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#11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:12 AM
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"Half of it, the Fox network, isn't even based on legitimate investigative news. And almost all of our news is total propaganda and is now full of corruption and venality. It's main task has been concealment and finding ways of preventing the population from discovering the truth about its government and society."
And you think CNN is any better, like the time they reported that Israeli military killed a Palestinian child. The photo was sent from Hamas. Turn out the photo was of a child in Syria. Then CNN showed a video of a man killed by Israeli bomb. Ten minutes later the guy got up and walk away.
CNN is better than FOX, but they also fall into the category I criticized above and MSN, although they are also more fact based, also tend to exaggerate and misrepresent things. About the only legitimate, major news source on TV/Radio left today is Public Television/Radio, and the special interests really want to destroy it.. take away government support, treating it like it is some drain on the economy and national debt, when in fact, its some small percentage of 1% of expenditures.

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The Blaze.com, the truth has no agenda
The Blaze/Glen Beck, of Fox News? You gotta be kidding?

Here are a few examples of Beck's "Truth" reporting methods:

His Cash for Clunkers warning (click here).. sort of hard to read with out laughing though.

Here's another about Czars in the admisistration. (click here)

Muslim prayer at the Democratic National Convention (click here)

I could go on..

And they also have Bill O'reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and others.

Fox News, the propaganda machine of Roger Ailes and owned by Rupert Murdoch.. what a combination.

Here's some general information from Wikipedia:

Ownership and management
  • Australian born media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the owner of Fox News Channel. He has been a subject of controversy and criticism as a result of his substantial influence in both the print and broadcast media. In the United States, he is the publisher of the New York Post newspaper and the magazine The Weekly Standard. Accusations against him include the "dumbing down" of news and introducing "mindless vulgarity" in place of genuine journalism, and having his own outlets produce news that serve his own political and financial agendas. According to the BBC website: "To some he is little less than the devil incarnate, to others, the most progressive mover-and-shaker in the media business."[19]
  • Then-presidential candidate George W. Bush's cousin, John Prescott Ellis, was Fox News' projection team manager during the general election of 2000. After speaking numerous times on election night with his cousins George and Jeb,[20] Ellis, at 2:16 AM, reversed Fox News' call for Florida as a state won by Al Gore. Critics allege this was a premature decision, given the impossibly razor-thin margin (officially 537 of 5.9 million votes[21]), which created the "lasting impression that Bush 'won' the White House – and all the legal wrangling down in Florida is just a case of Democratic 'snippiness'."[22] Others, such as researcher John Lott, have responded that, by this reasoning, Fox News and the other networks were even more premature in initially calling the state for Gore, a call made while polls were still open, and which may have depressed voter turnout for Bush,[23] actually affecting the election, whereas the call for Bush later could not have, as the polls were closed by then.
  • On January 9, 2010, the son-in-law of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch and the husband of Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth, Matthew Freud, stated he and other members of the media mogul's family are "ashamed and sickened" by the right leaning tendencies of Fox News in the opening salvo in a bid to displace Roger Ailes, the founder and CEO of Fox News.[24] In the previous Sunday New York Times news story featuring a profile on Roger Ailes, Freud was quoted saying "I am by no means alone within the family or the company in being ashamed and sickened by Roger Ailes' horrendous and sustained disregard of the journalist standards that News Corporation, its founder and every other global media business aspires to, what you heard was a declaration of war, There are, practically speaking, now two factions inside of News Corp.: Ailes and Fox News, and the Murdoch children – with Rupert caught between them." Although Rupert Murdoch did not respond to the remark directly, a spokesperson for News Corporation put a statement after a Financial Times inquiry claiming “Matthew Freud’s opinions are his own and in no way reflect the views of Rupert Murdoch, who is proud of Roger Ailes and Fox News.”[25] Tim Arango also claims in Murdoch's 2008 biography that he voiced concerns privately to Ailes about his conduct claiming he was purportedly "embarrassed" by Fox News. Murdoch denied that claim.[26]
Here's some comments from the FAIR website which promotes accurate reporting:

"When it comes to Fox News Channel, conservatives don't feel the need to "work the ref." The ref is already on their side. Since its 1996 launch, Fox has become a central hub of the conservative movement's well-oiled media machine. Together with the GOP organization and its satellite think tanks and advocacy groups, this network of fiercely partisan outlets--such as the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal editorial page and conservative talk-radio shows like Rush Limbaugh's--forms a highly effective right-wing echo chamber where GOP-friendly news stories can be promoted, repeated and amplified. Fox knows how to play this game better than anyone.

Yet, at the same time, the network bristles at the slightest suggestion of a conservative tilt. In fact, wrapping itself in slogans like "Fair and balanced" and "We report, you decide," Fox argues precisely the opposite: Far from being a biased network, Fox argues, it is the only unbiased network. So far, Fox's strategy of aggressive denial has worked surprisingly well; faced with its unblinking refusal to admit any conservative tilt at all, some commentators have simply acquiesced to the network's own self-assessment. FAIR has decided to take a closer look."

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