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Fri Feb 3, 2012, 11:25 AM

Keep your "Fair and Balanced" ... I'll take "Honest and Accurate"

(not holding my breath waiting for a MSM to actually adopt that ...)

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Reply Keep your "Fair and Balanced" ... I'll take "Honest and Accurate" (Original post)
zbdent Feb 2012 OP
rfranklin Feb 2012 #1
dem644555il Mar 2012 #3
peakhillfm Feb 2012 #2
Rollin White May 2012 #4
nightscanner59 Jun 2012 #5
zbdent Jun 2012 #6

Response to zbdent (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. Fox News...defending the right to lie...

 

The Media (Fox) Can Legally Lie

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.
http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/11-the-media-can-legally-lie/

Fox News' Lies Keep Them Out of Canada

By Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Reader Supported News

01 March 11

As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades - against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News - fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast ... any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right-wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage, including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the US airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish the anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non-partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio. Harper's proposal was timed to facilitate the launch of a new right-wing network, "Sun TV News" which Canadians call "Fox News North."
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-74/5123-fox-news-lies-keep-them-out-of-canada

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 03:20 AM

3. interesting

 

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Response to zbdent (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 07:09 PM

2. Fair & balanced,gets me into trouble

I am a volunteer on the local Community radio Station,and some of my fair & balanced comments get me into trouble.
I will comment about the local Liberal Government member her in Ozx,and as soon as I do the telephone lines lightup with critizism of my comments,so hey guess what we all just let the polics lay down and go to sleep

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Response to zbdent (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 04:01 PM

4. Murdock Empire indicated in London Police Corruption Scandal

Rupert Murdoch's media empire has been exposed in numerous allegations for corruption of the London Police in Britain's phone hacking scandal. When will a formal investigated begin under US anti-corruption laws? Why hasn't US Justice Department filed suit to prosecute Mr Murdoch and the News Corp board for these alleged crimes?

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Response to zbdent (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 11:13 AM

5. I can't even channel surf past FOX NOOZE without it pissing me off

In less than 30 seconds worth of FOX, there sat Hannity at some outdoor gathering asking how many of his loyal followers how many of them there were "patriotic americans", and all clapped bobbleheading...
Implication being--- that all the rest of us are NOT patriotic.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 17, 2012, 01:46 PM

6. Don't forget his koolaide drinkers enthusiastically embracing the

description of them as terrorists ...

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