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The use by news media outlets of over the top commentary by their opinion commentators to start news segments about the "factual" basis of the over the top commentary.

This is an homage to Fox who often uses the hyperbole of Hannity and Beck - who see fascism around every corner - in this very manner.
What a fine example of jackbootstrapping: Fox News reportedly draws a distinction between its "news hours," which it claims are objective, and its "editorial" programming. But on May 19, purported "news hour" anchor Megyn Kelly constructed an entire segment around "editorial" host Glenn Beck's criticism of New York's proposed restaurant salt ban, airing clips from his show and asking her guest to respond to Beck's arguments.
by mep321 March 19, 2010
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