CNN’s Rick Sanchez became livid on his program Friday about a color ad that FOX News had placed in the September 17, 2009 edition of The Washington Post.
The ad contained a photo, which he said is suspiciously similar to a tower shot used by CNN of the Tea Party March on Washington D.C. The offending ad accused all of the major networks by name, including CNN, of intentionally not covering the event, and implying that only FOX covers “all” the news and no one else does. The event was referred to as a right-wing tea party and was heavily promoted and covered at FOX News.
Sanchez said FOX was “…using a lie to try and divide people into camps. And, you know, Americans are starting to get tired of this.”
Sanchez went on to use several methods to prove just how well the event was covered by CNN, showing a clip of the FOX News Bill O’Reilly program The O’Reilly Factor in which O'Reilly says on camera, “…CNN, as we mentioned, covered the anti-Obama protests, of course…”