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Response to Rosco T. (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:18 PM

26. Hair Splitting

 

Yes, the poster is right.

There was some sort of journalism law in effect, which was reversed. I don't remember the name of it, but I am sure some in this discussion do (fairness doctrine?)

The problem is that Fox News calls itself a news organization and shows what it claims to be FACTS to its viewers.

It shows lies instead.

What is needed is a law that says if you announce to the public that you are a news organiztion, or are claiming to report on events to the general public than you must be required to tell the truth.

If you tell lies instead, than you must label each story or piece as "opinion" or be fined and forced to submit a correction.

The difference between private cable and public broadcast is fine hair splitting, and pointing out that Fox is on cable is not a constructive addition to the argument.

Neither is citing the "Freedom of Speech" amendment constructive.

Fox News has makes claims in a public forum. Yes public... and their claims are false.

This is not an individual person standing on a soapbox in the square spouting opinions.

This is a large corporation broadcasting, yes broadcasting, hundreds of falsehoods each week.

I believe the bill of rights grants rights to people, not corporations.




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