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Taz
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Message 1 of 270 (616119)
05-19-2011 5:29 PM


That's just an example. Over the years, I've heard so many bullshit from fox news it's amazing the network still exists. Why in the world are people still supporting this network when it's been so obvious for years that they don't care for facts?

I'm a news freak. The first thing I turn on in the morning before I leave is the news. I'd browse through cnn, fox, msnbc, etc. I listen to npr on my way. I also set up my tablet computer to auto-download all news in every category every morning so I can browse through them and read while on the train. I'm telling you this to tell you how much I appreciate the news. It also pisses me off to see a news organization that cares so little for facts.

Should there be a law somewhere to hold a news organization responsible for distributing false news? I'm thinking of something like 3 strikes and you're out.

This is what happens when a news organization isn't held responsible for distributing false news.

Edited by Taz, : No reason given.


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ZenMonkey
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Message 2 of 270 (616128)
05-19-2011 7:58 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Taz
05-19-2011 5:29 PM


They can always use the Kyl defense: any news item reported on Fox might "not be intended to be a factual statement."

Edited by ZenMonkey, : No reason given.


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Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
-Steven Colbert

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.
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Taz
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ZenMonkey
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Message 4 of 270 (616133)
05-19-2011 8:32 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Taz
05-19-2011 8:03 PM


Check out the O'Reilly clip about 5 minutes in. He says:

quote:
The importance of this is that you, the everyday American, are now being lied to on a regular basis by people working for huge corporations, and nothing's being done about it.

See, he does tell the truth sometimes.


Your beliefs do not effect reality and evidently reality does not effect your beliefs.
-Theodoric

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
-Steven Colbert

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.
- John Stuart Mill


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dwise1
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Message 5 of 270 (616138)
05-19-2011 9:10 PM
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05-19-2011 5:29 PM


You mean "Faux News"? Wait, didn't they use that on The Simpsons?

Just the other day there was a commercial for a news channel that offers fair, impartial, and truthful coverage of politicial news. The commercial was for Fox News.


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Coyote
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Message 6 of 270 (616146)
05-19-2011 10:04 PM


Liberals just can't get over the fact that they are not the sole purveyors of news any longer.

By the way, have you checked to see how many of the liberal news outlets George Soros is financing? Are you comfortable with that?

Maybe Fox is needed for a little balance after all these decades of leftie journalism, eh?


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Taz
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Message 7 of 270 (616156)
05-19-2011 11:28 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Coyote
05-19-2011 10:04 PM


So... you balance things by lies?
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Message 8 of 270 (616157)
05-20-2011 12:00 AM
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05-19-2011 11:28 PM


More leftie nonsense.

They (you?) just can't abide the thought of having any contrary opinions.

Sorry, those days are over. Get used to it.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 9 of 270 (616158)
05-20-2011 12:19 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Coyote
05-20-2011 12:00 AM


Alternative opinions to reality and/or the truth?
They (you?) just can't abide the thought of having any contrary opinions.

Did you mean to say?:

They (you?) just can't abide the thought of having any contrary opinions that are not connected to reality and/or the truth.

Not unlike young Earth creationism being a contrary opinion in regards to evolution?

Moose


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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Taz
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Message 10 of 270 (616160)
05-20-2011 12:26 AM
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05-20-2011 12:00 AM


I'm confused about something. There are opinions and there are facts. I've already shown you some facts that show fox news has no problem lying right through their teeth. This isn't about a difference of opinion.
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Message 11 of 270 (616163)
05-20-2011 1:18 AM
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05-20-2011 12:00 AM


More leftie nonsense.

I'm curious if you are going to provide an actual rebuttal this time or if you are just going to accuse people of being leftist liars and run screaming and crying for this thread to be shut down....again.


"What can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof."-Hitch.
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Huntard
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Message 12 of 270 (616164)
05-20-2011 1:39 AM


"Right" then....
Ok, speaking as a person on the "right" side of the debate (on this site at least, you god-damned commies! ), Fox News is a fucking disgrace.

If a channel over here ever pulled crap like that, all hell would break lose. I remember an incident a couple of years back where a channel in Belgium "jokingly" reported that the country had split in two over night (due to the political fighting that's always going on between the Dutch speaking and the French speaking side). The response was not a "hmm yes we should think about our situation", no, the reaction was "Fucking idiots, you're a news source, people trust you to report accurately, and not make shit up". I think the same should apply to Fox News, but apparently, a large enough part of the US does not care for the truth.


    
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Message 13 of 270 (616169)
05-20-2011 2:52 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Coyote
05-20-2011 12:00 AM


More leftie nonsense.

They (you?) just can't abide the thought of having any contrary opinions.

Of course, they dissimulate this under the cover of complaining about Fox's demonstrable factual inaccuracy, but fortunately you can read minds.


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Message 14 of 270 (616192)
05-20-2011 8:54 AM
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05-20-2011 12:00 AM


Reality
They (you?) just can't abide the thought of having any contrary opinions.

If right wing dogma had not taken over, your brain may recognized the fact that we are not talking about opinions. We are talking about facts. An issue that it has been repeatedly shown that Fox has a problem with.

I will give you my standard response to religious fundies, because the same pertains to right wing wing nuts.

Your opinion has no effect on reality and evidently reality has no effect on your opinion.

Do you realize that in the political threads you use the same quality of argumentation that you so rightly criticize the fundies of using in science threads?

Also check out my signature.

Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
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crashfrog
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Message 15 of 270 (616208)
05-20-2011 10:25 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Coyote
05-19-2011 10:04 PM


Liberals just can't get over the fact that they are not the sole purveyors of news any longer.

Based on the evidence presented in this thread, it kind of looks like we still are.

By the way, have you checked to see how many of the liberal news outlets George Soros is financing?

Oooo, George Soros!

Aren't you a little old for boogeymen, Coyote?


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