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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:31 AM
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Is there ever going to be a "Reality Based" twenty four hour news channel?
Are liberals ever going to provide an alternative to the Corporate Media? Do we really have any chance to fix things if there is not a network more dedicated to Truth? Where are the Progressive Billionaires? Are there any? Why don't the put up an alternative? Is it now impossible? Is the internet the only alternative, because many won't get on it. Please, Mr. Gates.....put a couple billion into a news channel that can save the planet!
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InaneAnanity Donating Member (910 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:33 AM
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1. We should start with 9/11 truth n/t
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:36 AM
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2. Not as long as ratings matter. NT
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:39 AM
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3. Wouldn't about half the country prefer it? Seems like it could do well,
especially considering the alternative.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:42 AM
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5. Half the country pays little attention to news at all. Maybe their local
10:00 report, the morning paper, but news itself is not a money maker.

If someone would like to take that risk, I'd encourage them, but they'd better pull in the advertisers.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:41 AM
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4. 24-hour news is ridiculous - it needs crises to survive - real or not
It shouldn't exist, it is nothing more than a propaganda tool for brain washing the masses. People were better informed before it was invented. FWIW Mr. Gates has no interest in stopping the current juggernaut - look into his familial background. Start here http://www.prestongates.com / that's his daddy's firm. Turn off your TV, it's warping your mind.

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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:45 AM
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6. Fox news thinks they are a reality based news organization.
I just don't live in their reality!!
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:48 AM
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7. He already did
Something called MSNBC (that's where the "MS" comes from).

But Microsoft is basically a non-entity at MSNBC these days, having sold much of their stake back to NBC. They have little say over there, as far as I know. I've heard rumors they will eventually rebrand as just "NBC News".
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:53 AM
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8. In partnership with GE - who is happily building your war machine
From Fair.org

GE, Microsoft Bring Bigotry to Life

The latest hire by the cable news network MSNBC-- co-owned by General Electric/NBC and Microsoft-- is Michael Savage, a radio talkshow host noted for his unabashed bigotry. Savage is scheduled to have his own weekly one-hour show on MSNBC beginning in March.

Savage routinely refers to non-white countries as "turd world nations" and charges that the U.S. "is being taken over by the freaks, the cripples, the perverts and the mental defectives" (San Francisco Bay Guardian, 9/20/00). In a recent broadcast he justified ethnic slurs as a national security tool: "We need racist stereotypes right now of our enemy in order to encourage our warriors to kill the enemy," he explained (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/6/03).


http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1632
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 11:57 AM
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9. Savage Weiner didn't last long
Got canned after the infamous "I hope you get AIDS and die you pig" outburst. This was a few years ago.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-12-06 12:13 PM
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10. Thank the gods/goddesses n/t
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