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Mar. 12th, 2007

07:19 pm - Fox News: Crazy right-wing propaganda

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Just in case anybody on my friends list still had illusions about Fox News being "fair and balanced", take a look at this collection of screenshots.

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From:qaianna
Date:March 13th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
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OK, these were sad. Yay on the whole space exploration one, but considering most of the world was wondering about the legislature of one of the most powerful nations IN the world..

And a little odd to see this in your LJ, and not, say, youngvanwinkle's. Not trying to say anything's wrong..
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:March 13th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
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I don't post about political stuff very often, but I do feel strongly about things like this.
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From:shelbystripes
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I probably would have shared this if I'd seen it before him. It's all scary stuff, though.

Is there really anyone left out there that doesn't see FNC as right-wing shills anymore?
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From:nefaria
Date:March 13th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
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Hmmm....

"Scooter Libby found not guilty of lying to FBI investigators" - this is true, he was acquitted on that charge, basically it was the agent's word against his, and hearsay evidence isn't enough to convict.

"... but was there even a crime?" - Knowingly leaking a covert CIA agent's identity is a crime, but if you didn't know the agent was covert, it's not a crime. There are serious questions whether Valerie Plame was truly covert and whether the wide assortment of people who leaked knew it. Anyway, give Scooter Libby the same slap on the wrist Bill Clinton's lawyer got for shredding irreplaceable documents from the national archives and I'll be content.

There's open Shiite vs. Sunni fighting in certain parts of Iraq, but the entire country isn't engulfed in civil war, most of it is relatively peaceful. The way the media's been playing it, every street is being hit by a suicide bomber every day.

Hmm, loaded poll questions, I've seen those all over. You could prove 80%+ of the population is pro-life or 80%+ is pro-choice depending on how you phrase the question, nothing new here. It's not good polling to ask loaded questions though.

This is all conservative spin on the situation, unlike the liberal spin presented by many other news sources. It's not totally honest, but it's not lying either.
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From:penh
Date:March 13th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
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He was acquitted on ONE charge of lying to FBI investigators. He was also found guilty on the second charge of lying to FBI investigators. The headline on Faux News was, looked at in the very best possible light, deliberately misleading.

No, there are no serious questions as to whether Valerie Plame was really covert. She was. And if the shredder of "irreplaceable documents" you're referring to is Sandy Berger, he shredded COPIES of documents, not originals.

You could argue that much of Iraq is relatively peaceful. The part that isn't, however, is home to about half the population of the country, and is bad enough that over 2 million Iraqis have fled the country. That's getting close to 10% of the total population, with over a million more "internally displaced." I'd like you to stop and take a moment to imagine a scenario in America that would be bad enough to drive thirty million people to flee the country.

And you're way off base to call this "conservative spin." This is specifically the White House's spin, and has nothing to do with conservatism per se. If Bush went on TV tomorrow to announce his glorious new five-year plan to redistribute the nation's wealth according to the precepts of his new hero Karl Marx, Faux News would be right behind him, cheering all the way.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:March 13th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, I saw a postcard today, depicting George W. Bush against a backdrop image of the White House, and it looked totally and absurdly reverential and worshipful, and all that were missing were the words "OUR GLORIOUS LEADER"... and then I thought of that huge billboard someone put up somewhere with a huge picture of Bush smiling down all father-figure-like, next to the words "Our Leader," and I thought to myself...

...these guys have the nerve to call us Communists?
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