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Nov. 17 2006 6:01 PM

Inside Fox News


Fairness and balance also require Moody to reassure the Fox newsroom that "the elections and Rumsfeld's resignation," while certainly "a major event," were "not the end of the world," and to point out that "the Iraqi insurgents ... must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled Congress."

Although Slate's copy of the memo ends here, a  later draft  posted independently by the Huffington Post has Moody going on to suggest that the Hamas statement mentioned on the previous page was a response to the Democratic victory: "We'll continue to work the Hamas threat to the U.S. that came hours after the election results. ... Just because the Dems won, the war on terror isn't over." Later that day on Live News, anchor Martha MacCallumaired a report in which she asked guest Christian Broadcasting Network terrorism expert Erick Stakelbeck about "reports of cheering in the streets on the behalf of the supporters of the insurgency in Iraq, that they're very pleased with the way things are going here and also with the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld."


That's fair and balanced, too.