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FTC WON'T INVESTIGATE FOX SLOGAN
Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 7/20/2004 | John Eggerton

Posted on 07/20/2004 1:52:08 PM PDT by sinkspur

Abstract: FTC chairman Timothy Muris said he sees no way for his agency to investigate the fairness or accuracy of Fox News' slogan, "Fair and Balanced," without getting into First Amendment territory where the commission doesn't belong.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004electionbias; ccrm; foxbashing; foxnews; frivolouslawsuit; ftc; lawsuitabuse; loosers; loserpays; mediabias; moevondotorg; morondotorg; moveon; sueandmoveon; tortreform
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1 posted on 07/20/2004 1:52:12 PM PDT by sinkspur
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To: sinkspur

The only surprise is that they took only 24 hours to decide this.


2 posted on 07/20/2004 1:54:38 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor (John Edwards: Qualifications? we don' need no steenkin' qualifications!)
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To: sinkspur

Take that MoveOn!


3 posted on 07/20/2004 1:55:57 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Right Wing Professor

Took 'em that long to stop laughing!


4 posted on 07/20/2004 1:56:15 PM PDT by Redbob
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To: sinkspur

5 posted on 07/20/2004 1:56:24 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: sinkspur

The whole "investagation" is nothing more than a witch hunt anyway.


6 posted on 07/20/2004 1:56:50 PM PDT by exnavy
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To: sinkspur

Some days just nothing goes right...errr...everything goes Right for the Liberals.

Some days it just ain't no fun to be a liberal.


7 posted on 07/20/2004 1:59:08 PM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: sinkspur

MoveOn can now move on to the next phase of their campaign--loudly decrying the Fox-Bush-FTC Unholy Alliance.


8 posted on 07/20/2004 2:00:41 PM PDT by randog
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To: sinkspur
I think they should investigate whether the breakfast cereal Lucky Charms is really "magically delicious."

-PJ

9 posted on 07/20/2004 2:01:02 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: sinkspur

moveon.org is a paper tiger.


10 posted on 07/20/2004 2:03:41 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Hate is not a family value, it's a liberal democrat value.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think they should investigate whether the breakfast cereal Lucky Charms is really "magically delicious."

LOL!! (MoveOn spokesman) "This cereal stereotypes people of Irish decent and rots your teeth. It can't be 'magically delicious!'"

11 posted on 07/20/2004 2:04:13 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: sinkspur

The FTC should investigate moveon.org's use of the name "MoveOn". Based on moveon.org's obsessive and compulsive behavior, they cannot live up to their name.


12 posted on 07/20/2004 2:06:14 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Hate is not a family value, it's a liberal democrat value.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

That's good!


13 posted on 07/20/2004 2:14:09 PM PDT by canadiancapitalist
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To: Vision Thing

Amen. I'm still waiting for them to move on from FL 2000.


14 posted on 07/20/2004 2:22:16 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: sinkspur

I have a better suggestion: investigating CNN as "the most trusted name in news".


15 posted on 07/20/2004 2:23:49 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Vision Thing

moveon.org would make a great brand name for toilet paper.


16 posted on 07/20/2004 2:24:43 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Pyro7480
"This cereal stereotypes people of Irish decent and rots your teeth. It can't be 'magically delicious!'"

He went on, "If anything, it should be called 'tragically delicious.'"

17 posted on 07/20/2004 2:26:34 PM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: sinkspur

Put some ice on it, Soros.


18 posted on 07/20/2004 2:27:03 PM PDT by AngryJawa (The Original Grumpy Gen-Xer)
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To: sinkspur

GOOD ! Now moveon.


19 posted on 07/20/2004 2:29:28 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: sinkspur

Neener neener neener


20 posted on 07/20/2004 2:30:11 PM PDT by Petronski (Nobody "inadvertently" takes sensitive docs in their pants.)
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To: sinkspur

Bad , bad day for the Dims.


21 posted on 07/20/2004 2:30:43 PM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: Petronski

I bet this news stuned their beeber...


22 posted on 07/20/2004 2:31:37 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Stop thinking, and end your problems. — Lao Tzu)
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To: Vision Thing
The FTC should investigate moveon.org's use of the name "MoveOn". Based on moveon.org's obsessive and compulsive behavior, they cannot live up to their name.

Amen! The organization began to try to get everyone to "Move On" from slick willies lying. They still haven't recovered over the impeachment and have picked up the baggage of the 2000 election to boot. The keep picking up emotional baggage year after year while never moving on over anything. They remind me of the neurotic little sister that big sis keeps trying to pawn off on everyone as a blind date.

23 posted on 07/20/2004 2:31:45 PM PDT by armymarinemom (Ultimate Flip Flop->I support the Troops but not their mission)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I bet this news stuned their beeber...

Not since Tiajunna has their beeber been so stuned.

24 posted on 07/20/2004 2:33:11 PM PDT by Petronski (Nobody "inadvertently" takes sensitive docs in their pants.)
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To: Vision Thing
moveon.org is a paper tiger.

Gotta match?

25 posted on 07/20/2004 2:39:30 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think they should investigate whether the breakfast cereal Lucky Charms is really "magically delicious."

I wanna know about Trident Sugarless Gum's advertisements that say "4 out of 5 dentists recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum."

What's up with that fifth dentist? It can't be that he thinks chewing gum is bad, because the survey was about "patients who chew gum." Does he recommend that patients who chew gum should chew gum with teeth-rotting sugars? Is that dentist just selfishly protecting his own business by encouraging behavior that will increase cavities in his patients? Or does he know something about the people at Trident, something so sinister and clandestine that disclosure would set off a panic among the gum-chewing world?

America deserves to know!!!

26 posted on 07/20/2004 2:46:25 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: Vision Thing
moveon.org is a paper tiger.

Gotta match?

27 posted on 07/20/2004 2:50:56 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: sinkspur

MoveOn needs to take a hint--from its own name.


28 posted on 07/20/2004 2:54:12 PM PDT by newzjunkey (No more Floridas: Can "W" actually win this thing outright?)
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To: L.N. Smithee

What about Grape Nuts? Look in the box. No grapes, no nuts! I DEMAND ANSWERS!


29 posted on 07/20/2004 2:59:26 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: Vision Thing
The FTC should investigate moveon.org's use of the name "MoveOn". Based on moveon.org's obsessive and compulsive behavior, they cannot live up to their name.

You are soooo right! This is something I noted in my February 1999 thread, "Censure and Move On" site: Activism for Dummies

30 posted on 07/20/2004 2:59:56 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: L.N. Smithee
What's up with that fifth dentist?

The fifth dentist

31 posted on 07/20/2004 3:06:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear ( "Lady Snuggles of the Lethal Yew" Ense et aratro!)
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To: Dont Mention the War
What about Grape Nuts? Look in the box. No grapes, no nuts! I DEMAND ANSWERS!

And on the flip side of that...what's up with Kellogg's selling Apple Jacks by saying "It doesn't taste like apples" when it HAS APPLE BITS LISTED RIGHT IN THE INGREDIENTS?

32 posted on 07/20/2004 3:07:11 PM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: sinkspur

33 posted on 07/20/2004 3:09:57 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Ni Jesus, Ni Marx..OUI REAGAN!)
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To: Dont Mention the War
No grapes, no nuts!

Don't want to go too blue here, but (low voice) grapes actually do have as part of their fruit anatomy, uh, that n-word. That's what you're eating. I'm surprised no one told you.

34 posted on 07/20/2004 3:10:41 PM PDT by searchandrecovery (Socialist America - diseased and dysfunctional.)
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To: Vision Thing

Too bad they can't live up to their name.


35 posted on 07/20/2004 3:11:30 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberalism=insanity)
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To: Political Junkie Too

More laughs on FR today than in a long time - LOL!


36 posted on 07/20/2004 3:16:59 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: sinkspur

Where's the "Chill Wind Blowing Alert!"?


37 posted on 07/20/2004 3:17:35 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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38 posted on 07/20/2004 3:17:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: sinkspur

It is ironic that a group called MoveOn can't seem to,,,,well, MoveOn. ;)


39 posted on 07/20/2004 3:22:18 PM PDT by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: Petronski

Tell that to the customes agent...


40 posted on 07/20/2004 3:24:49 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: sinkspur
Just a little bit more Soros doe down the John Crapper!

What George doesn't realize is that he pledged his self, and his fortune, to the biggest spending a$$%oles to come down the pike. They'll spend his money like it's HIS money.

There is justice in this world.....IN THIS WORLD!

41 posted on 07/20/2004 3:25:32 PM PDT by timydnuc ("Give me Liberty, or give me death"!)
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To: sinkspur

Just typical mud-slinging.... throw as much as you can no matter how false and a little bit sticks more each time. They never wanted or expected the suit to work, they are just slinging more stench at the right.


42 posted on 07/20/2004 3:31:12 PM PDT by Tamzee (Flush the Johns before they flood the White House!)
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To: TomGuy

Quite frankly, after these months, I will take just ONE bad day for a lefty.

It feels good just for them to have one really awful day.


43 posted on 07/20/2004 4:08:21 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: TomGuy
Some days it just ain't no fun to be a liberal.

Er, since when is being a lieberal "fun"? :-)

44 posted on 07/20/2004 4:52:46 PM PDT by steveegg (Start the Arkancide watch - NOW!!!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I think they should investigate whether the breakfast cereal Lucky Charms is really "magically delicious."

Indeed it is. The dirty little secret is that without that magic it tastes horrible.

45 posted on 07/20/2004 5:11:17 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: sinkspur

Seeing this post gives me food for thought! You know MSNBC is planning almost full time coverage of the Demcorat Convention. I urge all freepers and like minded folks to boycott any MSNBC coverage, no matter what. MSNBC will get crummy viewership numbers at best, but we can make it even worse. Stick only with Fox News if you plan to watch. As for me, there will be no viewing of the convention at all! This is a non-event not worth watching! these people are "traitors"!


46 posted on 07/20/2004 6:03:18 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Right Wing Professor

Nor will it investigate the DNC theme.


47 posted on 07/20/2004 6:12:44 PM PDT by jimfree (Never did no wanderin' after all.)
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To: Redbob

he he he Right you are :) Uh oh, a government office that WON'T PLAY DIRTY! The rats must be apoplectic!


48 posted on 07/20/2004 7:17:19 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: sinkspur

They should fine Airbag America for being unfunny and unheard.


49 posted on 07/20/2004 7:53:13 PM PDT by Jenya (Gore, he's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody)
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To: sinkspur

This is the correct decision. It's been a good couple of days.


50 posted on 07/20/2004 7:58:46 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (NO SIMS CITY ON PUBLIC LAND.)
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