Fox needs to come clean and flat out admit that it's a propaganda machine.

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    Jan 28, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    Fox News promotes the most false information among TV news outlets, according to a fact-checking watchdog – and the problem is only getting worse.

    Politifact regularly examines claims made on air by pundits, hosts, or paid contributors and rates those statements by accuracy.

    The latest scorecard showed more than 60 percent of the claims made on Fox News were mostly false or worse – and half of all claims were either demonstrably false or outright lies.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/fox-news-more-wrong-than-ever-new-politifact-review-finds-pundits-spewing-mostly-lies/
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    Jan 28, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    Sadly, the people who lap it up probably don't care whether it's truth or nonsense. It is primarily a light entertainment channel for its main demographic: the white, conservative retirement community.
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    Jan 28, 2015 10:46 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidSadly, the people who lap it up probably don't care whether it's truth or nonsense. It is primarily a light entertainment channel for its main demographic: the white, conservative retirement community.



    Its information is difficult to discern due to the stepford T & A distractions, like watching Carls Jr commercials on a taped loop icon_lol.gif

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    Jan 29, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
    At least MSNBC doesn't pretend to be anything more than a News organization w progressive opinion regarding accurate factual news. Their current tag line is "leaning forward" for chrisakes!
    Before that it was, "the place for politics".

    Fair and balanced? Ha...maybe fair, balanced and concocted!
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    Jan 29, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    I've theorized that Fox actually brainwashes (i know it sounds silly, but its not as hard as movies make it out to be) its viewers based on my experience with my own gran. A wonderful woman who does believe that being gay is something you're born with, she will often parrot Fox's newscasters without realizing it. I also recently discovered she wasn't aware that women could get AIDS, which I can probably chalk up to her predominantly watching Fox. I love my gran, but I can't talk politics with her anymore.
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    Jan 29, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    Fair & Balanced = Fake & Biased
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    Jan 29, 2015 2:54 PM GMT

    This is a great documentary and I suggest all Americans watch it.
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    Jan 29, 2015 3:14 PM GMT
    Radd said
    This is a great documentary and I suggest all Americans watch it.


    Sadly, Fox's competitors seem to have adopted this documentary as a training guide. Most of them have adopted their methods.
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    Jan 29, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex said
    Radd said
    This is a great documentary and I suggest all Americans watch it.

    Sadly, Fox's competitors seem to have adopted this documentary as a training guide. Most of them have adopted their methods.

    As directed by the "suits" in upper management, most of whom have no journalism experience. Who only see the bottom line, and whose business model requires them to copy their more successful competitors.

    The news executives in the "old days" had mostly been journalists & broadcasters themselves, who believed in news integrity. Now you'll find many of them are former political operatives, or just business school MBAs, who are chasing a buck or have a political agenda of their own.

    Edward R. Murrow of CBS News fame in the 1950s (who helped to bring down Senator Joe McCarthy and curb other Right Wing excesses) must be turning over in his grave at the decline of US journalism, in favor of infotainment for the sake of ratings.

    In the 1950s we had the plague of Republican McCarthyism, with Communist witch hunts and Blacklisting. Today we might call it "Foxism" but that's not a catchy word. And neglects the radical Right Wing politicians that Fox promotes.

    Although Fox equally deals in lies and unfounded fear-mongering, as much as McCarthy and 1950s-era Republicans did. What better word might we introduce into the American Lexicon, for this updated version of McCarthyism?
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    Jan 29, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Physiqueflex said
    Radd said
    This is a great documentary and I suggest all Americans watch it.

    Sadly, Fox's competitors seem to have adopted this documentary as a training guide. Most of them have adopted their methods.

    ... In the 1950s we had the plague of Republican McCarthyism, with Communist witch hunts and Blacklisting. Today we might call it "Foxism" but that's not a catchy word. And neglects the radical Right Wing politicians that Fox promotes.

    Although Fox equally deals in lies and unfounded fear-mongering, as much as McCarthy and 1950s-era Republicans did. What better word might we introduce into the American Lexicon, for this updated version of McCarthyism?


    It's not a word, but an expression, and it needs no introduction: "Telling it like it is."

    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating and reporting the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses.
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    Jan 29, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating inventing and reporting repressing the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses accurately supplies.

    There, corrected for you. A lot of work, but commensurate with how brainwashed you are. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 29, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MGINSD said
    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating inventing and reporting repressing the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses accurately supplies.

    There, corrected for you. A lot of work, but commensurate with how brainwashed you are. icon_biggrin.gif

    Some basic manners are in order. You don't change what you are quoting. Leave the quote intact and copy and make your changes as your own message. You're welcome and have a good day! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 29, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    NEWSFLASH: They're ALL propaganda machines.
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    Jan 29, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    What?!? And destroy the bubble? Amazing how effective it has become. Even Dems are buying into their narrative about Obama. I shows how gullible people are and how easily things like Bush/Repubs leading 4,200 American men to slaughter for less than nothing in Iraq can happen.
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    Jan 29, 2015 5:58 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidNEWSFLASH: They're ALL propaganda machines.

    I don't really think so. Do you see NPR that way?
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    Jan 29, 2015 7:52 PM GMT
    FoxNews is beyond a farce
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    Jan 29, 2015 7:53 PM GMT
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    UndercoverMan saidNEWSFLASH: They're ALL propaganda machines.

    I don't really think so. Do you see NPR that way?


    The CPB-NPR-PBS Axis is one of the WORST propaganda machines. I ought to know; I've been watching a/o listening to them disseminate their permissive, leftist views for over 50 years. That they do it on the public's dime only adds insult to injury. Withdraw their funding, I say, and let them compete in the media like everyone else. Then, let's see how long their smug, condescending view of the world lasts.
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    Jan 29, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    MGINSD said
    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating inventing and reporting repressing the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses accurately supplies.

    There, corrected for you. A lot of work, but commensurate with how brainwashed you are. icon_biggrin.gif


    You should have spent all that time and work digging up those facts about Justice Thomas you promised us before you skedaddled w/ your tail between your legs. Still waiting ... and yes, show some posting couth, if you're capable of it.
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    Jan 29, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Art_Deco said
    MGINSD said
    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating inventing and reporting repressing the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses accurately supplies.

    There, corrected for you. A lot of work, but commensurate with how brainwashed you are. icon_biggrin.gif

    Some basic manners are in order. You don't change what you are quoting. Leave the quote intact and copy and make your changes as your own message. You're welcome and have a good day! icon_lol.gif


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    Jan 29, 2015 7:59 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    UndercoverMan saidNEWSFLASH: They're ALL propaganda machines.

    I don't really think so. Do you see NPR that way?

    To some degree, NPR is chicken soup for the privileged, if not outright propaganda. On the one hand, they will give a platform to scientists modeling the dire realities of global warming. The rest of the time, they support Market Place and other cultural institutions that said scientists have just accused of causing global warming. For instance, when they debate the keystone pipeline, or oil in general, the economy and politics are always their primary concern, and environmentalism is often a footnote. But didn't they just report that the sky is falling? This juxtaposition makes it seem like they serve the haves, by making the haves feel they are being responsible informed citizens, when in reality the ones who have the most have the biggest carbon footprint. I think the disconnect makes them seem like they'd rather be the status quo than change the status quo. That said, I generally believe what they are reporting about the economy and global warming, whereas Fox just seems to be making things up entirely.
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    Jan 29, 2015 9:21 PM GMT
    This is the kind of "fake news" I'm talking about:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/11/jon-stewart-catches-sean_n_353447.html
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    Jan 29, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    Koastal saidThis is the kind of "fake news" I'm talking about:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/11/jon-stewart-catches-sean_n_353447.html


    Just as bad was when a Fox reporter was caught orchestrating an early Teabagger protest, instead of merely reporting the event, when the Party was just getting started and little known. Fox became their cheerleader and played a big part in their sudden growth with daily headline coverage.

    And similar to this fake news incident, grossly inflating the protest numbers, and falsely claiming it was a spontaneous nationwide grassroots movement, when it was in fact a manufactured & funded outside effort by corporations, led by the Koch Brothers.
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    Jan 30, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    We've lost the news.

    Like, it literally makes news whenever Megyn Kelly or Shep Smith challenge a right-winger on their show.

    Has CNN ever found that plane? Maybe it got buried in the New York Snowpocalypse that they gleefully reported about in their Blizzardmobile.

    Today on Cavuto (easily viewable from multiple TVs at my gym), Neil interviewed John McCain, in an--get this, get ready for this!--exclusive! To get find out if he regrets "slamming" the Code Pink protesters who attempted to confront Henry Kissinger. It was so brave of Neil, getting that oppressed old white man to talk on his show.

    Who can stand to watch Meet the Press, with Chucky's parade of oligarchs?

    The news is dead.
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    Jan 30, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    Your statement applies to corporate media in general. But even before that, it's not like propaganda is illegal. It's a U.S. government sanctioned tactic.

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/07/14/u-s-repeals-propaganda-ban-spreads-government-made-news-to-americans/

    What are you, unpatriotic?
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    Jan 30, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Art_Deco said
    MGINSD said
    Thanks, Fox News, for investigating inventing and reporting repressing the news and events that much of the MSM actively suppresses accurately supplies.

    There, corrected for you. A lot of work, but commensurate with how brainwashed you are. icon_biggrin.gif

    Some basic manners are in order. You don't change what you are quoting. Leave the quote intact and copy and make your changes as your own message. You're welcome and have a good day! icon_lol.gif


    I think that appropriate manners include waiting to be thanked before offering one welcome.
    Otherwise it appears a bit presumptuous on your part.

    Douche