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  • Jimmy Carter: Glenn Beck And Fox 'Distort The News'

    11/22/2010 12:52:14 PM PST · by WebFocus · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    One sometimes wonders what the Dems would do if they didn't have Fox News to kick around anymore. Former president Jimmy Carter got in on the act this weekend telling Reliable Sources host Howie Kurtz that "Glenn Beck and others on Fox News, I think, have deliberately distorted the news." From the interview (video below): KURTZ: CNN started six months before you left office. Now, of course, cable news is a much bigger operation, three 24-hour channels. And you write in the "Afterward" to your book that, "To gain viewers, these 24-hour news channels have now come to rely on...
  • Selling Stupidity (Idiots listen to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and Palin) [Another Doozy!]

    10/05/2010 12:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | October 5, 2010 | Joel S. Hirschhorn
    In trying to understand how so many Americans adore people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh I have come to this critical understanding: Poorly educated, terribly informed, intellectually deficient and downright stupid people need idols. They feel angry, frustrated, ignored, cheated and disillusioned by so much going on in American society. They find the emotional, political and philosophical rants by talk show, loud mouth celebrities matching and justifying their feelings. Of course, those celebrities work hard to fan the flames of all that unhappiness and discontent, and also perpetuate ignorance. They sell stupidity to gullible dummies,...
  • Gawker Tastelessly Gawks About Suicide of Fox News Employee

    07/08/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The lurid website recently posted a story about the suicide of a Fox News employee that was entirely empty of any real newsworthiness, but did serve as a platform to throw a dig at Fox News. In fact, it seems the only reason that Gawker posted the story at all is to attack Fox News. Exploiting this poor woman’s death and mental anguish just to get a dig at Fox News is over-the-top even for Gawker, but it is the culture our friends on the left have fostered in America today. Featuring a giant Fox News logo, the Gawker...
  • Media Matters: Why Is Cadet Applause Missing in Fox News Video of Obama Speech?

    05/25/2010 10:44:19 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 33 replies · 2,390+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2010 | Breitbart
    Media Matters: Did Fox News edit video of President Obama’s commencement speech at West Point to remove audience applause? Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks so...
  • Jon Stewart's Feud With Fox News Heating Up

    04/27/2010 8:05:26 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 105 replies · 4,065+ views
    Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show, has been not-so-quietly waging war with Fox News for years -- and recently he's been turning up the heat. His most recent battle with the News Corp. (NWS)-owned network hinged on an airing of Fox & Friends, which two weeks ago asked (more than once) whether the crescent-moon shaped logo that the White House used during a nuclear security summit was some sort of Islamic image. As the New York Times recently reported, Stewart had his staff call the White House to ask just that, and lo and behold, discovered that...
  • Jeremiah Wright Is Back to Say Anti-Health Care Effort Based on Hate Stirred Up By Fox

    03/26/2010 8:46:19 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 356+ views
    The Lid/Fox News ^ | 3/26/2010 | The Lid
    At least we know where Barack Obama gets it from. The President has a nasty habit of blaming things on everyone except for himself. During the campaign he always found a campaign worker to blame to cover up his lies (unless of course he was blaming President Bush or his Grandma). Obama's former mentor Jeremiah Wright does the same thing. Yesterday he spoke at Jackson State University and blamed his troubles during the Obama campaign on Fox News and racism and the efforts to stop Obamacare on fox news and Hatred of minorities and the poor (at least he mixes...
  • James Cameron Slams ‘Dangerous’ Glenn Beck (audio)

    03/24/2010 2:20:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 943+ views
    THR ^ | March 24, 2010
    Language Warning - THR: [James] Cameron calls [Glenn] Beck a "f***ing asshole" and says that global warming deniers have "got their head so deeply up their ass I'm not sure they could hear me." And that's just Cameron getting started.
  • Texas Education Agency: Fox News is lying

    03/11/2010 11:17:09 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies · 2,376+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2010 | Jason Spencer
    Here's the press release: ...Here are the facts. The direct quotes come from the March 10 broadcast of Fox & Friends. Fox: "Texas board of education begins hearings today on proposed changes to textbooks..." The truth: The State Board of Education today is expected to take a preliminary vote on updated social studies curriculum standards... New social studies textbooks are not scheduled to be selected until 2011. Fox: "So one of the proposed changes is to start history class in the year 1877." The truth: Texas has and always will teach U.S. History from the beginning until present day.... Fox:...
  • Pres. Obama Tells Dems to 'Turn Off' Cable News, Blogs

    02/03/2010 10:30:57 AM PST · by melwFN · 50 replies · 1,906+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 2/3/2010 | melwFN
    President Obama advises fellow Democratic colleagues to turn away from the medium of cable TV news.
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • Uh-oh: Jon Stewart catches Fox News’ creative editing

    Had CNN spliced footage of a sparsely-attended Capitol Hill rally to discredit the reports of large numbers of attendees to the 9/12 rally in September, conservatives would have rightly howled about media bias. What will conservatives say about Fox News splicing footage of the 9/12 rally into coverage of Michele Bachmann’s otherwise well-attended rally last week? Jon Stewart gives Fox News a well-deserved poke in the eye for fudging the footage, as well as exposing rather clearly its source:
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Trashes Fox News (PBS)

    11/03/2009 7:06:07 AM PST · by opentalk · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    Big Hollywood breitbart ^ | 11-03-2009 | Stage Right
    Add one more soldier to the Left’s war on Fox News: Oscar the Grouch. Last week, in a re-broadcast of an episode that originally aired two years ago, Oscar starts his own news network, GNN (Grouchy News Network). An irate viewer calls in to berate him that the news is not grouchy enough: “I am changing the channel. From now on I am watching ‘Pox’ News. Now there is a trashy news show.” Later , Anderson Cooper from 4th place CNN, guest stars as a reporter for GNN. “Walter Cranky” and “Dan Rather-Not” — Muppets representing real-life liberal news personalities...
  • O'Reilly: Fox Vandalized, Attacked

    Bill O’Reilly says all Fox News employees are now “cautious” after several run-ins during coverage of the New Hampshire primary that were fueled by “anti-Fox hatred.”
  • Promoting Movie About Press Freedom, Jolie Bans Press from Interviews

    06/14/2007 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | 6/14/2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    How do you spell hypocrite? Apparently it's J-O-L-I-E as the puff-lipped actress proves by banning Fox News from being permitted to interview her to promote her new role as the wife of martyred reporter Daniel Pearl in the upcoming movie "A Mighty Heart." As Jolie touts press freedom, her newest pet cause, she inexplicably put several restrictions on that very freedom of the press -- and not just against Fox News. Fox News' Roger Friedman reports Jolie's hypocrisy.'Mighty' Hypocrite Angelina Jolie Bans FOX and Others From Premiere But Jolie turns out to be a mighty hypocrite when it comes to...
  • NYT: 'American Idol' Popular Because of 2000 Election

    04/04/2007 9:56:04 AM PDT · by · 31 replies · 1,298+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Just when you thought the New York Times couldn't sink any lower than its chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger ranting how he was sorry America wasn't a socialist and pacifist nation, the money-losing paper manages to surprise you.That's really the only thing you can say after reading Times Arts tv critic Alessandra Stanley's attempt to cast the popular-but-fading Fox show "American Idol" into the 2000 election controversy. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the Times, the reason that teenage girls looove tuning in is because Al Gore didn't beat George W. Bush.The lunacy is just too funny: “Idol,” now...
  • Simon one step closer to the door as Sanjaya rolls on

    03/29/2007 8:10:08 AM PDT · by rface · 109 replies · 771+ views
    British salors are tortured in Iran.....The Democrats are going to "Cut-and-Run".....Huge Tax increases are on the horizon....and Pissant is pissed that Rudy Guliani has so much support.....Now the real possibility arises: Will Sanjaya kill "American Idol"?....... The Indian-American teen says he'll win, but Simon Cowell says if that happens, he'll quit. Even Paula Abdul, usually the kindest judge, says the buzz surrounding this unlikely contender has "run amok." It started with the Web site, which encourages voters to keep 17-year-old Sanjaya Malakar on the Fox show because his performances -- marked by a weak singing voice that often veers...
  • The Left throws American Idol a pig party

    03/22/2007 9:23:03 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 46 replies · 2,431+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 22, 2007 | John F. Allen
    .. the first one of my friends ... college was a guy named Mike. ... told of Fraternity parties. called a "pig party," ....they were really very cruel.. Here's how a "pig party" works. Each fraternity brother puts up his entry fee tries to win by bring the ugliest most repulsive girl he could find to the party. sometimes contestants would ... rent tux in hopes of making their "date" look even worse comparison. Mike said the worst part of the evening was when the girls would look at each other and realize they had been tricked into a date...
  • 'Ombuddy' talk: Is FoxNews 'ultra' or just 'conservative'?

    07/17/2006 9:29:37 AM PDT · by weegee · 25 replies · 979+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2006 | James Campbell
    'Ombuddy' talk: Is FoxNews 'ultra' or just 'conservative'? An interesting discussion broke out among my "ombuddies" yesterday. It stemmed from this inquiry from Renaud Gilbert, ombudsman at Maison de Radio Canada. Renaud wrote: We have a reporter who labeled FoxNews as "an ultra-conservative network" in a news bulletin. I had complaints from some people that strongly opposed the use of the word "ULTRA," saying it is a value judgment and not a judgment of fact, and that it has no place in a news bulletin unless it is attributed. Any comments? The ombuddies, including yours truly, almost unanimously agreed with...
  • Howell Raines Lets Fly His Hatred for Fox News

    06/22/2006 10:14:40 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 78 replies · 2,697+ views ^ | 6/22/06 | Clay Waters
    The always modest, always charming Howell Raines, executive editor of the New York Times, has a new autobiography out, “The One that Got Away,” a sequel to his 1993 memoir “Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis.” Dipping into his latest book on his love of fly fishing, we find Raines still rising to the conservative-bashing bait. On page 189, he lets fly with thoughts about liberal bugbear Fox News: “Fox, by its mere existence, undercuts the argument that the public is starved for ‘fair’ news, and not just because Fox shills for the Republican Party and panders to the latest...
  • Blame the media? We are making it easier Cheney hunting accident brings out the worst in some

    02/17/2006 6:45:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,713+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | John Allen
    For all of us at this "small newspaper in South Texas" or as the host of MSNBC's "The Situation" Tucker Carlson says "podunk paper," it's enlightening — and sometimes embarrassing — to look at our big brothers and sisters in the national media on a story we each are covering. The first step we could all see coming. Someone should have given White House press secretary Scott McClellan a blindfold as he stood at the podium Monday afternoon. The White House press corps spent the previous day stewing about how the White House had failed to deliver a press conference...
  • 'King of the Hill' Democrats?

    06/25/2005 8:43:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 128 replies · 2,986+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | MATT BAI
    If you watch a lot of cable news, by now you've probably heard someone refer to a bloc of voters known as '' 'South Park' conservatives.'' The term comes from the title of a new book by Brian C. Anderson, a conservative pundit who adapted it from the writer Andrew Sullivan, and it refers to the notion that Comedy Central's obscene spoof of life in small-town America, with its hilarious skewering of liberal snobbery, is somehow the perfect crucible for understanding a new breed of brash and irreverent Republican voters. In truth, aside from its title, Anderson's book has very...
  • Websense reportedly blocks (but not CNN) as "advocacy" group

    03/18/2005 12:09:50 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 11 replies · 775+ views ^ | March 18, 2005 | Jamey Vester
    Subject: Politech Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:32:44 -0500 From: Jamey Vester Websense is now blocking as an advocacy group. I really don't have any comment about this, except that cnn, msnbc, etc. are not blocked at all except for their sports sections. I have attached a screenshot. Jamey Vester ------------ Access to this web page is restricted at this time. Reason: The Websense category "Advocacy Groups" is filtered. URL:
  • Fox news makes the Simpsons! (Video)

    12/05/2004 9:24:43 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 34 replies · 1,831+ views
    Video.. check it out..
  • ZOT! But what is this all about ? Is the world going nuts ?

    11/08/2004 12:24:58 PM PST · by FabMad · 38 replies · 566+ views
    French people aren't racist, antisemite and they do not hate American people. Stop listening to Rupert Murdock and his "friends" that are always feeding viewers lies.
  • Beheading hoax video producer says criticism unfair (my title)

    08/08/2004 3:43:36 PM PDT · by mhking · 11 replies · 819+ views
    Robert F. Martin's Website ^ | 8.8.04 | Robert F. Martin
    Press Release - Robert F. Martin 8/8/2004 I would like to clear some issues up regarding the video I co-produced. First, the video we produced should not be viewed in a partisan light. This video is not meant to be a pro or anti war commentary. The comments of Ben in the movie regarding ending the occupation were simply emphasize realism in what someone being held hostage would have potentially said while pleading for their life. How the video should be viewed is that it exposes problems in the media. We rely much too heavily on Reuters and Associated Press...
  • US gags film star marine (pro-Al Jazeera documentary, 'Control Room')

    08/05/2004 2:28:58 PM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 711+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday August 5, 2004 | Dan Glaister
    US marine Josh Rushing, who features in the documentary Control Room about al-Jazeera, has become a victim of the film's success. He plans to leave the US military because his superiors are displeased with his role in promoting the film. "He did a few interviews that indicated he might not know what his lane is," a senior officer told the LA Times. The officer said Rushing had been asked not to make any further public comments about the film. In the film, Rushing says: "It benefits al-Jazeera to play to Arab nationalism because that's their audience, just like [Fox News]...

    07/20/2004 1:52:08 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 63 replies · 3,204+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 7/20/2004 | John Eggerton
    Abstract: FTC chairman Timothy Muris said he sees no way for his agency to investigate the fairness or accuracy of Fox News' slogan, "Fair and Balanced," without getting into First Amendment territory where the commission doesn't belong.
  • 'Fair and Balanced': False Advertising? (DNC Hit Squad Attacks FOX News)

    07/18/2004 2:47:03 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 50 replies · 1,975+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 7/18/04 | John Higgins
    Breaking News 7/18/2004 12:00PMNon subscriber news abstract The credibility of Rupert Murdochs news empire is under a libera advocacy group, plans to file a complaint on July 19 with the Federal Trade Commission charging that FOX News channel's motto 'Fair and Balanced; is decepting advertising.complete text of article available to subscrbers
  • Liberal Groups Want to 'Take Back Our Media!'

    07/14/2004 11:36:10 AM PDT · by FlyLow · 43 replies · 1,483+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7-15-04 | Susan Jones
    ( - A liberal advocacy group that's made a name for itself by bashing President Bush is now paying for an effort to bash Fox News. "Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, Fox News Channel turns Republican talking points into news headlines," says on its website -- as part of a promotion for a new film called "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism." "Outfoxed" was funded in part by MoveOn and another liberal group. The Fox News Channel markets itself as "fair and balanced," but "Outfoxed" director Robert Greenwald "exposes Fox for what it it: partisan spin,...
  • Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed'

    07/13/2004 7:53:28 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 28 replies · 1,513+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed' Tuesday, July 13, 2004 •'Outfoxed' Attempts to Show FOX News' Bias•FOX News Channel Statement on 'Outfoxed' In the film "Outfoxed," four people are identified as former employees of FOX News. FOX News officials, saying their employment history was misrepresented, issued the following clarification: • Alexander Kippen is referred to as a “former FOX News producer” when in fact he was never employed by FOX News Channel. He was an employee of WTTG-TV, a FOX affiliate** in Washington, DC. • Frank O'Donnell is referred to as a “FOX News producer” in film materials, which is...
  • Fox News Critics Not Fair and Balanced

    07/12/2004 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,110+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 12, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    A new "documentary" set for release this week paints the wildly successful Fox News Channel as a journalistically irresponsible Republican propaganda mill. But even some media liberals say that Robert Greenwald's "OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism," isn't exactly fair and balanced. "Not only did [Greenwald] avoid contacting Fox, and indulge in some misleading editing," says Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz, "but the film also features a parade of the network's liberal detractors – including Al Franken, Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders, the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and out-of-the-closet liberal columnist Walter Cronkite." As it turns out, the...
  • For Fox News,Ad-Sales Market Isn't Fair, Balanced

    05/20/2004 9:16:49 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 189+ views
    WSJ ^ | 05/20/04 | JULIA ANGWIN
    For Fox News, Ad-Sales Market Isn't Fair, Balanced Despite Ratings Lead, Network Has Hard Time Winning Top Rates for Its Shows By JULIA ANGWIN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL May 20, 2004; Page A1 NEW YORK -- Paul Rittenberg, head of advertising sales for the Fox News Channel, got on the phone recently to counter a lowball offer. Chrysler wanted to buy nearly $2 million of commercials -- but at a cut-rate price of $8 per thousand viewers. Mr. Rittenberg pushed for $11.98, almost a dollar below his original asking price. Chrysler turned him down. As he hung...
  • Editor of LA Times... Fox News is pseudo-journalism (Hugh Hewitt)

    05/10/2004 9:12:28 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 37 replies · 718+ views (Blog) ^ | May 9, 2004: 9:30am | Hugh Hewitt
    Posted at 9:30 AM, Pacific This is really amazing: The editor of the Los Angeles Times branding Fox News as pseudo-journalism while asserting that the paper he leads is a repository of real journalism. Put aside the quackery of Scheer or the irrelevance of the editorial voice (see the post below), the robust line-up of news pages columnists every single one of whom is left or way left of center, the Times' photographer in the Church of the Nativity, the bizarre non-coverage of Gray Davis' money machine, the asleep at the wheel coverage of the electricity crisis or the decade-ago...
  • Esteemed journalist lectures on ethics (L.A. TIMES EDITOR WARNS: Rise of 'Pseudo-Journalism')

    05/09/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 85 replies · 435+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | 5/09/04 | Ayisha Yahya
    The media industry has been infested by the rise of pseudo-journalists who go against journalism's long tradition to serve the public with accurate information, Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll told a packed room in the Gerlinger Lounge on Thursday. Carroll delivered the annual Ruhl Lecture, titled "The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America." The lecture was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication. "All over the country there are offices that look like newsrooms and there are people in those offices that look for all the world just like journalists, but they are...
  • And the laugh was still there (Foxnews fans are crazies!!)

    04/29/2004 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 56 replies · 260+ views
    GlobeandMail ^ | 04/29/04 | JOHN DOYLE
    And the laugh was still there By JOHN DOYLE From Thursday's Globe and Mail E-mail this Article Print this Article Advertisement Let's start with a conclusion. The Fox News Channel, its chief ranter Bill O'Reilly and the channel's rabid followers are the lunatic fringe of the American culture. I can say this with certainty because I've now got an earful from O'Reilly several times over, but I've also heard from thousands of American readers who view Fox News and O'Reilly with utter loathing and deep embarrassment. I think Fox News Channel is comically overheated with its wailing about "left-wingers" and...
  • India Begs US To Stop Outsourcing Customer Service Jobs (Humor)

    04/13/2004 3:24:07 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 10 replies · 337+ views
    The Watley Review ^ | 06 April 2004
    India has publicly requested that the United States halt the increasing practice of outsourcing call centers handling customer support. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mention of what he called the "unexpected controversies" generated over the issue came days after remarks critical of India by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick over the outsourcing issue. "Outsourcing makes businesses more competitive, and we thought the influx of high-paying jobs was a good idea at first," Vajpayee said. "But the cost to our society has been enormous." Outsourcing is the relocation of American jobs to lower-paid workers in different parts of the world. Seeking...

    02/24/2004 11:07:07 AM PST · by Stonenots · 209 replies · 2,437+ views
    Comcast changes channel line-up March 1.
  • NPC board member quits over award to Hume

    02/02/2004 12:30:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 146 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb 2, 2004 | UPI
    <p>WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A member of the board of the National Press Foundation has resigned her position because of plans to present Fox News' Brit Hume with an award.</p> <p>Hume, the managing editor of Fox News and its chief Washington correspondent, was selected to receive the NPF's Taishoff Award as Broadcaster of the Year during a Feb. 19 awards dinner.</p>
  • Brit Hume honor triggers protest (Wash. Post bigwig resigns from Nat'l Press Fndtn.)

    02/02/2004 7:29:23 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 124 replies · 1,088+ views
    USA Today ^ | 02/02/2004 | Peter Johnson
    <p>Is Fox News Channel "fair and balanced," as its motto claims?</p> <p>Or is that slogan a clever marketing line designed to hide Fox News political tilt to the right?</p> <p>And with its success — by far, it's the No. 1-rated cable news channel — have journalists failed to challenge Fox News on its boast?</p>
  • Biased media coverage causes misconception of Iraq war (Aggie needs freeping - FR mentioned)

    11/05/2003 2:25:54 AM PST · by Stultis · 11 replies · 287+ views
    The Battalion (Texas A&M) ^ | 5 November 2003 | Collins Ezeanyim
    The Battalion - Opinion Issue: 11/05/03 Biased media coverage causes misconception of Iraq warBy Collins Ezeanyim Last spring, a Battalion columnist argued the then-nascent war in Iraq was theologically unsound. In the column, it was stated there was no reliable evidence of a link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. The column resulted in e-mails from Aggies who disagreed with this fact, despite President George W. Bush telling reporters on Sept. 17, "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9-11," according to The Associated Press.Yet due to biased media coverage of the war, a frustrating number of Americans...
  • Biased media coverage causes misconception of Iraq war; Foxnews bashing, FR praising?

    11/05/2003 8:33:55 AM PST · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 341+ views
    BATT ^ | 11/05/03 | Collins Ezeanyim
    Biased media coverage causes misconception of Iraq war By Collins Ezeanyim Last spring, a Battalion columnist argued the then-nascent war in Iraq was theologically unsound. In the column, it was stated there was no reliable evidence of a link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida. The column resulted in e-mails from Aggies who disagreed with this fact, despite President George W. Bush telling reporters on Sept. 17, "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9-11," according to The Associated Press. Yet due to biased media coverage of the war, a frustrating number of Americans continue to believe Iraq...
  • Amanpour: CNN practiced self-censorship, intimidated by the Bush administration and Fox News

    09/14/2003 11:12:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 109 replies · 1,254+ views
    USATODAY ^ | 09/14/03 | Peter Johnson
    <p>Amanpour: CNN practiced self-censorship CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship." As criticism of the war and its aftermath intensifies, Amanpour joins a chorus of journalists and pundits who charge that the media largely toed the Bush administrationline in covering the war and, by doing so, failed to aggressively question the motives behind the invasion.</p>
  • Memo to Fox: Hire Al Franken (Coulter mentioned)

    09/04/2003 11:12:34 AM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 35 replies · 237+ views
    BusinessWeek Onlin ^ | Thu Sep 4, 8:29 AM ET | By Ciro Scotti
    Is that boo-hooing I hear coming from Fox News, just across 48th Street from BusinessWeek headquarters in New York? Well, maybe I'm hearing things. But it sure is heart-warming to imagine Fox's supersized boss Roger Ailes and his fair-and-balanced band blubbering from the slap in the face a federal judge delivered to them recently. Fox had sued left-wing comedian and political satirist Al Franken for using the words "fair and balanced" in the title of his new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. The network that has wrapped itself,...
  • Olbermann Denigrates FNC as Bunch of McCarthyistic "Demagogues"

    09/03/2003 12:41:41 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 59 replies · 731+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday, September 03, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who once said that Ken Starr reminded him of the Nazi Heinrich Himmler, on Tuesday night, during a session with left-wing ranter Al Franken, denigrated the Fox News Channel as a bunch of "demagogues." Recalling how past demagogues like Joe McCarthy have "self-destructed," Olbermann raised the unsuccessful lawsuit against Franken for using the "fair and balanced" phrase and queried Franken: "Did you get some kind of comfort from this laughable lawsuit that maybe the latest set of demagogues are starting to fray at the edges and maybe headed towards self-destruction?" Olbermann wrapped up the September 2 Countdown...
  • Fair and Unbalanced Racism - MEChA Professor Slams Fox, O'Reily

    08/30/2003 2:51:19 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 58 replies · 699+ views
    Azteca Net ^ | 8-29-03 | Rodolfo F. Acuna
        Fair and Unbalanced Racism     -     08/29/03      By      Rodolfo F. Acuna      Fox News and the O'Reilly factor have touched off a tempest in the      proverbial teapot by denouncing California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for      not renouncing his affiliation with a Chicano student organization of      which he was a member in the 1970s. These so-called journalists equate      MECHA with the Klu Klux Klan and violence, which at a time of general      hysteria over terrorism is irresponsible.      Moreover, the accusations happen to be unfounded and lack any probative     ...

    08/29/2003 1:51:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 774+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/29/03 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>August 29, 2003 -- THE rise of an ardent, pas sionate, angry and en gaged left is the most im portant political story of 2003.</p> <p>The hottest book of the new publishing season is Al Franken's "Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)." Joe Conason of the New York Observer has a fast-selling tome called "Big Lies." At the end of September comes "The Lies of George Bush" by David Corn of the Nation magazine, which will likely hit the bestseller list as well.</p>
  • Oh, They Hate Him So: Franken, Fallows and their fellows revive the sport of Murdoch-bashing

    08/28/2003 9:08:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 14 replies · 252+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 08/29/03 | Byron York
    <p>Listening to pundits on the left, it's hard to know who is more evil--George W. Bush or Rupert Murdoch. The president, some passionately believe, tricked us into war, which is of course bad. But Mr. Murdoch gave us the Fox News Channel. You decide.</p>
  • Franken to be guest host on 'Crossfire'

    08/22/2003 3:05:48 PM PDT · by demlosers · 22 replies · 503+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 22 August 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    CNN refuses to be left out of the media bonanza Fox New whipped up last week by suing liberal comedian Al Franken. Atlanta-based CNN is bringing Franken on as a guest host on "Crossfire" Monday and Tuesday. He'll take the liberal chair across from regular conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for the half-hour debate show. Fox last week filed a lawsuit against Franken and his publisher, the Penguin Group, to stop them from using Fox's trademarked slogan, "Fair and Balanced" in the title of Franken's new book. Related: • Are these guys fair and balanced? You decide The book, called "Lies...