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Old 01-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #286
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No. No no no no no.

Conservative businessmen started and run the Tea Party.


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i presume a poorly written blog will satisfy your curiosity?
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From the looks of it, I think Tucker was just looking to do something to bring attention to him seeing as he hasn't really been in the spotlight for quite a few years now (at least since the Crossfire incident with Jon Stewart.)

But I will say this. Fox News is probably the only news network whose bias is clearer than other cable news channels (CNN, MSNBC, etc). Everyday, we see people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and the Fox and Friends people call Obama every name in the book; racist, communist, socialist, bigot, the list goes on. And here they are saying that it's only the opinion people who do this. Well there are leak memos that talk about how people behind the scene are telling the hard news people to use different terms for a news story to give the impression that the government is under too much control (like the healthcare issue.) I also don't like how they have treated the liberals they have on their shows. Sure they would give them time to speak for like 5 seconds and then they will start interuptting them and try to prove them wrong while making themselves look so idiotic in the process. ANd also, during the Bush adminstration, FOX told everyone that criticizing a President in war time is unacceptable and will make you look like a hater. So why do they do it now under the Obama adminstration? And if i hear Bill O Reilly use the word "pinhead" one more time, my head will explode

Now MSNBC, these guys use to be a fairly conservative network back in the day. This was evident when they pulled hosts who were very critical of the Iraq War during the time it started. Then after Bush's approval ratings went down, MSNBC decided to become a liberal network and now try their very best to defend Obama. I also seem to find everytime I watch MSNBC, they are always criticizing Fox News. Wether it is Ed Shultz, Dylan Ratigan, and ESPECIALLY Keith Olbermann, there will always be some airtime to point out what sort of stupid things FOX did. We get it, FOX is awful, but let's get to other issues now. I remember hearing Rachel Maddow one time say that MSNBC and FOX News aren't the same thing recently. But I have to say that isn't true. I remember Dylan Ratigan have a Tea Party member on and Dylan pretty much told his opinion on the matter for almost the entire time, saying that his presence was a waste of valuable oxygen, cut off his mike, and told him he was being offensive on using his show as a veichle to sprew his propaganda.

But hey it's just my opinion (Something these network's hosts don't say enough times)
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i presume a poorly written blog will satisfy your curiosity?

Reading is fun
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Jane Hamsher: The Corporate Lobbyists Behind the Tea Parties

Beautiful Horizons: The oil billionaires behind the Tea Party... and the Cato Institute... and... (ad nauseum)
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Americans thinking about the Constitution and freedom started the movement.

It's actually very well documented that this is not the whole truth. People who were not very well informed about the constitution were used like pawns to further certain agendas.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:48 PM   #292
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The tea party was started after Rick Santelli did an impression of Howard Beale nuff said
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The billionaire Koch brothers’ war against Obama : The New Yorker

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The anti-government fervor infusing the 2010 elections represents a political triumph for the Kochs. By giving money to “educate,” fund, and organize Tea Party protesters, they have helped turn their private agenda into a mass movement.

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Tucker Carlson returned to "Hannity" on Monday and walked back his statement that footballer Michael Vick "should've been executed" for his abuse of dogs.

He had made the statement on last Tuesday's show after it emerged that President Obama had spoken with Vick. Sean Hannity joked that he'd read that Carlson was "destroying the show" during his break and asked him to explain his comments.

"This is what happens when you get too emotional," Carlson said. "I'm a dog lover, I love them and...I know a lot about what Michael Vick did...I overspoke. I'm uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don't think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling."
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Fox News is the most distrusted name in news, while PBS is the most trusted, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling.

The study was released on Wednesday. It is the second annual TV news trust poll PPP has conducted. The poll finds that PBS is the most trusted news outlet by a wide margin, with 50 percent of respondents saying they trust it, as opposed to 30 who don't.

Fox News is the second-most trusted network, but also the most distrusted one, with 42 percent trusting it and 46 percent not trusting it. That's as compared to the 43 percent who said they didn't trust CNN, CBS or ABC. But Fox News was one of only two networks that saw its distrust levels increase from last year's study. Last year, 37 percent of respondents said they didn't trust Fox--a nine-point difference from the 2011 poll.

Public Policy Polling: Our Second Annual TV News Trust Poll
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Roger Ailes Esquire Profile - Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America? - Esquire

I don't much care for the writer's style, but he does shed some interesting light on Roger Ailes. The title is stupid too, as it automatically creates a negative bias to any conservatives who might want to read it. But, an interesting read nonetheless.
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I don't even think it's worth looking at the regard a plurality of Americans have for Fox News. Fox knows very well the demographic it's going after, and it positions itself as the only bastion of hope/news for conservatives who think the rest of the media is out to get them with liberal bias.

As far as whether to trust them or not, it's pretty obvious to someone who gets news from several US and non-US outlets that just about everything on Fox is spun by the editors writing the copy or the onscreen graphics.

I don't think it takes a human interactions or speech researcher to watch Megyn Kelly and loathe the passive-aggressive, almost mocking tone that she uses to spew the teleprompter text out to the viewer.
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I'm in a communications ethics course right now and I'm still waiting for the day they bring up Fox News. We've talked about CNN and MSNBC already.
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I'm in a communications ethics course right now and I'm still waiting for the day they bring up Fox News. We've talked about CNN and MSNBC already.
when i did applied media ethics the only channel we looked at was fox news.

i actually thought it was a bit lazy.
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Well, in the US, especially in academia, it's considered liberal bias to accuse Fox News of anything, so I'll be surprised if we talk about Fox News so much. It's much better to talk about whether Anderson Cooper should have helped people when he was in Haiti reporting on the earthquake than, gee, I don't know, Al Waleed bin Talal.
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