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Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News
The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on 07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT by Outside da Box

If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would.

But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all.

In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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1 posted on 07/21/2010 6:39:43 AM PDT by Outside da Box
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To: Outside da Box

Spoken like a true government bow wow.


2 posted on 07/21/2010 6:42:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Outside da Box
"Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News"

I read the article and did not see anyone saying to shut down Fox? Which senetence in that article says that?

3 posted on 07/21/2010 6:43:19 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Outside da Box

The more this administration attacked FNC the more listeners and viewers flocked to FNC.

Their vicious lies gained them nothing but contempt from real Americans.

We are still out here. Bloodied but now bowed.

We will remember in November.


4 posted on 07/21/2010 6:43:28 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Outside da Box
Great stuff.

The very existence of Fox News, meanwhile, sends Journolisters into paroxysms of rage. When Howell Raines charged that the network had a conservative bias, the members of Journolist discussed whether the federal government should shut the channel down.

5 posted on 07/21/2010 6:43:31 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Outside da Box

The more this administration attacked FNC the more listeners and viewers flocked to FNC.

Their vicious lies gained them nothing but contempt from real Americans.

We are still out here. Bloodied but not bowed.

We will remember in November.


6 posted on 07/21/2010 6:43:40 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Outside da Box

Scratch a liberal, find a murdering fascist.


7 posted on 07/21/2010 6:44:20 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Outside da Box

...this administration needs “complete” silence from the opposition (American people). The more they are misinformed, the more we can get accomplished.......

FUBO!


8 posted on 07/21/2010 6:44:48 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Outside da Box
Sorry liberal journalist - I know the words but have know idea what that means. It just doesn't compute.
9 posted on 07/21/2010 6:45:18 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: Outside da Box
Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.

But isn't that "mean-spirited", or are only Repubs guilty of that?

10 posted on 07/21/2010 6:45:45 AM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: Outside da Box

Maybe we should round up all the liberal journalists and shut them down.


11 posted on 07/21/2010 6:48:02 AM PDT by Renegade ("Bring it on while I still don't need glasses to shoot your eye out ")
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To: Outside da Box
Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac

That's progress, Sarah. At least now you're admitting you have a mental illness. The next step is to get psychiatric help.

12 posted on 07/21/2010 6:49:37 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: avacado

This was the part, it was on the second “page”:

Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”


13 posted on 07/21/2010 6:50:48 AM PDT by Outside da Box
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To: Outside da Box
Typical of those 'freedom and tolerance loving' liberals, huh? Can't handle the truth, shut it down. =.=
14 posted on 07/21/2010 6:54:03 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Outside da Box

Thanks! I read the article earlier and it only said:

“Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “Do you really want the political parties/white house picking which media operations are news operations and which are a less respectable hybrid of news and political advocacy?”


15 posted on 07/21/2010 6:56:45 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Outside da Box
“but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”

Fox News doesn't broadcast over the airwaves. I may be wrong, but doesn't that prevent FCC from having any control? Does the FCC regulate cable?

16 posted on 07/21/2010 7:00:54 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: MEGoody

Psychiatric help will not work. Throw them in a rubber room filled with conservative books and periodicals. Make sure there are several TVs in the room tuned to FNC and Fox Business News.


17 posted on 07/21/2010 7:01:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Doogle
George Creel (December 1, 1876 – October 2, 1953) was an investigative journalist, a politician, and, most famously, the head of the United States Committee on Public Information, a propaganda organization created by President Woodrow Wilson during World War I.

Edward Louis Bernays (November 22, 1891 – March 9, 1995, was an American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda along with Ivy Lee, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations".[1] Combining the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Dr. Sigmund Freud, Bernays was one of the first to attempt to manipulate public opinion using the subconscious.

He felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the 'herd instinct' that Trotter had described.[citation needed] Adam Curtis's award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC, The Century of the Self, pinpoints Bernays as the originator of modern public relations, and Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.[2]


Books by George Bernays were where Joseph Goebbels got his inspiration for using propaganda.

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."

Edward Bernays
18 posted on 07/21/2010 7:02:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: avacado
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”
19 posted on 07/21/2010 7:02:58 AM PDT by rocksblues (Obama, the biggest liar in the history of American politics!)
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To: Outside da Box
Into the dark recessess of the crypto-fascists i.e. progressives. Their response to something that disagrees with their world-view: SHUT IT DOWN!!! Yes, have the government shut it down. Now, I'd love for the Obama admin to try to do such a thing, because it would assure its ouster in 2012.

But here we are in the twentyfirst century, and we have supposed guardians of free speech urging the government to shut down a news org. that doesn't reflect their thinking. The term fascist fits these loons to a tee. Incidentally, anyone read or hear any conservatives urging the gov to shut down MSNBC? The thought doesn't occur to conservatives.

20 posted on 07/21/2010 7:04:29 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Outside da Box
What? This is supposed to be shocking? That liberals are consumed with hatred of all with whom they disagree? Hardly an Earth-shattering revelation.

Petty, spitefull, tiny little minds consumed with arrogance and hatred . . . that is today's liberal.
21 posted on 07/21/2010 7:05:55 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: MEGoody
Do you think psychiatric help is part of the benefits package for NPR PRODUCERS?
22 posted on 07/21/2010 7:07:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Outside da Box

Listen. The leftist media watchers are watching Fox every day, recording every word, wishing feverishly that some talking head would say something they can crucify him on. Then they will have a case. They will run to the govermnent and say that Fox is racist and should be shut down.


23 posted on 07/21/2010 7:09:15 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Free speech: a fairy tale about something that once existed in the USA, many years ago.)
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To: Outside da Box

When Fox News is shut down, No network TV affiliate will be left unburned. There will be fires and destruction of TV stations. No reporter will be safe on the street.

What remains of the newspaper industry will be ashes.

The war will spread all across the land as the means for the transgressions are destroyed. The acts will go unreported because the means will be gone


24 posted on 07/21/2010 7:11:12 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: Outside da Box

When Fox News is shut down, No network TV affiliate will be left unburned. There will be fires and destruction of TV stations. No reporter will be safe on the street.

What remains of the newspaper industry will be ashes.

The war will spread all across the land as the means for the transgressions are destroyed. The acts will go unreported because the means will be gone

When the rules get changed..... the rules get changed


25 posted on 07/21/2010 7:12:24 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: Outside da Box

Aren’t liberals such warm hearted people?

Do you think that this sarah chick will ever wise up that this govt. will come after her as well?

Dictators use the current agreeable media to seize power, then turn on that same media in order to prevent a counter coup. Stalin, Mao, Uncle Ho, Castro, the norks, most of the African dictators, Khomeni, Saddam and on and on have done much the same.

When will the dimwit media figure out that they are in danger as well?


26 posted on 07/21/2010 7:16:50 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Outside da Box
More from the article that really explains the left:

In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”

That explains the liberal attitude in the country, and not only hating conservatives, but the country itself.

27 posted on 07/21/2010 7:23:21 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Outside da Box

Isn’t Murdoch a big liberal, and isn’t Fox News about like all the others? I never watch any of them.


28 posted on 07/21/2010 7:24:14 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Texas resident
Aren’t liberals such warm hearted people?

Well, the American people certainly believe that and have been told so for decades. Most can't figure out that they have been "had".

29 posted on 07/21/2010 7:25:45 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Lurker

“Murdering fascist,” surely, but the American people don’t know that.


30 posted on 07/21/2010 7:27:55 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: silverleaf
Do you think psychiatric help is part of the benefits package for NPR PRODUCERS?

Probably not. I doubt the leadership at NPR looks upon her ravings as proof of mental illness. I would imagine they are all mentally ill.

32 posted on 07/21/2010 7:42:40 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Very classy, and you’re supposed to be a Tea Party organizer?
You smell like a troll.


33 posted on 07/21/2010 7:49:28 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: skepsel

If I am a “Troll” then a Moderator or Mr Robinson will shut me down not you.


34 posted on 07/21/2010 7:55:34 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Instead of that I’d rather export them to turd world utopian hellhole like North Korea to show them what their ideas eventually bring if not stopped and balanced out.


35 posted on 07/21/2010 7:57:10 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: rocksblues

Thanks. When I read the article earlier it didn’t have that for some strange reason.


36 posted on 07/21/2010 7:59:48 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Outside da Box; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? ...if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio (...a producer for NPR affiliate KCRW for the show Left, Right & Center), that isn’t what you’d do at all.

In a post to the list-serv Journolist... Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.

In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.

Defund the Left. Defund PBS/NPR.

37 posted on 07/21/2010 8:15:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”

Let's set up a betting pool to see which liberal journalist calls for death camps for conservatives first...

38 posted on 07/21/2010 8:22:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous - Einstein.)
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To: Outside da Box
Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their (Fox News') broadcasting permit once it expires?

Because they are a CABLE network, not broadcast. They fall outside of the domain of the FCC.

39 posted on 07/21/2010 8:23:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Theodore R.
Isn’t Murdoch a big liberal, and isn’t Fox News about like all the others? I never watch any of them.

It appears that all billionaires are liberals and Murdoch is no exception. From what I read (I don't watch any TV) Fox News is somewhat more objective than the other networks but certainly is no conservative TV network.

But here on FR, Fox News is considered the Light. Why so much time is devoted to watching such programming continues to be a mystery to me. FReeping and reading are much better uses of my time.

40 posted on 07/21/2010 8:25:26 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: avacado
I read the article and did not see anyone saying to shut down Fox? Which senetence in that article says that?

Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, suggested that the federal government simply yank Fox off the air. “I hate to open this can of worms,” he wrote, “but is there any reason why the FCC couldn’t simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?”

Page TWO of the article. Yesterday's Daily Caller article was 3 pages long. Worth reading the whole thing.

41 posted on 07/21/2010 8:25:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks. When I read it early this morning it didn’t have that part.


42 posted on 07/21/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

It’s “interesting” to see ABC, CNN, et al in spin mode trying to defend a bigot who discriminated against a white man and who was applauded for that act at an NAACP meeting.

They are saying she was taken out of context. Except that the audience still supported her bigotry.

And Media Matters ROUTINELY redacts quotes where a talk show host is reading a passage or quote and then rebutting the statement with his own followup opionion. George Soros’ Media Matters (friends of those who post to Journolist we read yesterday) deliberately miscasts these statements so as to smear conservatives.

And the Pravda Media is silent on the scam.

Someone manufactured racist wikiquotes and attributed them to Rush Limbaugh. That smear cost Mr. Limbaugh an investment opportunity in an NFL franchise (he was blacklisted).

The media laughed all the same.


43 posted on 07/21/2010 8:31:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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44 posted on 07/21/2010 8:34:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: bert

45 posted on 07/21/2010 8:35:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Theodore R.

The libs probably have no problem with shows like Simpsons and Family Guy on the Fox _Broadcast_ Network. But... hey, by watching those shows you’re supporting the same guy that owns Fox News, are you, liberals?

Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy, who has become rich due to
that show (and Cleveland and American Dad) airing on Fox,
was once asked what he thought about Rupert Murdoch being a conservative and yet airing his programming. MacFarlane
said that Murdoch has no problem—they’re successful shows
and make Rupert’s corporation lots of money (and Seth too
of course): “Rupert’s a businessman first and a
Republican second.”

Some on the Left would probably shudder to think that these shows air on that far-right-wing Fox network, but they do,
and MacFarlane gets to spew his lefty views there. But
the money tree is thriving (I know, the Left hates
capitalism, but there you go.)


46 posted on 07/21/2010 8:48:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Outside da Box; jaycee; MHGinTN; NellieMae

......If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack,.......

Yesterday while having lunch at Ridgewoood where some say you get the best pork Bar Be Que in the world, there was a commotion at a nearby table.

A Sullivan County ambulance rolled up and then the Bluff City rescue squad. They loaded up the elderly man on the gurney and took him to the ambulance. His wife attended him.

There were two other people at the table, undoubtedly the son and perhaps daughter in law (or maybe vice versa). They continued their meal. They were after all at Ridgewood eating the best pork barbeque in the world and could not let something as mundane as a heart attack interrupt the fabulous meal.

This is a true story, it happened yesterday


47 posted on 07/21/2010 9:01:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: Outside da Box

They are T E R R I F I E D. Pathetic. This kind of stuff shows what real deep-down cowards they are, who don’t even have the courage of their convictions. (What? Did I say “convictions”?) They don’t have any of those, either. Just whiny, self-serving toady-ism. They deserve each other. Pitiful.


48 posted on 07/21/2010 9:50:35 AM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: bert

And still no one is building the needed guillotines to deal with the fifth column enemy of the Republic, euphemistically known as ‘the press’.


49 posted on 07/21/2010 11:44:31 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Mormons, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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