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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: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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.

=snip=

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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