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Media Matters Panel: Guns Don't Kill People, Fox News Kills People
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Posted on 06/19/2009 8:09:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Media Matters Panel: Guns Don't Kill People, Fox News Kills People

Yesterday, Media Matters hosted a panel at the National Press Club where five liberal activists discussed the use of “extremist” language by the conservative media and its allegedly violent effects. “We all need to set a tone for civil national discourse,” declared Nancy M. Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. It was a noble sentiment, though a bit ironic at an event where liberals tarred conservatives as bigots who inspire other bigots to commit acts of violence.

“FOX News is really mainstreaming this sort of vigilante almost malicious rhetoric,” Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert said. He added that Lou Dobbs and pretty much everyone at FOX News were a “toxic group of people.”

“Hateful words have hateful consequences and blood will be on their hands if they don’t take actions to repudiate [them],” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro of the National Council of La Raza. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich agreed. “It amazes me that these people can go on TV and say whatever they want,” Beirich said. No word yet on whether Beirich has heard of the First Amendment.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527groups; foxnews; mediamatters
Whew..........what a bunch of nuts
1 posted on 06/19/2009 8:09:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
“We all need to set a tone for civil national discourse,” declared Nancy M. Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

Kinda like the example you set the previous 8 years, ay Nancy?

2 posted on 06/19/2009 8:10:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Geez. Stand up for yourself and be branded a “hater” - sounds about right [from the dying media outlets.]


3 posted on 06/19/2009 8:11:11 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is parody right?


4 posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:32 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Throughout history, the biggest murderer of people, by an absolute mass majority, is big government, big government that controls everything.

Once they do...and that also means the ability of the people to defend themselves...the death and genocide begins.

A JULY 4TH TEA PARTY SPEECH IN AMERICA

5 posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:50 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder how much it’d cost to have a case of “Colon Blow” delivered to Media Matters?


6 posted on 06/19/2009 8:14:24 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver

BARF!!!


7 posted on 06/19/2009 8:14:38 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Sub-Driver; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

It is a dreary, rainy day in Massachusetts and I’ve just had the laugh of the month. Liberals, users of the MOST insulting, acerbic, poisoness, hate filled and hateful language on the face of any planet, is unhappy because we of the “far,far right” speak OUR minds.
The sad truth is the ONLY people who listened LIVE to that drivel were those who applauded instantly.
Now the sun is out and the bird are chirping.


8 posted on 06/19/2009 8:15:28 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our Views)
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To: theDentist

Fox News is toxic, but Osama bin Olberman ISN’T?


9 posted on 06/19/2009 8:17:26 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It amazes me that these people can go on TV and say whatever they want,”

Yup...that First Amendment...she really is a bitch. LOL

10 posted on 06/19/2009 8:17:28 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: theDentist

Media Matters is Colon Blow....


12 posted on 06/19/2009 8:18:40 AM PDT by odin2008 (Everything in the universe is subject to change.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert..."

Do they name themselves under the theory that a prestigious sounding title makes them less a bunch of sewer dwellers?

13 posted on 06/19/2009 8:19:32 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: The Shrew

“This is parody right?”

This is rightspeak...scary...


14 posted on 06/19/2009 8:22:14 AM PDT by IMTOFT (Bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote)
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To: Jeff Head
Tyrants have always feard informed, armed and unafraid citizens.

We are at a pivotal crossroads in our nation's history. A very steep, very hard and dangerous roads leads one way...an abject fatal precipice leads the other.

WHEN TRUTH BECOMES TREASON

15 posted on 06/19/2009 8:22:27 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t forget, these people are in power now.


16 posted on 06/19/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

Fox News and guns kill people in the same way spoons made Rosie O’Donnel fat.


17 posted on 06/19/2009 8:29:51 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Puppage
Kinda like the example you set the previous 8 years, ay Nancy?

Prostitutes calling for chastity.

18 posted on 06/19/2009 9:26:22 AM PDT by tbpiper (How would you define a 'domestic enemy of the constitution'?)
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To: arbooz
Contrary to popular belief, the left is well armed & not the least bit scared in a war they have been slowly, but surely winning for decades. Their tactics of protest, intimidation, vilification, & liberal use of cash have been very successful.

Sadly, if any group has shown meekness in this war, it is conservatives. Thru our inaction, the left now controls the schools, media, the fed/state bureaucracy, the legal system, retirement, & soon health care.

Religion & morality have been vilified. Cheating, lying & stealing are rewarded, as is perversion & exhibitionism. Parenting is an unknown art, frowned upon by a ruling class that would rather “indoctrinate” your kids themselves.

And we have relied on & blamed the Republican Party, a party only SLIGHTLY less corrupt & socialist/fascist than the Democrats.

Remember the Patriot Act? Who would have guessed (duh?) all ya had to do was redefine WHO was a terrorist, & viola, the gov’t can spy on, search, & arrest anybody they want. Thanks Karl, Dick, & George! Ignorant dupes or willing fascists? You make the call!

Until we have millions of Limbaughs, Coulters, & Becks in the streets of DC & our state capitols, screaming “Pack your bags & get outa town, and we will stay here until you do”, we will continue our decline until we resemble something less than Zimbabwe.

19 posted on 06/19/2009 10:43:43 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They never point out specifics to make their case. Why? Because they have no case. If any media doesn’t salivate 24/7 over the Fraud In Chief, they are haters.

I could have sworn we were bombarded with the worst hate and vitriol for the past 8 years coming out of these people.

All of them, little tyrants.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 10:49:44 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if any of them mentioned Olbermann’s ongoing “Worst Person In the World” feature.


22 posted on 06/19/2009 1:49:52 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, yes, Fox is simply terrible. Contrast its rhetoric with the kind and gentle treatment the liberal media gave to people like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Clarence Thomas, Kenneth Starr, and Sarah Palin. I remember Olbermann comparing Starr to Heinrich Himmler.


23 posted on 06/19/2009 1:54:42 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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