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Media Matters vs. Fox’s Bill Sammon



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There’s an old SNL skit with William Shatner playing Captain Kirk and Dana Carvey as Khan. Except in this SNL future, The USS Enterprise is now a floating restaurant in space, Kirk is the maître d’hôtel, and Khan is the health inspector. Khan sneers, during his inspection, “I have you now Kirk! There’s no sneeze-guard on your salad bar!” And Kirk is finally defeated . . .

Media Matters is like Khan, the health inspector. Every one of their attacks is, at best, a sneeze-guard violation, and their latest attack on Bill Sammon is no exception. In summary, they’re saying Sammon has admitted to lying to viewers that he thought candidate Obama was a socialist. Their evidence is this audio recording of Sammon from a fundraising cruise for Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Sammon, in his defense, has called his statement on the cruise “inartful” in an interview with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz.

Anyway, I suspect Fox News will fix it’s sneeze-guard, and we’ll all move on.

Oh, and P.S.: Media Matters has only posted a portion of Sammon’s talk from the boat. Why are they hiding the rest of what Sammon said?



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