It's been admitted.....Fox News is government "sponsered"

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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 12:44 AM
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This is my first time posting, actually signed up an account when i read this.

I just saw this article about S. McClellan, the Bush administrations press secretary who publicly announced that the White House does actually use "official spokesman" on Fox news to get "their" information across.

It really doesnt seem to be breaking news b/c most people already thought this; I find it interesting b/c it actually Confirms it, the rhetoric and propaganda on Fox is straight from the government.

thinkprogress.org...




posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 01:06 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if the Bush administration had anything to do with this:


OLBERMANN: Speaking of campaigning, the smoking gun, in how news is altered for political purposes at Fox News Channel. “Let‘s be on the lookout,” its senior vice president instructs his troops in a leaked daily memo, “for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled Congress.”


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www.msnbc.msn.com...

Is that what they mean when they say "fair and balanced?"



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 01:53 AM
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Some other interesting memos from Fox News:


"Kerry’s speech on economy at Georgetown is likely to move onto the topic of Iraq. We should take the beginning of Kerry’s speech, see if it contains new information (aside from a promise to create 10 million jobs) and see if other news at that time is more compelling. It is not required to take it start to finish."



"Let’s refer to the US marines we see in the foreground as 'sharpshooters' not snipers which carries a negative connotation."



"Let’s spend a good deal of time on the battle over judicial nominations, which the President will address this morning. Nominees who both sides admit are qualified are being held up because of their POSSIBLE, not demonstrated, views on one issue – abortion. This should be a trademark issue for FNC today and in the days to come."


Source:
usgovinfo.about.com...



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:07 AM
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Guess what? I've got more:

The following are excerpts from memos Moody wrote before and during the 2004 presidential campaign:


On President Bush: "His political courage and tactical cunning are worth noting in our reporting through the day." (6/03/03)



On the war in Iraq: "Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of US lives and asking out loud why are we there? The US is in Iraq to help a country brutalized for 30 years protect the gains made by Operation Iraqi Freedom and set it on the path to democracy. Some people in Iraq don't want that to happen. That is why American GIs are dying. And what we should remind our viewers."


Source:
mediamatters.org...



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:17 AM
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reply to post by Curious_Agnostic
 


It's sad the way they spin everything. This line sums it up for me...

"Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of US lives and asking out loud why are we there?"

So essentially dont mourn or pay respects to those that were thrown into the carnage caused by those who do not care.

Nice quotes Curious



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:22 AM
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Thanks, I'd look for more, but I'm getting kind of tired. I'm sure those are just the tip of the iceberg. I wonder what the memos that haven't gotten leaked say.

welcome aboard.



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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Fox Is Joke, Bunch of Bush lovin, McCain lovin, Bastards.

It not a real news channel they have, it is solely about profits, they should be shot, the evil SOB's



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 10:04 AM
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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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sorry. I have to jump in on the avatars in this thread. They made me laugh. Bush and Obama both pictured using a telephone upside down. what's up with that propaganda? Is that better or worse than fox news? lol



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:46 PM
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Thanks for this. Fox is the ultimate spin News source.

Take this article for instance about a movie coming out this year called "Towel Head":

www.foxnews.com...

It is based off an awesome novel where an arab girl comes of age, and is also sexually assaulted by an older man who is a reserve soldier during the Golf War.

Now the actress in the film is eighteen when the filming took place and is in simulated (obviously) sex scenes with this older man. Fox News has been attacking this movie (probably because it features soldiers who are not saint like) saying it is kiddie porn and shows a young girl being violated on screen. They say because she looks young and the nature of the film it should be classified as kiddie porn. It is a completely silly, incorrect fuss and shows how lack luster, uninformed, and warped their journalistic qualities are.



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
Thanks for this. Fox is the ultimate spin News source.

Take this article for instance about a movie coming out this year called "Towel Head":

www.foxnews.com...

It is based off an awesome novel where an arab girl comes of age, and is also sexually assaulted by an older man who is a reserve soldier during the Golf War.

Now the actress in the film is eighteen when the filming took place and is in simulated (obviously) sex scenes with this older man. Fox News has been attacking this movie (probably because it features soldiers who are not saint like) saying it is kiddie porn and shows a young girl being violated on screen. They say because she looks young and the nature of the film it should be classified as kiddie porn. It is a completely silly, incorrect fuss and shows how lack luster, uninformed, and warped their journalistic qualities are.


Is Tiger Woods the reserve soldier?



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by CO Vet

Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
Thanks for this. Fox is the ultimate spin News source.

Take this article for instance about a movie coming out this year called "Towel Head":

www.foxnews.com...

It is based off an awesome novel where an arab girl comes of age, and is also sexually assaulted by an older man who is a reserve soldier during the Golf War.

Now the actress in the film is eighteen when the filming took place and is in simulated (obviously) sex scenes with this older man. Fox News has been attacking this movie (probably because it features soldiers who are not saint like) saying it is kiddie porn and shows a young girl being violated on screen. They say because she looks young and the nature of the film it should be classified as kiddie porn. It is a completely silly, incorrect fuss and shows how lack luster, uninformed, and warped their journalistic qualities are.


Is Tiger Woods the reserve soldier?


Nope, he's played by Aaron Eckhart.



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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keith olberman is a liar and should be fired.[www.youtube.com...] www.youtube.com...[v=O1Lsoly5UU4&feature=related]



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 03:29 PM
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OK. That went right over your head.



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by CO Vet
OK. That went right over your head.


Nope, I just ignored your sarcasm, which ironicly went right over your head. Wow, I love it when that stuff happens.
Care to keep going off topic or add something of value?



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 04:55 PM
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Sorry to break it to you, but both Democrats and Republicans use media surrogates to get their talking points distributed to the public, and both use Fox News to do it.

Also, "sponsored."

[edit on 31-7-2008 by Riposte]



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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A member has already posted a YouTube vid regarding this story:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Have a look.




posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by Riposte
Sorry to break it to you, but both Democrats and Republicans use media surrogates to get their talking points distributed to the public, and both use Fox News to do it.

Also, "sponsored."

[edit on 31-7-2008 by Riposte]



but come on.. FOX is pro-neocon. no matter how you put it... it's their pulpit.



same as NPR for the dems.


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posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by zerotime
sorry. I have to jump in on the avatars in this thread. They made me laugh. Bush and Obama both pictured using a telephone upside down. what's up with that propaganda? Is that better or worse than fox news? lol


I guess it is a little hypocritical of me to rip on FOX's propaganda when I have an avatar like that.
Oh well, I'm going to keep it, at least for a while.



posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 06:58 PM
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This really isn't a new thing, anyone that has seen Fox news for any amount of time can attest to it's concervitive viewpoints.





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