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Vanity | 11-06-08 | Veritas 2002

Posted on 11/06/2008 10:07:54 AM PST by veritas2002

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To: veritas2002

I’m already with you. After the Carl Cameron lying crap about Palin (who has friends that lived in Africa)


251 posted on 11/06/2008 3:12:08 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: albie

Because of the this, I’ve started watching Fox News for the 1st time!


252 posted on 11/06/2008 4:02:55 PM PST by sterling68 (First Time Fox)
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To: sterling68

You are exactly the type of person who should be watching Fox, a dumba**. It appears that’s the demographic they’re going for. Enjoy Fox and enjoy you’re, hopefully, short stay here.


253 posted on 11/06/2008 4:06:10 PM PST by beandog
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To: beandog

Do I detect the faintest whiff of ozone in the breeze?


254 posted on 11/06/2008 4:09:08 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: veritas2002

already done


255 posted on 11/06/2008 4:12:34 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Tagline scrubbed to prevent invitation to indoctrinization camp)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
leaks slamming Palin from McCain-campaign backbiters are ugly and unnecessary, but they're news

I beg to differ on what the definitions of news is to you. Reporting and continuing to investigate Obama's connections is news! Something that should of been done last year.

Not Gov. Palin in a bath-robe, that just pisses me off! What kind of crap is that!

256 posted on 11/06/2008 4:13:25 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Unfortunately, the clown still appears to be alive. Obviously, brain dead, but still alive.


257 posted on 11/06/2008 4:21:23 PM PST by beandog
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To: veritas2002
Fox's election night ratings were below ABC. Screw them too. I have watched very little since their recent maniacal swerve left.

Good Riddance!!! Sell that to your advertisers, FOX! You CANNOT be counted on!!!!!!!!!

258 posted on 11/06/2008 4:26:46 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: GerardKempf
Give me a break

I will, I won't respond with what I am thinking

259 posted on 11/06/2008 4:55:14 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: veritas2002

Unless you have a Nielson box , how are they going to know we aren’t watching? They need to be hit in the pocketbook. We need a list of advertisers and email addresses, headquarters addresses and phone numbers. The advertisers are the ones who will do something. Not watching won’t.


260 posted on 11/06/2008 4:57:59 PM PST by curth
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To: veritas2002

No more FNC for us, except maybe five minutes of Cavuto.


261 posted on 11/06/2008 5:03:10 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: veritas2002

I quit right after that bogus election.


262 posted on 11/06/2008 5:38:48 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: veritas2002
I stopped watching FoxNews a week ago already.

If Ailes kicks out a few insufferable employees....
- Carl Cameron
- Nina Easton
- Shep Smith
- Gerry Ferraro

...I might start watching again.

263 posted on 11/06/2008 5:44:55 PM PST by shhrubbery! (Obama: The Only Senator Who Voted Against Stopping Infanticide)
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To: veritas2002

sigh... dunno if I can leave ALL of Cavuto, Hannity, Greta, or even O’Reilly (he did call out cameron on his bs on Palin)... I mean are there ANY tv news watchable these days without fnc?


264 posted on 11/06/2008 6:07:59 PM PST by nObama4life
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To: FrankR
"And while your at it, please tell O'Riley, Sean, and the rest to let their damn guests finish answering the questions they ask"

Oh please I'm sick of that kind of journalism. If a guest is lying or spinning, INTERRUPT THEM. They have no duty to let someone spread lies on their network.

If they do it the way you suggested, journalists might as well just tape record their questions, play them one by one, hit stop when the question finishes, and sit there like a knot on a log.

265 posted on 11/06/2008 6:42:39 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: jersey117

I was referring specifically to TV. I always use the sites you listed.


266 posted on 11/06/2008 6:47:03 PM PST by rushmom (l)
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To: blackie; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; honolulugal; ...
Re: Command Decision with Clark Gable

Good old Turner Class Movies!

It has always bothered me that in Command Decision they have a model of an Me-262 German Jet Fighter made up, but in the film they call it a "Landswolf" something or other!

Otherwise, a great film with excellent writing and acting all the way around.

I fear some of the dialog may show how things are to some in the future in stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons. Below, think nObama for Kane and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for Dennis:

Maj. Gen. Roland Goodlaw Kane: Casey, this may pull down the work of twenty years. All right, let's have it.

Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: The day after you left, sir, weather conference gave us a clear break over Central and Northeast Germany 44 days running. There was a chance to do the job, possibly the last one, so I laid on 'Stitch.'

Maj. Gen. Roland Goodlaw Kane: Regardless of the fact that you might be upsetting the larger picture .

Brig. Gen. K.C. 'Casey' Dennis: Larger than what, sir? The outcome of the war?

267 posted on 11/06/2008 6:50:38 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: curth

You’re right.

I think the best plan is to target the advertisers. Since it’s hard to keep track of all the advertisers, I’d start with the biggest advertiser and work my way down the list. First we’d need links to the advertiser’s email, so we can send them an email and explain why we are not supporting them. Then we need to make good on the threat. But why just FOX? Surely the rest of them deserve even greater scorn. I’d target any business that advertises on any biased news show. I think that would be all of them, as far as I can tell.


268 posted on 11/06/2008 7:02:43 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: veritas2002

i’ve been advocating a boycott of FOX News Channel all week... we must boycott all of the shows on FNC... and not just for one day... and no checking in at FNC to see what’s going on... make it a real boycott...


269 posted on 11/06/2008 7:05:08 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: mbennett203
Gee...I'm sorry. I thought people were allowed to put their own opinions on FR...not just YOUR opinions.

I certainly didn't mean to make you get your panties in a wad...I certainly hope you'll forgive me, oh knowledgeable one.
270 posted on 11/06/2008 7:06:28 PM PST by FrankR (Let's sit back and watch the show - popcorn anyone?)
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To: veritas2002

i meant it needs to be longer than one week... why go back to them? not only did they treat Sarah shabbily... they did a disservice to our country and to their faithful conservative audience (us) when they let Obama’s lies go unanswered... they did nothing to expose him... the Fox News Panel with Brit Hume all sat around praising Obama after each debate... that is when i watched Brit Hume for the last time... he was the only reason i had any connection to FNC...


271 posted on 11/06/2008 7:08:39 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: veritas2002

I do not watch tv at all. Haven’t had a tv in my house for over 10 years. I really don’t miss it. I also haven’t bought a paper in that long a time. All my news is from the internet and talk radio.


272 posted on 11/06/2008 7:50:36 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: veritas2002

My tv is off, period. I don’t want to hear ANYTHING about the o.


273 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:03 PM PST by mathluv (The Barracuda and the Maverick will take on the Messiah and the Mouth)
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To: generally

Personally, I view Fox as the Fox in sheeps clothing. I can’t believe they are behind this, but I really think MSNBC should be the first target.That place is nothing but pure hatred. There is nothing redeeming there at all. We need a few people who are good at organizing things.

We can use some volunteers to actually watch MSNBC, especially the shows they run from 6pm to 10pm and write down the names of every company that advertises there. I know there won’t be many people raising their hands to do that. We need others to find ways to contact these companies and we need somewhere to put this information so everyone can find it and launch an all out attack.We need others to pass the information around to other pro Palin sites and supporters to get as many people involved as possible.Then we actually have to send the emails, make the calls and write the letters. Every day for as long as it takes for something to happen.When it does, we move to the next one and the next one.

Boycotts can work with newspapers and magazines. Of course boycotting something you don’t read or buy isn’t going to do anything.I don’t think US magazine has bashed Sarah since that stupid issue they ran a couple of months back.

If someone out there can set up a website or blog to get the ball rolling, count me in as far as helping out.

Of course I expect the usual negative responses, but if you don’t want to help, don’t but don’t belittle or discourage those who do.


274 posted on 11/06/2008 7:53:03 PM PST by curth
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To: YouGoTexasGirl
The only reason I voted this year was because Palin was on the ticket. Fred was my man.

You speak for me as well.

275 posted on 11/06/2008 8:16:47 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (2010. Do or die.)
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To: Aquinasfan
"I'll tune in to most of the FOX shows, but I'm done with Brit. "

Bingo, and I loved him the most. WTF happened to him? He was actually skeptical until election night. I expected Koolaid drinking crap from Juan Williams (he ripped on Palin constantly), but Nina Easton ought to know better (hmm... her hubby supported Romney, and it's the Romney bots crapping on Palin... interesting).

276 posted on 11/06/2008 8:22:23 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: ex-rushie
"We really don’t want to watch the big O at all. He can pose in front of the cameras for the stupid people who voted for him. I have better things to do."

My sentiments exactly.

277 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:50 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: veritas2002

Why don’t you send her something useful, like a subscription to the Economist or the Wall St. Journal, or something?


278 posted on 11/06/2008 9:00:44 PM PST by vkladchik
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To: FrankR
"Gee...I'm sorry. I thought people were allowed to put their own opinions on FR...not just YOUR opinions."

I didn't say you didn't have a right to air your opinion, I disagreed with it, and passionately wrote as much.

279 posted on 11/06/2008 9:12:25 PM PST by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: curth

I could occasionally watch MSNBC after 6. It’s often on at work. I can work late and take time to check on who is advertising. They have ads on their website, too. AARP was the biggest one I saw.

While there, I see a banner that says “Not just conservative news” HA! A better slogan would be “Not ANY conservative news” Who are they trying to kid???? Is that their real slogan or is that something new? I never watch except when I happen to walk by at work.


280 posted on 11/06/2008 9:18:55 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: veritas2002

I haven’t watched FOX since the interview they did with Hussein.

BTW, I’m still boycotting France.


281 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:35 PM PST by 1035rep
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To: veritas2002

Already did. I don’t watch ANY news now. At all. Haven’t for nearly a year. Not only am I better off for it, my stress level dropped by at LEAST half!

They are all part of the system, and that system gave us Barak Obama. Not goin back to that crap.


282 posted on 11/07/2008 12:01:05 AM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: veritas2002

I am 100% with you. Fox’s treatment of Sarah Palin has been shameful, and I am disgusted with them.


283 posted on 11/07/2008 2:47:56 AM PST by CKAckerman
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To: veritas2002

I have listened to Rush for many years, off and on. FOX news came to town and I switched to cable only when they became part of the basic service like Direct TV. Hannity and O’Reilly dominated my TV. My wife came to hate FOX tv, it was always on.

During the debates on whom should be the Republican contender for president, FOX tv decided to marginalize Duncan Hunter. Hannity and O’Reilly told us they were only mentioning the 3 top prospects. Duncan Hunter was not one of them. Duncan Hunter at the time was one of the 3 prospects with delegates. FOX tv and the GOP dropped him from the debates.

During that time only Glenn Beck gave Duncan Hunter a voice. No one else. Glenn Beck had Duncan Hunter on for a full hour.

If FOX wants me back they will bring on Glenn Beck and Rush. I have had it with weasels like Hannity and O’Reilly.

The problem with FOX is that they are pandering to people that truly want fair and balanced. We conservatives want the truth. We demand fair and balanced, good or bad. Give us the facts and let us make our decisions.


284 posted on 11/07/2008 3:10:57 AM PST by Haddit (A Hunter Conservative)
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To: Doug4McCain
It’s not a secret that 81% of Fox News reporters and employees donate money to the Democratic party

Source, please.
285 posted on 11/07/2008 4:57:00 AM PST by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: Haddit

I will watch Glenn Beck when he starts on Fox-—looking forward to some sanity in this mess.


286 posted on 11/07/2008 4:59:13 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: veritas2002

I agree with all my heart! I just hope and pray that Fox gets what’s coming to them, how can they do this to her?


287 posted on 11/07/2008 5:16:25 AM PST by PalinLives012
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To: veritas2002
It will be hard for me to to boycott Fox as I haven't watched Fox in at least 5 years. I got so tired of the flash and wiz bang graphics and sounds, Shep's over the top reporting and finally H&C shouting matches. Fox represents, as the other MSM outlets, the worst in news reporting.
288 posted on 11/07/2008 5:18:16 AM PST by engrpat
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To: veritas2002
I agree, your all being turncoats. Ive NEVER liked Fox News but now it seems all those who backed it so hard as ‘fair and balanced’ are wanting it shut down. Why? Because your hearing things you don't like. Fox has been notorious for skewing things towards the right. When they finally have negative news on someone from the right you all want a ‘boycott’. Is this highschool? GROW UP.
289 posted on 11/07/2008 5:19:05 AM PST by migueldg (Oh NOW you want FOX off the air. So funny.)
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To: migueldg

Stick around Miguel, you may learn something.


290 posted on 11/07/2008 6:00:15 AM PST by Haddit (A Hunter Conservative)
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To: fortheDeclaration

>> You see, that is the problem, there is no ‘balanced approach’ there is only right and wrong.

I certainly agree that there is objective morality. However, no political party is always right or always wrong. That Fox News did not always give favorable coverage to the Republican candidates is not necessarily objectionable. It would be as inappropriate for Fox News to bias toward McCain/Palin as it was for MSNBC to shill for Obama/Biden.

To my mind, “right and wrong” are not judgment calls for a news network to make. They are there to report the news.

H


291 posted on 11/07/2008 7:31:10 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: Bender2

Great critique and synopsis.

The misnaming of the ME-262 reminds me of the scene in “In Harm’s Way” when Hugh O’Brian ran that beautiful ‘40 Lincoln Continental convertible over the cliff where it turned into a ‘41 Ford convertible as it crashed and burned. ;)

I have the DVD of Command Decision.


292 posted on 11/07/2008 8:58:13 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Terpfen

Free Republic - or - Media Research - or - My Azz! LOL!

Behind the scenes, you’d be surprised by the Fox News Channel. Those guys are regular George McGovern’s...


293 posted on 11/07/2008 10:00:21 AM PST by Doug4McCain (I'm sorry for supporting McCain, but I still love Sarah Palin.)
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To: blackie
Re: The misnaming of the ME-262 reminds me of the scene in “In Harm’s Way” when Hugh O’Brian ran that beautiful ‘40 Lincoln Continental convertible over the cliff where it turned into a ‘41 Ford convertible as it crashed and burned. ;)

And those toy ships they used in In Harm's Way battle scenes were ridiculous! But the plot and acting was top notch, plus the Duke got some!

Captain Rockwell Torrey: Egan, Rock. Can you bunk out tonight?

Of course, it was his second time at bat with Patricia Neal. The first being in Operation Pacific 14 years earlier, so the fix was in!

294 posted on 11/07/2008 10:10:44 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: mbennett203
"I'll tune in to most of the FOX shows, but I'm done with Brit. "

Brit's retiring the end of the year. Maybe he just wanted to go out on a "nice" note. He's sounding tired to me lately, like he's just fed up with the whole mess and ready to be out and enjoying fishing or something.

295 posted on 11/07/2008 10:50:30 AM PST by BuckyKat
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To: Bender2

You’ve nailed it again!!

Every time I watched it, I fast forward through those toy ships!

They could have used some old footage from ‘Victory at Sea!’

When Rock said “can you bunk out tonight”, she was slipping off her shoes. Which was more suggestive than a female taking off her bra, today.

I remember Operation Pacific and the dud torpedoes.


296 posted on 11/07/2008 10:51:06 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: veritas2002

Greta has spent almost her entire show sticking up for Palin the last couple of days. She seems to find Campaign Carl’s repetition of petty, snarky rumors without sources rather reprehensible.

O’Reilly on the other hand is just condescendingly reminding his audience that his is a “news” program (except when it’s a commentary) and that since Carl is reporting it, it must be “news” and therefore open season. He sort of stood up for Palin in his talking points, and I use “sort of” rather loosely.


297 posted on 11/07/2008 10:53:14 AM PST by BuckyKat
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To: veritas2002
This thread would do really well at Daily Koz.
They think this is a great idea.
They even have the artwork ready...



... so I'm definitely against it. That said, If I were Brit Hume ... I'd be leaving as well ;o)
298 posted on 11/07/2008 10:54:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: veritas2002; StarFan
At least stick with Greta van Sustern (10pm ET, FNC)... she LOVES Sarah Palin and is/has been defending her honor BIG TIME.

Greta is on her way back to Alaska... she just scored the first post-election interview with our Sarah. It will be nice to see what Sarah is *really* like without the McCain handlers/buffoons constraining her...

299 posted on 11/07/2008 10:57:10 AM PST by nutmeg (Palin/Jindal or Jindal/Palin 2012)
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To: Hemorrhage
I certainly agree that there is objective morality. However, no political party is always right or always wrong. That Fox News did not always give favorable coverage to the Republican candidates is not necessarily objectionable. It would be as inappropriate for Fox News to bias toward McCain/Palin as it was for MSNBC to shill for Obama/Biden. To my mind, “right and wrong” are not judgment calls for a news network to make. They are there to report the news.

This is not an issue over Parties, this is about ideological views

It is wrong to report gossip as news.

No one is saying that FOX should have a bias towards McCain/Palin, but only that they should not have one AGAINST them, which is what EVERY network has as well.

300 posted on 11/07/2008 11:20:35 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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