Employees Expose FOX NEWS Distortions

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by prince-in-jail, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3kI8LNTqNo

    FOX News: "Fair and balanced" because they say so!

    As Rupert Murdoch's 'war on journalism' hits new lows, droves of disgruntled employees are confessing their many misdeeds, brought upon by the systematic oppression they faced at FOX News. Watch how FOX executives dictate their bias by forcing reporters to follow memos that predetermine "what they could say and how they could say it.

    Rupert Murdoch has decided that the best approach to journalism is to parade opinions dressed-up as News. The reason is simple: No one can disprove an opinion, and therefore, credibility is easier to maintain. Should they ever get caught lying, the legal process affords them protection under the First Amendment. All this, thanks in part to Congress who had the bright idea of passing a rider(hidden) Bill to deregulate the News Media. That's right, Corporate News entities can tell lies and distort the news if they so choose, and it's all perfectly legal.

    To the best of my knowledge, no country can have or maintain democracy without an honest Press or, at least, one that can be held accountable. But where is ours?

    Not convinced? "Florida Appeals Court ruled that there is absolutely nothing illegal in a major media organization lying, concealing or distorting information": http://www.netfeed.com/~jhill/RupertMurdoch.htm
     
  2. You freaking idiot. Have you ever conversed with an on air personality one on one. Most are so stupid you would never let them phrase their own words on air. Every media organization does this, even at the very top. Get a clue.
     
  3. Is that the O'Reilly Bill?
     
  4. Heavens to Betsy! Thank goodness than none of the other US news networks like MSNBC and CNN, and also NBC, CBS, & ABC are like FOX.
     
  5. Wow the irony! This has got to be one of the dumbest posts ever when considering the context.

    News correspondents, anchors and personalities need to be stupid so that they can be told what to say by those who actually own the news.

    You actually supported the Thread Starter's point.
     
  6. And don't forget PBS, paid for in part by the taxpayers to support the leftwing rantings of Bill Moyers and NPR's granola news.

    Personally, I have less trouble telling news from opinion on Fox than on CNN and the broadcast nets. Of course, to the left, anything that doesn't parrot their line is unacceptable.

    As for broadcasters being able to "lie", I didn't read the link but the ocurts have granted all media considerable leeway to defame people under the First Amendment. It started well before Murdoch got involved.