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Lefties Giddily Ask: 'Could We Soon See A World Without Fox News?'
Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2011 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/14/2011 3:01:25 PM PDT by Scanian

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Vyan at Daily Kos is getting giddy in a post headlined “Could we soon see a world without Fox News?” It's apparently all over for FNC: "In less than a week the News of the World Wiretapping and Bribery Scandal has quickly metastasized into a Multi-Headed Dragon of Death for Murdoch Empire and simply lopping off one head, doesn't seem to be enough - the infection has already spread."

Now that Fox-hating liberal interest groups, bloggers, and Democrat politicians are vowing to investigate, the Kosmonauts think Murdoch's "criminal enterprise" is about to collapse:

With the current head of the Murdoch's Wall Street Journal caught directly in this scandal - it won't be long before they start shedding those assets as well, and yes, Fox News too - as it's been obvious for a long time they are a Criminal Enterprise just like the rest of his media empire. Possibly one of the worst since Murdoch didn't buy them as an existing enterprise - He built it from the Ground Up, which means the rot has always been part of it's core.

The topic also came up on Tuesday's Thom Hartmann show, where a Washington liberal had to tell Hartmann to calm down with the Mafia metaphors for Murdoch Incorporated:

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1 posted on 07/14/2011 3:01:31 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

They’re gonna be so disappointed


2 posted on 07/14/2011 3:04:29 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Scanian

Are they horrible?

You know, I don’t agree with Daily Kos or DU, but I would never want a world where they could be shut down. That’s a tyranny, and it is the vilest of governments.


3 posted on 07/14/2011 3:05:21 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Scanian

Doesn’t matter. There will always be someone, something, that counters the hate and fear of the left..


4 posted on 07/14/2011 3:05:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Scanian

these are the same lunatic leftists who were so sure karl rove was going to be frog marched out of the White House over plamegate...remember the lunatics, “karl rove has been given 24 hours to get his affairs in order before prosecutors come calling”??? sissy matthews was giddy over the “news”...


5 posted on 07/14/2011 3:06:05 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Scanian

Liberals are good at telling themselves fairy stories.

This is yet another.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 3:06:54 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Scanian
Kos Kooks Fantasizing again. Must be high on LSD again as usual.
7 posted on 07/14/2011 3:07:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: nuconvert

If they aren’t careful, FOX will stop playing softball and undertake some serious investigative journalism of multiple targets.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 3:08:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Scanian

They’ll have to prove the other organizations engaged in the illegal wire tapping. Otherwise the investigators will waste a little time and then go away.

And if Fox does fall, conservatives will find someone else to give them unbiased reporting.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 3:08:19 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Scanian

While it would be a travesty to lose FoxNews as a matter of First Amendment Rights - something worth fighting against... The Conservative Message to the USA will not falter. A major reason is that FoxNews has become so Politically Correct in the past year or so that they are scarcely better than CNN. The other reasons are places like Freerepublic.com, a thousand Conservative blogs, tens of thousands of Conservatives on FaceBook, and thousands of Conservative Internet groups on Yahoo.com, Google.com and elsewhere... not to mention millions of personal emails. Then we have Conservative Talk Radio which will grow exponentially if FoxNews is shut down. Such a happening might even allow millions more to hear Mark Levin and get non politically correct news.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 3:09:01 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Scanian; Romulus; OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

The government should never get into a fight with a newsman who buys ink by the barrelfull.

Obama has hid his true background.

Don’t for a moment think that Murdoch won’t tell the truth about Obama to save his business.


11 posted on 07/14/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Exactly. Right about the time they think they have us silenced up pops another alternative to the LeftStreamMedia. Boy won’t that stick in their craw!


12 posted on 07/14/2011 3:11:56 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: I still care
You know, I don’t agree with Daily Kos or DU, but I would never want a world where they could be shut down.

Me either because they would be continually trying to barge into to this forum and the ZOTS would be coming in like a bad T-Storm!

13 posted on 07/14/2011 3:12:26 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: I still care

If DU and the Daily Kos were gone, I’d have no place to spew venom at the hated libs....It’s a target rich environment.

(Not only that, I’ve been banned everywhere else.)


14 posted on 07/14/2011 3:12:44 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (A Movement that does not move cannot call itself a Movement.)
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To: Scanian
Stupid libs!How about Investigating George Soros? Oh because your one of his minions!!
15 posted on 07/14/2011 3:12:50 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Please run Sarah,for Gods sake and Americas)
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To: ICCtheWay

This is where the conservatives can learn something for liberals.

How do you stop an investigation? You investigate the AG and make the justice department worthless. They did that to Bush for 8 years while they ran around stealing from the people.

Keep attacking Holder. Keep him under constant pressure. Do that and this story will die at the shoreline.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 3:13:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Scanian
FOX is the most favored news channel in the world. Busting one European newspaper is no big deal. They closed one virtually unknown news paper (never even heard of it) and dealt with it. End of story.

Man, those leftists are so weird. They have orgasms over the strangest things.

17 posted on 07/14/2011 3:15:50 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: mojito

“Liberals are good at telling themselves fairy stories.”

It’s because most liberals are fairies.


18 posted on 07/14/2011 3:16:53 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Scanian

The goal of every lib is to have ZERO dissent...or else face a firing squad.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 3:17:55 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Scanian

Morons. They’re gonna have to go all the way if they want to silence all opposition.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 3:19:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Scanian

Mental masturbation for the left...............


21 posted on 07/14/2011 3:19:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (PEAS in our time? Obama cries PEAS! PEAS! when there is no PEAS!..........................)
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To: Scanian

I would be happy if he got rid of leftist like Rivera, Shep and Juan. Opportunist like O’Reilley, and told Greta to knock of the hearse chasing.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 3:19:07 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Scanian

Anybody else think the “hacking” scandal in the UK could have something to do with the creeping RINOism and falt-out leftism that has shown up on Fox in recent months?

Murdoch may be feeling a little nervous about O’Bummer these days.


23 posted on 07/14/2011 3:20:58 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: God luvs America
these are the same lunatic leftists who were so sure karl rove was going to be frog marched out of the White House over plamegate...remember the lunatics, “karl rove has been given 24 hours to get his affairs in order

But if they are able to capitalize properly and write decent English, people listen to them.

Isn't that crazy? Isn't that unfair?

I mean, good folks like you who write like retards hardly ever get noticed,
and if they do, they are discounted as illiterates. SO unfair.

One would hope that the good guys would stop writing like retards.

One may hope.

24 posted on 07/14/2011 3:21:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Scanian

We should start a rumor that if FOX is taken down, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are forming a new network with the remnants of FOX.


25 posted on 07/14/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: I still care

I would like for Media Matters to be stripped of tax breaks and any funding they have gotten from the democrats and RINOs. Also, they should change their name in the interest of fair advertising to something like Soros Puppets.

I googled (I know, another lefty organization) Obama and Ramadan today and found a recent link on rotten MMs (rotten Media Matters) where they were raging over Rush Limbaugh mentioning Ramadan and Obama having to get the Credit Card Limit raised (debt. ceiling). They were hysterical.


26 posted on 07/14/2011 3:23:47 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: humblegunner

“But if they are able to capitalize properly and write decent English, people listen to them.”

Yes-—including the powers that be on Fox who show entirely too much respect to some of the lefty weirdos they feature on their channel.

Alan Colmes has the seniority among that group but there are several more.

And that is why we need a REAL conservative network. CNN is a consistent ratings basket casse-—I’ll bet it could be bought cheap.


27 posted on 07/14/2011 3:26:53 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Murdoch should sell FoxNews to the Koch Brothers and they can turn into an actual Conservative news outlet. :)


28 posted on 07/14/2011 3:27:26 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That would work, if the bros. were interested.

I have been bugging Rush about buying CNN. Time Warner should be thrilled to have somebody take that ratings dog off its hands.

It would make more sense than tea.


29 posted on 07/14/2011 3:29:42 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: cripplecreek
If they aren’t careful, FOX will stop playing softball and undertake some serious investigative journalism of multiple targets.

Exactly and I sure do wish Fox would do some actual investigative journalism. I can't think of one time where they have led the way in cracking a big story. They still basically only report on what the 'Drive-Bys' report on. It's long past time for them to break away from the rest and be a leader and not a follower.

30 posted on 07/14/2011 3:30:43 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: sydbas

That was one of the reasons Beck walked away. He didn’t really want to do investigative journalism but nobody else was doing it and then FOX started restricting him from doing it.


31 posted on 07/14/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: humblegunner

lol- yes....i’m quite concerned what the grammar police that troll internet forums sputter from their keyboards...


32 posted on 07/14/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: cripplecreek

Re: We should start a rumor that if FOX is taken down, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are forming a new network with the remnants of FOX.

Good for you, that would certainly leave a mark, :-) Hey, love yur dogs.


33 posted on 07/14/2011 3:36:04 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: God luvs America

And the rest of the literate world views your postings as those of an impaired idiot.

Fair trade, I’d say.


34 posted on 07/14/2011 3:37:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

yes...i’m sure the rest of the “literate world” has nothing better to do but bumble around the internet correcting posters grammar...

you should stop living a lie as you’re the perfect liberal...


35 posted on 07/14/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Scanian

Do they not understand that the constitution guarantees a free press?


36 posted on 07/14/2011 3:46:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: God luvs America

Actually, it’s liberals who pay no attention to capitalization.

Like you.

Like illiterate fools.

Like you.


37 posted on 07/14/2011 3:50:08 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

actually its trolls with nothing better to do that waste bandwidth pointing it out...

like you....


38 posted on 07/14/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

Any sentence begins with a capital letter.

Further, “its” should be “it’s”. A contraction.

Also, “that” should be “than”.

If you would like a tutorial in basic English I’d be happy to provide you some rates.

“Rates” are prices, “tutorial” means a class.


39 posted on 07/14/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SatinDoll
Don’t for a moment think that Murdoch won’t tell the truth about Obama to save his business.

There is an awful long list of powerful people who haven't touched that issue, what makes you think Murdoch would now?

Wishful thinking I am afraid.

Israel has more to lose than Rupert, yet the Mossad seems to be clueless about O's background.

40 posted on 07/14/2011 4:08:23 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: humblegunner

yes- that’s what i desire; paying a troll that never attempts to address the topic at hand to “tutor” me...lmao

btw- how many times have you been banned/suspended from Freep??? gee- i wonder why....LOL


41 posted on 07/14/2011 4:12:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: cripplecreek
Glenn Beck is forming a new network.
42 posted on 07/14/2011 4:17:39 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: God luvs America

I understand your angst.

It makes you feel better to blame someone else for the fact that you are unable to write above a third grade level.

Personally, I’m impressed that you can “write” at all.

Surely that “ability” represents many hours of work by tutors,
social workers and kind hearted trustees. I applaud them all.

I hope you keep trying.

Don’t let today’s failures slow you down.


43 posted on 07/14/2011 4:21:33 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Scanian

Gosh, it would be so much simpler if they just up and moved to Cuba.


44 posted on 07/14/2011 4:25:41 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: cripplecreek
and then FOX started restricting him from doing it.

Do you know for a fact they restricted him?

Just curious. I know Beck was sorely disappointed that when he reported the facts none of the news picked up the stories, unless it was Bloviator claiming he broke the story.

I know there was bad blood between Beck and Hannity such that Beck was never mentioned by Hannity, and I heard Levin complain about how Hannity was being squeezed over it.

I thought it was telling that they let Beck do his final show live, showed that there was no great rift or any mistrust between Beck and Roger.

45 posted on 07/14/2011 4:26:56 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: itsahoot

I don’t think there was a great rift between Beck and Ailes. He said they ended the partnership with a handshake. In fact Glenn still intends to do occasional specials for FNC like Stossel does.

FOX was taking a great deal of heat from the left (and some whiney asses on the right) over Beck and his show was rather subdued in the last few months.


46 posted on 07/14/2011 4:32:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: concerned about politics

The News of the World had a circulation of nearly 10 million in the UK, which is more than the Daily Mail and the Telegraph (popular sources here). However, it has already been shown that it wasn’t Just NOW journalists who were involved in hacking, these practices seem to have been commonplace throughout News International...


47 posted on 07/14/2011 4:33:06 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: humblegunner
no angst on my part- just laughing at a troll that does nothing but waste bandwidth by “correcting” grammar on an internet forum because they can't address the topic at hand....

its the majority of your posts- that is when you're not banned/suspended as your Freep page indicates...but hey- continue to bloviate away- you're good at that...

48 posted on 07/14/2011 4:34:53 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: I still care
You know, I don’t agree with Daily Kos or DU, but I would never want a world where they could be shut down. That’s a tyranny, and it is the vilest of governments.

The Left's agenda depends on there being no mainstream source of news which contradicts their assertions, or exposes embarrassing facts. That's what makes them nuts over Fox.

49 posted on 07/14/2011 4:43:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In the land of the pigs, the butcher is king.)
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To: Scanian

They can dream, but the fact remains that ship has sailed. They will never have a complete monopoly on news like they once did. There is a reason Fox has topped all of the other cable news networks (and MSM) in ratings. Ratings for what used to be the only source for news are abysmal. That won’t change. The market demands fair and balanced. That’s not going anywhere either.


50 posted on 07/14/2011 4:47:06 PM PDT by JLLH
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