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Attacking the Messenger: The Left Unhinged by The Fox News Channel
Human Events ^ | 7/13/2007 | Martha Zoller

Posted on 07/13/2007 6:06:49 AM PDT by HoosierGirl25

"If Home Depot is serious about protecting the environment, they must stop advertising on Fox -- a network that consistently spreads misinformation about and denies the existence of global warming," says a petition on www.foxattacks.com.

Since the dawn of the information age, groups have tried to manipulate news organizations by going after their advertisers. The first casualty was in the “Marlboro Man” and smoking. That battle still rages with hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the use of smoking in movies and the manipulation of the ratings system to appease the anti smoking crowd. Even in the recent attacks on the Fox News Channel, groups have used Rupert Murdoch’s relationship with cigarette maker Philip Morris (PM) and how that led to Murdoch’s vast media empire ignoring stories about the negative effects of smoking. It isn't enough, however, to try to control the behavior of the American people by controlling the legal products they have access to in the marketplace. The left wants to control what you think and read by controlling your information sources.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; democrats; foxnews; globalwarming; homedepot; left; unhinged
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1 posted on 07/13/2007 6:06:51 AM PDT by HoosierGirl25
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To: HoosierGirl25
Fox News Channel is NOT conservative... yet the Left feels threatened by it. Perhaps because its not completely one sided like the rest of MSM. And they can't stand the thought of conservatives getting equal airtime with THEM. What they really want is the airwaves all to themselves. That's the Left's understanding of the "Fairness Doctrine."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 07/13/2007 6:10:05 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

“NOT conservative”

huh?


3 posted on 07/13/2007 6:11:13 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: HoosierGirl25
The loonie-tunes socialists are also terrified that born-again Rupert Murdoch is about to take over their holy shrine, the Wall Street Urinal.
4 posted on 07/13/2007 6:12:24 AM PDT by BlabItGrabIt (Get Away from the Blind Side of Life--S.R. Vaughn)
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To: goldstategop
Fox News Channel is NOT conservative... yet the Left feels threatened by it.

THe only real difference between FoxNews and the other media outlets is Fox attempts to honestly present the conservative viewpoint.

5 posted on 07/13/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: HoosierGirl25

Fox is UNWATCHABLE becaue of ALL THE LIEBERALS on it!!


6 posted on 07/13/2007 6:13:03 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: HoosierGirl25
"...that consistently spreads misinformation about and denies the existence of global warming,"

IF THAT ONE STATEMENT DOES NOT PROVE THAT GW IS A RELIGION, NOTHING DOES!..........

7 posted on 07/13/2007 6:14:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: goldstategop
its not that its conservative... its just that it has some right leaning commentators / news writers... and when you are hell bent on dominating all forms of media in order to push your propaganda model, fox news must go!

its kind of like democracy in the middle east... the existing governments know that if it were to take hold, they could lose their power base. and just like the left, they will fight any way they can to maintain that power.

8 posted on 07/13/2007 6:14:29 AM PDT by sten
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To: RDTF
FNC has liberals. The difference is the network doesn't claim they don't have a different approach to presenting the day's stories. They do. The rest of the MSM keeps pretending it has no agenda - which is clearly laughable.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 07/13/2007 6:16:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: HoosierGirl25

The “unhinged left” is about as commonplace as an “outraged” moslem. It just takes so little to do it to either constituency.


10 posted on 07/13/2007 6:16:35 AM PDT by CinnamonBear
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To: Red Badger
another the famous liberal half truth.

no one denies the existence of global warming.. after all, we are no longer in the ice age. it's that people do not believe man is the cause of it, instead believing the massive fusion engine in the sky may have some impact.

11 posted on 07/13/2007 6:17:19 AM PDT by sten
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To: CinnamonBear
Trying to avoid "offending" the Left is useless. They will find something to outrage them even if you go out of your way to avoid controversy. Rest assured, they will invent it if it serves their interests.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

12 posted on 07/13/2007 6:18:48 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: HoosierGirl25
I am waiting for Fox News to move back to the right.

I am still upset with Fredo Barns and his Puppet Mortimer.

Charles Krauthammer makes the other two look like pansies for todays talking points.

The liberals in this country have a sorry track record when it comes to what people want to hear day in and day out.

Liberals win when conservatives go out of their way to screw up and hand the election to them on a dirty plate.

13 posted on 07/13/2007 6:19:14 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: BlabItGrabIt
The Wall street Journal is the holy shrine of socialism?
14 posted on 07/13/2007 6:20:05 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: RDTF

“Conservative” these days is what “sane, middle of the road” was maybe twenty years ago.


15 posted on 07/13/2007 6:20:28 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: HoosierGirl25
"If Home Depot is serious about protecting the environment,

Home Depot is serious about turning a profit!!!They advertise where people see it not on lightly viewed "Air America" type stations.

16 posted on 07/13/2007 6:21:53 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: HoosierGirl25

17 posted on 07/13/2007 6:25:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RDTF

Yeah, not conservative.

Fox News presents the news. WHo, what, where, why, when and how. The MSM presents the news using leftwing commentators.

However, Fox’s “commentators” are Conservative and they make no bones about it. In fairness, Fox News has more liberal commentators then the entire MSM has Conservative commentators combined.


18 posted on 07/13/2007 6:33:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (THE US SENATE IS THE MOST CORRUPT BODY POLITIC SINCE THE ROMAN EMPIRE.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t agree with that viewpoint, but not really in the mood to debate it.


19 posted on 07/13/2007 6:35:12 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: HoosierGirl25

The best thing to do with this type of triteness is ignore it.


20 posted on 07/13/2007 6:39:14 AM PDT by no dems (If there is no pressure, there is no change.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Fox needs to change their name to CNN...Celebrity News Network


21 posted on 07/13/2007 6:48:15 AM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: HoosierGirl25

If any company drops advertising revenue for Fox News Channel, I will drop any spending I do at that company.


22 posted on 07/13/2007 6:49:21 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: RDTF
I don’t agree with that viewpoint, but not really in the mood to debate it.

That's cowardly of you. So, you're just a hit an run poster who appears incapable of defending your viewpoints or disagreements with others. Thus far in this threat, I've seen two posts from you disagreeing with others, yet you don't want to explain yourself? Are you a plant?
23 posted on 07/13/2007 6:49:31 AM PDT by adorno
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To: RDTF

Fox has people from both sides of the aisle presenting view points which I think tends to water down the format. People spin, talk over one another and the end result is dung.

Britt Hume does the best news program out there though....


24 posted on 07/13/2007 6:50:36 AM PDT by misterrob ("I've never heard of anyone going on the disabled list with pulled fat." RIP Rod Beck)
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To: adorno

WOW!


25 posted on 07/13/2007 6:51:18 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: goldstategop
The left is threatened by anyone that disagrees with them and that they can’t brow beat down.
26 posted on 07/13/2007 6:52:52 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: HoosierGirl25
The first casualty was in the “Marlboro Man” and smoking. That battle still rages with hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the use of smoking in movies and the manipulation of the ratings system to appease the anti smoking crowd. Even in the recent attacks on the Fox News Channel, groups have used Rupert Murdoch’s relationship with cigarette maker Philip Morris (PM) and how that led to Murdoch’s vast media empire ignoring stories about the negative effects of smoking.

Is "smoking may cause cancer" news? What legitimate news story involves the act of smoking unless its one of government interference in peoples lives?

27 posted on 07/13/2007 6:54:09 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: adorno

Yes.


28 posted on 07/13/2007 6:55:41 AM PDT by Zon (Honesty outlives the lie, spin and deception -- It always has -- It always will.)
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To: goldstategop
For propaganda to be really effective in imposing an artificial reality of the public it can't be countered by contrarian views. Deep down the left knows from hard experience that people don't want what it is pedaling.

They realize that the negative coverage they begrudging gave to Clinton and the "United We Stand" coverage after 911 hurt the cause of destroying America. The are determined to never let anything that doesn't serve "the truth" slip out ever again....

29 posted on 07/13/2007 7:05:10 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: adorno; Admin Moderator

I am staring at that in awe, that you would post a PM here, and would continue with this attack for no good reason.


31 posted on 07/13/2007 7:13:53 AM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: HoosierGirl25
Scratch a “progressive” and you’ll find a fascist every time.
33 posted on 07/13/2007 7:20:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: HoosierGirl25

MMm, I need to go shopping at Home Depot soon.


34 posted on 07/13/2007 7:20:30 AM PDT by tioga (I'll take Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson for President. Pick one.)
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To: HoosierGirl25
Nothing stings like an unwelcome truth!

That's why Diane Feinstein's jumping around like she sat on a fireantbed.

35 posted on 07/13/2007 7:23:52 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Ignore the will of the people at your peril, Political "Aristocrats"!)
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To: sten

I was watching a show on the Science Channel about that “massive Fusion Engine”, most interesting. The impact that Solar flares and sunspots has on earth’s technology and it’s climate is extremely profound.

The reality is that Global Warming is no longer a scientific issue but a political one; One that the left has found to rally it’s sagging (and soggy) followers around to it’s cause. To people in the know it’s fairly obvious who’s behind it: The argument that We “selfish, greedy immoral capitalists” who are only out to make money are the culprits!” gives it away. This can only come from the left wing dogmatists spew comments out w/o facts. It has all the hallmarks of a typical Soviet Disinformation campaign: You take a situation, condition or incident surrounded by a kernal of truth, surround it with lies and distortions and outright fabrications and find all the correct media outlets and there you have it! A New Truth ...

What’s really a cause for concern here is that the entire principal of scientific research has been transplanted by a dogmatism which could wind up being causing even more of a catastrophe. Climate cycles, Solar Cycles and other factors influence the environment here on Earth.

Many millions of years ago a large part of North America and other continents were covered by water, and the Poles of our planet were in a totally different location on the globe than they are now. So tell me, who caused that one? The Dinosaurs? Please ...


36 posted on 07/13/2007 7:28:08 AM PDT by Mr. C
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To: Suzy Quzy

I agree. I can’t watch H&C because I jsut can’t stand to hear Colmes speak about anything.


37 posted on 07/13/2007 7:58:27 AM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: RDTF

Fox News has some conservative commentators, but they are not conservative in general. They are simply not consistently liberal like the other networks, which does not make them conservative.


38 posted on 07/13/2007 8:17:12 AM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: Suzy Quzy

Are you serious? So you watch CNN or MSNBC for their good conservative commentary . . . hahaha.

FNC has a few liberal commentators but it is the most “fair and balanced” network out there with tons of great conservatives like Brit.


39 posted on 07/13/2007 8:35:16 AM PDT by outfield
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To: BlabItGrabIt
The loonie-tunes socialists are also terrified that born-again Rupert Murdoch is about to take over their holy shrine, the Wall Street Urinal.

^ This comment is nonsense.

40 posted on 07/13/2007 9:11:24 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: outfield

I watch HGTV.....


41 posted on 07/13/2007 12:58:33 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: quikdrw

I can’t LOOK at Colmes.


42 posted on 07/13/2007 12:59:14 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary in '08.....Her PHONINESS is GENUINE !!!!)
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To: quikdrw

Colmes is an embarrassingly shrill parody of a liberal, so you would think he’d be good for a laugh, but I agree that he makes the show unwatchable.


43 posted on 07/13/2007 1:50:56 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (Liberals aren't atheists. They worship government -- including human sacrifices.)
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To: quikdrw

Personally I get a kick out of watching Colmes. Like most of his type he usually looks like he is expecting someone to grab him and start B***h Slapping him.


44 posted on 07/28/2007 7:00:29 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: angelcindy

“Fox needs to change their name to CNN...Celebrity News Network”

I thought CNN stood for Clinton News Network?


45 posted on 07/28/2007 7:02:49 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: HoosierGirl25

The irony of a filmmaker wanting to limit the press is stunning. All commies need to censor speech and all other freedoms since their ideas don’t work.

Pray for W and Our Troops


46 posted on 07/28/2007 7:08:57 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground)
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To: goldstategop

These are the same fools who think the fairness doctrine gives them 100% exclusivity of “the message”.

this attack is proof of the “jamming” intent of the left.


47 posted on 07/28/2007 7:09:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: HoosierGirl25

If there’s any complaint against against Fox it’s an excess of glitz and cleavage at the expense of hard news. If Anna Nicole dies you know every night Fox will spend an inordinate amount of time with super hot info babes, with low cut bodices breathlessly giving us a minute to minute update - wait a second, I like that stuff. Never mind.


48 posted on 07/28/2007 7:10:14 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: BlabItGrabIt

The loonly left regards the Wall Street Journal just as they do Fox, except its audience is considerably smaller.


49 posted on 07/28/2007 7:12:32 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: joebuck
The problem is that the lurid celeb stuff is what people want to see.

With one of the tabloidian stories earlier in the year, maybe even ANS, both FNC and CNN dropped the story to lesser prominence. pMSNBC stuck with it as the Number One story of the year, and gained in the ratings while the other two lost viewers.

While it's unfortunate, you can't really blame FNC and CNN for competing for the ad dollars brought in by the number of viewers.

I cut back my boob tube news in general, FNC in particular, for a number of reasons, illegal immigration, Shep, Geraldo, overly tabloid, etc.

50 posted on 07/28/2007 7:30:56 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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