posted on May, 19 2011 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by drwizardphd
They also gave it a mention in the documentary Outfoxed
...that featured ex-Fox News employees as whistle-blowers on their operation.
I used to be a die-hard anti-Fox liberal, but then I realized that Fox has its own brand of propaganda. CNN, MSNBC and the networks all do the same
thing in their own way. In a sick way, Fox is so over the top that it makes CNN and MSNBC seem more reasonable, but I feel that it's a race to the
bottom when it comes to the overall mixing and blurring the line between government and partisan propaganda, corporate propaganda/advertising and
entertainment. Actual news is not really a concern of any of these outlets anymore.
Monsanto, as just one corporate sponsor of these cable outlets, naturally puts pressure on the type of stories that can be presented. Honestly, I
think most Americans my age (roughly 30) and younger, have been weened on this type of "News" and older folks have been exposed to it for so long,
that I think most would not recognize real journalism if it ever did get exposed to them. Everything has become so subjective and co-opted by monied
interests that I don't see anything of any value to the public coming out of any channel of any so-called political lean.
EDIT: For an example of how it is not just FOX, tune into MSNBC on the weekends, when they have time to squeeze "news-like" programs in between how to
catch a preditor and locked-up raw or whatever the fascist propaganda glorifying our overpopulated prison state is called. They have soft,
pro-corporate "newsy" specials that amount to an hour long commercial about McDonalds, Coke, GM and others, without really delving into the hard
stories and the controvertial topics from behind the scenes. For example, no mention of Coca Cola corporation and various underhanded deeds in Latin
America, Africa and India - such as the union organizer mysteriously murdered in Ecuador or Colombia.
edit on 19-5-2011 by Sphota because: (no