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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 04:46 AM
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54. It was just wishful thinking.
Edited on Wed Aug-25-10 05:27 AM by Turborama
And I did add that "I know it's not a very popular idea to set that precedent in America but the rest of the world would be extremely grateful!"

They have proved that they are not a legitimate news organization and they are a propaganda machine for a political party multiple times. The most blatant and recent example is the donation they gave to the Republican Governors' Association.

Picking up on the "unfiltered" thing you seem to be concerned about. Have you noticed what else I said? That they are the ONLY US news channel that is broadcast globally as is = unfiltered. CNN International is excellent and is totally different from CNN USA, for example. In fact, I think CNN would do themselves a massive favor if they broadcast CNNI in the states as well as CNN USA.

Anyway, the main point of this thread is to help people be aware of the wider global impact Faux is having on America's image. Particularly at the moment, with their propaganda war against Islam getting more and more visceral. And to question their motives for broadcasting their anti-Islam propaganda "unfiltered" globally.

I said at the beginning of the title that they are "Very Dangerous", meaning that this is a warning.

Personally, I think what they are doing is a national security threat to America and to Americans abroad.

If you want to see what this propaganda war against Islam consists of, I can come back to you with multiple links or you can watch Faux on TV at a random time of day.

What it's resulting in is what Bloomberg is warning of:

"And we would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam"
In this OP:

And as stated in an article by The Independent I posted here:

The real risk is that it will reinforce the impression that the US, contrary to every assurance given since 9/11, is opposed to Islam, period. Which is precisely the argument of a certain Osama bin Laden.


For as David Ramadan, a Republican and an Arab-American, put it on public radio here the other day, "If two blocks is too close, is four blocks acceptable? Or six blocks? Or eight blocks? Does our party believe that one can only practise his or her religion in certain places, which define boundaries, and away from the disapproving glances of some other citizens?"

If that is the case, millions more Muslims around the world will understandably take the view that America believes that Islam is an inferior faith, to be circumscribed and marginalised. The extremists will indeed find new recruits, and the meaning of 9/11 will be eroded. For Ground Zero is indeed a place of unspeakable wickedness, but not a place of Christian martyrdom. Among the victims that day were 300 Muslims as well."

The Reichwing media aren't called that for nothing

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  -Faux Is Very Dangerous! Their Propaganda War On Islam Is Broadcast Unfiltered ALL OVER THE WORLD Turborama  Aug-19-10 12:55 PM   #0 
  - Unfiltered raw Faux News? Yikes!  damntexdem   Aug-19-10 01:46 PM   #1 
  - K&R. I cringe to imagine what those in other countries must think of us...  Rhiannon12866   Aug-19-10 02:06 PM   #2 
  - Islamic haters and Christian haters feed and invigorate each other. Each needs the other to thrive.  pampango   Aug-19-10 02:12 PM   #3 
  - Pulling the plug on Faux would be a start  Turborama   Aug-19-10 02:33 PM   #4 
     - When you cease to be a news organization  Kltpzyxm   Aug-20-10 05:46 AM   #25 
     - Agreed 1000%  Xenotime   Aug-20-10 10:33 AM   #29 
  - Check out this "Republican strategist" slandering the Iman  Karenina   Aug-19-10 02:42 PM   #5 
  - OK Do you watch Al Jazeera English and know the difference between it and Faux?  Turborama   Aug-19-10 02:47 PM   #7 
     - I watch it regularly and state unequivocally that Faux Noise  Karenina   Aug-19-10 02:56 PM   #9 
        - They're a bit before my time  Turborama   Aug-19-10 02:58 PM   #10 
           - You're baiting me!  Karenina   Aug-19-10 03:28 PM   #14 
              - PHEW!  Turborama   Aug-19-10 03:39 PM   #17 
                 - I've been very frustrated since I saw a Witness "Special" live  Karenina   Aug-19-10 04:08 PM   #18 
                 - Well, I've watched it  Turborama   Aug-20-10 04:47 AM   #23 
                 - Another vote for saying those who do not watch AJE are willfully missing a lot of information,  ConsAreLiars   Aug-20-10 01:40 AM   #22 
                 - I wonder if there's any way  Turborama   Aug-20-10 05:23 AM   #24 
                    - Kicking this thread may help a bit.  ConsAreLiars   Aug-20-10 09:38 PM   #35 
                       - I've made OPs about them too and they went down rather well, a lot of positive responses  Turborama   Aug-21-10 07:31 AM   #36 
                       - .  Turborama   Aug-23-10 12:45 AM   #40 
                 - I love Al Jazeera English.  clyrc   Aug-20-10 07:02 AM   #26 
                 - YAY!  Turborama   Aug-20-10 08:22 AM   #27 
                 - We get CNN International  clyrc   Aug-21-10 08:17 AM   #37 
                    - I know exactly what you mean  Turborama   Aug-21-10 10:19 PM   #38 
                       - I like BBC world, too  clyrc   Aug-21-10 10:41 PM   #39 
                 - They have the best NFL coverage on the PLANET!  deaniac21   Aug-20-10 02:33 PM   #32 
                    - Who do? n/t  Turborama   Aug-20-10 03:08 PM   #33 
                 - Al Jazeera is quite a good news organisation IMO.  mwooldri   Aug-20-10 03:12 PM   #34 
  - Plain and Simple...  OhioChick   Aug-19-10 02:43 PM   #6 
  - I agree, OhioChick  SalviaBlue   Aug-19-10 03:03 PM   #11 
  - Maybe they're pulling out all the stops to incite another 9/11 on President Obama's watch?  Turborama   Aug-20-10 12:37 AM   #21 
  - ^ True. ^  Mimosa   Aug-25-10 03:36 AM   #49 
     - Lizard Cheney was standing in for Hannity yesterday.  Turborama   Aug-25-10 03:42 AM   #50 
  - I recently had to get one of them thar newfangled data phones.  Solomon   Aug-19-10 02:48 PM   #8 
  - I had a fit at  libodem   Aug-19-10 03:03 PM   #12 
  - World wide propaganda machine!  sabrina 1   Aug-19-10 03:13 PM   #13 
  - Yes, they need to be reined in, but every time  Cleita   Aug-19-10 03:35 PM   #15 
  - One freeper...12 port-a-potties  tjwash   Aug-19-10 03:36 PM   #16 
  - # 16. n/t  ihavenobias   Aug-20-10 12:19 AM   #19 
  - This is helpful and something to be proud of as a nation NOT! nt  PufPuf23   Aug-20-10 12:24 AM   #20 
  - It does not take a genius...  red red red   Aug-20-10 09:47 AM   #28 
  - Any day now I expect Faux to fly a corporate jet into  deaniac21   Aug-20-10 10:37 AM   #30 
  - I had to look that place up  Turborama   Aug-20-10 01:53 PM   #31 
  - ...every car dealership in america  spanone   Aug-23-10 12:51 AM   #41 
  - kick and recommend!! absolutely true...and I have watched FOX NEWS in the Middle East!!  Douglas Carpenter   Aug-23-10 02:38 PM   #42 
  - They are hurting the war effort in Afghanistan  gulliver   Aug-23-10 02:42 PM   #43 
  - List of all 84 Broadcasters of Faux in Pakistan  Turborama   Aug-24-10 07:50 AM   #44 
  - Kick  Scurrilous   Aug-24-10 10:52 AM   #45 
  - Thanks a lot, Scurrilous!  Turborama   Aug-25-10 03:05 AM   #48 
  - Adding extremely important Rachel Maddow video & BBC analysis that relate to this  Turborama   Aug-25-10 03:00 AM   #46 
  - And this from LBN: Armed group of Christian Conservatives to protect church during burning of Quran  Turborama   Aug-25-10 03:02 AM   #47 
  - Who should "filter" them?  woo me with science   Aug-25-10 04:06 AM   #51 
     - That isn't the point of this thread.  Turborama   Aug-25-10 04:08 AM   #52 
        - Who will "pull the plug"?  woo me with science   Aug-25-10 04:23 AM   #53 
           - It was just wishful thinking.  Turborama   Aug-25-10 04:46 AM   #54 
           - I think the statement was rhetorical. But didn't the government  sabrina 1   Aug-27-10 02:45 AM   #55 
              - Roughly 100 Indonesian Islamists protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Friday  Turborama   Aug-28-10 05:31 AM   #56 
                 - Reported by Fox! Naturally.  sabrina 1   Aug-29-10 02:20 AM   #57 
                    - K & R  saigon68   Aug-29-10 06:04 AM   #58 

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