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Old 01-31-2011, 11:32 PM   #316
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Why do you insist on downplaying the story?


because it wasn't a story. it was two guys who showed up in a heavily black precinct. and then left.

Fox News was on a jihad for weeks. especially Megyn Kelly, who devoted 45 -- 45! -- segments to one guy from 2008.

why? to throw fear into their old, white, paranoid fanbase, and drum up more ratings, and thus force the right to pander even more to white cultural panic.

you see, the Republican Party once thought that Fox worked for it; rather, they all now work for Fox. there is NOTHING comparable on MSNBC.
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let's invade.
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because it wasn't a story. it was two guys who showed up in a heavily black precinct. and then left.
Wrong. It was a story. The men showed up in military uniforms, carried weapons, and hurled racial slurs at people. A lawsuit was brought. The Bush DOJ looked into it. The Obama DOJ looked into it. Former DOJ employees criticized Holder's decision-making in the matter.

That makes for a worthy news story. Your attempt to read more into it is just sad. Would you be as quick to dismiss it if it were white supremacists?
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there is NOTHING comparable on MSNBC.
Tell that to Chris "my job is to make this presidency work" Matthews and Mika "I get talking-points from the White House" Brzesinski.
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Hold on.

You accused someone else of downplaying a story?

Dear Christ.

You deflect more than anyone I've ever seen on here.
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let's invade.
But we already invaded that territorywhichalsohappenstobeIraq called "Egypt".
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No way! Fox do that all too often. I don't even understand how they can make mistakes like that.
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You accused someone else of downplaying a story?
Please elaborate, then. Though- wait- let me guess what you're going to say:


KOCH BROTHERS! KOCH BROTHERS, YOU GUYS!
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No way! Fox do that all too often. I don't even understand how they can make mistakes like that.
There's really no good answer for that.

Either they are dumb as rocks with no oversight.
Or, they know, and they just toy with their audience--some then feel smart because they caught the mistake, some will NEVER know the difference and don't care.

Pathetic either way.


BTW--Does Fox News have an Ombudsman?
Have they ever issued a correction or a "Fox News regrets the error" statement?
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Wrong. It was a story. The men showed up in military uniforms, carried weapons, and hurled racial slurs at people. A lawsuit was brought. The Bush DOJ looked into it. The Obama DOJ looked into it. Former DOJ employees criticized Holder's decision-making in the matter.

That makes for a worthy news story. Your attempt to read more into it is just sad. Would you be as quick to dismiss it if it were white supremacists?

it was TWO guys. possible only even one. who left. no votes were intimidated. wow, you mean a DOJ employee expressed some dissatisfaction with a new boss from a different administration? stop the presses! someone disagreed with a decision made by his bosses!

and Fox devotes almost 4 HOURS of coverage to it? 35 different segments!?!

don't know if you watched Beck's "analysis" of Egypt last night, but no other "news" network in a free country would ever broadcast such paranoid nonsense.

but, hey, Glen Beck's just a guy askin' questions. and whats hilarious is watching the GOP scramble to realign their talking points with Fox News. you may not take Palin, Beck, Hannity, or O'Reilly serious, but the rest of the GOP is forced to, because many Fox News viewers do not get the joke that's being played on them.
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Please elaborate, then. Though- wait- let me guess what you're going to say:


KOCH BROTHERS! KOCH BROTHERS, YOU GUYS!
I mean, the only reason we're talking about this MSNBC story is because you referenced it in order to downplay a Fox News story. I mean, you're accusing Irvine of downplaying a downplay.

And I will continue to mention that the Koch Brothers run the Tea Party until everyone stops pretending it's a grassroots movement.
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This has to be intentional. It's not even logical that someone could "accidentally" place Egypt there.

As to what the intent was, I really couldn't begin to imagine.
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don't know if you watched Beck's "analysis" of Egypt last night, but no other "news" network in a free country would ever broadcast such paranoid nonsense.
I'm watching this on youtube now. The levels of hysteria and stupidity on display are just unfathomable. Staggering.
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I mean, the only reason we're talking about this MSNBC story is because you referenced it in order to downplay a Fox News story. I mean, you're accusing Irvine of downplaying a downplay.
No.

The FNC story you're referring to is the clip of Fox and Friends running cricket sounds after Obama's jokes at the SOTU, right? If so, you need to re-read my original post on that. I said it was childish and stupid, and I don't think anyone in here is disputing that. Ditto for the Egypt graphic. Bad journalism.

However, if people are going to cite that as proof that FNC is not news, then you MUST say the same thing about MSNBC after selectively editing the footage I posted. You MUST. There's no way around it. All I hear in here are people proclaiming FNC as not a news organization, but never MSNBC despite examples of such deceit and irresponsibility. Will you admit that MSNBC is not news? The fact that people here say "sure, the primetime is biased, but the rest of the day is credible stuff" is just baffling. Apparently you don't concur.
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