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Fair & (Un)Balanced

Unless you slept through the day yesterday, you'd know that the big news (that wasn't Britney-related) was that our government thwarted a potential terrorist attack on Los Angeles' US Bank Tower in 2002. Go team!

Now, we didn't cover it here-- because like I said, it wasn't Britney-related-- but naturally all the real, credible news services did. And so did Fox News.

To illustrate how devastating this attack would have been, Fox did the only thing they could: they showed clips from the Will Smith/ Jeff Goldblum action flick Independence Day. Really. Seriously. They did. Honestly, I couldn't make that up if I tried.

I know what you're thinking: "Wow! That's exploitative!" Or "They really crossed the line this time." Or "Hey! I haven't seen that movie in a while, maybe I should Netflix it." Whatever. Well, guess what: you're way off base. This is something that should be taken seriously. Because I trust Fox News, and if Fox News is insinuating that somehow the terrorists have enlisted the help of alien space ships to attack the United States of America, I believe them.

Fair and Balanced. And movie buffs. Fox News.

February 10, 2006 | Permalink


just like in austin powers!

Posted by: joelle | Feb 10, 2006 12:35:33 PM

You're an idiot!

Posted by: Don't worry about it | Feb 10, 2006 5:38:20 PM

CNN ran the same footage.

Posted by: Aaron | Feb 10, 2006 6:00:29 PM

The reason they ran the footage from the movie ID, is because the building targeted was shown and used as a focal point in the movie and was easily recognizeable as such.

Posted by: Red Ryderz | Feb 11, 2006 6:21:43 AM

Funniest blog I've read on here so far.

Posted by: Frank F | Feb 11, 2006 3:40:09 PM

No, if they just wanted to show the building, they could've used the same non-blowed-up footage as all the other news outlets - some non-descript stock arial photography that conveys the point just fine.

Posted by: cd | Feb 11, 2006 6:32:17 PM

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