasting GOP research as own or repeating fake stories that have already been retracted -- has also defended the integrity of the channel's news hours.

UPDATE: Seriously, where would anyone get the idea that the "opinion" shows bleed into the "news" programs?

(3/13/09; 1/12/09; 2/2/09; 3/13/09; 6/9/09)

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