Fox takes NPR attack to broadcast television

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If you wondered if Fox News' attacks on NPR (using the recent firing of Juan Williams as a pretext) would be confined to Fox News Channel, today's edition of Fox News Sunday shown on Fox broadcast stations put that question to rest:

Host Chris Wallace, along with Brit Hume, again tried to make the case that comments from NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg are equally as worthy of dismissal as Williams, continuing Fox's attacks on NPR. Hume ratcheted up the rhetoric, claiming that NPR went after Williams for being a "Bill Cosby liberal." Wallace also promoted recent calls for defunding NPR. As we noted, Fox has waged a consistent campaign against NPR for years (and has ridiculously tried to claim the high ground on controversial content). The Williams incident is just convenient cover to go back to the well.

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