Bias Of Fox's "Straight News" Division On Full Display

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On today's edition of her fake "straight news" program, Fox News host Megyn Kelly hosted conservative Mike Gallagher and progressive Alan Colmes to discuss the State Department's recent decision to delay consideration of the Keystone XL pipeline project. Kelly, like the rest of Fox News, has been busy misinforming on the subject. But her bias was even more evident than usual today.

During the conversation, Gallagher went on a wide-ranging attack on "green energy companies" and President Obama's administration. Gallagher even mentioned the failed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation Fast and Furious -- a law enforcement operation that was aimed at stopping gun running into Mexico. These things had nothing to do with the topic at hand. But Kelly did not step in.

However, when Colmes was given a chance to speak about Gallagher's misleading assertion that cancellation of the Keystone project would have a significant negative effect on jobs, Colmes began to speak about House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) failure to produce jobs. At the mention of Boehner's name, however, Kelly cut Colmes off, saying: "Alright. Now we're going off point." She wouldn't let Colmes say anything about Boehner and moved on to a different topic.

Straight news, indeed.

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Economy, Environment & Science
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Fox News Channel
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Alan Colmes, Mike Gallagher, Megyn Kelly
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America Live
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