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Network News Chiefs Worry About Fox News Channel (Bwahahahahaha!!!!!)
IMDb.com ^ | 11-17-04

Posted on 11/17/2004 6:46:48 PM PST by Paul Atreides

The news presidents of ABC, CBS and NBC all agree that the rise of the Fox News Channel poses a threat to their organizations. Appearing on a panel at Stanford University Monday night, CBS News President Andrew Hayward remarked, "Fox has added an important new ingredient to the news system: they mix news and opinion. ... Fox is a blend of news and talk radio on TV. That is a powerful dimension." As reported in the college newspaper Stanford Daily on Tuesday, each of the news chiefs voiced similar concerns. Said ABC News President David Westin: "The problem is when news and opinion are mashed together. ... It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission. We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it." Each of the executives said that they now must deal with public preconceptions that may clash with the actual facts. NBC News President Neal Shapiro observed that the network had presented military experts who maintained that there wouldn't be enough troops in Iraq to pacify the country following the invasion. "This didn't seem to resonate with the American people." Westin agreed, noting that polls show "that an alarming number of people still believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."


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KEYWORDS: foxnews; leftistmediaindenial; liberalmedia
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To: Paul Atreides; Liz; Howlin
...polls show "that an alarming number of people still believe..."

A leftist's work is never really done...

51 posted on 11/17/2004 7:27:20 PM PST by Libloather (RED REGIONS ROCK!)
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To: Paul Atreides
Said ABC News President David Westin: "The problem is when news and opinion are mashed together. ... It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission. We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."

Who in the world is he addressing with that convoluted statement?
52 posted on 11/17/2004 7:34:34 PM PST by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....................Get over it.)
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To: Paul Atreides

FUKEM!


53 posted on 11/17/2004 7:34:58 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Paul Atreides

****Said ABC News President David Westin: "The problem is when news and opinion are mashed together. ... It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission. We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."***

Mr. Westin... you should have told "O'Really?" about that earlier so that he would have an early realization,- that seems too late now...

Poor channel... i hope they wont change the name to FaxChannel!...


54 posted on 11/17/2004 7:35:30 PM PST by ChristianDefender (Never give the enemy a foothold in your life)
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To: oldbrowser

"We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."
AS WE SEE IT.. and it always leans left.


55 posted on 11/17/2004 7:39:35 PM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: VOA
I done with 'em all. I still could take the weekend version of NBC News with John Siegenthaler. But this Sites incident has just about ended my watching of MSM news.

And there in lies the problem
TOO many conservatives still watch the MSM and read the liberal rags

I ceased back in 1970

If all conservatives did that the MSM would panic overnight
56 posted on 11/17/2004 7:40:46 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Paul Atreides

The Dems and the Old Media are quite sure that was not a cliff they just drove over. Couldn't be. Their map says the road goes on forever.


57 posted on 11/17/2004 7:42:43 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Democrat Obstructionists will be Daschled!)
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To: Paul Atreides
"Fox has added an important new ingredient to the news system: they mix news and opinion. . ."

New? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

58 posted on 11/17/2004 7:42:52 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Paul Atreides
A couple of days ago, David Martin (CBS?) was on C-spam and he said that "It is our job to criticize the administration!"

I thought it was the repsonsibility of a journalist to REPORT the news and let the reader/viewer make the decision of whether the action of the adminsitration was to be praised or criticized!
59 posted on 11/17/2004 7:49:04 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Paul Atreides
We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it.

This, dear folks, is the code of the media left. As they see the truth, it conveniently omitted (for brief example)John Kerry's original discharge, his horrific and provable lies about black operations in Cambodia and running in the Boston Marathon. I could go on for a page or two, but you get the point.

Their TRUTH is highly filtered parsings that a) confirms their Utopian notions about the left, and/or b) vilifies political enemies.

Their TRUTH is highly threatened by authentic truth, hence the worry about FOX news (and also Free Republic).

60 posted on 11/17/2004 7:50:12 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Paul Atreides

Heard Carville invited McUck on a gulf fishing trip.


61 posted on 11/17/2004 7:51:05 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txflake
Michael Corleon's(sp) brother fished a lot too.
62 posted on 11/17/2004 7:59:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Paul Atreides

Still cluelessly in denial.


63 posted on 11/17/2004 8:00:25 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Paul Atreides
"It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission."

Translation = "Fox is very effective at getting out the truth, and it's damaging our communist propaganda machine".

64 posted on 11/17/2004 8:15:48 PM PST by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" - Pope Urban II, 1097 A.D.)
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To: Paul Atreides

" We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."


65 posted on 11/17/2004 8:22:48 PM PST by RedMonqey (Keep RIGHT or get LEFT behind!!)
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To: Paul Atreides

Fox Rocks!


66 posted on 11/17/2004 8:43:59 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: RedMonqey

It will be interesting to see how their corporations react to their ratings. Is CBS still in the basement? Funny, if they would hire some kids from KU and MU journalism schools like Fox did, they just might find out that they see the truth a little differently.


67 posted on 11/17/2004 8:44:26 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


68 posted on 11/17/2004 8:47:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Paul Atreides

Somebody comes along and disturbs the liberal template that has graced old media's "reporting" for decades and they need to hold panel discussions to figure out good excuses for their ineptitude and loss of credibility.

The arrogance of these people is breathtaking.


69 posted on 11/17/2004 8:51:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Paul Atreides
What they don't see is that their own opinions show in their supposed news. They don't just give the facts. They give the facts with their own personal spin or expression. They choose the news and how to present it using their opinions.

I happen to hate their opinions and so only watch Fox.

70 posted on 11/17/2004 8:57:51 PM PST by tiki (Won one against the Flipper)
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To: Paul Atreides

Hey, alphabet boys...get over it...it's called COMPETITION.


71 posted on 11/17/2004 8:59:34 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down...)
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To: Blueflag
That's why Tom Brokaw was so roundly booed over the weekend when he was introduced at the Nebraska-Oklahoma game in Norman.
72 posted on 11/17/2004 9:00:57 PM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: ClaireSolt

Yes they are(last) and I agree, students would be a good idea(third grade students) BEFORE the left wing Profs twist the their minds about what the truth is...


73 posted on 11/19/2004 9:15:44 AM PST by RedMonqey (Keep RIGHT or get LEFT behind!!)
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To: Paul Atreides

What they do not get is the following. While they pretend to be neutral, report half truths, loaded questions, etc.. the well informed people can see their obvious bias. Of course they will never admit this.


74 posted on 11/19/2004 9:21:31 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Unam Sanctam

LOL!


75 posted on 11/19/2004 9:22:38 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: NonValueAdded

Your right! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.


76 posted on 11/19/2004 9:23:51 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Paul Atreides
We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it.

The still don't get it.

77 posted on 11/19/2004 9:24:51 AM PST by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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