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Last week, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show caught Fox News' Sean Hannity running old footage of September Tea Party crowds in an attempt to make Michele Bachmann's smaller November Tea Party shindig appear to be more well-attended than it was. Is Fox up to the same tricks today? Faiz Shakir at ThinkProgress thinks so, and he pulls a segment that seems to tout the crowds that greeted Sarah Palin on the stump during the 2008 campaign as throngs that are gathering to purchase Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue.
In the clip below, watch as Fox anchor Gregg Jarrett describes "pictures just comi
Originally posted by Carseller4
You got this garbage from the Huffington Post?
Originally posted by AlienChaser
Frankly, as book signings go, I thought she had a pretty good turn out in the real footage. If you're in to that sort of thing, I mean, WHO CARES how many people showed up
Originally posted by AlienChaser
Perhaps the real blame should be placed on Monsanto as they are the ones who initially pressured FOX to alter the true story. I can only wonder what type of resources and pressures the fully supported and wholly evil Monsanto can bring to bear.
Interesting angle; however, Rupert Murdoch is no slouch, and has some pretty substantial financial backing as well.
I'm more concerned with the fact that he fought, and has now set a legal precedent for any "news" network to falsify/distort stories they deem fit. It simply reinforces the fact that they're in the entertainment industry, and merely charged with selling advertising space to make money for their shareholders; not to actually keep the public factually informed.
Journalism is a all about accuracy and truth. It is a sacred convent between the journalist and the viewer...
It's one thing to have bias and spin, but to use false footage to further your agenda is criminal and it's on the rise.
Soon, instead of the news showing what happened, it will be showing what sort of happened....then it's a small slide to what may have happened and then what I think happened and what I want you to believe happened.
Again, anyone interested in the workings's of propaganda in media, study the Russians. They did extensive experiments in images and the order in which they're shown to change the effect on the viewer.
False: See above. The journalist has the responsibility to search out the truth, but the network is free to air whatever they like. Usually distorted to please the highest bidder, or the entity that can produce the strongest pressure, but sometimes to foster public belief in a specific agenda.
True: With one correction. Remove the word "soon" and this statement becomes fully accurate.
True: This is true but the Russians are not alone, the Nazi party in Germany had a highly efficient propaganda machine. North Koreans are strictly told only what the state approves and little is known about what those people are told concerning real world affairs. China operates a strictly censored and government approved media outlet. These are just a few examples, and America also runs a propaganda machine.
Agreed! I used "soon" as a convenient paragraph starter and it was an incorrect prep lol. Plus I didn't want to hit anyone over the head who doesn't yet realize this.
Thanks for providing a healthy debate and info to this thread rather then the:
"Pffft....Huffington post great source" response.