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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:24 PM
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since when do 'news organizations' become the political opposition?
is there a precedent for what faux is doing?

Fox News takes ownership of tea parties, and, therefore, their extremist rhetoric

In light of the extremist rhetoric in evidence at previous tea party protests, by aggressively promoting what it has labeled "FNC Tax Day Tea Parties," Fox News is also associating itself in advance with whatever violent, offensive, or otherwise extremist rhetoric emanates at those upcoming events.

Several Fox News hosts will be broadcasting their shows from the protests and have encouraged viewers to attend them. For example, Glenn Beck has implored his viewers: "If you can't make the one in San Antonio, please go to the one with Neil or with Sean in Atlanta, that's supposed to be great, Greta is in Washington, D.C. Just get out and let your face be seen." In addition, Fox News' new website, TheFoxNation.com, has featured several items on the protests, including from Fox News contributors promoting the events. Fox News has repeatedly provided organizing information for the protests and featured interviews with protest organizers.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200904130004?f=h_top
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:46 PM
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1. Since we lost our minds and signed the telecommunications act,
news organization have been exactly the opposition against the people.

They are only against the government when Democrats are running it.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:52 PM
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2. so, is faux news simply a political organization posing as a news reporting business?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 11:50 AM
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6. That's what I think.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 11:58 AM
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9. Of course they are. They're an arm of the RNC. nt
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:54 PM
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3. When wasn't Fox the opposition?
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spag68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:56 PM
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4. " fox news"
I have to keep repeating, that FN is an oxymoron, and no one should be the least bit surprised about anything rupert does.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-13-09 08:57 PM
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5. what's frightening is just how many people get their faux 'news' and don't know it's tainted
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 11:51 AM
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7. Time for some serious media reform. nt
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 11:52 AM
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8. Whenever a democrat is in office, that's when.
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