"Imagine a world without Fox News?"

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Last night's "Imagine a World Without Fox News" segment was very powerful and succinct. I would love to share that with everyone I know! Please post it on youtube ASAP! Thank you! :)

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Just found it! http://youtu.be/EpSDji_1mxI Thanks! :)

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Fox is just more propaganda like CNN,ABC, CBS and NBC. I don't think the world would be much different.

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I agree with LysanderSpooner. It's not much different than the other outlets, and certainly no different than RT or FSTV. They all have their viewpoints. I watch a little of each to get a crosssection of ideas.

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Only a fool would equate Fox news with RT. RT delivers honest reporting and is among the most admired channels in the world. Fox News and it's criminal owners are literally accomplices in war crimes and some day soon those people are going to have to face justice with the rest of the criminal capitalists.

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Only a fool would equate Fox news with RT. RT delivers honest reporting and is among the most admired channels in the world. Fox News and it's criminal owners are literally accomplices in war crimes and some day soon those people are going to have to face justice with the rest of the criminal capitalists.

Very well said.

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Imagine if the People of the United States decided that foreign-based governments and organizations could not own majority shares in American media. A normal person would think that the 'Ra-Ra, We Love America' Teabagger pundits on FOX News would all be clamoring for Americans to own American media. After all, why would we want our democracy infiltrated by foreign propaganda during a time of war? The future of our country is at stake.

If the Teabaggers were truly as pro-America as they claim to be, they would demand a law limiting foreign ownership of American media, and then NewsCorp would no longer be as big and influential in the US as it currently is.

How funny would that be if we convinced the right-wing to shut down FOX News because it's unAmerican?

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Quote LysanderSpooner:

Fox is just more propaganda like CNN,ABC, CBS and NBC. I don't think the world would be much different.

That's because you're brainwashed. Nothing but pudding upstairs.

Have another bite!

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Man has discovered cures for many diseases, but sadly, no remedy is available for the mind once it has been exposed to FOX news. I'm grateful that my immune system can handle it, but I feel very bad for those who are being infected and think their disease is normal.

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How can we wake up 150,000,000 Manchurian Voters before they explode?

There has to be a way to stop the infection.

Doctor! Get the machine that goes 'Biiingggg!'

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How can we wake up 150,000,000 Manchurian Voters before they explode?

If push came to shove, I think I'd let them explode. When the option for a quality life goes, you need to make the hard decisions.

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"Imagine a world without Fox News?"

"What a wonderful world this would be ..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE6UrZMb71o

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If push came to shove, I think I'd let them explode. When the option for a quality life goes, you need to make the hard decisions.

But think about the mess, 150 million brains, splattered like watermelons all over everything.

Then again, that means work, cleaning up the bloody mess...

OK, let the suckers explode.

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What a good way to solve the unemployment problem!

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Thank god brainwashing isn't transmitted by bodily fluids, or it would be dangerous to allow this mass brain fart, and suicide to clean up.

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I join you in your gratitude.

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Well said JTaylor Well said! Another example of how the Republican Party says one thing then does or means something totally opposite and so many people are naive enough to believe it hook line and sinker.

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All you have to do to get rid of Fox new is to get people to stop watching it. Low ratings equate to no sponsers, and the station would go away.

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Obviously... the false equivalancy comparing FOX with the rest of the MSM is amusing at best. Still... the stenographers of NBC,CBS, ABC, CNN etc. etc. etc. serve to give the illusion of balance where there is none. NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN etc. may not lie as outright and as bold as FOX does... but neither do they tell the whole truth. Which is to be expected when the MSM is controlled by a handful of corporations... givng the people "Manufactured Consent"

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Uhhhh.... Duhhhh.... Norske, When was 'the news' not 'the voice of the Empire'?

Huntley/Brinkley?

New York Times in the 30's?

The Church's new decree?

Did you just realize all this, and finally you're warning America?

You're a bit late, must be jet lag.

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I watched 3 different channels when Iraq2 was launched. BBC, CNN, and Fox were like 3 different planets. Equivalency cannot be applied. Fox acted like sports announcers on monday night football. CNN was more measured [actually CNN Intl is different than Atlanta] BBC had the most news like coverage, and they had a dog in this hunt.

The other equivalent, MSNBC fired Phil Donahue and canceld his show because he asked if war was legal or neccessary. He had the audacity to say Iraq hadn't attacked us. [he also said Afghanistan hadn't either] GE, owner of MSNBC, and supplier of arms, jet engines, infrastructure, et al doesn't do news either.

Track the military consultants hired to sell war, and see who they lobby for.

Frontline on PBS does news. Their news team in the field does news. Their photo journalists do news. I met some coming back from assignment and we exchanged news sources and slants we have perceived. I met an ABC correspondent , too. He had more freedom than other ABC journalists because he was just a local station newsie. That also meant he had a smaller budget. He told the story from a local village perspective, since he was not obligated to sell the war his story was news, not corp. bs.

When reagan killed the fairness doctrine, the country got stupid, and is getting more stupid all the time, at least those that watch tv are, and fox viewers are even stupider than those that watch none at all.

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Most news is just gossip...or repeats of the same old stuff with different names/locations.

Not a whole lot of "news' is anything new. It's been a long time since I've heard anything new to me being discussed.

Why do they call it "News" when it should really be called "Repeats"?

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

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Truth in advertising lawsuit against fox would be interesting. All the way to the SCOTUS. Scalia could write the opinion on bias and how there is no such thing. Their defense would most likely be that WWF claims to be wrestling, therefore fox can claim to be news.

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FOX is not only offensive to the mind, but the eyes. I can't stand looking at those plastic Barbie and Ken dolls.

Truth and sense rather than nonsense and dollars is all I ask for in the news...and the government, for that matter. This is hard to come by.

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A wise sage must have had a premonition of fox:

Homo Neanderthalensis
by H.L. Mencken

(The Baltimore Evening Sun, June 29, 1925)

I

Such obscenities as the forthcoming trial of the Tennessee evolutionist, if they serve no other purpose, at least call attention dramatically to the fact that enlightenment, among mankind, is very narrowly dispersed. It is common to assume that human progress affects everyone -- that even the dullest man, in these bright days, knows more than any man of, say, the Eighteenth Century, and is far more civilized. This assumption is quite erroneous. The men of the educated minority, no doubt, know more than their predecessors, and of some of them, perhaps, it may be said that they are more civilized -- though I should not like to be put to giving names -- but the great masses of men, even in this inspired republic, are precisely where the mob was at the dawn of history. They are ignorant, they are dishonest, they are cowardly, they are ignoble. They know little if anything that is worth knowing, and there is not the slightest sign of a natural desire among them to increase their knowledge.

Such immortal vermin, true enough, get their share of the fruits of human progress, and so they may be said, in a way, to have their part in it. The most ignorant man, when he is ill, may enjoy whatever boons and usufructs modern medicine may offer -- that is, provided he is too poor to choose his own doctor. He is free, if he wants to, to take a bath. The literature of the world is at his disposal in public libraries. He may look at works of art. He may hear good music. He has at hand a thousand devices for making life less wearisome and more tolerable: the telephone, railroads, bichloride tablets, newspapers, sewers, correspondence schools, delicatessen. But he had no more to do with bringing these things into the world than the horned cattle in the fields, and he does no more to increase them today than the birds of the air.

On the contrary, he is generally against them, and sometimes with immense violence. Every step in human progress, from the first feeble stirrings in the abyss of time, has been opposed by the great majority of men. Every valuable thing that has been added to the store of man's possessions has been derided by them when it was new, and destroyed by them when they had the power. They have fought every new truth ever heard of, and they have killed every truth-seeker who got into their hands.

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The so-called religious organizations which now lead the war against the teaching of evolution are nothing more, at bottom, than conspiracies of the inferior man against his betters. They mirror very accurately his congenital hatred of knowledge, his bitter enmity to the man who knows more than he does, and so gets more out of life. Certainly it cannot have gone unnoticed that their membership is recruited, in the overwhelming main, from the lower orders -- that no man of any education or other human dignity belongs to them. What they propose to do, at bottom and in brief, is to make the superior man infamous -- by mere abuse if it is sufficient, and if it is not, then by law.

Such organizations, of course, must have leaders; there must be men in them whose ignorance and imbecility are measurably less abject than the ignorance and imbecility of the average. These super-Chandala often attain to a considerable power, especially in democratic states. Their followers trust them and look up to them; sometimes, when the pack is on the loose, it is necessary to conciliate them. But their puissance cannot conceal their incurable inferiority. They belong to the mob as surely as their dupes, and the thing that animates them is precisely the mob's hatred of superiority. Whatever lies above the level of their comprehension is of the devil. A glass of wine delights civilized men; they themselves, drinking it, would get drunk. Ergo, wine must be prohibited. The hypothesis of evolution is credited by all men of education; they themselves can't understand it. Ergo, its teaching must be put down.

This simple fact explains such phenomena as the Tennessee buffoonery. Nothing else can. We must think of human progress, not as of something going on in the race in general, but as of something going on in a small minority, perpetually beleaguered in a few walled towns. Now and then the horde of barbarians outside breaks through, and we have an armed effort to halt the process. That is, we have a Reformation, a French Revolution, a war for democracy, a Great Awakening. The minority is decimated and driven to cover. But a few survive -- and a few are enough to carry on.

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Some more great links Doug. Positive Atheism is one of my favorites...

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While Mencken did have a sharp wit, he also had a lot of disdain for ordinary people.

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Here are some more gems from the Sage of Baltimore:

The highfalutin aims of democracy, whether real or imaginary, are always assumed to be identical with its achievements. This, of course, is sheer hallucination. Not one of those aims, not even the aim of giving every adult a vote, has been realized. It has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.

The chief difference between free capitalism and State socialism seems to be this: that under the former a man pursues his own advantage openly, frankly and honestly, whereas under the latter he does so hypocritically and under false pretenses.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.

If he [FDR] became convinced tomorrow that coming out for cannibalism would get him the votes he needs so sorely, he would begin fattening a missionary in the White House yard come Wednesday.

The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

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