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Media Matters vs. Fox’s Bill Sammon

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?