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Originally posted by Drunkenshrew
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by neo96
Free speech is one thing, parading as a news organization and telling lies is another. There should be laws or a rating system in place that signify the trust worthiness of a news organization.
Sadly, the opposite is true. Fox has gone to a higher court to get the permission to lie to it's audience and censor the truth. If you still trust news from a organization which does this, you deserve to be conned and misled.
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.
Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 1997 the team began work on a story about bovine growth hormone (BGH), a controversial substance manufactured by Monsanto Corporation. The couple produced a four-part series revealing that there were many health risks related to BGH and that Florida supermarket chains did little to avoid selling milk from cows treated with the hormone, despite assuring customers otherwise.
According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox's actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)
Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury's words) “a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida's whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX.
FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because Florida’s whistle blower law states that an employer must violate an adopted “law, rule, or regulation." In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a "law, rule, or regulation," it was simply a "policy." Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.
www.relfe.com...edit on 15-2-2012 by Drunkenshrew because: grammar
Originally posted by dannotz
reply to post by wlord
Woman in America shouldn't have a place to know.
Woman can be and do anything as good as or better than a man.
Just like Men be ad do anything as good as or better than a woman.
Originally posted by borntowatch
I though her statements were fine and the numbers back them up.
Seems a few women like to complain about everything.
If a woman goes to war and doesnt expect to get raped she is kidding herseslf. Its just a matter of fact.
Men are trained in war to be less compassionate and more primal.
Originally posted by wlord
i just want a house wife, not a soldier
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Indigo5
Talk to me when you start holding CNN,MSNBC,ABC,CBS,NBC,CURRENTTV to the same standards you set for Fox News.