Is Fox news on its way out

Is Fox news on its way out

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Since: Oct 07

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#1 Feb 11, 2013
Has Fox news destroyed itself with their 24/7 Obama bashing and extreme right rhetoric and spin? If Fox continues their mistrust of people will it mean the end to the Republican party?
I realize they are still the largest entertainment channel. Opps meant to say news. But people are losing trust in them.
A station is in trouble when they start saying every other news source is wrong and name calling.

http://www.politicususa.com/obamas-reelection...
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#2 Feb 11, 2013
Reporting truth (in their news coverage, at least) is not bashing. In their 'opinion' shows, you will, at least 99% of the time, hear opposing views. Move away from the pablum, and try some real meat for a change.

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#3 Feb 11, 2013
In a 2003 lawsuit Fox News admitted that they lie and distort the news.

In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 1997 the team began work on a story about bovine growth hormone (BGH), a controversial substance manufactured by Monsanto Corporation. The couple produced a four-part series revealing that there were many health risks related to BGH and that Florida supermarket chains did little to avoid selling milk from cows treated with the hormone, despite assuring customers otherwise.

According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox's actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)

Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury's words)“a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida's whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX.

FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because Florida’s whistle blower law states that an employer must violate an adopted “law, rule, or regulation." In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a "law, rule, or regulation," it was simply a "policy." Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.

During their appeal, FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves.

Fox attorneys did not dispute Akre’s claim that they pressured her to broadcast a false story, they simply maintained that it was their right to do so.

You know I hate to have to point out the obvious but once you admit that you lie or deliberately distort news reports on public You're Not A Reliable Source.

It's only a matter of time before they find out Murdock and his gang of liars have done the same things over here as they have in the UK.




Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#4 Feb 11, 2013
It's a FOX affiliate--WTVT in Tampa Bay. If true, it is but a droplet in the ocean that is FOX. Do you think it proves your point?

Completely, hopelessly indoctrinated, you are. Keep on keeping your eyes and ears closed, and just lemming your way through life.

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#5 Feb 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
It's a FOX affiliate--WTVT in Tampa Bay. If true, it is but a droplet in the ocean that is FOX. Do you think it proves your point?
Completely, hopelessly indoctrinated, you are. Keep on keeping your eyes and ears closed, and just lemming your way through life.
Yes it does.

ya'll were lied to about the election and everything else and ya'll still drink that tea.

Ya'll are truly braindwashed. murdock laughs his rich azz off to the bank feeding ya'll anti government hate, lies and ya'll eat it up. You think murdock cares about America. SAD.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#6 Feb 11, 2013
Your observations of FOX are hysterical, and not in the funny, ha-ha, kind of way.
guest ii

Caruthersville, MO

#7 Feb 11, 2013
They are lying about Benghazi, thats for sure.

For several weeks Fox News has been spearheading a smear campaign against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for comments she made on Sunday news programs about Benghazi. The actual substance of her comments was specifically limited by her qualification that the information was evolving as investigations continued. Nevertheless, Fox falsely portrayed her as having misled the nation. And further, they accused the President of conspiring to alter intelligence reports in order to downplay the involvement of Al Qaeda in the attacks.

oday there is a report in the Wall Street Journal that obliterates the dishonest reporting that has been plastered on the airwaves on Fox for weeks.

“The officials said the first draft of the talking points had a reference to al Qaeda but it was removed by the Central Intelligence Agency, to protect sources and protect investigations, before the talking points were shared with the White House. No evidence has so far emerged that the White House interfered to tone down the public intelligence assessment, despite the attention the charge has received.”

The WSJ story corroborates earlier reports about what Gen. Petraeus told members of congress in closed-door meetings: That the CIA was responsible for the revisions and approved them before they were distributed to the White House. It also exonerates Amb. Rice from the allegations that she did anything inappropriate in her public appearances.

The significance that this report was published in the Wall Street Journal cannot be understated. The Journal is the kingpin of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire. The fact that it is openly contradicting his other news outlet, Fox News, is a powerful condemnation of the cable network.

Now it remains to be seen if Fox News will broadcast a retraction of the lies they have been promulgating about Rice and recant the disparaging coverage of speculation about an appointment to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. It will also be interesting to see whether John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and other Rice bashers will offer their apologies.

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#8 Feb 11, 2013
catfish59 wrote:
In a 2003 lawsuit Fox News admitted that they lie and distort the news.
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.
Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 1997 the team began work on a story about bovine growth hormone (BGH), a controversial substance manufactured by Monsanto Corporation. The couple produced a four-part series revealing that there were many health risks related to BGH and that Florida supermarket chains did little to avoid selling milk from cows treated with the hormone, despite assuring customers otherwise.
According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox's actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)
Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury's words)“a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida's whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX.
FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because Florida’s whistle blower law states that an employer must violate an adopted “law, rule, or regulation." In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a "law, rule, or regulation," it was simply a "policy." Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.
During their appeal, FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves.
Fox attorneys did not dispute Akre’s claim that they pressured her to broadcast a false story, they simply maintained that it was their right to do so.
You know I hate to have to point out the obvious but once you admit that you lie or deliberately distort news reports on public You're Not A Reliable Source.
It's only a matter of time before they find out Murdock and his gang of liars have done the same things over here as they have in the UK.
Catfish, you ever read what you Post?
It starts out, in a 2003...
That aught to tell even someone like you or gene that it's just old stupid propaganda.

I'd say fox has done pretty well over the past 10 years.

Now CNN, there’s a news broadcasting basket case for ya. But they do love Obama and liberal democrats. I’ll bet that’s where you get your news.

One of CNN’s info-babes the other day blamed an approaching asteroid that’s going to do a close fly-by of earth, on global warming…lol

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#9 Feb 11, 2013
guest ii wrote:
They are lying about Benghazi, thats for sure.
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You got that part right, they are definitely lying about Benghazi.

Good to see you finally came around to some simple logic.
guest ii

Caruthersville, MO

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Glad you agree Fox is lying about Benghazi.

Keep trying CW, your antics dont work with me.

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#11 Feb 11, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
<quoted text>Catfish, you ever read what you Post?
It starts out, in a 2003...
That aught to tell even someone like you or gene that it's just old stupid propaganda.
I'd say fox has done pretty well over the past 10 years.
Now CNN, there’s a news broadcasting basket case for ya. But they do love Obama and liberal democrats. I’ll bet that’s where you get your news.
One of CNN’s info-babes the other day blamed an approaching asteroid that’s going to do a close fly-by of earth, on global warming…lol
NO Sh!T Sherlock.

That's how long they been lying. That's why all the fact check web sites and media matter started up to counter the legal right fox has to lie.

Geez cw... you are really backward on whats going on and what has happened.

To be a young man (I guess) if you don't let go of the tea you will never know what's going on.

Your like someone who has been abused and keep going back for more.

Fox lied to ya'll and some of ya'll go back for more.

I'll say it again, SAD.
FOX NEWS LIES

Caruthersville, MO

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
Your observations of FOX are hysterical, and not in the funny, ha-ha, kind of way.
You mean like all those Fox News election polls had Romney winning by a landslide and Ohio?
FOX NEWS LIES

Caruthersville, MO

#13 Feb 11, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
<quoted text>Catfish, you ever read what you Post?
It starts out, in a 2003...
That aught to tell even someone like you or gene that it's just old stupid propaganda.
I'd say fox has done pretty well over the past 10 years.
Now CNN, there’s a news broadcasting basket case for ya. But they do love Obama and liberal democrats. I’ll bet that’s where you get your news.
One of CNN’s info-babes the other day blamed an approaching asteroid that’s going to do a close fly-by of earth, on global warming…lol
Yes they have done pretty well.

Glenn Beck GONE
Sarah Palin GONE
Dick Morris GONE

Sad thing is they still have Sean Hannity Bill O'Reilly and most of all Rupert Murdoch who should be brought up on treason charges to the govt. When I read your comment I laughed. You must be very young or very brainwashed. The Obama election IS killing Fox News and its about damn time I say.
FOX NEWS LIES

Caruthersville, MO

#14 Feb 11, 2013
I forgot to mention Judge Napolitano was fired from Fox News for a 5 minute speech where he made the most sense he had EVER made while being a Fox News analyst. Murdoch is a sleaze bag, and runs Fox like he runs all the rest of his smut magazines.
truthbetold

Steele, MO

#15 Feb 11, 2013
FOX has more loyal viewers than all three networks and CNN put together. You FOX haters have your work cut out to change all those opinions.

It looks like all the new taxes (and more taxes promised) are starting to take a toll on Obama's popularity. He's now in the mid 40's. Gotta give away a lot of freebies to keep control of all the "takers" out there.

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#16 Feb 11, 2013
If one can believe... Roger Ailes said that fox news is no longer going to be hostile towards undocumented immigrants in hopes to bring Latinos voters to the Gop.

He said "They no longer should be using the term illegal immigrants"

Now they are going to lie in Spanish.

They dropped the tea party sweetheart sarah palin and dick morris and soon they will drop the tea party all together. They are going to flush the tea party like dirty toilet paper.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#17 Feb 11, 2013
FOX NEWS LIES wrote:
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You mean like all those Fox News election polls had Romney winning by a landslide and Ohio?
Clearly, you weren't paying attention, because ALL the networks were reporting THE NATIONAL POLLS, and all reported the SAME INFORMATION, yet YOU think only FOX got it wrong. It just shows how brain-dead some really are.

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#18 Feb 11, 2013
Far Away wrote:
<quoted text>
Clearly, you weren't paying attention, because ALL the networks were reporting THE NATIONAL POLLS, and all reported the SAME INFORMATION, yet YOU think only FOX got it wrong. It just shows how brain-dead some really are.
NO they were not.
John Doe

Poplar Bluff, MO

#19 Feb 11, 2013
All of slam and accuse Fox News of lying etc. What about MSNBC? Is it okay for all of the lies that they tell because they are on the left?

Catfish, almost all of the major polls were showing Romney slight ahead or in a dead heat with President Obama at the end. It was basically a coin toss according to the polls.

Far Away, CBS was only reporting their own polls.

“Ignorance is not Patriotism.”

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#20 Feb 11, 2013
The first thing a cult does is tell you that everybody else is wrong and they are right. Keep on drinking the Fox Tea,or kool-aid!!!
Fox's agenda is to make people angry and get ratings. Ratings equals profits.

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