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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 11:33 AM
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Fox Fires Reporters for Telling the Truth About Milk

http://www.mercola.com/2006/oct/3/fox_fires_reporters_f...


In 1997, a pair of reporters prepared a report for a Fox TV affiliate in Florida about the dangers of bovine growth hormone (BGH) in milk. Lawyers for Monsanto, a major advertiser with the network, sent letters promising "dire consequences" if the story aired.

After attempts by Fox to bribe the reporters to keep quiet failed, the station agreed to air a revised version of the report. An unheard of 83 edits later (including Monsanto insisting that the word "cancer" be replaced with the phrase "human health implications"), the report was shelved and the courts took over.

Although a lower court ruled in favor of the reporters for some $425,000, a Florida appeals court denied them whistleblower protection, claiming Fox, and the media in general, have no obligation to tell the truth, in effect, having the freedom to report what is fact and fiction as real news.


there is a youtube video


Dr. Mercola's Comment:

This is another dramatic example of how powerfully some corporations control the media. You have heard me rant and rave about the drug companies, but they are the fairy godmother compared to Monsanto.

I simply don't know of any organization on the planet with more sinister plans to destroy the health of your future. They are the central force behind genetically modified foods and have conspired to literally own all future food by unconstitutionally patenting every seed they can get their hands on.

-snip-

read on
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I don't drink milk any more and only use it in some baking.

sometimes coconut milk can be used, as in pancakes - yummy
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toadzilla Donating Member (814 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 11:35 AM
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1. or soy milk!
or rice milk.

this story was featured in a good documentary, the corporation, or outfoxed, not sure which.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 11:35 AM
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2. Well, according to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act...
Those reporters are terrorists committing a felony by trying to destroy the profits of an animal enterprise.
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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 11:38 AM
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3. Videos
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 11:49 AM
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4. faux milk
That is udderly disgraceful of FAUX
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 01:13 PM
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5. a great book dealing with this subject..
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 01:16 PM
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6. The movie "The Corporation" spent some time on this. Well worth
Edited on Wed Oct-04-06 01:17 PM by lectrobyte
watching if you haven't seen it already.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0379225/
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-04-06 01:21 PM
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7. Florida and Texas, Florida and Texas, why is it always Florida and Texas?
WTF? There are so many differences between the two states, but half of the stupid shit, and 75% of the high-powered criminals, inflicted on this country comes from these two states.

I've dealt with both of these states several times in the past, and it seems to just be an intrinsic part of the culture.
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