You're excusing Fox because of some comments made by Turner?
Even if you find another network editing like this, it's not an excuse for Fox News. Both networks caught doing it would be wrong. Your link is a red herring. Fox pulls this crap all the time which is what makes Fox News a pure propaganda Channel. Here O'Reilly chops up a statement made by Biden and uses the chopped up edit to make Biden look bad... What really takes the cake here is that O'Reilly then uses the idea cut from Biden's statement as his own in his lecturing of Biden and what should be done. Again, I remember well when this happened and listened to the cut vs. pre-cut of Biden's words and the show where Oreilly uses biden's idea after cutting it.
O'REILLY: CUT IT OUT
by Eric Hananoki on June 8, 2005 - 4:38pm.
So much O'Reilly, so little time. This one is particularly egregious. The Spark Notes summary: O’Reilly took video from Senator Joe Biden’s Sunday appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, edited it to misrepresent what Biden said, then advocated his now edited-out position (all the while criticizing him). Here's Biden on June 5, 2005:
Back in January I introduced a bill saying we should have an independent commission go take a look at this, not only Guantanamo but Abu Ghraib, the rest of the prison system, make a recommendation to the United States Congress and let's deal with this openly, because this has become the greatest propaganda tool that exists for recruiting of terrorists around the world. And it is unnecessary to be that, in that position. We should have an independent US commission take a look at it, make recommendations to the Congress. That bill I introduced is going to get a hearing in the judiciary committee in the next couple of weeks.
That's what Biden wants policy-wise: "an independent US commission take a look at it, make recommendations to the Congress." And he introduced the bill. More:
(Off Camera) So we should shut it down?
SENATOR JOE BIDEN: I think that should, I want a commission to make a recommendation so everybody is saying that it's not just me or others just, you know, espousing a point of view but there's a rationale for it but the end result is I think we should end up shutting it down, moving those prisoners, those that we have reason to keep, keep and those we don't, let go.
While Biden predicts the commission will end up shutting Guantanamo down, he still insists that a commission -- not himself -- decides. Here's where O'Reilly starts his distortions [June 7, 05]:
O’REILLY: As we told you last week, the detainee abuse story is being used to undermine the war on terror, at least the way the Bush administration is fighting it. Check out my column posted on billoreilly.com for details on that. Now over the weekend, Senator Joseph Biden joined the abuse chorus and called for the shutting down of Guantanamo Bay.
How O'Reilly played Biden on his TV show:
BIDEN: ...has become the greatest propaganda tool that exists for recruiting of terrorists around the world. And it is unnecessary to be in that position,
but the end result is I think we should end up shutting it down, moving those prisoners. Those that we have reason to keep, keep. And those we don't, let go.
Notice the edit there. O'Reilly effectively cut Biden's proposal: the independent commission. But listen to this:
O’REILLY: The Bush administration should set up an independent commission to investigate American detainee policy across the board. The president must take the offensive on this, or else the country's image will continue to suffer and the jihadists and their enablers will win another victory. And that's "The Memo."
So O'Reilly cuts Biden's quote, misrepresents him, and takes Biden's position, which O'Reilly cut out:
Biden: "We should have an independent US commission take a look at it, make recommendations to the Congress."
O'Reilly: "The Bush administration should set up an independent commission to investigate American detainee policy across the board."
The problem is you wouldn't know O'Reilly and Biden agree because O'Reilly selectively edited Biden to remove his legislative proposal, leaving only Biden's personal opinion. And this guy won a Peabody!
[Research by Josh Blank and Tim Bradley]