Fox News: Our Brand is Still Crisis

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The Huffington Post has obtained one of those infamous internal Fox News memos. Here’s FNC’s veep for news rallying the troops after the election:

The elections and Rumsfeld’s resignation were a major event, but not the end of the world. The war on terror goes on without interruption…. [L]et’s be on the lookout for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled congress…. The question of the day, and indeed for the rest of bush’s [sic] term, is: What’s the Dem plan for Iraq?… Just because Dems won, the war on terror isnt’ [sic] over.

Fox’s website may have gone blue, but it looks like the Kool-Aid over there is still bright red.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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