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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:42 PM

Admiral Pulls Plug on Fox News

As the commander of military forces in E Africa, I asked the American Forces Network (TV) to replace Fox news during meal hours. Why? Because they were inimical to America's outreach overseas. Put troops in jeopardy. Made my job harder. And they now have accomplices.

Without Fox, Trump would be a bungling celebrity who foolishly/laughably ran for president. Real-time reckoning of lies need real-time litigation. There is such a thing as gross distortions of fact and purveyors of such must pay a debilitating price.


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Reply Admiral Pulls Plug on Fox News (Original post)
kpete Jan 13 OP
soothsayer Jan 13 #1
Old Crow Jan 13 #18
Grins Jan 13 #40
COL Mustard Jan 13 #42
Bongo Prophet Jan 13 #2
ancianita Jan 13 #13
The Wielding Truth Jan 13 #3
KS Toronado Jan 13 #15
Lonestarblue Jan 13 #27
KS Toronado Jan 13 #28
SharonClark Jan 13 #4
Arne Jan 13 #5
tecelote Jan 13 #17
Rebl2 Jan 13 #43
magicarpet Jan 13 #6
Gary 50 Jan 13 #24
certainot Jan 13 #44
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #7
Old Crow Jan 13 #19
Celerity Jan 14 #56
lame54 Jan 13 #8
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #10
MyOwnPeace Jan 13 #11
Irish_Dem Jan 13 #12
lindysalsagal Jan 13 #9
NoMoreRepugs Jan 13 #38
CaptainTruth Jan 13 #14
Celerity Jan 14 #57
msfiddlestix Jan 13 #16
TygrBright Jan 13 #20
orangecrush Jan 13 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #22
rurallib Jan 13 #25
oldsoftie Jan 13 #26
stopdiggin Jan 13 #32
GopherGal Jan 13 #45
ad121rome Jan 13 #23
barbtries Jan 13 #29
lagomorph777 Jan 13 #30
gratuitous Jan 13 #31
Paper Roses Jan 13 #33
ffr Jan 13 #34
BootinUp Jan 13 #35
Nitram Jan 13 #36
Sogo Jan 13 #37
HootieMcBoob Jan 13 #39
zentrum Jan 13 #41
NewDayOranges Jan 13 #46
DesertRat Jan 13 #47
BobTheSubgenius Jan 13 #48
Skittles Jan 13 #49
oasis Jan 13 #50
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 13 #51
Upthevibe Jan 13 #52
Buckeye_Democrat Jan 13 #53
uponit7771 Jan 14 #54
calimary Jan 14 #55
Blue Owl Jan 14 #58
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 14 #59
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:43 PM

1. Good

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:33 PM

18. +1 Hell yes! (N/T)

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:19 PM

40. Maybe not!!

He publicly disparaged a sitting president. He could be brought up on career-ending charges under Article 88 of the UCMJ.

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Response to Grins (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:54 PM

42. I Wondered About That Too, But He's Retired

Gets to say whatever he wants now (obviously within reason).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:46 PM

2. This is a good start, now do hate radio! Give them music and real news information instead

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Response to Bongo Prophet (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:18 PM

13. Absolutely.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:46 PM

3. If Fox News is going to out and out lie they should no way call themselves NEWS!

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:22 PM

15. Exactly, they need to change it to Alternative Facts News.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:49 PM

27. Just call it what it is: Fox White Supremacy and Hate Network.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:56 PM

28. That works also

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:47 PM

4. Franken ran for the US Senate in Iowa

this year but lost in the primary. He was a smart principled commander and good human being.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:49 PM

5. Needs to spread around the Fire Stations, Police precincts, Airports,

wherever the propaganda spewed.
Even the damn Dentist office.

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Response to Arne (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:23 PM

17. Yes!

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Response to Arne (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:58 PM

43. I agree

My eye dr. office only shows hgtv or food network thank goodness. I have been to an imagining center (where I used to get mammograms) and they would always have fox on. Donít go there anymore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:50 PM

6. What about Nazi Rush Limbaugh radio piped into military,...

.... bases all over the world indoctrinating our troops to the ways of Fascism and extreme rightwing propaganda day in and day out.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:45 PM

24. That will end very soon, but not soon enough.

I wish there was hell waiting for him but I'm afraid the only hell is here on earth. Listening to the treasonous bastards in the House defending the indefensible is a clear example of hell on earth. It makes my blood boil.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:07 PM

44. he's croaking fast, i hope he's around to see trump in jail. his subs when he can't make it in

are not going to be able to rationalize and excuse and sell lies and hypocrisy like limbaugh can when the GOP reps that voted no are up for reelection repeating the latest lies vs more rational primary opponents, much less dems.

they're also not going to be able to attract the ad dollars he did and 600 stations are going to take a big enough hit they may have to change programing

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:51 PM

7. About Time

Fox News is and always has been a cancer on our nation.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:33 PM

19. Couldn't agree more. About time, indeed. (N/T)

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:30 AM

56. this happened in 2011

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:52 PM

8. Listen up Jiffy-Lube

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Response to lame54 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:58 PM

10. We need to complain to service companies we don't want to hear that crap in waiting rooms. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:01 PM

11. Absolutely!

The power of the coin will help people make wise decisions.
"You want my business - change the channel."

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:02 PM

12. Exactly, just like reporting those not wearing masks to security. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:56 PM

9. Too late.

Should have started in 2015.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:02 PM

38. Never too late, my granddaughter is only 5.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:20 PM

14. In 2011...

"My answer to Fox in Africa in 2011? I pulled the plug."

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:31 AM

57. +1000

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:22 PM

16. Better late than never.. I'll take it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:34 PM

20. WTG, Navy! Well-done, Admiral. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:39 PM

21. Salute!








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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:40 PM

22. Thread title is bait and switch. The admiral is retired and pulled the plug in 2011. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:47 PM

25. Thank you! The use of present tense in the title really changes the meaning of this thread.

Franken ran for the senate here in Iowa last spring. I really like him and hope he will take on Iowa's Gawd, Chuckles Grassley.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:48 PM

26. Yeah reading it made no sense. NBC made Trump the star, not Fox.

NBC also showed him how much money he could make by spreading his reach. Hpw better than running for President?

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:28 PM

32. which also misses the point a little bit

The (retired) Navy man was speaking specifically to Fox's propensity for dealing in lies, 'alternative facts' and fake news -- and the real time damage and toll this was extracting from the military and its mission. I don't think there's any disputing the fact that Fox went to war with the 'truth' -- and in service of the Republican party -- well in advance of the Trump administration. And clearly in doing so they established a baseline, and primed the pump, for an amoral populist who dealt in lies as the very breath of life -- and a public that embraced him.

And, yes -- an overwhelming amount of that was -- Fox television.
(and Bernardo is right -- the OP, and topic, would appear to be seriously dated)

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:41 PM

45. I was going to say "fertilized the ground"

upon which NBCs "Donald Trump, successful businessman" myth spread its seed. (And considerable additional manure...)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:43 PM

23. Yup

Sounds right, turn off Fox News everywhere. Itís a mouth piece for autocrats and monarchs. We need neither in the US.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:27 PM

31. It's a shame things had to go this far

But apparently it required an armed effort to overthrow the government for some people to finally get off the schneid and recognize the toxic emissions of Fox and other right-wing outlets.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:39 PM

33. Bravo Admiral. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:46 PM

34. I imagine the soldiers food will digest better from now on too.

Mine would.

Turn that radical RW crap off!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:53 PM

35. It's like a spring cleaning lately. Nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:55 PM

36. From the Admiral's Twitter page: "To your righteously Republican friends, Your Joint Chiefs, all

former SecDefs and SecStates, and the majority of Americans think you are wrong."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:01 PM

37. This man ran in the primary for Senate from IA,

to run against Joni Ernst.

I voted for him, and was so disappointed that he lost to Greenfield.

I'm sure he would have defeated Ernst.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:14 PM

39. Finally

Itís about time

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:39 PM

41. General Smedley Butler, is that you?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:09 PM

46. I read the Tweet - it said he ASKED Armed Forces Network to stop

showing Fox News at meal time. He ASKED!

It didn't say anything about AFN agreeing to do this or anything. Stop handing out congrats - this guy hasn't done anything yet...

In fact, this guy seems to be running for office in Iowa - he may be practicing his pandering skills with this Tweet!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:18 PM

47. k&r!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:28 PM

48. I LOVE the first sentence of the second tweet.

It also tickles me that his name is "Franken."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:42 PM

49. reputable people need to STOP APPEARING ON FOX NEWS

it is REPUKE PROPAGANDA.....ENOUGH ALREADY

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:50 PM

50. The Fox gas lighting of our troops comes to a halt. Partially. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:25 PM

51. Learned a new word - inimacal

"tending to obstruct or harm."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:11 PM

52. Excellent....

Thank you for the post...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:14 PM

53. They've been cramming those LIES down their throats...

... for how long?!

No wonder a majority of our troops often support the GOP, even when they're endangered by them for NOTHING.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:30 AM

54. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:17 AM

55. More please!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:12 AM

58. Finally someone out there who gets it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:56 AM

59. Fox IS the poison that began our divide, and the right wing's slide into

Close minded insanity.

They are dangerous, Iíve been saying for ages!! Put a stop to Murdochís little game.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:03 AM

60. K&R..........

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:23 PM

61. Unbelievable that they would have Fox playing in the first place...

.... which explains why the majority of the military support this f***** up Administration. When you pump that poison between their ears as a captive audience, eventually their minds begin to rot... just as the cult has had their minds melt into stupidity and conspiracy garbage.

I watch a speck of Fox propaganda each day in 2 minute doses, and I can vouch for the fact that they are simply are the mouthpiece for the goPutin party of idiots. Their guests are the same right wing conspiracy nut bags such as gym jordan, DUI gaetz, huckleberry and his vile witch dogter, etc. Poison is the message of the day.... pounded repeatedly over and over again.

No wonder....

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