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Old 10-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default The Fear News Network

As if there were any doubt about why some people believe what they do...
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Hotel rooms can occasionally make you watch Fox. It happens. And I know I should be better than this, but it’s still, yes, shocking in its relentless, cynical propaganda. I was watching a foul, smug gabfest headed by Greg Gutfeld late last night and they introduced a segment on the first Ebola case in the US. Immediately, they cut to a graphic of a gloomy looking Obama with the words “Only in Obama’s America.” Seriously. He’s now responsible for Ebola, it seems. And, of course, the subtle insinuation that Ebola is a black disease and Obama is therefore somehow part of this dark menace coming to our shores was the subliminal message.

Then last Friday night, alone in my DC apartment...I also watched the Megyn Kelly show. You should never watch Fox alone. It was, of course, about the horrifying incident in Oklahoma that day where an obviously unstable and deranged worker had been fired and gone on a rampage, yelling Islamic slogans, and actually beheading one of his victims. It was obviously a deeply disturbing incident and certainly deserved coverage. But the coverage was designed not to lay out the facts, but to foment the most widespread fear imaginable...
Read the rest here: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/...-news-network/

The reality of the level of BS this cynical network foists upon a gullible, uneducated populace is just staggering, while at the same time not all that surprising.
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Old 10-02-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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Ah, the ratings must've just come out again, as these hit pieces are the inevitable result of Fox killing all the other news agencies.

Even more interesting, why do you never run hit pieces against anyone else but Fox? I grant that Fox is not reliable, and do not watch it, but anyone that considers ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN or *gulp* MSNBC MORE reliable than Fox is on crack.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
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Well some health organizations say Obama along with a bunch of other leaders and countries were slow to act. Tony are you satisfied enough to say you think Obama really showed great leadership on this?

Now he is giving speeches saying the world needs to do more, America included, but that is all he ever does. **** hits the fan, he takes no blame, then gives a speech on it.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:04 PM   #4
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Do they pretend to be "news?" I figured they were just out and out propaganda serving the interests of the GOP. I've never seen anything different out of them. Well, that and they absolutely love hysteria and paranoia. Have they wrapped up the Benghazi thing yet?
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liberals complaining of fear mongering is laughable.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:36 PM   #6
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CNN has also totally jumped the shark. Not long ago you could at least get some international news and rehashed U.S. news late at night. Sure it was milktoast and politically driven, but at least it was video and pictures of something. Now try and tune in at night and all you see is food shows, travel shows, etc. It's like when MTV long, long, looooooong time ago..... decided one day not to even pretend to play music videos anymore instead it was reality tv 24/7.
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:06 AM   #7
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http://www.ijreview.com/2014/10/1836...e-clear-chart/
heres something thats more fact than hype !
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:26 AM   #8
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CNN has also totally jumped the shark. Not long ago you could at least get some international news and rehashed U.S. news late at night. Sure it was milktoast and politically driven, but at least it was video and pictures of something. Now try and tune in at night and all you see is food shows, travel shows, etc. It's like when MTV long, long, looooooong time ago..... decided one day not to even pretend to play music videos anymore instead it was reality tv 24/7.
Yep.

Tune into Faux or CNN in a few years, and you'll be able to see "Oww - My Balls!" in the same time slot.

Can't have an educated or well-informed populace now, can we?
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Fox News, CNN, insert other news channel here, ....they all lie and twist the truth.

Divide and conquer. A strategy as old as civilazation itself.
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Fox News, CNN, insert other news channel here, ....they all lie and twist the truth.

Divide and conquer. A strategy as old as civilazation itself.
I think Fox has an extremist, Right Wing agenda. The others are corporate outlets whose primary message is geared to protect the status quo at all costs.
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Obama is still allowing incoming flights from West Africa right??

All these cable news shows are awful and will twist the truth to promote their agenda. I do enjoy going on CNN.com for their variety of content though.
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but how did the nbc people come down with it
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but how did the nbc people come down with it
FOX infected them.
Oh and it's Bush's fault.
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I'm pretty sure that Obama is responsible for ebola. After all, he is a Marxist from Kenya! And where is ebola from? Africa. See what I'm saying? Just put two and two together people!
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FOX infected them.
Oh and it's Bush's fault.
I believe you're getting your own dogma bass-ackwards.

It should read: "Bush is completely blameless and above accountabilty."
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I think Fox has an extremist, Right Wing agenda. The others are corporate outlets whose primary message is geared to protect the status quo at all costs.
Those corporate outlets are all about ratings.

For example, it wasn't until Katrina when Dim Son's approval ratings began to nosedive that MSNBC started to feature liberal hosts like Olberman, Maddow, et al.

Prior to '05 or so, they had right-wingnuts like Rick Scarborough in all the prime time slots.
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I think Fox has an extremist, Right Wing agenda. The others are corporate outlets whose primary message is geared to protect the status quo at all costs.
Absolutely. Fox news is in a whole category of it's own. They don't just twist things or ignore/leave things out like others do. They flat out lie!
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Fox News was started because the media became biased against conservatives. So in reality the liberals created Fox News.
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Absolutely. Fox news is in a whole category of it's own. They don't just twist things or ignore/leave things out like others do. They flat out lie!
Yeah, there's really no comparing Fox to the other networks. The others are sometimes incompetent and biased. But none of them have the blatant agenda that Fox has.
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I took a friend to Wendy's the other day and they were playing FOXNEWS. Not only did he complain so much to get it changed, we got ourselves a free meal.
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I took a friend to Wendy's the other day and they were playing FOXNEWS. Not only did he complain so much to get it changed, we got ourselves a free meal.
I hate people like that.
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Yeah, there's really no comparing Fox to the other networks. The others are sometimes incompetent and biased. But none of them have the blatant agenda that Fox has.
This.

People like Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes don't exactly keep their agenda secret.
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I took a friend to Wendy's the other day and they were playing FOXNEWS. Not only did he complain so much to get it changed, we got ourselves a free meal.
Good for him.

Fox pollutes our public consciousness with its continual propaganda, fear mongering, race baiting and disinformation the same way smokers pollute public spaces with their toxins.
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When you spew fear and hatred of course you're going to get ratings. What a laughable argument. Fox news is like a car wreck,of course youre going to look.
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Fox News was started because the media became biased against conservatives. So in reality the liberals created Fox News.
Conservatives my ass. You mean right wing extemists. There's not a conservative among them.
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