Fox News Brings Out the Long Knives for Obama

George E. Curry | 5/10/2012, 6:28 p.m.

He also stated, "We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country..."

In a rare dissent from Fox News orthodoxy, Host Megyn Kelly said in an interview with the founder of the veterans group, "He [Obama] did give thanks to the others, and of course had to mention the first person in discussing how things went down."

Neither Kelly nor anyone else at Fox News disclosed that Joel Arends, whose group created the veterans' ad, is a longtime Republican operative. Fox News was created by Roger Ailes, a former media adviser to Richard Nixon and other Republican figures. He supported the 1988 scheme to link Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis to Willie Horton, a black convicted felon. Ailes told the New York Times, "The only question is whether we depict Willie Horton with a knife in his hand or without it."

There is no question that Ailes' network is using a knife this time - to stab Obama in the back.

George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA) and editorial director of Heart & Soul magazine. Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge.