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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:51 PM

NYT: For One Night At Fox, News Tops Agenda


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/business/media/fox-newss-election-coverage-followed-journalistic-instincts.html?partner=EXCITE&ei=5043&_r=0


By DAVID CARR
Published: November 11, 2012

It has been suggested, here and elsewhere, that Fox News effectively became part of the Republican propaganda apparatus during the presidential campaign by giving pundit slots to many of the Republican candidates and relentlessly advocating for Mitt Romney once he won the nomination.

Over many months, Fox lulled its conservative base with agitprop: that President Obama was a clear failure, that a majority of Americans saw Mr. Romney as a good alternative in hard times, and that polls showing otherwise were politically motivated and not to be believed.

But on Tuesday night, the people in charge of Fox News were confronted with a stark choice after it became clear that Mr. Romney had fallen short: was Fox, first and foremost, a place for advocacy or a place for news?

In this moment, at least, Fox chose news.

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Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:57 PM

1. What?

They became part of the freeper apparatus only during the campaign? What a load of shit! They were always all in for the GOP. And will continue to be despite 30 seconds of objectivity.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:04 PM

2. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. They are a permanent HQ for the Republicans. Why watch?

Fox is not now, nor ever has been, Friends with anyone other than Murdock and the Rabid Right Wing Republicans. It's Freepers in full color, video, audio and on steroids.

Once you turn it on, you've voted for Fox...whether you're swearing at them or eating up their drivel.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:11 PM

3. I find it hard to believe

that MSNBC was more partisan than Fox. That claim definitely made me sit up and take notice.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:13 PM

4. Not only that, they were ripping on the Pres while they were calling it.

We are projecting Obama will be re-elected, even though there's high unemployment, an unpopular health care program, us politicizing the Libyan tragedy, and on and on.

Low class money whores, that's all there is to them. They'd sell their mothers out if there was profit in it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:27 PM

5. To the MSM

 

Telling the truth about Romney is being negative.

Telling lies about our President is being negative.

There are obviously different hierarchys of being negative.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. They can't handle the truth :)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:33 PM

7. "has become" ...

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