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Fair, Balanced, Moonie

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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SIBLING RIVALRY Reverend Moon, Pruden (above), and Kuhner (below)

Is Insight affiliated with the Washington Times? Depends on what your definition of is is.

It's been a week since the right-wing news site Insight published a completely spurious report that Hillary Clinton's election team was spreading rumors that Barack Obama attended a madrassa in Indonesia, and slightly less time since Fox News Channel and the New York Post picked up the story then backed off when it proved less than credible.

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In today's New York Times, Fox News senior vice president John Moody did his best to explain what the "fair and balanced" network was thinking: "The hosts violated one of our general rules, which is know what you are talking about." (Moody apparently didn't break into raucous laughter at his own funny, or add an obligatory, "Get it? Get it?!")

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