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JCC "Without a free Fox(News) there is not a free America"

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent , Jan 29, 2013.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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  2. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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  3. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Ummm, no. The job of Faux News is to trash Democrats and to be the GOP's *****.
     
  4. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    We're talking about a network that defended in court its right to lie on the air--and won.

    "Oh noes! Meanie Obama is trying to take away our right to feed America a load of bull****! Without bull****, America is not free!"

    Yeah, dry that out and fertilize your garden with it.
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Wow, that is one of the more bombastically overblown segments I've ever seen on Fox, and that's saying something. The First Amendment is seriously in danger because Obama noted that Fox News will harangue any Republicans who work with Democrats? Are you kidding me? Voicing a fact about a news agency's practices bears absolutely no resemblance to suppressing freedom of speech.

    The worst part of this is now I will probably hear this parroted back to me by my dad, who is the least analytical thinker I know, and therefore loves Fox News.
     
  7. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Fox News makes Chinese-style censorship almost seem like a good idea.
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    No, it's really not that. They are right that they should have freedom of speech. It's just that they are completely highlighting Obama's point by equating his comment that they will hype things up and harp on a point with massive censorship.
     
  9. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Obama launched plans to nationalize Fox News? Well...news to me, thanks Fox! Without your feargasm drenching us all like a porn star I never would have known.
     
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  10. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    In a free country FOX news has as much of right to be on the air as any other station. The problem I have with FOX, other than their brain dead news hosts is that they have been proven to push complete lies on the American people..

    News organizations should be held to a standard of reporting the news and facts, not making up stuff out of thin air.

    If you ever want a good laugh listen to RUSH on the radio.. he will literally sit there and blatantly lie throughout his show. Than people call and agree with him about his lies. its funny as hell.
     
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  11. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776

    Launch of Fox News - October 7, 1996

    o_O
     
  12. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's not always lies, but these not-so-subtle claims that they phrase as insinuations. So when they want to say "Obama is a socialist" they take the "is" and move it to the front of the sentence, then add a question mark so it becomes: "Is Obama a socialist?" and they can go "lalala, well we're not really lying, we just have some questions about this person's political leanings!".
     
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yup, that's a classic tactic. I really wish every person in America would read News: The Politics of Illusion by W. Lance Bennett. I read it probably ten years ago now and it so completely dismantles the tactics and practices of the media that I literally still think about some of the book's principles a couple of times a week, when I see a really egregious example in the media. Things have changed in the ten years since I read it (though I think they've done an updated version since as well), but even with social media and all the changes that technology has brought, the basic tactics of the people behind the media remain the same.
     
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  14. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    [face_plain]
     
  15. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_rofl]
     
  16. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's strange, I watch the local morning news on the Orlando Fox channel and it's just regular old morning news. I've said it before, but I wish they would call Fox News something else, because it in no way reflects to me the network that has created decades of some awesome shows.
     
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  17. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I agree, the network is good, it's the channel that sucks.
     
  18. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    :mad: I will never forgive fox for canceling Fire Fly, Earth Above and Beyond, and Dark Angel! My rage burns with the fire of a thousand suns!
     
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  19. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Wrong Fox. Their entertainment division is almost an entirely separate entity.
     
  20. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    There. Fixed.

    :p
     
  21. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    In fairness, Dark Angel got really **** really fast.
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    But I like Fox (no) News (just hateful ****) very much!

    Ah feel more amuruhcahn every time ah watch it!
     
  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    And Dollhouse! Thankfully Whedon won't be doing business with them for a long while.
     
  24. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Think we got the same thing here in the SF Bay Area. There's a channel called KTVU that does local news and every now and then it refers to itself as "Fox News" and I'm like "wtf". I got suspicious at first, but after a while it seemed there was no political agenda that I could discern.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

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    I liked Dollhouse. I had forgotten until a recent reread that it was originally an idea from Neuromancer.