The definition of "all the news that's fit to print" has changed on the Internet.
It’s not only Jon Stewart. Over time, it’s become abundantly clear to many that Fox News doesn’t always do the best with living up to the slogan “Fair and Balanced.”
But occasionally, Fox steps over the line from being blatantly partisan to just plain wrong. Such was the case recently, when they picked up a story from the Washington Free Beacon on an Indiana University program calledTruthy, and spread it all around their website and network.
According to Fox, Truthy was designed so the government can monitor hate speech and other suspicious patterns onsocial media. As the network’s Megyn Kelly put it, Truthy amounts to “some bureaucrat deciding whether you are being hateful or misinforming people.
”Except that in this case, it was Kelly who was doing the misinforming. Truthy has actually been around for three years, so it isn’t some new weapon the government is trying to implement without our knowledge. Moreover, the project’s goal is not surveillance, but examination....