July 11, 2008, - 10:49 am
MSM Refuse to Give Credit, But Schlussel Gets Corrupt Muslim FOX News Anchor Fired; But FOX Operation Refuses to Clean House
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE, 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 ****
Last night, FOX News/NewsCorp fired the unethical Muslim reporter and morning anchor, Fanchon Stinger.
As readers know, Stinger came under fire, after this site reported on her close dating and financial/asset co-mingling relationships with Rayford Jackson a/k/a Rayford Jackson Muhammad, a man at the center of an FBI investigation into bribery of the Detroit City Council in exchange for a $47 million sludge contract with a company called Synagro. It was this site that first disclosed her romantic involvement with Jackson Muhammad, that he put assets in her name, and that she had a financial interest in the Synagro sludge deal.
All of this was later reported–in the last week–in the two mainstream newspapers in Detroit, reporters from which both got much of their info from this site. But I was the driving force in getting her fired and getting the story out. They were forced to cover it because of me. And for at least the past week, a ton of media traffic–including traffic from the FOX 2 newsroom and other mainstream Detroit media sources–has been coming this way . . . to my site, to read the news here first.
But while the mainstream media refuse to acknowledge the person who did the real investigative work here and asked the questions they’re not asking (ie., me), that’s not the issue.
The issue is that even though Fanchon Stinger was fired, she is only the symptom, not the problem. The problem is a major newsroom in a major market infected with political correctness and corruption. As I’ve noted, the real villains here are FOX 2 General Manager Jeff Murri and FOX 2 News Director Dana Hahn. Both knew of Stinger’s relationship with Stinger–as did her fellow “Problem Solver” investigative reporters like the pseudonymmed “Scott Lewis”–and they did and said nothing.
They allowed her to report on and conduct interviews regarding the Bush-Kerry race, even though Stinger was a major contributor to the Bush campaign. They allowed her to gush over the Louis Farrakhan visit to town–and allowed not a word of criticism of vile racist and bigot Farrakhan–even though Stinger’s boyfriend, Jackson, was one of the nation’s top leaders in the Nation of Islam and a close Farrakhan associate. And they allowed Stinger to conduct a drooling, softball interview of extremely controversial Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, even though Conyers, Stinger, and Rayford Jackson were all involved in the illicit Synagro deal together.
And finally, FOX 2 News continues to send its reporters and anchors to host events of the openly pro-Hezbollah, pro-HAMAS, pro-illegal alien American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). It is a political advocacy group, and no newscast can claim it’s impartial or objective with any degree of credibility when it lends its news personnel to such an organization for the purpose of raising money to further that political agenda. It simply compromises the news operation. And as I’ve noted, at FOX 2, it has compromised the news operation, with FOX 2 personnel lying about stories they’ve done and reporting false press releases as real news.
That must end. And the only way it will end is with a full house-cleaning at the top of FOX’s Detroit news operation, and a new tightening of policies back to what would happen in a real newsroom–no outside business activities and clients for the well-compensated FOX News on-air staff, strict enforcement of its policy banning campaign contributions, and no hosting of events for advocacy and political groups.
Until that happens, the firing of Fanchon Stinger is only the killing of a single cancer cell in a body infected with the metastasized disease.