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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:17 PM
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Faux "News" watchers i have a question for you
i know if you watch it's most likely to keep an eye on the other side so i would like to know if Faux is doing damage control for Bennett or is having him the air. Thanks.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:18 PM
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1. From what I've seen...
They're just not covering the story at all.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:19 PM
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2. well thats kind of damage control in a way.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:21 PM
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4. Indeed. The most basic form of it.
The press are the gatekeepers of information, after all. In the end, we only know what is told to us by someone in the media, whether it be a mainstream organization like CNN or an independent, activist group.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:20 PM
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3. Check out the Newshounds site. Here's a link:
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 PM by CottonBear
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 PM
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5. hey thanks!! He can always count on Hannity.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:31 PM
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7. You're welcome. Media Matters for America is a good site a s well.
I love the Newshounds. The best part is the section of the site where they publish e-mail that people have mistakenly sent to them thinking they were sending the messages to Faux News!
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:25 PM
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6. News hounds watches so you don't have to
http://www.newshounds.us/2005/09/30/bill_bennett_doesnt...

Bill Bennett Doesn't Get It. Trying To Defend His Racially Insensitive Comments On Hannity & Colmes, He Misses At Least Half The Reason People Were Offended

Bill Bennett appeared on Hannity & Colmes last night to talk about his controversial remarks about abortion and blacks made earlier in the week on his radio show. But his explanation seemed to indicate he didn't understand what the outcry is really about.

<snip>

In last night's "exclusvie interview" on Hannity & Colmes, Bennett seemed to think that the problem with his remarks was that people thought he was saying black babies should be aborted. That seemed to be the issue he wanted to clairfy, not his connection with blacks and crime. He complained to Alan Colmes about his quote being taken out of context. "When ("morally reprehensible") is included in the quote, (that) makes it perfectly clear what my position is." Without that phrase, Bennett said, it looked as though he supports such a "monstrous idea."

Bennett either ignored or overlooked how people such as Congressman John Conyers felt when he stated in a letter to the Salem Radio Network, "The fact that Mr. Bennett later acknowledged that such abortions would be "morally reprehensible," but added again that if it was done "the crime rate would go down," is equally outrageous."


More at link
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:34 PM
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8. i know what newsmax is doing to defend
not actuaLLy defending, but attacking every dem for being, 'a murderer,' 'a racist' and a 'member of the KKK'
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_ed_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:49 PM
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9. I don't watch it much, except for Billly Boy
O'Reilly.

My wife and I switch it on to his program every now and then, and see who can hold out the longest before grabbing the channel changer in disgust.

I usually lose...
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