On May 31, 2011 I was sent this email by someone who identified himself as “Babi Gumm”:
Last night I hacked into the FoxNews news ticker on 6th avenue in NYC.
Here’s the video. If you’d like to know why, just read the message in the hack.
I accessed the Fox ticker basically to get your attention. Also because Fox deserves it: they’re the 24/7 mouthpiece of the right wing. They are huge perpetuators of the big lie.
This country isn’t broke. Question is: where is the money going?
Americans have a right to know their pockets are being fleeced by corporations and tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy and we can no longer tolerate the deceit FoxNews is perpetuating.
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Here is the video:
It turned out to be a hoax. The FOX News ticker was never hacked into.
The George Soros-funded activist group Moveon.org has admitted it was behind a hoax Youtube video in which it appeared the ticker outside News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters had been hacked and reprogrammed with an anti-Fox News script calling for revolution.
MoveOn.org admitted it set up fake identities for the alleged hackers and even released a misleading video in which a man, with his face disguised, purported to confess he was behind the Fox News hacking.
The entire scheme, it turns out, was meant to promote the June 23 launch of what MoveOn labels “the largest economic campaign we have ever run.”
The campaign, titled “Rebuild the Dream,” is co-sponsored by Van Jones, President Obama’s former “green jobs” adviser. Jones resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and implied the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 attacks.
The YouTube video, titled “Fox News Got Hacked. Real,” has garnered more than 310,000 views since it was posted last month. It shows several people emerging from a subway outside the Manhattan headquarters of News Corp., the parent of the Fox News.