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Klein: Fox's 'hateful crap' borders on 'sedition'
The American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2009 | George Joyce

Posted on 10/25/2009 4:22:04 AM PDT by Scanian

For a fascinating glimpse into the seething and completely unhinged liberal mind check out Joe Klein’s dark and disturbing rant over at Time Magazine. The first line of the piece reads:

"Let me be precise here: Fox News peddles a fair amount of hateful crap. Some of it borders on sedition. Much of it is flat out untrue."

Although Klein’s vitriol is off the charts it pales in comparison to what can only be described as his unseemly boot licking. Here’s an example:

"If the problem is that stories bloated far beyond their actual importance -- ACORN's corruption, Van Jones's radical past -- are in danger of leaching out of the Fox hothouse into the general media, then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds."

When a writer worries about stories “in danger of leaching out” he or she can best be described as a storm trooper, not a journalist.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: foxnews; liberals; obama; sedition; timemagazine
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1 posted on 10/25/2009 4:22:05 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Sedition? SEDITION?

Now that's a good old word, one that hasn't entered our politics in a long, long time.

My answer: Smile when you say that, Klein, because them's fightin' words.

2 posted on 10/25/2009 4:24:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I hope Sarah will start a 2nd party soon)
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To: Scanian

Fox is the only net that reports the news.
NBC, owned by GE is in the tank for Hussein as are all the other major networks. They didnt run the ACORN stories, they didnt run the Van Jones stories. They are protecting their little fascist.


3 posted on 10/25/2009 4:24:36 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Scanian

Klein is deeply disappointed that Fox is interfering w/ the socialists’ agenda.


4 posted on 10/25/2009 4:29:46 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Scanian

And Olberman calling conservatives “mashed up bags of meat” is just tough love, right?


5 posted on 10/25/2009 4:30:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Jim Noble

If the definition of sedition = “speaking critically about the criminal bastards running our nation” then I guess I’m guilty too. :(


6 posted on 10/25/2009 4:32:53 AM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: Scanian

These people are nothing but losers. To try and make this argument is such a farce. We all know the other networks are in the bag for Obama, and we also know Fox only seems right leaning because they report for the most part, fairly. Liberal journalist can’t stand this fact so they show their asses by seething. As far as I’m concerned Klien can go pound sand while I laugh at him for his complete biased idiocy!


7 posted on 10/25/2009 4:32:53 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: Scanian

Obama’s obsession with Fox News just might cause some interesting dynamics to appear on the international scale and within the ranks of “journalism.”


8 posted on 10/25/2009 4:34:16 AM PDT by csense
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To: Scanian

if we still had the Alien and Sedition acts....zer0bama would qualify for both

9 posted on 10/25/2009 4:35:40 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Scanian
Klein? Joel Klein?
Who is he again?
He sounds like Hitler's Reichsführer-SS (Reich SS Leader) Heinrich Himmler to me, only 10 times as evil that's all. The Kenyan Narcissist in Chief has read well from the Hitler play book, and set his impotent, increasingly irrelevant attack dogs lose.
10 posted on 10/25/2009 4:38:19 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Scanian
Very simply, socialism cannot survive an educated and informed public. It is, therefore essential to the left that they shut down and obscure the message of their opponents. They were successful during the last election. What will happen now is still up in the air.
11 posted on 10/25/2009 4:39:54 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jim Noble

Call me a Seditionist. I REFUSE TO BE SILENCED!

Call me a Teabagger. I REFUSE TO BE SILENCED!

Call me a birther. I REFUSE TO BE SILENCED!

No carpet-munching, child-molesting, America-hating Communist will silence me.

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic.” SWMNBN


12 posted on 10/25/2009 4:40:21 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Scanian

How is it that America suffers such narcissistic fools who can not stop whining when they don’t get their way? For I think America is too nice to these people (now how’s that for bad English). I can only guess the fish is rotting from the head down.


13 posted on 10/25/2009 4:41:28 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: JaneNC

“If the problem is that stories bloated far beyond their actual importance — ACORN’s corruption, Van Jones’s radical past — are in danger of leaching out of the Fox hothouse into the general media, then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds.”

Gosh, Joe Klein..It sounds like you want ideas different than yours to be censored. No debate..No true “multiculturalism,” no true equality..Just totalitarianism, marxism, communism, fascism or whatever “ism” is required to take away the voice of those who might have a different point of view. Well, Americans are not ready for your kind of thinking yet, Joe. Methinks some strong opposition might happen if people like you choose to take away our First Amendment Rights, buried down in a remote corner of some bill not having anything to do with free speech. We are awake now and we are watching.


14 posted on 10/25/2009 4:43:00 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: csense

So when the merd hits the air-moving apparatus and the networks MUST report the facts, including the imposition of Martial Law (which will never be rescinded without revolution) then the sheeple will wonder why no one told them this was coming.


15 posted on 10/25/2009 4:43:05 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Scanian

Hey, Klein!

The White House can’t stand Fox News’ criticism, so you just run out and write anything to defend this administration.

Do you call THAT news?!


16 posted on 10/25/2009 4:45:05 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Scanian
Wonder will Joey write an anonymous book on the BamaKennedy wrecking crew?
17 posted on 10/25/2009 4:45:20 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Scanian

Prove it!


18 posted on 10/25/2009 4:45:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Jim Noble

Personally, I think that Obama’s ‘hateful socialism’ goes well beyond bordering on sedition. Intentionally violating the Constitution that our Liar-in-Chief swore to preserve, protect, and defend is treason. I hope Obama sees the light and turns to side with America, the side of good.


19 posted on 10/25/2009 4:46:23 AM PDT by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: Scanian
"Let me be precise here: Fox News peddles a fair amount of hateful crap. Some of it borders on sedition. Much of it is flat out untrue."

Explain to me, Joe, how exposing Obama's thugs, hinchmen and fellow Marxists using their own words, documented in video clips and their own writing, is either hateful or untrue?????

21 posted on 10/25/2009 4:47:15 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Jim Noble
He should tune into PBS radio for their "Early Morning Sedition" each day

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22 posted on 10/25/2009 4:50:17 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Jim Noble

Klein is a socialist sock puppet. Only can parrot what’s approved for release by his handlers.

Sedition is in his mirror

If it was for waiting room magazine racks he’d be cleaning toliets at rest stops on the interstate


23 posted on 10/25/2009 4:51:50 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Scanian

Seriously, it won’t be long before Obama and the left start using the force of government to start silencing critics, and the MSM will fully support it.

Look, a national emergency for the FLU?? Let’s all get conditioned to have the government step in and takeover whatever next, such as FOX.


24 posted on 10/25/2009 4:55:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: Scanian

Klien must be the one Time’s keeping to turn out the lights.


25 posted on 10/25/2009 4:58:33 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Scanian

TIME? ‘Nuff said, nobody reads Time anymore.


26 posted on 10/25/2009 4:59:28 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Scanian
Klein's article is clearly intended to be critical of the President's war on Fox.

His "I hate Fox" preamble to the article is almost obligatory to establish his credentials as a leftist, writing to a leftist audience. Even the phrase that the AT article describes as so vitriolic places the responsibility on the Whitehouse: then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds.

The article is intended to criticize the whitehouse not fox. There's no need to waste all the outrage when they're taking the right side. Here's a link to the entire article if anyone wants to read it.

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2009/10/23/outfoxed/
27 posted on 10/25/2009 4:59:57 AM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: Scanian
stories bloated far beyond their actual importance

Really? That's an interesting standard to be raised by anyone in the MSM. Let's remember it for the next time some conservative finds himself in an all-out media firestorm because of some minor stumble, out-of-context quote, or remote association.

The MSM will pivot on a dime to hype Democrat attack lines of attack, no matter how trivial. And ACORN? One grows weary of saying it, but Joe Klein really should pause to consider how the story would be played if ACORN were a right wing outfit with a long history of vote fraud, street level thuggery, and close associations with a Republican president.

28 posted on 10/25/2009 5:01:10 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Scanian
Some of it borders on sedition. Much of it is flat out untrue."

Hey Klein how about listing the FLAT OUT UNTRUE examples
29 posted on 10/25/2009 5:03:12 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Jim Noble

The amount of immaturity that the Left has put on display lately is truly amazing.

Because they won 53% of the presidential vote under false pretenses, they think they have the right to establish an American Reich and try to trample their opponents into the dirt.

Not only immature but delusional as well.


30 posted on 10/25/2009 5:03:32 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

After reading wannabe WH courtier Klein’s piece, the first thought in my mind was,”does the man ever stop to swallow?”

Well, does he? Ick.


31 posted on 10/25/2009 5:04:19 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Scanian
then perhaps the Administration should be a bit more diligent about whom it hires and whom it funds."

So he admits the administration is WRONG
32 posted on 10/25/2009 5:04:38 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Scanian

I thought when Bush was gone, the Left would regain its sanity?? Apparently there are deeper problems than we previously believed....


33 posted on 10/25/2009 5:05:39 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: JaneNC

GE’s stock has sunk so low that they are beyond desperate for government contracts. They will do literally anything to defend their best chance at making big money—a “corporatist”(Mussolini’s original name for fascism) regime under Obama with GE one of government’s hand-picked corporate “winners.”


34 posted on 10/25/2009 5:06:35 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Time Magazine is a totally anti-American left wing piece of crap that lies for the left all the time.
Boycott the creepers!!!!!
35 posted on 10/25/2009 5:07:02 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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To: Scanian
Dissent is patriotic sedition.
36 posted on 10/25/2009 5:08:30 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Scanian
(The Time-Warner) magazine publishing unit was also a big drag as it suffered the problems besetting many print publications. Overall revenue was down 22% to $915 million, thanks to a 26% drop in advertising and 18% decline in subscriptions. Operating income was down 53% at $102 million.
37 posted on 10/25/2009 5:11:16 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: Molly Pitcher
I thought when Bush was gone, the Left would regain its sanity??

Good question.

On the other hand, I don't think most liberals have any idea of the depth of contempt in which they are held by conservatives. They lie systematically and as a first choice, not a last resort, and they're so deep in their own bubble that they really don't think we notice.

Conservatives are far from perfect, but we at least tend to debate seriously the arguments being advanced by the other side, as opposed to ignoring them and hiding behind straw men and ad hominen attacks.

38 posted on 10/25/2009 5:12:55 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Scanian
Then send in the goose-stepers and shut it down
39 posted on 10/25/2009 5:16:20 AM PDT by RonnG
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To: Scanian

Engaging in a bit of psychological projection, Mr. Klein?


40 posted on 10/25/2009 5:16:34 AM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: Scanian

Joe Klein has utilized all of his talents and capabilities to pen a column that is little more than a series of fact-free name-calling statements. That suits Klein well, as it matches the depth of his understanding of facts and history.


41 posted on 10/25/2009 5:19:50 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Scanian

^^^^Seditionist also, and will be every time big government steps over the boundaries of it’s limited powers under the Constitution. They’ve been going wayyyyy to far for the last two decades and it’s time they were pushed back to DC.


42 posted on 10/25/2009 5:19:51 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Scanian

Hey Klein, remind us how the left winged media tried to destroy the last administration with trumped up charges of phony military documents and DUI and cocaine charges.


43 posted on 10/25/2009 5:20:00 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Jim Noble

Sedition —> used frequently during the Bush Administration by Michael Savage when describing the liberals and their antics.


44 posted on 10/25/2009 5:20:37 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Scanian

Joe Klein, a gutless coward who writes books using the assumed name “Anonymous”.


45 posted on 10/25/2009 5:23:10 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Scanian
What this provides is insight into the twisted mind of a “respected” liberal. That someone with the media credentials of Kline, harbors such hate and vengeance, is a strong clue that the dinosaur media will never accept conservatism.
46 posted on 10/25/2009 5:25:21 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Obadiah

I’ve asked myself several times, if Obama wanted to send a contingent of Secret Service agents into the Fox offices with padlocks on some flimsy “national security” pretext, who really could stop them?


47 posted on 10/25/2009 5:27:22 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Shady
That's not how it will work: "when the merd hits the air-moving apparatus" the networks will simpily announce that Matrial Law has been declared and what the rules are. Explaintions will come in high sounding rehtoric from various and sundry among the political elite.

We will only know what they want us to know - facts, as we know them, will be constrained under a Martial Law declaration.

The sheeple (a David Gold coined word) will cower and applaud the protections afforded to them by the Feds. Those few that whine about the situation too loudly will be arrested and otherwise silenced.

Declaration of Martial Law is serious business and not to conflated with Constitutional rights viz a vie freedom of speech, movement, gatherings (live or online), and expression.

"Martial Law (which will never be rescinded without revolution)"...
Civil war is a better word choice, since what is hapening now is a revolution.

48 posted on 10/25/2009 5:32:50 AM PDT by PIF
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To: Scanian

The 0bama admin. is sedition .


49 posted on 10/25/2009 5:32:50 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ 0bama's dream is an American NIGHTMARE }:-)
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To: TurtleUp
Applaud your optimism, but Hussein seeing the light you wish for belies the man's ego and pathology.
50 posted on 10/25/2009 5:35:13 AM PDT by PIF
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