Desmogblog have organised a petition asking Fox to fire Steve Milloy. Sign it here.

If Desmogblog’s reasons aren’t enough, consider this: Milloy wrote articles for Fox about how cigarette smoke was not harmful, while taking undisclosed payments from a tobacco company. Cato showed him the door after this, maybe it’s time Fox followed suit?

Comments

  1. #1 Thom
    May 11, 2007

    Fox already addressed the minor issue of Milloy’s corporate sponsored journalism.

    Milloy’s byline Jan, 2006:
    Woodpecker Racket?

    Steven Milloy publishes JunkScience.com and CSRwatch.com, and is an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

    Days later, Milloy gets tagged in TNR for being a tobacco shill:
    Pundit for Hire

    Two weeks later Milloy’s byline increases by 11 words:
    Kyoto’s Quiet Anniversary

    Steven Milloy publishes JunkScience .com and CSRWatch .com. He is a junk science expert, an advocate of free enterprise and an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

    So I guess those 11 words patched up the problem for Fox.

  2. #2 QrazyQat
    May 11, 2007

    Well, he’s a junk science expert all right — few match his skill at it.

  3. #3 Manboy
    May 12, 2007

    Signed it… That d00d needs to go.

  4. #4 PaulS
    May 12, 2007

    I don’t understand the point of the petition. Employing people like Milloy is the reason for Fox News’ existence. Better to let him serve as an obvious example of ‘fair and balanced’.

  5. #5 Dennis Williams
    May 12, 2007

    Tim, love the Dow banner.
    Science blogs: bringing you the science, by any means necessary.

  6. #6 Abe G
    May 12, 2007

    Okay, now where’s the petition to fire all the other lying scumbags at Fox News?

  7. #7 matthew
    May 12, 2007

    That’s right Tim, what were you thinking when you picked that banner?

  8. #8 Homer
    May 13, 2007

    I was a bit confused by the talk of Dow banners – I assume it’s an advert? Get the AdblockPlus Firefox add-on and never (well, seldom) be bothered by ads again.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

  9. #9 Sam-Hec
    May 13, 2007

    “Okay, now where’s the petition to fire all the other lying scumbags at Fox News?”
    One at a time, so they wont all see it coming and turtle.

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