Skip to comments.'Fair and Balanced': False Advertising? (DNC Hit Squad Attacks FOX News)
Posted on 07/18/2004 2:47:03 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
Breaking News 7/18/2004 12:00PM
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The credibility of Rupert Murdochs news empire is under attack.
MoveOn.org a libera advocacy group, plans to file a complaint on July 19 with the Federal Trade Commission charging that FOX News channel's motto 'Fair and Balanced; is decepting advertising.
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This is an act of desperation, plain and simple.
"This is an act of desperation, plain and simple."
It truly is, these people are in complete melt down. They are under the bed drinking the cheap whiskey. Kedwards is their metrosexual man, and the best they can do is sue Fox News over its slogan. Yeah, that's working for me, not.
And when will they sue over "All the news thats fit to print"?
I guess the their next targets will be anyone who uses the term...New and Improved!!!
Know my reply to moveon?
Fox news IS Fair and Balanced but hey, ya know what? I say to them if ya don't like it don't watch it. What goes around comes around and personally I'm sick and tired of this group of whiners. Everhthing is OK when they do it but not us. Fox needs to stand up and tell them what for. Well, deal with it Moveon.org or whatever it is cause Fox News is HERE TO STAY!!!
"This is an act of desperation, plain and simple."
Bwahahaha...and what, pray tell, is MooOn.org's motto??? From each according to their productivity, to each according to their greed???
> This is an act of desperation, plain and simple.
They may be trying to head off being shutdown themselves
when the BCRA kicks in shortly.
It's hard to see what standing the complaint has, because
Fox for the most part is NOT selling a product that people
directly pay for (otherwise, I'm sure they could get some
of Edwards' cronies to file a class action on behalf of
the injured :-)
But it might serve Fox to change their tag line.
When you blend truth with falsehood,
the result is still not truth.
Seems to fit with Ralph Naders comments about a democratic "watergate". Dick Morris has said that the "clinton plumbers" were involved in this election, And pat Cadell said that the "Vampires" working for thedemocrats would expose themselves when the time was right.
Thats 3 lefties all saying that the democrats are up to no good.
HEY, Elton John!!Look what MoveOn.org a libera advocacy group is trying to do to Fox News. Is this what you meant by; "bullying tactics", "fear factor", "hindering free speach" and "censorship in U.S."?
O.K. - Then by their logic, we could sue them for not moving on, right?
I remember reading a New York Times parody as a child (Mad magazine, I think), where their slogan was "All the news that fits, we print."
I now think that it should be "All the news that fits our agenda, we print."
Ok, I'll bite. What's "decepting" mean, anyway? Danged 'rats, can't spell...
> What's "decepting" mean, anyway?
It means that the basenote poster re-typed the abstract,
instead of doing a copy'n'paste. The original article
does not contain that typo.
I want in on the class action, they give me a headache. ;-)
When will the GOP create its own bunch of supra-political 527's like Moveon.org? Unregulated, unaccountable organizations receiving money from God-knows who, spending money on "advocacy" campaigns that are clearly partisan.
For the life of me I don't understand how Moveon.org is allowed to do what they do.
Thanks McCain/Feingold for getting all the corruption out of political donations. /sarcasm
We need to hit back at all the leftist media -- which is pretty much everybody but FOX.
Do your really think they deliberately put out falsehoods?
They can't stand people learning there's another side to the story. No wonder they're ferociously attacking FOX NEWS with everything they got. But its too late.
LOL. And the liberal Big Three don't engage in deceptive journalism? I forget, they're the ones who are "balanced and objective." No wonder MoveOn is NOT targeting them.
I wonder if they REALLY want to open that up.
Already the liberal bias of most other sources is being reviewed.
This opens it up much more.
The truth really hurts and moveon can't handle the truth.
They are whining because they want only slanted news. Anyway, this is another reason to have few lawyers in the White House & Senate.
> Do your really think they deliberately put out falsehoods?
No, but they allow them to air.
I might have been more clear on that point.
"Fair and balanced" is fine when you have honest
disagreement and opposing views of equal credibility.
But all too often what is actually the case is that one
side is spinning and lying. There is no "balance" between
truth and lie.
At least truth gets some air time on Fox, unlike the
other so-called news networks.
If bowelmovement.org is allowed to proceed with this
complaint, then ALL the news nets need to have their
slogans, and their records, examined. Gore every ox.
"Unregulated, unaccountable organizations receiving money from God-knows who, spending money on "advocacy" campaigns that are clearly partisan."
I don't think they're getting much bang for their buck anymore. At this point Moveon is preaching to the choir and picking their pockets, but the flow of new gullible fools has slowed to a trickle.
I disagree. I really don't think they knowingly air anything false.
They do have opposing views on all the time. The show hosts may have their own opinions and may lean right, but they constantly have guests on that spout the opposing side.
Your comments don't sound right to me.
In my house, Fox News is the only news we are allowed to watch. The other networks are only shills for leftist ideology. If Fox ever does go over the line (I,ve never seen it!) It's only to balance what the other 99% leftist, communist, traitorous networks have to say.
Ever notice when the libs get on FOX for one of those "debates" all they (libs) do is yell, yell, and outyell.
What these loons don't understand is that what Fox runs in primetime are commentary shows. They're supposed to be opinionated. During the day they run straight news coverage. Also, "Decepting?" Is that what Decepticons do?
Very good point about the commentary shows.
An insane person always believes that they are the sane ones, much as the lamestream media and it's flying Moreon.org monkeys, skewed hard left, think that Fox is "unbalanced."
Like Cosby says, sometimes, you have to turn the mirror around......
This is all we're going to be hearing about for the next two months. Why doesn't somebody just put together a montage of the network news clips featuring their many biases. This is such a non-story. They can't win by any other means than tearing down anything that is good in this country.
That may be true, but all they need is to make a few converts here and there. Remember, Florida was won by less than 600 votes.
My problem is that moveon.org seems to be acting with political impugnity. The "mainstream" press uses their name almost as frequently and non-chalantly as "Democratic Party." It's as if they're synonymous.
There is an ad on MSNBC right now that says it's the "most watched/most trusted news source."
That is a deomonstrable lie.
What's really deceptive is the use of the term "news" by the major media (e.g., CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, etc.) when mostly its nothing but leftwing propaganda, anti-Republican commentary, pro-Democrat viewpoints, slanted reporting, and selective use of facts. The lamestream media is a joke.
You're absolutely right. Sometimes I wonder if our side really has enough intellectual horsepower to prevail. Or maybe it simply has too much hubris.
When Hell freezes over. LOL. Although, that may happen sooner than we think -- what with the magnetic fields of the earth shifting!
Two words: Loser Pays.
Oh good one! LOL! I hope some of our lawyers around here pick up on this one!
Good point. This just proves that moveonplease.democrats are only doing this for political reasons or else they would go after CNN! We have the CNN LIES bumper stickers, and you wouldn't believe how many people ask us where we got them because they want one too.
OK, let's try out this new motto:
"Fox News: Saying Who's Right...and Exposing Who's Left."
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