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Caught in their own lies yet again...

 

CNN Ad Hits Back At Fox News: "Fox News: Distorting, Not Reporting" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post

First Posted: 09-19-09 01:06 AM

 

As HuffPost's Jason Linkins reported earlier today, Fox News took out a full-page ad in Friday's Washington Post (and a half-page ad in the Wall Street Journal) to boast about its coverage of the Tea Party protests last weekend in D.C. and to goad its rivals by asking "How Did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN Miss This Story?" A number of these networks didn't take the Fox News ad lying down, and fired back, saying the ad was "just false" since they did indeed cover the protests.

 

Read more and see CNN ad at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/19/cnn-ad-hits-back-at-fox-n_n_292158.html

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Woohoo, glad to see them calling Fox out.  I wish they'd call out the prime time shows of MSNBC and FoxNews that trot out some bimbos or comedians as their guests and have the gall to call themselves journalists or claim they host news shows.  At least The Daily Show and Colbert Report has the decency to call themselves "fake news".

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Excellence from every angle. Only a matter of time now until we have the thread talking about the death of the TV news industry, and it's replacement with video blog enthusiasts, and Flip cameras.

 

[squeaky teenager voice]

 

"Um...hi...uh...is this on? Ok....um...I'm here with the King of Iran [whispering]...oh...he is? Oh I'm here with the President of Iran, Mr....Mr....Ahma..ahmjinny...ahamajama....uh. So, Mr. President, what are your thoughts on the Kanye diss of Taylor Swift?"

[/ end Voice]

 

edit: do people still say 'diss' anymore?

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I won't have a problem with Fox News as soon as it drops its "Fair and Balanced" claim.  That just insults the intelligence of the American people.  MSNBC is surely just as slanted, but they don't have the audacity to try and claim otherwise.

 

I have to admit that I do watch Fox News quite a bit... the whole bad car accident theory - I can't turn away.   

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I was more troubled by the reporter (Griff Jenkins) doing that very same thing WHILE ON CAMERA. Actually, troubled is a little strong. Saddened. No, still too strong. Actually nothing. I feel nothing at all for Fox News. They are like dust mites. Nasty, ubiquitous, and easily ignored.

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This is old hat for the conservative media- claim falsely that the "liberal media" is ignoring this, that, or the other story of interest to conservatives, when, in fact they have covered it.  Good to see CNN hit back.  Hopefully we'll see more of it.

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Chris Wallace comments:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoNMvubV87M&hl=en&fs=1

 

(note: for some reason my ability to embed video is still not working--dating back from a month ago, when others experienced this problem; but doesn't seem to be affecting anyone else anymore. Surely I'm not the victim of a conspiracy. Right?? :|)

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Anyone see snippets of Gle'yan Beck's upcoming interview with Katie Couric?  Apparently, the guy is now saying that Obama's "better for the country" than McCain would've been.  Mkay.  He also goes so far as to compare McCain to Teddy Roosevelt, as they're both "weird progressives."  Uh...how's McCain a progressive, again?

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I won't have a problem with Fox News as soon as it drops its "Fair and Balanced" claim.  That just insults the intelligence of the American people.  MSNBC is surely just as slanted, but they don't have the audacity to try and claim otherwise.

 

I have to admit that I do watch Fox News quite a bit... the whole bad car accident theory - I can't turn away.   

 

They can be as biased as they want to be. It's a free country. The problem is they outright lie. The problem is they claim to be fair and balanced when they never have been remotely close to that in the network's history. They are just the Republican Party's PR apparatus. It's false advertising, not to mention the factual errors that get on air are astounding, even by cable news standards. MSNBC is much better at being biased while fact checking. Fox News should change the slogan to "Angry White Dudes and Hot Slores Speaking in News Tone". It's tabloid trash with porn star sex appeal.

 

I think people watch for Julie Banderas and Courtney Friel more than anything else. The ratings are highest with males. Fox News has never been afraid to give their audience what they want- right wing advocacy, ranting + raving, and hot chicks. People like to watch news they agree with, thus unbiased news makes them more uncomfortable than news that shares their bias. And most of any 24/7 news network's material is garbage- gossip, punditry, etc. Audiences latch on to on-camera talent more than actual reporting. And keep in mind that while Fox has the highest ratings, they also have the highest median age. They don't do as well with the coveted younger demographic.

 

Another issue is that the other networks haven't attacked Fox like Fox has attacked them. CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, etc. need to be constantly exploiting the bias and mistakes on Fox News. They've got to make them look like complete idiots. Throughout Fox's entire history, they've accused everyone else of being liberal. That speaks to their right wing audience. The other networks need to speak to moderate and liberal audiences. It's good to see other networks are standing up and going on the attack. They have to.

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For the folks who say that Keith Olbermann is the liberal equivalent of Bill O'Reilly and MSNBC is "just as bad as Fox News," I would ask you to show me where MSNBC's anchors or commentators spread lies on a daily basis.

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^You don't even want to open that can of worms.  Keith Olbermann is one of the most asinine men I've ever seen on TV.  I put him on the same level as Beck.  O'Reilly and Maddow are similar in that while they are biased, they also tend to be more fair to opposing points of view.  As in they actually let them speak on their shows.  I've watched O'Reilly a few times in the past month and I really didn't think it was that bad.  Maybe it was worse in the past?

 

To put it bluntly, Olbermann is much worse than O'Reilly and not quite as bad as Beck.  There are plenty of instances of Olbermann being caught it outright lies.  Can't post a link right now (at work), but do a youtube search.  There's plenty of information out there.

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"FAUX NEWS"

 

C-Dog, I agree with your post..... But let's remember one thing... Freedom without responsibility is chaos. Self indulgences should not be used to hurt others under the guise of "freedon and rights"

 

Fox is just a conduit for far right propaganda. Just look at the connections in who operates the wheel.

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I'll second Olbermann being a complete buffoon and not worth watching ever.  He's exactly who I was talking about when I mentioned bringing comedians on a "news" show and calling yourself a journalist.  I enjoyed his show before he lost his mind the last couple of years. 

 

I also stopped watching O'Reilly when he too frequently couldn't convince people to come on his show that actually knew what they were talking about or he stopped inviting them.  My opinion of his show is likely out of date as it has been some time since I've tuned in.

 

If Rachel Maddow isn't on MSNBC I change the channel, and likewise with Shepherd Smith on Fox.  So basically I don't tune in much anymore.

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^You don't even want to open that can of worms. Keith Olbermann is one of the most asinine men I've ever seen on TV. I put him on the same level as Beck. O'Reilly and Maddow are similar in that while they are biased, they also tend to be more fair to opposing points of view. As in they actually let them speak on their shows. I've watched O'Reilly a few times in the past month and I really didn't think it was that bad. Maybe it was worse in the past?

 

To put it bluntly, Olbermann is much worse than O'Reilly and not quite as bad as Beck. There are plenty of instances of Olbermann being caught it outright lies. Can't post a link right now (at work), but do a youtube search. There's plenty of information out there.

 

Yeah, I wasn't soliciting personal opinions.  I wanted folks who think there's no difference between the outright lies of Fox News' anchors and commentators and MSNBC's to put their money where their mouth is and show me where MSNBC is guilty of the DAILY lies that Fox spews. 

 

And telling someone to Google it, or whatever, doesn't cut it.

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I think an important fact is being left out here.  O'Reilly, Olbermann, Maddow and Beck aren't "journalists" they are commentators.  They have places on channels that report the news, but they themselves offer commentary.

 

I despise Fox News and everyone associated with it.  I think that they are to blame for the increasing amount of commentary being delivered in our news and on bringing scare tactics to the forefront instead of facts.

 

Unfortunately, these other news outlets have reacted poorly.  They've determined that if they show what could be considered "one side" of the story they have to give equal amount of time to the "other side" no matter how outlandish the claims of that side are.  news is not about giving both sides their say...it's about providing the facts and the context to inform the audience.

 

Fox doesn't do that.

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No, the major shows on the other network never gave it any coverage, an occasional small time reporter using it to make fun of the right.

 

What's the lie about being a communist?  Sounds like one to me.

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No, the major shows on the other network never gave it any coverage, an occasional small time reporter using it to make fun of the right.

 

What's the lie about being a communist? Sounds like one to me.

 

DanB, you have to willing to accept the truth, if you're going to ask for it.  :roll:

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I disagree.

 

One factual lie by one of their show hosts, not a guest, that you can prove is a lie.  You claim daily lies.  Saying someone is a communist is an opinion.

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I disagree.

 

That's 5 steps past insanity, man.  I'd be able to take you more seriously if you said, "I disagree that water is wet."

 

Can someone show me how to block a user?  I don't want to read this guy's posts anymore.  It used to be amusing, but now it's just irratating; like trying to reason with an unreasonable 4 year old.

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I disagree.

 

That's 5 steps past insanity, man. I'd be able to take you more seriously if you said, "I disagree that water is wet."

 

 

 

Can someone show me how to block a user? I don't want to read this guy's posts anymore. It used to be amusing, but now it's just irratating; like trying to reason with an unreasonable 4 year old.

 

    * Click on profile (at the top of the screen),

    * Click on Personnal Messages, (on the left side of the screen)

    * Type the user names of the people that make you want to commit homicide in the white box, (in the middle of the screen)

    * Click save. (at the bottom of the screen)

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I disagree.

 

That's 5 steps past insanity, man. I'd be able to take you more seriously if you said, "I disagree that water is wet."

 

 

 

Can someone show me how to block a user? I don't want to read this guy's posts anymore. It used to be amusing, but now it's just irratating; like trying to reason with an unreasonable 4 year old.

 

* Click on profile (at the top of the screen),

* Click on Personnal Messages, (on the left side of the screen)

* Type the user names of the people that make you want to commit homicide in the white box, (in the middle of the screen)

* Click save. (at the bottom of the screen)

 

Excellent.  Thanks!  :)

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I watched that 6 minute youtube from CNN.  The guy really never said anything!  It was never really covered as a news story.  We all know what we mean by that.  When the majors want to cover something, you have it from every level.

 

I guess I'm free to say whatever I want to Moonlite since he's not listening!!  Cool!  But notice those who are, he never responded with a factual lie by Fox News.

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