The four minute anti-Obama attack ad aired by Fox News this morning was the equivalent of $96,000 of free advertising for the Republican Party. Sources confirm to Media Matters that at the current rate of $6,000 for a 30-second ad on Fox and Friends, the cost of airing two four-minute attack ads would cost an outside group $96,000*. Fox News aired their ad at 6:45 a.m. and 8:07 a.m. during that program.
Here’s the spot:
We’re becoming a banana republic, but without the climate to grow tasty tropical fruit. And our media overlords are leading the charge.
And Fox News is not a news organization. In the long history of the world, has an empire ever been closer to being brought to its knees by concern trolls?