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Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:20 AM

Fox News defends CNN from Trump ban: CNN reporting is not fake. It has same standards as Fox News

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicerís question-and-answer session at the White House.

"For the record, 'fake news' refers to stories that are created, often by entities pretending to be news organizations, solely to draw clicks and views and are based on nothing of substance," Smith said during his program.

"In short, fake news is made up nonsense delivered for financial gain. CNNís reporting was not fake news. Its journalists followed the same standards to which other news organizations, including Fox News, adhere," he added.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321111-foxs-shepard-smith-cnn-is-not-fake-news

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Reply Fox News defends CNN from Trump ban: CNN reporting is not fake. It has same standards as Fox News (Original post)
Doodley Feb 2017 OP
SaschaHM Feb 2017 #1
Dulcinea Feb 2017 #13
Cha Feb 2017 #2
fleabiscuit Feb 2017 #4
melman Feb 2017 #6
WePurrsevere Feb 2017 #12
melman Feb 2017 #3
Name removed Feb 2017 #5
world wide wally Feb 2017 #7
Ken Burch Feb 2017 #8
truebluegreen Feb 2017 #9
Tom Rinaldo Feb 2017 #14
truebluegreen Feb 2017 #17
DFW Feb 2017 #10
brettdale Feb 2017 #11
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2017 #15
HAB911 Feb 2017 #16
colsohlibgal Feb 2017 #18

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:22 AM

1. Eh, It's Shep Smith though.

Everyone else is probably rooting Trump on. Hell, Hannity probably had his daily pro-Trump orgasm when he heard the news.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:04 AM

13. They know they could be next.

One step out of line with what The Donald wants them to say, & they're outta there.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:29 AM

2. Not a good Rec.. "same standards as fox.."

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:05 AM

4. Kind of depends on how you look at it.

The last analysis I read about FOX gave them a 33% news content with the rest being BS. Aparently that is the sweet spot to convince weaker older minds (don't say it, lol) that they are legitimate. Shep probably represents the "news" portion better than most there. I would have doubts that even msnbc has that much hard news content, mostly just commentary.

That being said, yes I agree with you that CNN is leagues ahead of the rest. They are news with a world wide reach. Not fake news.

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:57 AM

6. He's talking to a FOX audience

 

So what's he gonna say, CNN is better? Of course not. It's just good that he said what he said where he said it.

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Response to melman (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 08:52 AM

12. I agree. He's not gonna soil the pool he's swimming in so...

it's probably the best we can expect from a competing news agency. My thing is that at least he said it.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 02:39 AM

3. It's good that he did that

 

He's only one voice there but it's still good.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 04:34 AM

7. Actually a good explanation of the difference between news and fake news.

Too bad it's not from the front office at Fox

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 04:40 AM

8. CNN to FOX "Thanks for the-wait, WHAT?"

 

n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 05:44 AM

9. gotta give Fux all DUE respect for that one

 

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:08 AM

14. Right now I give Shep all due respect on this one

He has always been the one willing to cut against he grain over there when truth demands it. I'll give FOX some respect (on this matter) if others there start saying things like this.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:16 AM

17. I agree, Shep is due some respect.

 

But that respect should be tempered, imo, by the awareness that his contrarian position over there is exactly what allows them to claim to be fair and balanced. That makes him window-dressing, and an enabler, whether he is aware of that or not.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 06:02 AM

10. Fox is batting .500 with that one

CNN not fake--pretty mich true, although giving Trump the lion's share of coverage during the election campaign was borderline fraud.

But having the same standards as Fox? That is close to grounds for a defamation suit.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 06:09 AM

11. How long will Shep last at Faux?

I know hes been there ages, but do you think hes on his last legs there?

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:09 AM

15. Not Fox. Just that one guy. Even without Jabbba The Ailes. The rest of these worms continue

to molest journalism on a daily basis. They are happily following the downward spiral into fascism. Until of course Pedobart decides they're not loyal enough to Tiny Hands Fuhrer and turn on them. By then it'll be too late.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:10 AM

16. Sometimes, the enemy of my enemy ...............

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 09:45 AM

18. Shep The Outlier

He has to have some kind of leverage over management to still be there still going off their reservation frequently.

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