July 2, 2008, - 11:49 am
Who is Fanchon Stinger?: FOX’s Biased Muslim Reporter Involved in Detroit Bribery Scandal With Married Muslim BoyToy, Friend of Mayor Kwame; FBI Sting
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE #6, 07/15/08: FOX News/NewsCorp’s Fanchon Stinger used Morning News Show as 20-minute Farrakhan Infomercial; did Pandering interview with Farrakhan at behest of Nation of Islam boyfriend, a key Farrakhan associate ****
**** UPDATE #5, 07/11/08: FOX 2 News Dumps Fanchon Stinger, But Refuses to Clean House or Change Cancerous Newsroom Policies ****
**** UPDATE #4, 07/10/08: FOX News/NewsCorp Does CYA-story on Muslim Anchor Fanchon Stinger; Covers Up Important Info ****
**** UPDATE #3, 07/08/08: Fanchon Stinger Removed from FOX’s “Problem Solver” Investigative Reporting Unit ****
**** UPDATE #2, 07/07/08: Fanchon Stinger’s Boyfriend Rayford Jackson is Top Nation of Islam Lieutenant, FOX 2 Slanted Farrakhan Coverage; Fanchon Stinger Gushed Over Monica Conyers on Air, While Boyfriend May Have Been Bribing Her ****
**** UPDATE, 07/03/08: Fanchon Stinger’s Boyfriend, Rayford Jackson’s Campaign Contributions Raise Serious Questions ****
You’ve heard of Wolf Blitzer. Now, meet Fanchon Stinger.
Stinger–the face of FOX/NewsCorp’s Detroit owned-and-operated Detroit TV station–is embroiled in an FBI sting regarding bribery of the Detroit City Council for a multi-million dollar sludge operation. It involves Stinger’s Muslim boyfriend, Rayford Jackson. Stinger, who hosts the station’s top-rated morning show, is also Muslim and an activist for Islamic causes.
Though FOX 2 management–including Station Manager Jeff Murri and News Director Dana Hahn–were aware of Stinger’s multi-year relationship with Jackson, the man at the center of the case, they said and did nothing, until now, even though FOX 2 News reported on Jackson and even put him in their “Hall of Shame” during the Stinger-Jackson romance.
Stinger’s involvement with Jackson and her embrace of Islam have tinged FOX 2’s news operation and reporting on this and many other stories. In other words, you’re not getting the whole story, and in many cases, not even part of it.
Stinger–a convert to Islam whose reporting involves biased activist reporting in favor of Islamic and anti-Israel causes–and her married Muslim boyfriend, Rayford Jackson, are involved with Synagro, which sought to place a sludge treatment plant in Detroit. Jackson–who told friends before 9/11 of his plan to change his name to Rayford Muhammad, and whose brother is in prison for his leadership of the Murder, Inc. gang–stood to own about a third of the project, as the minority contractor, hired by Synagro to comply with affirmative action requirements and expectations.
Stinger accompanied Jackson to a meeting with Detroit City Council Member Monica Conyers (wife/apparent beard to Congressman John Conyers) at a Detroit Church to convince residents of the area near the proposed sludge plant not to oppose the sought after approval of the deal. Stinger was also sued along with Jackson in a 2007 lawsuit regarding Jackson’s business dealings because she was apparently involved in them and may have put some of his assets in her name.
Those who sought the Synagro deal were apparently involved in bribing four members of the Detroit City Council, who are under investigation by the FBI. Rayford Jackson and another man, both apparently implicated in the bribery, were asked by the FBI to wear wires to get the City Council members on tape. But Jackson declined. Sources say this is because if he did so, his life would be in danger. At least two strippers who performed at a party at Detroit Mayor Kwame “The Kingpin” Kilpatrick’s Manoogian Mayoral Mansion were assassinated, apparently to keep them quiet about a crime involving the Mayor and his wife.
Jackson is a tight friend of indicted Detroit Pimp Daddy Mayor Kwame “The Kingpin” Kilpatrick (most of whose family is also Muslim). Check out the video of Kwame’s Mommy, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, screaming at the top of her lungs, below. Rayford Jackson is the man in the gold-rimmed sunglasses with the shaved head, to the right of the screen of Mrs. Kilpatrick and the other speakers. I’ve posted a few other great videos of Jackson and Kilpatrick, in case Jeff Murri gets YouTube to take one of them down (as he’s done before).
(Also of note is that, of the few federal campaign contributions Jackson made, he gave $1,000 to Congressman Joe Knollenberg a/k/a “Hezbollah Joe” and $2,000 to the Bush 2004 re-election bid. (Back in 2000, he also gave $1,000 each to U.S. Senate bids by Hillary Clinton and Debbie Stabenow.)
Jackson doesn’t give out money unless he gets something–usually something illicit–in return. What did Knollenberg give him? For a few thousands in campaign contributions from Hezbollah agents Ali Jawad and Nijad Fares, Knollenberg sent almost $100 million of your tax money to Hezbollah.)
Jackson was not answering calls and his voicemail inbox was filled, late yesterday.
Jackson’s girlfriend, Fanchon Stinger, has set herself up as a “role model” for girls and a purveyor of “family values.” The graduate of Detroit-area Catholic Mercy High School (again, remember that Stinger converted to Islam) makes frequent speeches to girls at Mercy and other organizations about self-esteem (like Girls Matter and Girls Empowered) and gave this interview with “Keeping Family First,” a Christian magazine, in which she talks about “family values” and how “G-d sent me” to do certain things. I wonder what Rayford Jackson’s wife (a doctor) and his kids think about that.
G-d apparently sent Stinger to a lot of places. This woman gets around. And her paramours get positive, conflict-of-interest-laced coverage on FOX 2 News. When she was still married and involved in a relationship with her personal trainer, that trainer regularly appeared on FOX 2’s Morning Show, which she hosts.
For many years, I’ve complained to the management at FOX/NewsCorp’s owned-and-operated Detroit station about Anchor/Reporter Fanchon Stinger’s and other reporter’s biased and false reporting on Islamic and terrorism issues and about Ms. Stinger’s hosting of events by the pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). And they did nothing.
The news outlet’s relationship, via the Islamic Ms. Stinger and Station Manager Jeff Murri, is so tight that in 2006, FOX 2 News reported as news, a false e-mail sent to them by ADC chief and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad, as fact. The e-mail claimed that LIFE for Relief and Development, an Al-Qaeda/HAMAS charity raided by the FBI, had been cleared of all charges, when, in fact, the agency had only just been raided and was very much under investigation. FBI agents were pissed.
News Director Dana Hahn told me at the time that this would never happen again and that next time, they’d actually check out and investigate the story before they reported it. But it DID happen again, repeatedly.
And then, there is Stinger’s hosting of events for the pan-terrorist ADC. I complained to FOX 2’s Hahn and Murri about her and other FOX 2 news anchors and reporters hosting events for an organization which openly supports Hezbollah and HAMAS and their homicide bombings and which was boycotting Detroit area banks over their sponsorship of a pro-Israel event. I asked Murri if a FOX 2 reporter would host a Zionist Organization of America event, and he said, “No. ADC is different.” Yes, it is “different,” because ADC supports mass murder.
I even had to call then-FOX News Station honcho, Lachlan Murdoch. When I told him about Stinger’s hosting of ADC events, he was angry and called FOX 2 News Director Hahn, demanding that no FOX 2 News personalities host ADC events again. Sadly, Lachlan Murdoch is gone from NewsCorp, and Stinger hosted ADC’s annual banquet, last year.
More on how jihadism has wormed its way into reporting at FOX’s Detroit News operation via Stinger and others, from my 2006 coverage of “Jihad’s Media Suckers: The Morons That Run Local News“:
Imad Hamad and his buddies at the ADC (falsely named American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee) sent out an e-mail citing the fake story they created as confirmation of their fake story, sending out the MSNBC link to other news outlets.
That night, Detroit’s FOX News owned and operated WJBK/FOX 2 News ran with the story toward the beginning of its primetime newscast, with Anchor Monica Gayle telling viewers that LIFE was cleared of all ties to terrorists by the FBI, “who concluded their investigation” (the same investigation that actually has just begun). I called FOX 2 News, where Executive Producer Debra Dubicki stated that she put the story on the news, “because ADC sent us an e-mail.” I asked this moron if she believes everything she gets in an e-mail. She claimed she did not. But the proof is in the pudding . . . and the newscast containing a fake story.
The problem with FOX 2 News is the news operation’s cozy and inappropriate relationship with Hamad and ADC. Two anchors, Lee Thomas and Fanchon Stinger, hosted awards ceremonies for ADC. Ironically, Stinger hosted an ADC Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest, for which Blacks were not eligible. When I spoke with Stinger, a complete airhead, she didn’t seem to think there was a problem that, at the time, Hamad and ADC were boycotting banks that sponsored a pro-Israel event. Even though it was a headline all over Detroit papers, she denied it was happening. And she wasn’t bothered by ADC’s support for Hezbollah and HAMAS. She enjoyed being the token Black hosting an event for a group that supports the Arab oppression of Black Muslims and Christians in the Sudan (now, all of those Christians are dead).
The day after Hamad’s phony story ran on FOX 2 News, News Director Dana Hahn, claimed that she was going to hold a meeting to find out why the fake story ran, and that “we never run e-mails as news when they weren’t verified.” Uh-huh. She also claimed that her anchors would no longer host events with ADC. We’ll see.
In 2002, FOX 2 News reporter Amy Lang did an in-depth report in which she interviewed Imad Hamad on the Palestinian Authority TV broadcast of a “Sesame Street”-style “Kids Club” program, on which 3-year-old kids were taught to become martyrs to murder Jews and Christians. On the report, Hamad said he didn’t see anything wrong with teaching this to kids and described it as “patriotic.”
When an FBI award to Hamad was revoked because of a 2003 column I wrote in the New York Post, I asked FOX 2 News Director Dana Hahn and reporter Amy Lang for a copy of the videotape. They both denied that FOX 2 News had ever done such a story, when it was a heavily promoted lead story on the newscast. A friend obtained a video copy of the story for me–the story they said “never existed.” But Hahn’s, Lang’s, and other top FOX 2 News members’ lie-filled denials that there ever was such a story is emblematic of the lengths that Stinger and the others at this FOX/Newscorp “newsroom” will go to protect Islamic malefactors in our community and their extremist views.
I’ve contacted both FOX 2 Station Manager Jeff Murri and News Director Dana Hahn about this latest scandal involving FOX 2 News “coverage” of Rayford Jackson and Fanchon Stinger. Neither would talk, and I was immediately contacted by a FOX/NewsCorp spokeswoman, who read me a statement claiming that Stinger was suspended and put on paid leave, “pending an investigation into allegations of a potential conflict of interest.”
“Potential”? Everyone on FOX 2 News stories and features seems to be someone with whom Fanchon Stinger is sleeping or who’s tied to her new “Religion of Peace.”
And it’s been going on for years with the full knowledge of FOX 2’s “leadership.”
Their slogan is “FOX 2 News: Working for You.” More Like: FOX 2 News. Working for the Jihad and Sleeping With Corruptocrats.
**** WHAT YOU CAN DO: E-mail FOX News Senior Vice President Bill Shine (who is also Sean Vannity’s boss) and ask him why he allows Unfair and Unbalanced to dominate his Detroit News Operation.
FOX 2 News. Literally Sleeping With the Enemy.