Skip to comments.THIS IS WHY THEY HATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL.
Posted on 09/17/2004 10:50:53 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
THIS IS WHY THEY HATE FOX NEWS CHANNEL.
Brit Hume had a bit on his "Special Report" last night about a new television ad from Moveon.org, the 527 group financed by that shadowy Hungarian-born international financier who, by the way, hates George Bush. The television ad shows a picture of an AK47 automatic rifle. The ad says "This ... can fire up to 300 rounds a minute. ... In the hands of a terrorist it could kill hundreds ... But on September 13th George Bush will [have] let the assault weapons ban expire." Hume then points out that this particular gun has been banned in the U.S. since the Firearms Act was passed in 1934. They are banned today. You can't own one without a special and very hard-to-get permit from the feds. So, Moveon.org lied. But that's not the news here. We already know that Moveon.org lies in their PAC ads. The news here is that you heard about this from Fox News Channel. You can bet your right to Social Security payments (might as well bet something of no real value) that you would never see The New York Times, the Boston Globe, CBS, NBC, ABC or CNN ever report this particular story. Fox News did, and that's why liberals hate Fox News so much. Just reporting that Moveon.org has an adverse relationship with the truth is proof of bias.
I think you're on to something. Truth is so fresh and unknown to so many leftists that they can only conclude it has to be conservative.
But then again, that's giving these liars way too much credit.
Nice job. Liberals and the MSM are allergic to the truth and are naturally repulsed by Fox News.
You are correct. That is why they do not like fox. It is not because fox is biased, but because they point out the truth.
They're not conservative. They're so "fair and balanced" it's hard to watch.
I wish that Fox would launch a 2nd network- one for News and one for Opinion.
It's the latter.
Actually, Factcheck.org reported the same thing!
This is a bit off the subject but has anyone noticed that each time the terrorist hit civilians and us in Iraq and the US/Coalition forces are allowed to retaliate...after a few days...something remarkable happens...NO MORE TERRORIST ATTACKS...
I think there's a message there...that the media doesn't want to push..
Prior to Fox, there were "conservatives" on TV, but they were all cartoonish people designed to play villain so the liberal savior could come in and rescue the show.
CNN, for instance, would ask conservatives to be on their shows and talk about how much they love David Duke. Then 3 liberals could pounce on them and look like the good guy.
Fox didn't just put conservatives on the air. It put conservatives on the air who weren't foaming at the mouth attack dogs. Imagine if the ONLY left-wingers you saw on tv were James Carville and Michael Moore. That's what TV was like before Fox.
Reporting the truth.
What a concept.
The Mean Street Media begs to assume that everyone already knows the truth, so there is no use in wasting valuable broadcasting time or print space pointing out how Moveon.Gag lies in their ads.
Fox News, on the other hand, sees no harm in reinforcing the truth for those that might not remember or may have forgot. It has nothing to do with bias (BarfBarf). The MSM is giving the public the benefit of the doubt, and Fox News operates under the assumption the public is basically ignorant.
And here in Chicago, "da mayor" Daley chimed in at a press conference something to the effect that legalizing AK-47s and Uzis will now put law enforcement at risk, blah, blah, blah....but I did not hear of one local person (in print or tv) point out this falsehood.
FOX does a VERY GOOD job at correcting the MANY lies stated by persons with a forum to be heard. Hats off to Britt....
Most likely the latter. Fox is conservative in the sense that almost every other news network slants left, some to extreme degrees. By comparison, it is "conservative".
Think about it: truth-telling is an archaic, out-dated means of communication! The revolution is HERE, man! Individualism dictates that we tell everyone ANYTHING, truth or not, as long as it suits OUR individual end goal!
What's the difference between moveon.org & a bowel movement?
They are both crap.
I believe it's mostly the latter. But with a nice dose of the former that I really appreciate, too :)
"Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction if we ever got used to hearing it."
If hang out on FR for long, you will be inundated with the truth. It's what brought many of us here in the first place.
Welcome to Free Republic!
Right on--- the Senate has to pass the bill before the Presdietn is even involved. and that must mean that the Senate did not do it job in presenting a renewal of the gun ban bill for Bush to sign. Now I wonder who has been slacking off in the Senate as of late (Johns anyone). For Kerry to try to claim the Senate could not act on anything unless Bush forced them to and at the same time claiming he could be a better leader than Bush makes one wonder just how many toes he has left after holding that Russian made auromatic rifle he owns.
If Fox was biased towards conservatives the was the MSM is biased towards liberals, it would be much different, much more slanted. Right now, it is balanced for the most part, and to be balanced is to give fair play to the conservative side, and that is conservative to the liberal media.
banned in the U.S. since the Firearms Act was passed in 1934.
it should read...
banned in the U.S. since the Firearms Act was passed in 1968.
Also known as the NFA of 1968
Phony Bush Letter More Than a Lie
Friday, September 17, 2004
By John Gibson
The secretary of a now-deceased man who oversaw President Bush's service in the National Guard says even though the letter sent to CBS is phony, the stuff it said was true.
In other words, the question seems to be... does it matter that someone thinks it's OK to forge a dead man's name on a phony letter to smear a sitting president during a dead heat, neck-and-neck presidential campaign?
CBS and Dan Rather don't think it matters. They think if the 86-year-old secretary is there to testify that she thought young Bush didn't think the rules applied to him, well good enough... no need to worry about who is going around forging letters of dead men.
Well, let's all make our own judgment about whether that matters so much in today's war on terror.
But I think it does matter if the charges against the president are carried by people who think forgery is OK.
For one thing, it's a criminal act. For another, it's way different than saying as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth did "I served with John Kerry" when they meant they were assigned to the same river as Kerry in the same year.
That is a stretch. The phony letter is a lie and a crime.
With one of them, you push a lever and never see it again.
Maybe that will be true of the other come November !!!
Truth is a very conservative idea.
It has always been Fascism, Communism and left-wing Democrats who have used lies to promote their messages.
The end justifies the means.
When the iron curtain fell in Europe, it was dressed up and rehung in America by the liberal elites.
Well, by definition a 527 is a political beast and therefore has no intention of being sincere nor of teaching the public a civics or history lessons. Any citizen with who spends more than a minute thinking about it probably realizes the President can't write laws (barring Executive Orders, which I doubt a large percentage of the population even know exist) until they are sent to him by Congress. The problem is too many people have forgotten how the USA government functions from their public school education and expect the media to remind them, which they conventiently don't do (not picking on you here, safeasthebanks).
Now, can anyone tell me why, if AK-47's are "illegal" due to gun control, terrorists still have them by the thousands? Maybe 60 Minutes will do an expose... .
I don't think the permit is hard to get (but harder than it should be). Background check and pay your tax. The hard part is finding the cash for a full auto rifle.
Just because they used the wrong weapon and had all the facts wrong does not negate the accuracy of their claims. Why hasn't Bush responded to these allegations????
I feel right at home...ain't truth grand!?!?!?
Leftists consider telling the truth "bias", because they always, always, lie.
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My recollection is that both George Will and Charles Krauthammer were on the air before FoxNews, and I'd hardly call them "cartoonish." WFB had Firing Line for only like, 20 years. The real problem--other than Firing Line--always was that the conservative was completely outnumbered and often shouted down or ridiculed. PBS marginalized Firing Line by showing it late in the evening, or even after midnight in many markets. And it was only ONE conservative star in a very liberal galaxy of programs.
The big difference on FoxNews is that all commentators are treated with respect. (Even some, such as Juan Williams, who really deserve none.)
As a famous old Dem used to say, "I don't give em hell! I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"
Brett is a true professional.
to tell the truth is being conservative bias b/c libs policies are compounded falsehoods like raising taxes will actually help the economy and others in the lower income brackets, raising minimum wage helps people. Anybody who has two bits worth of common sense knows this is BS.
like the old harry truman quote," ... I don't give 'em Hell, I just tell them the truth and they THINK it's Hell...!"
IMHO, both conservativism and liberalism are lenses through which objective reality is viewed. Conservativism just happens to be the far less distorted of the two.
Truth: a conservative conspiracy to undermine lefists.
Sort of like Dracula and the crucifix.
Well, yes and no.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 did indeed place heavy restrictions on fully automatic weapons. For all practical purposes, that's when fully automatic weapons became "banned" in the US (although it was still possible to own them by jumping through regulatory hoops and being monitored by the feds).
The Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 (not the NFA, as you say) had nothing to do with automatic weapons.
The ironically named Firearm Owner's Protection Act (FOPA) of *1986*, however, outright banned the private ownership of automatic weapons manufactured after that date, although the 1934 law still applied to the ownership of pre-1986 firearms.
That hit home with me because it confirmed something I've said to my liberal siblings for years, when they told me there would be no refugees from Vietnam, the Soviets really wanted peace, welfare helps people, and so on and so on: "You'd rather believe an easy lie than an difficult truth."
Fox seems conservative because they actually report what's happening, and that's why it resonates with us.