SUMMARY: Fox News crossed a new ethical line when it aired a 4-minute anti-Obama attack video last week, the morning after Mitt Romney officially secured the GOP nomination. Even conservatives are criticizing it as essentially a free campaign ad for Romney and the Republican National Committee.
Fox News is a partisan political operation, not a news organization.
Connect: Our democracy cannot function without a news media that's honest and fair.
Define: Fox News is a partisan political organization that routinely misinforms the public, not the news outlet it pretends to be.
Illustrate: Fox News smears Democrats, repeats GOP talking points word-for-word, and donates millions of dollars in free airtime to Republican candidates who fundraise and market themselves on air.
New low: The morning after Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, Fox even aired its own $100,000 anti-Obama attack ad for Republicans.
Bottom line: Fox News is not in the business of journalism. It's not trying to inform people -- it's trying to misinform them on behalf of the GOP.
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