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Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News


dailycaller.com

The very existence of Fox News, meanwhile, sends Journolisters into paroxysms of rage. When Howell Raines charged that the network had a conservative bias, the members of Journolist discussed whether the federal government should shut the channel down.


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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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Once again, this new evidence of a proven JournoList Fox News witch hunt comes as no surprise. The vilification of Fox as trickled down from Obama and company since the campaign. The liberal elite in the media then took the baton and ran with it. These folks have given journalism a massive black eye that will take years to heal.

I think the public trusts congress more than they now trust the MSM news media.

Where is Edward R Morrow when you need him?

dailycaller.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

Related thread:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 21-7-2010 by jibeho]

[edit on 21-7-2010 by jibeho]



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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Here is some of the dialogue and it is just mind numbing that they are even suggesting that the govt. should disregard the First amendment. The same amendment that allows these same goons to blurt out their insane plots and fantasies.


“I am genuinely scared” of Fox, wrote Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, because it “shows you that a genuinely shameless and unethical media organisation *cannot* be controlled by any form of peer pressure or self-regulation, and nor can it be successfully cold-shouldered or ostracised. In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework.” Davies, a Brit, frequently argued the United States needed stricter libel laws.

“I agree,” said Michael Scherer of Time Magazine. Roger “Ailes understands that his job is to build a tribal identity, not a news organization. You can’t hurt Fox by saying it gets it wrong, if Ailes just uses the criticism to deepen the tribal identity.”

Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “Do you really want the political parties/white house picking which media operations are news operations and which are a less respectable hybrid of news and political advocacy?”

But Zasloff stuck to his position. “I think that they are doing that anyway; they leak to whom they want to for political purposes,” he wrote. “If this means that some White House reporters don’t get a press pass for the press secretary’s daily briefing and that this means that they actually have to, you know, do some reporting and analysis instead of repeating press releases, then I’ll take that risk.”

Scherer seemed alarmed. “So we would have press briefings in which only media organizations that are deemed by the briefer to be acceptable are invited to attend?”

John Judis, a senior editor at the New Republic, came down on Zasloff’s side, the side of censorship. “Pre-Fox,” he wrote, “I’d say Scherer’s questions made sense as a question of principle. Now it is only tactical.”



dailycaller.com...

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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Silly liberal journalists. You can't shut it down...that would be communist or socialist or something.

Most everyone knows that FoxNews, MSNBC, CNN, and their ilk are not really news but out-of-control propaganda machines to be viewed solely for their entertainment and alt- or contra-research value and not to be relied on for journalism or facts or investigation of any kind.

And if someone doesn't know this, the focus should just continue on educating people about this fact.

Tribal identity is a great way to put it, though. That's a lot of what FoxNews, in particular, has become. They don't even really bother to even try to hide it anymore.

[edit on 7/21/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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"SHUT DOWN FOX NEWS"

And nothing of value will be lost.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 08:56 AM
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reply to post by EFGuy
 

Nothing of value but for the benefit of the journalists' discussion on a pretty important topic...agree with it or not, there's a lot of food for thought there.

And nothing of value but your opinion.

Otherwise, you're right.

I would love to take a guess at your stance on FoxNews, but I'm guessing it would surprise me.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:00 AM
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Obviously, it was a jest...tongue-in-cheek (or should be thought of in that way).

Censorship is not the answer in a free society.

However, mocking derision of the bobbleheads at "Faux News" IS a very effective method. Of straightening out their disinformation.

Unfortunately, there's a "ditto-head" born every minute, it seems...:shk:



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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No one will shut down any of the top news media giants. Why??
1. Their CEO's contribute large amounts of cash to Democrat and Republican parties
2. You need counter balance or the media would look like a communist ran.
3. and they are some of the most powerful people in the world...look at the invite list on the 2010 Bilderburg meeting.


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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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disinformation? LoL really? as compared to whom.........msnbc, cnn, cbs?

Compared to their LACK of information at all or refusals to report ANYTHING that might go against the administration or its agenda?

I would wager that the other news organizations are FAR more complicit with the political agenda of Obama and his cronies, over FOX.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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I quit watching MSM a long time ago.

I hate to say it, but I get my news here.

I get it sooner and it is more accurate in the end.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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i think it would be foolish to argue whether or not Fox has a conservative bias.

of course they do.

but i cringe at the thought of them being shut down.

and as for the OP, Fox has been accused of having a conservative bias LONG before Obama even considered being president.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Heck, if we didn't restrain ourselves, ATS would need an entire forum devoted to this. Oh wait...forgot about Deconstructing Disinformation.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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Reply to weedwhacker...

Faux News.....I love how you brainwashed sheep spew this multiple times a day. ALL news agencies are crap..

Staple your eyes open and go watch

Crap News Network
Mostly Schit News
More Schit News Bellowing Channel
All Barack Channel
National Parasite Radio

Not everyone may have your same beliefs or views. They are allowed for the time being to be different than you. You cannot place any more credibility with any other news agency as they all have their agenda to feed you.

[edit on 21-7-2010 by Doom and Gloom]



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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Nice deflection tactic but faulty logic there. The fact that the subject of the OP is FoxNews in no way implies that the others are any better or worse. It just happens to be the subject here. If you would like to discuss any of the others, feel free to start your own threads about them.

[edit on 7/21/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:15 AM
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reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


When one "replies" to another's thread it speaking roughly about the topic at hand, yet replying specifically to one person's post.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:16 AM
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if it wasn't for fox news,

things would be hunky-dory in the states!


don'tcha hate party poopers?



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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reply to post by Doom and Gloom
 


So? weedwhacker was speaking about the topic in the OP.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:20 AM
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reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


You say that, but I see conflicts with each other and unique views between them. I watch BBC, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC rarely, but when I do, I do not see the same opinions nor the same direction. They all have their interests, and together, you get the full picture. Maybe you should stop assuming?



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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What the hell are you talking about? No offense, but is English your second language? Nowhere did I imply they were all the same. Stop following me around and putting words in my mouth.



posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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reply to post by ~Lucidity
 


You happen to be in the same topic and I disagreed with your statement. I doubt they are propaganda machines 100%. Sure their talk show hosts with opinions are propaganda machines. But the actual news reporting is not. They report the news and some facts. Each channel reports similar facts. Rarely are they different, but commonly they are different angles of the same thing. Together they create a full story. Usually, an hour earlier or later, a blog says the same thing. Or ATS even. So I fail to see how you can dismiss their journalism when ATS and blogs report the same thing.



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