FOX Salutes Ken Lay, American Hero

FOX news gave this fair and balanced obituary of Ken Lay.

The Lay-loving reporter skirts around the fact that Lay was found guilty of conspiracy and fraud, and instead focuses on what a saint Lay was. We learn that he was the son of a preacher man, and had five children. He was a regular 'rags-to-riches' story, who 'grew Enron...from nothing.' Lay's employees were 'devoted' and he loved them back. He was a traditional man, and in his spare time he enjoyed feeding the poor and rescuing kittens stuck in trees.

Instead of mentioning the 4,000 Enron employees who lost everything they had when Enron went bankrupt, we instead hear about how his employees were shocked that their beloved leader was found guilty.

Oh, and he was always nice to the media. What a guy.

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