On Friday, CNN reporter Rick Sanchez devoted a segment to refuting the ad:
... we did extensively cover this event ... We didn't promote the event. That's not what real news organizations are supposed to do. We covered the event.He concluded by telling Fox:
You lie.Fox seems to be enjoying the scrutiny of the advertising world ever since a boycott by advertisers of the Glenn Beck show propelled Beck to record ratings. When asked about the Sanchez piece, a Fox executive laughed and said:
"Thank you very much, and a special thanks to Rick Sanchez who has always been a sucker. He's a gift that keeps on giving."CNN later aired an ad (below) in which it rebranded Fox:
Fox News: Distorting, not reporting.Catchy!
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