Media Matters' Eric Boehlert joined Ed Schultz to discuss the leaked email that David posted about earlier here today, and the launch of their new email address where Fox employees can contact them anonymously.
Media Matters releases internal Fox emails obtained from network source, encourages more to come forward
Washington, DC -- Today, Media Matters for America released emails, obtained from a Fox News source, showing Washington managing editor Bill Sammon directing staff not to use the phrase "public option" when discussing health care reform legislation. The emails, which were sent during the height of the health care debate, echoed Republican pollster Frank Luntz's appearance on Hannity where he encouraged host Sean Hannity not to use "public option," but instead use the term "government option" because "if you call it the 'government option,' the public is overwhelmingly against it."
"Fox News' overt political activism -- as evidenced in this instance by Sammon's email -- has gotten so bad that network insiders are coming to us to help expose it," said Ari Rabin-Havt, Executive Vice President at Media Matters. "Fox can expect much more."
Rabin-Havt added: "We're also launching email@example.com, an email address where conscientious Fox News employees can anonymously send examples of their employer's complete disregard for journalism."
Hopefully they'll get some more tips like this one soon.