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GOP Congressman Steve LaTourette Attacks Fox News: 'They Should Stop Smoking It'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 05/26/10 04:58 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:35 PM ET

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This week Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) unleashed a fiery attack on Fox News on the House floor, blasting the network for distorted coverage of legislation addressing union pension plans.

LaTourette said that Fox's representation of the bill as a "bailout" was "nonsense" and then went on to rip the quality of the network's larger news coverage.

"I don't know who the pin head and weenie is at Fox News that decided to put that story together," LaTourette said. "I don't know what they're doing at Fox News, but they should stop smoking it and get back to reporting the facts."

ThinkProgress has more on what LaTourette had to say:

"I think as a Republican, I'm supposed to love Fox News and hate MSNBC," he began. "Now, I'm going to tell you, I do hate MSNBC, but something just happened on Fox News that compelled me to come to the floor."

Watch video of his comments:

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