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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:25 PM
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Fox News mislabels party affiliations AGAIN
Entirely predictable, unfortunately. More fine work from a Republican "news" agency:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/9/142958/336
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:26 PM
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1. OH GOOD GOD.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:27 PM
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2. Expect a lot more of that before election day
By next month people who watch Fox won't know who they are voting for.

Don
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:27 PM
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3. That is an interesting new tactic they are trying out.
And I'm sure they will succeed in fooling some people to some extent. But I hope the damage to their credibility is greater than any benefit the republicans gain from this.
x(
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:31 PM
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9. There's no way ...


these are ALL mistakes. I believe they've ALL been planned to confuse their reality challenged viewership.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 PM
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19. Once is a mistake, twice is stupid, three or more times is a tactic.
This is just ridiculous as a propaganda tactic.
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ArbustoBuster Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:50 PM
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40. Once is a mistake, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.
Invade Fox now. :D
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:32 PM
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13. they had credibility?
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:33 PM
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15. Among some small, and hopefully shrinking
portion of the population. Yes, unfortunately, they do.
x(
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:27 PM
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4. Wow.
Lying assholes!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:27 PM
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5. Oh drat. Looks like the republicans will win the Senate in RI!
That Democrat Chaffee is going down!
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:28 PM
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6. LOL

They never fail to amaze. Are they actually working over there at FauxNews? I mean are they WORKING...to make the information accurate that they pump into millions of living rooms. How hard can it be to verify whether a dude is a "D" or an "R"?

I can't tell if FauxNews is mostly propagandists or just sloppy. Sure, they are propagandists, but some of this shit doesn't really matter much, it's just shoddy journalism.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:33 PM
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14. Don't think so.
I can't remember them ever mislabeling before, and this is extensive. Also, t'was a very long time before a correction, in this electronic age.
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM
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23. Yea...and ya know
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM by kwolf68
I can't remember any station doing this ONCE, let alone twice within a week. Sure, no doubt over the 50 year history of CBS or whatever channel you like they probably botched something, but Faux has taken incompetence and put it on the fast track.

They seem to combine blatant propaganda with haplessly absurd incompetence. Supposedly, in the marketplace companies that produce shoddy products vanish...if the market economy is worth its salt then we can only hope FauxNews goes the way of the DodoBird.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:29 PM
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7. I hope Jon Stewart or Conan pick this up.
Jeez.
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:30 PM
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8. You'd think their viewers would start to wonder why they are smarter
than their news station.... of course, most of their viewers aren't any smarter....
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:31 PM
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10. To me it is a sign of desperation. How pathetic!
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:32 PM
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11. Heh. Maybe it'll cause some
misinformed FOX viewers (is there any other kind of FOX viewer?) in that constituency to vote for Whitehouse by mistake, thinking he's the Republican.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:32 PM
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12. Oh Sweet Jesus. Those people are amazing.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:33 PM
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16. I wonder if Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal has
bought himself another FOX Headline for his buddy George.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=18497
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 PM
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17. Why would they do that here? I don't get it.
If the Democrat is in the lead, far ahead of the Republican candidate- and they label the Democrat a Republican...

I mean- wouldn't this only hurt Chafee? Fox's viewers are Republicans, after all.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:46 PM
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26. Here's why. So they can show they're little misinformation campaign, umm
I mean, mistakes, are not isolated to only Democrats!!

FAUX: See! We made a mistake with a Republican. So nobody can accuse of only misidentifying Democrats.

However, look the hell who they chose:

Lincoln Chafee.......a moderate who votes against the idiot in the White House most of the time. So of course they hate him.

They may be fooling some people, but not everyone.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:34 PM
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18. Quite a news organization that got going there.
If they can't properly ID someone in Congress, why would I think they could get any facts correct? How stupid do you need to be to get your 'news' from Fox?
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:36 PM
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20. Couldn't this backfire on them?
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:37 PM by skypilot
In this most recent example it seems to me that if the Repubs think that the Democrat is losing then they might get a bit complacent. There is already fear in the party that Repub voters might stay home on election day. Does a stunt like this help them? Am I missing something?
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:36 PM
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21. This is so stupid.
I'm sure they can fool the people of RI into thinking that Chafee is the Democrat and Whitehorse the Republican. :eyes:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:38 PM
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22. Three times is not a mistake.
What the f*ck are they doing?
Somebody needs to call them on this...

Oh Keith!!!
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:45 PM
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25. This is four times








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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:49 PM
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30. I stand corrected.
It looks like Roger has his tech people lying for him.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:41 PM
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24. Republicans are just plain incompetent
Whether they are propagandist or politicians.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:47 PM
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27. With a name like FOX, it's got to be...
Vicious and inaccurate.


My grandma, what big teeth you have.
What big lies you create.
What a long nose you have.

The Pinocchio of news.
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:47 PM
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28. This is Awesome!
The IO/Psyops campaign continues...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:48 PM
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29. And the Propaganda channel strikes again
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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:57 PM
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31. What's next? A "D" after Bush's name?
I wouldn't put it past them.
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:58 PM
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32. D for Dumbass

but otherwise, I think even they couldn't go that far...I think!!!! Aint gonna' bet my life on it.
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:04 PM
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33. Yep
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:09 PM by salinen
until they get some "unpleasentness" from us, they'll keep this up. Faux is the RNC corporotist propaganda machine, not an inept news service.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:05 PM
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34. Fox Motto: "If it Misleads - It Leads"
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:08 PM
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35. They're obviously desperate. And, since they believe it's their
First Amendment right to lie, who's going to stop them?
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:15 PM
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36. K&R
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:18 PM
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37. Headline on Fox Nov 8th: "Historic Republican Landslide Victory!"
:rofl:

That's some hardcore up-is-down-ism.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:18 PM
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38. I guess Chafee is more a Dem than Lieberman ever was.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:46 PM
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39. Can't the FCC get involved? Or can't we at least give them hell?
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 03:48 PM by gully
I say we slam fox news with emails and the FCC as well?

http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html

FOX News Channel
1-888-369-4762
Comments@foxnews.com
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Better yet, call the corporate line 1-212-301-3000

Call FAUX and tell them you're reporting them to the FCC.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:07 PM
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41. You can surround their offices
AND STUDIOS with torches and pitchforks. THAT IS what's required.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:12 PM
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49. That's a good idea.
I wish I lived near their local offices, perhaps a picket is in order?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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44. Put the whole wad in a broom closet. Still laughing over Jebbie.
:rofl:
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Zensea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:43 PM
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42. Maybe they just need a decent proofreader
I work near their offices on 48th street and 6th Avenue.
The Fox news ticker that they have on the building constantly is full of typos.
Constantly.
And then they stay up for a day or two at a time without ever being fixed.

I'm inclined to think that this recent stuff is intentional though, but it's hard to say for sure.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:44 PM
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43. Awww! Fox must be ashamed that they are Republican whores!
It's about time too. Catch up with the rest of us already.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:49 PM
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45. despicable rat bastards
x(
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:02 PM
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46. I suspect the viewers who would fall for that
don't have any idea what D or R stand for anyway... :shrug:
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:05 PM
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47. This is beyond stupid
I mean, if this is really all they have left, then they really must be desperate.

Fuck you Faux! You suck, have always sucked, and always will! And this is beyond pathetic, even for you.
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:08 PM
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KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK
Un-fucking-believable.

This is beyond coincidence now.
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:08 PM
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48. KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK
Un-fucking-believable.

This is beyond coincidence now.
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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:17 PM
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50. that's pretty bad
when even FOX doesn't want to claim their republican cohorts. that should tell you everything you want to know about them & what kind of "news" they deal in. they know people will be voting against republicans, so they are mislabeling on purpose to swing the election the other way. they should be fined by the FCC,
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:17 PM
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51. I smell desperation n/t
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:44 PM
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52. Someone at Fox must have gotten a promotion
for coming up with this idea.
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