I guess this kind of threat is the first of it’s kind from the hacker group Anonymous. Threatening to attack Fox News on November 5 because of it’s lack of coverage of Occupy Wall Street protests.
They have posted a video on YouTube regarding the reason for the attack.
Fox has been “alienating the American people by propagating the left-right false-dichotomy,” an electronic voiceover in the Anonymous video says, “promoting fear by exaggerating the threat of terrorist attacks, supporting the corporate astro-turfed Tea party and trying to pass it off as a grass roots movement, using derogatory language to describe the popular, real grass-roots Occupy movement, and covering up corporate corruption by forcing your employees to lie on the air.”
“By participating in an orchestrated attempt to misinform the general public you have chosen your side,” the statement continues. “You claim to be fair and balanced, yet you have gone to court to protect your right to lie to the people. You have sacrificed your journalistic integrity to the dollar; unfortunately for you the dollar can not stop an idea whose time has come.”
The group encourages those wishing to participate in the attack to post a link to this video to “any and all” Fox News Facebook pages and websites.
“You have been poisoning the minds of Americans far too long,” the threat concludes. “We have been watching; we know your secrets. Americans are waking up to your treachery. Fox News will be made an example to all corporate media. You cannot hide from us. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. November 5th. Expect us!”
Here is the video posted on YouTube :
When contacted by Yahoo! News, Fox News said that “keeping security is top of mind, so this day is no different.”