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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:50 AM
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9. I remember when this was first porposed by the Nixon White House
My father, a Washington print journalist, was dumbstruck at the time. This was Soviet "TASS" coming
to the USA. He called up Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield to get his take, and was royally pissed
when Mansfield didn't immediately condemn it, but rather said it was an "interesting concept."

It didn't get a lot of press at the time, but it didn't go anywhere, either. I didn't know who Ailes
was back then, but it makes sense that it was his baby, and Murdoch eventually let him run with the
project more than 20 years after Nixon wouldn't.
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  -Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News Galraedia  Nov-24-11 06:17 PM   #0 
  - Thom Hartmann's been talking about this...  3waygeek   Nov-24-11 06:24 PM   #1 
  - Incredilble.  Gregorian   Nov-24-11 08:29 PM   #2 
  - Likewise  Galraedia   Nov-24-11 08:55 PM   #3 
  - FOX undermines the press.  Gregorian   Nov-24-11 10:36 PM   #5 
  - Geez, what a surprise  edgineered   Nov-24-11 09:24 PM   #4 
  - This is the Right Wing Propaganda Machine just like that of  ShockediSay   Nov-24-11 10:42 PM   #6 
  - They're using Nazi propaganda....  Galraedia   Nov-24-11 11:18 PM   #7 
     - Thank you... so many Americans do not realize this  fascisthunter   Nov-25-11 09:00 AM   #10 
     - I would not be surprised to find out that these people admired  sabrina 1   Nov-26-11 04:51 PM   #17 
  - an incredibly important report - it explains a lot  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-25-11 12:54 AM   #8 
  - I remember when this was first porposed by the Nixon White House  DFW   Nov-25-11 02:50 AM   #9 
  - So it is no secret. It sure is a misuse of the 1st Amendment.  Gregorian   Nov-25-11 01:09 PM   #12 
     - My father said Mansfield was being overly cautious  DFW   Nov-25-11 05:13 PM   #14 
        - And so there it is in a nutshell. How we ended up embracing fascism.  Gregorian   Nov-25-11 06:49 PM   #15 
           - Fox will never become irrelevant  DFW   Nov-26-11 02:54 AM   #16 
  - FOX News is using nazi propaganda tactics  fascisthunter   Nov-25-11 09:00 AM   #11 
     - They have been for a long time. We need those who represent 99%  ShockediSay   Nov-25-11 01:16 PM   #13 
 

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