Media Matters: FOX Special Smears Kofi Annan

Media Matters: “A promotion for a FOX News special report titled Breaking Point: U.N. Blood Money: Kofi Annan Under Fire promised that the hour-long special would deliver “shocking new information” on corruption in the United Nations oil-for-food program. Instead, viewers were treated to a host of glaring omissions, dubious sources, falsehoods and distortions, smears, and innuendo.

As the title suggests, the report focused on U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. FOX chose to target Annan despite the fact that no specific allegations — beyond the generic charges of “mismanagement” and “lax oversight” — have surfaced to connect Annan to corruption in oil-for-food, let alone actual evidence.”