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Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News


gawker.com

The Idea Behind Fox News Channel Originated in the Nixon White House

"A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News" (read it here) is an unsigned, undated memo calling for a partisan, pro-GOP news operation to be potentially paid for and run out of the White House. Aimed at sidelining the "censorship" of the liberal mainstream media and delivering prepackaged pro-Nixon news to local television stations, it reads today like a detailed precis for a Fox News prototype.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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So much for "Fair and Balanced", here is proof that what Ailes and Haldeman cooked up in 1970 for getting the GOP on the news in a controlled partisan and pro-GOP manner only took a little longer, aided by the financial backing of Murdoch.

A breakdown of the 1970 memo is given here
Roger Ailes’ Secret Plan for GOP Propaganda TV

gawker.com
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Not surprised in the least, except that it took until the 70's.
And that they didn't call it OWL instead of fox..




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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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Cue the argument that CNN is worse.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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reply to post by Blackmarketeer
 


So which person and Democratic President had the idea of MSNBC?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Cue the argument that CNN is worse.


and...


So which person and Democratic President had the idea of MSNBC?


well, that was fast. Thank you for playing.

Even with proof like this that Roger Ailes planned a pro-GOP pro-Nixon TV network (which would morph into Fox), we still get the "let's accuse everybody else of the same". I tell you what, when a memo emerges from a democratic president's library of a plan to put a pro-DNC news network together, THEN we can accuse them of such. In the meantime, what do you think about this letter wrote by Ailes?

His own words:

Purpose: to provide pro-Administration, videotape, hard news actualities to the major cities of the United States.

We have a word for that - propaganda.

He even outlines some dirty tricks (and possible repercussions):

The fact that this presentation is White House directed, unbeknownst to the Democrats on the show, presents the possibility of a leak that could severely embarrass the White House and damage significantly its already precarious relationship with the Congress. Should two powerful factors like Stennis and McClellan discover they are dupes for the administration the scandal could damage the WH for a long time to come.

And his mantra, typed in bold across his letter:

"CANDIDATE + MONEY + MEDIA = VOTES"



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:38 PM
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S/F

Roger Ailes controls everything that comes out on that channel, controlling the points for each day and what how he wants "the news" to be relayed on television.

Have the previous posters watched the documentary "Unfoxed?

I bet they haven't. The fact that this guy comes from the Nixon administration should throw a red flag or two anyway.

MSNBC was bought and controlled by GE which did push a green agenda that they could benefit from. CNN? That was created by Ted Turner....business mogul.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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It's always predictably entertaining to see Fox apologists bring up other MSM outlets, like CNN or, more often than not, MSNBC as if these station's lackings somehow exonerate FOX's numerous lies and distortions.

As if anyone who dares point out any of FOX's numerous lies worships at the alter of rachel maddow.

I suspect these same people might defend a murder by saying, but there are other murder's too!
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:09 PM
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has anyone actually read all 318 pages? there is no mention anywhere in any of the documents the words Fox News Channel

sensationalism much, and i do not say this to defend faux, but c'mon, these documents talk about a permanent WHITE HOUSE Television Network, which would mean that if the other party got in ,well they would control it..

Read all 318 pages, it's easy to scream "see they planned FoxNews all along, it's another thing to prove it using those documents.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by vkey08
has anyone actually read all 318 pages? there is no mention anywhere in any of the documents the words Fox News Channel


Whoa, captain straw man.

Who claimed otherwise?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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... and? Anyone who does not think that FOX News is the Republican news outlet is obviously a fool. Anyone can see that. But we have freedom of speech and of the press so to me this is not an issue. The other media outlets beginning with most of the newspaper publishers during the 1930s have consistently been an arm of liberal intellectuals then they became television news media outlets. And that is perfectly okay too. Sure it is wrong for FOX to say 'Fair and Balanced' but we all know that is not the case just like the rest of the media outlets, it is no different.

FOX just stands out as the poster child of conservative media because it is the only large right-leaning news media outlet.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Then why dont they just ADMIT they are strongly leaning into the right wing of the political spectrum?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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How about we take a look at General Electric and their stake in MSNBC?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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Comcast is buying a stake in MSNBC.




www.msnbc.msn.com...


They will own 51 percent of the company. Comcast will now be a media juggernaut and push their own agendas.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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How about we take a look at General Electric and their stake in MSNBC?


Does that somehow excuse FOX?

General Electric is a war profiteer with ties to both political parties. What's your point?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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has anyone actually read all 318 pages? there is no mention anywhere in any of the documents the words Fox News Channel


The letters between Haldeman and Roger Ailes outlining a plan to turn the news into a partisan mouth piece for the Nixon administration. Ailes served under Nixon and Bush. Now he runs Fox and this letter is more than proof that Fox so-called "news" is political spin for the GOP.


How about we take a look at General Electric and their stake in MSNBC?


Go right ahead, no ones stopping you. When you find a letter between the CEO of GE and any former Democrat administration aides like this let me know.

I wonder how many conservatives remember when Ann Coulter hosted a show on MSNBC? It doesn't have anywhere near the viewership or clout of Fox, the amount of money used to operate the station is a fraction of what Murdoch and his News Corp empire spend. If you want to see propaganda at work - Fox "news".
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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How about we take a look at General Electric and their stake in MSNBC?


How about we do that when the thread is exposing the reason for MSNBC's creation? Seriously, if someone sells you a rotten apple, are you comforted by learning their oranges are worst? This is why we get nowhere as a country.


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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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That it doesnt matter what side people want to call out, they are all one in the same.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
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That it doesnt matter what side people want to call out, they are all one in the same.
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Then why are you complaining about MSNBC in a thread about FOX unless you are attempting to somehow excuse FOX's actions by pointing out MSNBC's?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds

Originally posted by Xcathdra
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That it doesnt matter what side people want to call out, they are all one in the same.
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Then why are you complaining about MSNBC in a thread about FOX unless you are attempting to somehow excuse FOX's actions by pointing out MSNBC's?


Im pointing out that it doesnt matter if you l\blame fox, msnbc, cnn or agence france. They are all the same, regardless.



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