Originally posted by Anjin
Originally posted by AllexxisF1
Bill O'Reilley isn't a journalist but he is a liar.
But couldn't we say that for all opinion shows?
What about Chris Matthews when talking about the man with the assault rifle showing up to town hall meetings. They deliberately hid the fact that the
man was black in order to push an agenda.
To me that is the same as lying.
For me, I get my news here mostly but I occasionally watch Fox in the evenings but I ALWAYS have my BS detector on and dialed in.
The main reason I defend Fox news is because they have the right to report how they want no matter if the President agrees with them or not.
The first instance of a man showing up with a gun to a town hall was white the second was black and was found to be a radio stunt. Not that the color
of skin matters anyways.
Most news outlets suck but at the very least they are not lying to the public about how the President is going to imprison Americans or is a secret
Muslim Keynan terrorist.
When the Star or The Sun rag magazines you see in groceries stores talk about how a man gave birth to an alien baby you don't see the N.Y. Times
picking up the story and asking questions like is this true, maybe we should cover this story for the entire week 24/7. That would be giving that
outlandish story some level of credibility.
Well that is exactly what Fox is doing. They get these talking points from political operatives like Sarah Palin, who gets it in turn from the
insurance industry that Obama is out to kill Grand Ma with Death Panels.
Now anyone with 1/2 a functioning brain knows that is absolutely ridiculous and a complete lie. So instead of just letting this utterly retarded
notion die and not cover it (like the N.Y. Times would do to the Sun or Star rag mags) they cover it, over and over and over, and over again.
Than here is where it gets really bad, the regular media picks up the story and they run with it. Mainly because its sensationalism but because Fox is
getting all these ratings. That action gives the story credibility. That is what the President is arguing about. The fact that Fox has no credibility
is nothing new, but what is new is that regular news sources are running the story and that is the problem.
Than as a consequence an admendment gets struck out of a bill that would allow medicare reciepients the money to meet with their doctor for an hour to
go over how they would like to die when that day comes and what their options are. Just a measley $100 bucs so some old guy with Cancer will know what
his options are.
We see alot of conspiracies on ATS but if this isn't a text book definition of brainwashing and controlling legislation through propaganda I don't
know what is.
Republicans screamed that Obama was going to brain wash kids in school yet they fail to realize how Fox fed them that crap to begin with. They are the
real brain wash operation.
Because I would bet many Conservatives here are decent, intelligent and compassionate people who would if you sat down with them at a kitchen table
would absolutely agree that medicare should cover a measely hour for an old person to meet with their Doctor about their options when they die. But
all it took was the industry, political operatives and Fox News to do the insurance companies bidding.
That is the truth.