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I have a new respect for MSNBC. Fox News would've never done that.

What did Olbermann do wrong? I guess donating to someone and then having them on your show a lot without disclosing your relationship is wrong and probably against MSNBC's code of ethics (if they have one). I still think people should be able to donate to whomever they wish no matter where they work.

 

On the other hand, I think News Corp (the parent company of Fox) gave $1M to the Republican Governors Association but I have no problem with that since multiple apparatchiks on the Left have called for it to be yanked from the airwaves.

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I have a new respect for MSNBC. Fox News would've never done that.

 

Eggsactly.  Fox News Corp., in fact, ITSELF donated large chunks of cash to the Republican efforts in this past election.

 

Thankfully, Olbermann is off cable news... at least for now.  He was doing little to help the discourse in this Country.  He has views worthy of sharing and he is an intellectual guy (I thought his editorial/commentary following the defeat of Prop 8 in California was particularly strong), but his schtick is a better fit for Talk Radio than it is for TV, IMHO.

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To be "fair" to Olbermann (no pun intended...or is it?), somebody needs to bring on opposing views of the Fox News Clown Festival, even if they are on cable.  No one in their right mind would view MSNBC or Fox News as unbiased but they do have a market out there for folks.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Then we have a TON of Americans who are not "in their right mind".... the "Fair and Balanced" slogan is taken to mean exactly that by a LARGE swath of the country.

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Agreed.  We need a BBC but real news isn't the American way.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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It's not the British way, either.

 

P.S. Why exactly do you <3 Akron so much today?

 

P.P.S. Never mind.  You don't like us anymore. :'(

 

You are aware CDM is the Cybil of UrbanOhio?  If he misses his a scheduled dose of his meds, just once, he goes all bat shit!

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Three things:

 

1: Lawrence O'Donnell is a socialist:

 

2: When Chris Matthews had a man crush on Glenn Beck:

 

3: The people at Reason miss Olbermann already:

 

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I have an utterly unrelated media-related question (might go into a new thread, but I like to use existing ones where I can):

 

Why exactly is it that the CBS over-the-air signal out of Cleveland is so weak?  Fox was pretty anemic until recently, too.

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Here's the video: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/17/sen_rockefeller_fcc_should_take_fox_news_msnbc_off_airwaves.html

 

Sen. Rockefeller Suggests Eliminating FOX, MSNBC

Nov 18 2010

 

By Ryan G. Murphy, RTDNA Digital Media Editor

 

I was very disappointed to wake up this morning and see a video of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) blasting both FOX and MSNBC during a Cable & Broadcast subcommittee hearing on Wednesday with what appeared to be a request for government intervention if the network's content is not cleaned up.

 

Here's part of Rockefeller's statement: "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."

 

more: http://www.rtdna.org/pages/posts/sen.-rockefeller-suggests-eliminating-fox-msnbc1143.php

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Here's the video: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/17/sen_rockefeller_fcc_should_take_fox_news_msnbc_off_airwaves.html

 

Sen. Rockefeller Suggests Eliminating FOX, MSNBC

Nov 18 2010

 

By Ryan G. Murphy, RTDNA Digital Media Editor

 

I was very disappointed to wake up this morning and see a video of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) blasting both FOX and MSNBC during a Cable & Broadcast subcommittee hearing on Wednesday with what appeared to be a request for government intervention if the network's content is not cleaned up.

 

Here's part of Rockefeller's statement: "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."

 

more: http://www.rtdna.org/pages/posts/sen.-rockefeller-suggests-eliminating-fox-msnbc1143.php

 

I think eliminating those networks is genius!

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sure, why not kill free speech completely? who needs dissent? America is over.

 

Well in that case, just shut down universal/NBC all together except Bravo.  I love the scripted real housewives douchebagetry (don't judge me).

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sure, why not kill free speech completely? who needs dissent? America is over.

 

Well in that case, just shut down universal/NBC all together except Bravo.  I love the scripted real housewives douchebagetry (don't judge me).

come to think of it, time warner doesn't contribute anything of any cultural merit either :-)

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sure, why not kill free speech completely? who needs dissent? America is over.

 

Well in that case, just shut down universal/NBC all together except Bravo.  I love the scripted real housewives douchebagetry (don't judge me).

come to think of it, time warner doesn't contribute anything of any cultural merit either :)

 

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Here's the video: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/17/sen_rockefeller_fcc_should_take_fox_news_msnbc_off_airwaves.html

 

Sen. Rockefeller Suggests Eliminating FOX, MSNBC

Nov 18 2010

 

By Ryan G. Murphy, RTDNA Digital Media Editor

 

I was very disappointed to wake up this morning and see a video of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) blasting both FOX and MSNBC during a Cable & Broadcast subcommittee hearing on Wednesday with what appeared to be a request for government intervention if the network's content is not cleaned up.

 

Here's part of Rockefeller's statement: "There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: 'Out. Off. End. Goodbye.' It would be a big favor to political discourse; our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and more importantly, in their future."

 

more: http://www.rtdna.org/pages/posts/sen.-rockefeller-suggests-eliminating-fox-msnbc1143.php

guess what? Jay Rockefeller's wife, Sharon, is "president and CEO of WETA, Washington, D.C.’s flagship public television and radio stations." It must have been only a crazy coincidence that he didn't also advocate the elimination of PBS. Oh wait, I forgot, they produce only serious "journalism." What a joke.

 

http://www.weta.org/about/inside/officersandtrustees/bio/Sharon+Percy+Rockefeller

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PBS does offer a much higher quality of journalism. That said, while MSNBC and Fox are complete trash heaps which do great damage to our democracy, I think eliminating them through government intervention would do more damage.

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PBS does offer a much higher quality of journalism. That said, while MSNBC and Fox are complete trash heaps which do great damage to our democracy, I think eliminating them through government intervention would do more damage.

whatever your opinion of fox or msnbc, "trash heaps" are (and should have every right to be) a part of the fabric of a democracy, as are narcissistic bloviators impressed by their own "professional" credentials--posing as objective journalists (not that we ever see anyone like that on PBS!)--but in reality are every bit as biased as Keith Olbermann or Sean Hannity. What's really disturbing is that a powerful US Senator would even suggest what Jay Rockefeller proposed.

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It's interesting that bloggers and commenters on this forum are doing what Jay Rockefeller decried: Sensationalizing a comment.

Rockefeller did not propose anything. He certainly did not propose eliminating or censoring FOX or MSNBC. He criticized them, justifiably. Saying "there's a little bug inside of me which wants ..." is not tantamount to a proposal to eliminate anything. The "little bug" is more like "IMHO."

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It's interesting that bloggers and commenters on this forum are doing what Jay Rockefeller decried: Sensationalizing a comment.

Rockefeller did not propose anything. He certainly did not propose eliminating or censoring FOX or MSNBC. He criticized them, justifiably. Saying "there's a little bug inside of me which wants ..." is not tantamount to a proposal to eliminate anything. The "little bug" is more like "IMHO."

 

Sweetie, this is UO, did you think we wouldn't make fun of those comments?!

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It's interesting that bloggers and commenters on this forum are doing what Jay Rockefeller decried: Sensationalizing a comment.

Rockefeller did not propose anything. He certainly did not propose eliminating or censoring FOX or MSNBC. He criticized them, justifiably. Saying "there's a little bug inside of me which wants ..." is not tantamount to a proposal to eliminate anything. The "little bug" is more like "IMHO."

 

Yeah... but you forgot that he is a commie, or something like that.

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Apparently Fox News is swinging back left.  I used to watch Fox all the time from when it first showed up on my cable package until some time in W's presidency.  I'd consider watching again if they get back to where they were but I also question how far I've been pushed to the left since 2008.

 

Fox News 'course correction' rankles some

By KEACH HAGEY | 2/14/12 4:34 AM EST

 

As a white, male, middle-aged conservative talk radio host from Virginia, John Fredericks is something close to the Platonic ideal of a Fox News fan.

 

And until last year, he was one. But then Fox’s treatment of the Republican primary race — the presentation of Karl Rove as a political analyst despite his having “thrown in for Romney” and Sean Hannity’s clear ties to the Republican establishment — began to grate on him. So he changed the channel.

 

“I’ve gone from all Fox to no Fox, and replaced it with CNN, which I think right now is giving me a much fairer analysis of what’s going on,” he said. “I feel they’ve lost that independent conservative mantra that had drove people like me to them. I used to feel that I got it straight, and I got an independent conservative view. Now, what I get is some wholly owned subsidiary of the RNC

 

...

 

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72825.html#ixzz1mNd0GIYz

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Fox News, Indiana and Ohio -- now there's a wonderful trio of backwardness!

 

Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

By David Edwards

Thursday, December 20, 2012 13:03 EST

 

An Indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told a judge on Wednesday that he committed the crimes because Fox News and conservative talk radio had convinced him that “most Muslims are terrorists.”

 

Randolph Linn, 52, accepted a plea deal in which he pled guilty to all charges in connection to setting a fire in the prayer room at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on Sept. 30. Under the deal, Linn is expected to serve 20 years in prison instead of 40.

 

Linn explained to the court that he had gotten “riled up” after watching Fox News.

 

READ MORE AT:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/mosque-arsonist-tells-court-i-only-know-what-i-hear-on-fox-news/


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

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I honestly don't want to believe that be the case...... but I do

 

So when are indictments going to be filed against Fox News for inciting violence?


"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."-Voltaire

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Time Warner Cable dropped Current TV upon its sale to Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera wants to start an Al Jazeera America news channel. TWC apparently hates Muslims.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/time-warner-al-jazeera-current-tv_n_2399370.html

Read another more in depth article & it's a money grab by TWC. With the change in ownership of the channel, the contract with TWC was nullified. They probably think AJ has deeper pockets.

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I honestly don't want to believe that be the case...... but I do

 

So when are indictments going to be filed against Fox News for inciting violence?

 

It's what his attorney told him to say.  Will Marilyn Manson be indicted for Columbine?

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ran across this the other day

"Al-Jazeera is only available in New York; Washington, D.C.; Burlington, Vermont; Toledo, Ohio; and Bristol, Rhode Island"

obviously it's online

 

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-we-hate-them-arabs-in-western-eyes/

 

It is available online for free. I watch it all the time ever since Arab Spring.

I like their reporting very much and this purchase should result in some very interesting output

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Al-Jazeera and RT showed the first third-party presidential debate of the 2012 election, something the other networks were too chicken to do.

 

This has to be a minor apocalypse for some people -- Al Gore getting paid by Al-Jazeera.

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Al-Jazeera and RT showed the first third-party presidential debate of the 2012 election, something the other networks were too chicken to do.

 

This has to be a minor apocalypse for some people -- Al Gore getting paid by Al-Jazeera.

 

Pretty funny, it was the top story on Bill O'Reilly, talking about Al Gore being a hypocrite for selling out to an anti-American just before the deadline of tax increases on capital gains...

 

MSNBC had no coverage of it whatsoever. 

 

It is an interesting development regardless of which way you lean.

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