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Whats going on at Foxnews?
12-30-02 | Conservativeman55

Posted on 12/30/2002 7:23:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55

Whats going on at Foxnews?
I've been watching Foxnews on and off all day as always and am noticing quite an anti-war sentiment coming from many of the guests they have had on.
It seems to me that Fox is subtly pumping anti-war rhetoric over the air waves. It isn't really coming as much from the hosts as much as the guests that they are putting on.
First we had Greg Jarret (unabashed liberal) interviewing a former U.N. Weapons Inspector about the costs of the war. He asked how long it was going to take, and started insinuating we were going to end up fighting North Korea, the terrorists, and Iraq all at the same time. Both agreed that we should just negotiate with everybody, and sing Kumbayah.
Then on John Gibson's show we had Col Hackworth who has lost his mind. Good old Hack was suggesting that we should try and negotiate with Saddam and North Korea. Only problem with that Hack is that you can't negotiate with maniacs. They're going to attempt to kill you no matter what. The question we have to ask ourselves right now is do we put our hand up to block Saddam and Kim's punch before it hits us in the face?
Then John Gibson fills in for O'Reilly and Charlie Wrangel is on suggesting that we bring back the draft. Gibson rightly suggests that Wrangel is only doing this to try and stir up more anti-war rhetoric. Wrangel doens't deny it but dances around and finally admits it.
Then we have Hannity and Colmes. Sean is off tonight and Monica Crowley is filling in for Sean. Alan seems to be getting a lot more time than Monica to shoot his mouth off.
First we get a debate between first guest Mike Reagan and Alan. Alan points out an internal White House memo that was leaked that says "The War on Terror is important in 2004"
Alan claims the Republicans are polictizing the war. Mike asks if the Democrats do any different. Mike brings up Clinton bombing the tents during the Monica Lewinsky hearings. Alan mentions the article about how Rumsfeld gave Saddam WMD in the 1980's.
Then Michele Malkin and Alan and Monica and a New York City Congressman debate the INS and borders, and Alan turns it into a conservation about Iraq and how we shouldn't be distracted. All four end up in agreement that we shouldn't be going to war overseas before the border situation is resolved.
Fox seems to be pumping that anti-war bandwagon.


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1 posted on 12/30/2002 7:23:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
FOX is trying to be fair and balanced....I hate fair and balanced.
2 posted on 12/30/2002 7:25:22 PM PST by Consort
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To: ConservativeMan55
Don't worry, they usually have at least one day a week for the traitor.
3 posted on 12/30/2002 7:28:45 PM PST by marty60
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To: ConservativeMan55
Do you really want to see all the guests have the same point of view? That would be pretty boring, don't you think? And besides, letting liberals spew their garbage on the air is a great way to expose the bankruptcy of their views to a mass audience. And FOX finds some unbelievably looney libs to play that role perfectly.
4 posted on 12/30/2002 7:30:43 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: marty60
Al Gore then has the nerve to call Fox "right wing"
geez.
5 posted on 12/30/2002 7:31:12 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Rye
I agree I don't want to see the same point of view all day.
6 posted on 12/30/2002 7:31:46 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Seems to be more the result of the conservatives taking the day off.
7 posted on 12/30/2002 7:33:47 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
That could well be the problem as well.
Cavuto,O'Reilly, and Hannity were all gone.
All three are supporters of the war.
8 posted on 12/30/2002 7:35:26 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
War Supporter E.D. Hill was also off this morning...and in her place Liberal Juliet Huddy as well.
9 posted on 12/30/2002 7:37:57 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
At least on Fox you get a discussion from both points of view instead of the all liberal diatribe.
10 posted on 12/30/2002 7:39:05 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: ConservativeMan55
I will be happy when they all get back, all charged up. Colmes is the pits. If there is such a thing as a liberal with any brains, I wish they would get one in his place. I am so tired of him, I don't know if I can keep watching.
11 posted on 12/30/2002 7:39:58 PM PST by Goatroper
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To: ConservativeMan55
Hackworth has been over the edge for a long time. Sad, but he no longer seems to know what day it is.
12 posted on 12/30/2002 7:41:01 PM PST by cynicom
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To: ConservativeMan55
I saw Rangle on FOX today and interviewer, the guy that fills in a lot(sorry, forget his name), did a real good job with the interview. He brought out the real intent of Rangle's "lets reinstate the draft" ploy by showing it through Rangle's own words. Rangles true intent, and not his spin, is what came through.

One of the best interviews I have seen in a long time.

13 posted on 12/30/2002 7:42:53 PM PST by MissBaby
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To: mystery-ak
I agree. During the commercial I was flipping channels and Larry King had a monkey on.
14 posted on 12/30/2002 7:43:04 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: MissBaby
John Gibson is who you are thinking of. John is a great interviewer I agree.
15 posted on 12/30/2002 7:43:47 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
during the holidays they run the B team
16 posted on 12/30/2002 7:45:12 PM PST by linn37
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To: ConservativeMan55
No interviewer can beat Brit Hume.
17 posted on 12/30/2002 7:45:56 PM PST by Inkie
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To: ConservativeMan55
...LOL,a monkey...Im not even going to touch that!..(so many ideas come to mind)....LOL
18 posted on 12/30/2002 7:46:40 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: ConservativeMan55
I think it is good to question the motives behind all actions of the government... Fox News can put all the peacniks they want on the tube. It doesnt change the fact that support for the War is solid.
19 posted on 12/30/2002 7:47:00 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe
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To: Inkie
Brit is awesome but I think he too was off today. I believe Brian Wilson was in for him.
20 posted on 12/30/2002 7:47:51 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
"...LOL,a monkey...Im not even going to touch that!..(so many ideas come to mind)....LOL"

Larry may have already touched on it himself!
21 posted on 12/30/2002 7:50:22 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Goatroper
I so agree with you about Colmes. Just the other day, I just quit watching the show because I could not stand how Colmes had to totally outshout everyone all the time. He never gave the guests time to say anything without interrupting them and trying to shout over them. It ended up with 2 or 3 people talking all the time and you couldn't hear any of the conversations.

To me, this is Colmes only mode of operation. He acts like he can't stand to hear another point of view except his. You want "shrill", Colmes can deliver.

However, tonight he was quite respectful - although it seemed a bit painful for him.

Maybe he was trying to impress Hannity's replacement!
22 posted on 12/30/2002 7:51:09 PM PST by The Final Harvest
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To: CyberAnt
Colmes did have a constipated look on his face. He always turns everything into a shouting match so you can't hear what is said.
23 posted on 12/30/2002 7:52:37 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Brit is awesome but I think he too was off today. I believe Brian Wilson was in for him.

It was Jim Angle, not Wilson, and he's been subbing all week for Brit....and doing a darn good job. Imo, Special Report is far and away the best show on FOX. Brit is both a master editor and interviewer.

24 posted on 12/30/2002 7:53:23 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rye
Jim is a great reporter and anchor. Didn't Jim used to work for NPR?
25 posted on 12/30/2002 7:54:04 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
bump
26 posted on 12/30/2002 7:55:44 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: rwfromkansas
Seems to be more the result of the conservatives taking the day off.

Bingo! Sean Hannity and Brit Hume alone carry the network's conservative lean. And O'Reilly is off as well... I'm sure Alan Colmes enjoyed spewing his tripe louder than ever, considering he had a novice co-host today.

27 posted on 12/30/2002 7:57:04 PM PST by SunStar
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To: SunStar
Don't forget about Hill in the morning and Cavuto in the afternoon who were also both off.
28 posted on 12/30/2002 7:58:10 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Goatroper
It all went to hell when they let that phoney Gregg Jarrett on.
Lemme give you an example of just how phoney this guy is.
On April 26 1991 we had a severe outbreak of tornados in Kansas. Jarrett was a local TV reporter here in Wichita.
Some may remember the Andover tornado and some may remember a scene where a reporter and a cameraman, ran up under an overpass along with a man and his two daughters. The man and his two daughters were personal friends of mine. A tornado crossed directly over their spot and it was all caught on film.
After that incident, ol' Gregg rushed back to the studios and went live on the air to report his adventure. The place where the tornado incident happened was roughly 25 miles from the studios, yet ol' Gregg had some well placed smudge marks on his face and his hair "mussed". Out of breath, he rolled film and gave his blow by blow. It was about 3pm.
As if that wasn't phoney enough, at 6 pm when the nightly news came on, there was ol' Gregg, still live, and still disheveled complete with smudge marks and mussed hair and out of breath, as he rolled film and gave us the same blow by blow.

Call me old fashoined, but that seems a bit PHONEY to me.
29 posted on 12/30/2002 7:59:02 PM PST by ALS
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To: ConservativeMan55
Hannity and Colmes is damn near unwatchable. Sean, although I agree with him quite a bit, usually just throws out cliches and talking points, and doesn't think on his feet too quickly. Colmes is both incompetent and contemptible. At that time (6:00pm PST) I usually watch Moneyline with Lou Dobbs. Lou is the only conservative on the Commie News Network, and he's very intelligent and composed. The guy must have major balls (and leverage) to be the lone conservative on that station.
30 posted on 12/30/2002 7:59:41 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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I notice Alan Colmes always uses the logic

"Why are we not going after North korea Like we are Iraq, Isn't North Korea more of a threat?"

I would ask Alan Colmes this question. Ok Alan, Then you would support an all-out ground war against North Korea first? or are you just trying to use the North Korean issue to distract from the reasons why we must stop Saddam Hussain?

I remember hearing Alan Colmes, and the other pacifist, belly aching about going into Afghanistan by using the failure of the former Soviet Union in Afghanistan, They said it would be a "Quagmire", The Taliban are seasoned fighters who know the terrain and our troops will be bogged down, And of coarse their usual excuse not to confront Terrorist "We need to use Diplomacy and negotiate with the Taliban"

31 posted on 12/30/2002 7:59:50 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: cynicom
I have never liked ole Hack. During Vietnam he pointed out some problems but blamed the military and not the political leaders who screwed the thing up. He has always let his Vietnam experiance cloud his views. He is just plain wrong about what is going on in the world right now.
32 posted on 12/30/2002 8:00:04 PM PST by Bombard
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To: ConservativeMan55
Compared to GoreClinton..Karl Marx is "right wing"
33 posted on 12/30/2002 8:00:29 PM PST by joesnuffy
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To: ALS
Jarret is an unashamed LIBERAL. Seems to me that the phonies and the liberals always fit together.
34 posted on 12/30/2002 8:00:55 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Demoine, Iowa.......is the caller there?
35 posted on 12/30/2002 8:02:23 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: ConservativeMan55
Then on John Gibson's show we had Col Hackworth who has lost his mind. Good old Hack was suggesting that we should try and negotiate with Saddam and North Korea. Only problem with that Hack is that you can't negotiate with maniacs.

Hackworth is an idiot. I laugh whenever I see a thread on FR which pays any attention to him.

"But Montag, he is the 'most decorated soldier in U.S. History'"!

Yeah right, what has he done which even comes close to Audie Murphy? And besides, Ehud Barak is the most decorated soldier in Israeli history, and look what an appeasing traitor he became.

36 posted on 12/30/2002 8:03:17 PM PST by montag813
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To: hole_n_one
Is that Larry King? :-)
37 posted on 12/30/2002 8:03:18 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: ConservativeMan55
First we had Greg Jarret (unabashed liberal)

Why did they waste money on this clown? The ratings were microscopic for his Arafat love-fest on PMSNBC. I don't get it.

38 posted on 12/30/2002 8:04:48 PM PST by montag813
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To: Rye
I'll admit Sean is much better on his radio show rather than on Hannity and Colmes. But I still like Sean either way.
39 posted on 12/30/2002 8:05:04 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Bombard
Very true about Hack. He lets his (bad) experiences in the Vietnam war cloud every one of his arguments. In his head, he's still living in the late 60's.
40 posted on 12/30/2002 8:05:21 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: montag813
I'm not sure why they wasted money on him. He's a complete disaster.
41 posted on 12/30/2002 8:06:03 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Inkie
No interviewer can beat Brit Hume.

I think he is the very best from a conservative point of view!

42 posted on 12/30/2002 8:07:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Brit is great. When he's says his political gravevine most interesting 2 minutes, he's right.
43 posted on 12/30/2002 8:08:54 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Goatroper
I gave up watching Hannity & Colmes a long time ago.

Hannity is an uneducated bore, and he allows Colmes spew his socialist crap. Hannity is a follower of El Rushbo, whom I love. Rush is the only breath of fresh air around. Hannity is a dope whose grammar is horrible.

44 posted on 12/30/2002 8:09:40 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: ConservativeMan55
Who was the monkey interviewing? Oh wait.....
45 posted on 12/30/2002 8:11:36 PM PST by wolf24
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To: ConservativeMan55
The people you mention will get appearances in the Liberal media anyway. In those appearances, hosts such as Katie Couric will throw them softball questions and looking on adoringly as they answer them.

If these people do not appear on FOX, their opinions would never be challenged.

46 posted on 12/30/2002 8:12:48 PM PST by Polybius
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To: Cobra64
To me Hannity is just like you or me. An average guy who decided he wanted to make a difference. Hannity started out painting houses, and listening to talk radio.
He's just like the average guy.
47 posted on 12/30/2002 8:12:55 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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I was flipping channels and Larry King had a monkey on.

Is the monkey engaged to J-Lo?

48 posted on 12/30/2002 8:15:43 PM PST by sneakypete
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To: MJY1288
I would also ask him if he would prefer that we treat Iraq like we treated N.Korea in the 90s when his boy was in office. Then maybe we could have the same situation with Iraq 5 or 6 years from that we are currently facing with the lunatics in N.Korea.
49 posted on 12/30/2002 8:15:56 PM PST by wolf24
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To: hole_n_one
LOL!
50 posted on 12/30/2002 8:16:37 PM PST by Balata
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