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Well we knew they weren't fair and balanced.....

post #1 of 16
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.....but FOX News straight up giving the Republican Governors Association $1 Million Dollars is tantamount to Liberace or George Michael coming out of the closet. We all knew FOX was the propaganda arm of the Republican Party but do they have to make it so blatant? Is there some kind of repercussions they can face from the FCC like no longer being able to call themselves a news network?

If there's a topic about this already, please point me there but really. What the fuck?
post #2 of 16

This is old news (from 2006) but I didn't see it until now, Bill Clinton's masterful takedown of Fox News during an interview with Chris Wallace.


Part one:


Part two:


Part three:



post #3 of 16

Christ, Wallace is such a disingenuous little piss-ant.

post #4 of 16

In this interview, completely.  I love that Clinton calls him out on his smirk.

post #5 of 16
Originally Posted by yt View Post

In this interview, completely.  I love that Clinton calls him out on his smirk.

Holy shit, yes. I'm not a fan of Clinton's, but I love that he nailed Wallace's smugness and refused to let the question go until he answered it fully.

post #6 of 16

Roger Ailes ordering someone to lie?  The hell you say!


Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes, Urged Employee to Lie, Records Show



It was an incendiary allegation — and a mystery of great intrigue in the media world: After the publishing powerhouse Judith Regan was fired by HarperCollins in 2006, she claimed that a senior executive at its parent company, News Corporation, had encouraged her to lie two years earlier to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard B. Kerik for the job of homeland security secretary.


Ms. Regan had once been involved in an affair with Mr. Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner whose mentor and supporter, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, was in the nascent stages of a presidential campaign. The News Corporation executive, whom she did not name, wanted to protect Mr. Giuliani and conceal the affair, she said.


Now, court documents filed in a lawsuit make clear whom Ms. Regan was accusing of urging her to lie: Roger E. Ailes, the powerful chairman of Fox News and a longtime friend of Mr. Giuliani. What is more, the documents say that Ms. Regan taped the telephone call from Mr. Ailes in which Mr. Ailes discussed her relationship with Mr. Kerik.


The rest is here:

post #7 of 16

Whaaat? Noooo.


Certainly heads will roll as a result of the coming investigation. 

post #8 of 16

and I am sure the other networks will be jumping all over this story to finally show the world Fox's true colors.....




post #9 of 16
Incredible -- thankfully the people and (to a small extent) our Opposition politicians have kept the pressure up on our version of the FCC (which was populated with Conservative toadys), the CRTC.

CRTC ditches bid to allow fake news
The committee was concerned that the regulation violated a 1992 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, which found that the Charter of Rights provision protecting freedom of expression meant a person could not be charged for spreading false information.

After ignoring the committee's letters for years, CRTC finally relented and said in December it would consider changing the regulation to apply only in cases when broadcasters know the information they are sharing is untrue and when it “endangers or is likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public.”

But the CRTC's call for public input on the proposal resulted in a tidal wave of angry responses from Canadians who said they feared such a move would open the door to Fox TV-style news and reduce their ability to determine what is true and what is false.

In the face of the outcry, the regulations committee, which is composed of both MPs and senators, met last Thursday and decided it would no longer pursue the matter with the CRTC.
Good luck to you guys having somebody with the guts to pursue a prosecution or even a change in the corporate executive.
post #10 of 16

Meanwhile, Fox is the only news on TV covering the Wisconsin mass demonstration.  Of course, they're portraying it as a violent commie riot but at least they're covering it.  Shame on the networks and CNN.  At least NPR is reporting on it.  And foreign news, of course. 

post #11 of 16

I don't watch Fox at all, but I heard someone talking on the radio about how the people on Fox were bending over backwards not to have to talk about the problems at the nuclear power plants in Japan.  When they finally relented, they did so using talking heads from the nuclear power industry to reassure their viewers that there was nothing to worry about.  Evidently, Geraldo was reporting on it as any normal journalist would and half-way into his broadcast, he's handed a piece of paper  telling him to move on to a story about a baby.  Anybody see any of this? 

post #12 of 16

Ha!  I hope this exists, because it just underlines how ridiculously transparent this whole thing is.  Countdown to Geraldo reporting on a baby meme in 1, 2, 3...

post #13 of 16

LOL.  I couldn't find it.  But I did find this:  a poll!  Should US put the brakes on nuclear power?


I voted yes. 

post #14 of 16

With regards to FOX's "fair and balanced" shtick that Wallace couldn't stop fucking bragging about in the Stewart interview, this fits here, I think.


Actual News Headlines Vs. Fox News Headlines








FOX News:



post #15 of 16

Are those real or fake? I can't fucking tell anymore. They read like throwaway title card jokes from the Colbert Report.

post #16 of 16

These are real however they're from the "Fox Nation" blog, which is the excuse I've heard for them being so ridiculous (it is an official Fox News blog btw).

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