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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:36 PM
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Fox Admits To Planting Political Brainwashing In Popular TV Shows
 
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The video is also on their corporate website at http://gei.newscorp.com/video/2008/11/tcftvs-climate-ch...
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:42 PM
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1. They don't call it "Boob Tube" for nothin
"Quit that kid - it'll make your eyes fall out"
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:45 PM
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2. Fox admits there is climate change and it presents a problem?
That's not a conservative message - they mock climate change.
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:48 PM
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3. You can see the anti-Government bias in Fox shows!
X-Files was the first big example of the bias. All through that show was the message that the government is dishonest. Other shows have followed also spitting out the same bile.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:05 AM
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6. Admittedly, some of the more cautious righties...
say, at National Review also had their reservations about the radical distrust of government embodied in The X-Files.
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:52 PM
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4. Well, Fox is not the same as Fox News.
The video demonstrates that the anti-green attitudes mostly belong to the most stupid, evil, and/or conservative characters in these shows.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:22 PM
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5. 24 introduced us to a black competent complex President.
Thanks, Fox!

(the rest of the show absolutely sucked).
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:41 AM
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7. Now if they could just get rid of the crazies on their news who are GW deniers.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:41 AM
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8. Hannity thinks 'going green' was a gumb disease he had as a child.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:43 AM
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9. George Will just maikes stuff up and Billo the clown thinks if it snows then no global warming
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:31 AM
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10. Really? Seems to me like they are just taking random credit.
Come on, now, they didn't insist on jack. I am sure that there is some marketing exec somewhere saying "How can we jump on the green bandwagon? I know.... there must be some references to Global Warming in our shows. Cindy, get some of the interns to collect anything even remotely related to Green in any, I repeat ANY, of our TV shows".

Any network could do the exact same thing.

Here is what would impress me. Since basically all of the major Global Warming denyers have shows on Fox, kick their asses off. I am pretty sure that the pure crap that Beck and Hannity spew about Global Warming being a hoax trumps a few jokes about Global Warming in the Simpsons and Family guy.
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Tiggeroshii Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 07:32 AM
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11. Rupert Murdoch almost pits his two main networks against each other
with one's message made more directly than the others. Although the other is still pretty direct. Fascinating!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 10:11 AM
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12. Action speaks louder than words.
Apple went green, and seems to be doing quite well. Maybe Fox can too.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 02:53 PM
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13. A clarification on this. It's not FOX network. It's 20th Century Fox.
The studio that produces the shows on this clip. They produce shows for any network that will buy them.

They produce the Simpsons, Prison Break and 24, which are on Fox TV, but they also produce...

Life On Mars-ABC
Burn Notice- USA
Journeyman- NBC
My Name is Earl- NBC

FOX TV Network was on this clip, but the main focus was on 20th Century Fox Studio, the content provider. They are still part of News Corp., but they are pretty much free to form their own destiny. For example, the film division produced Fight Club, which Murdoch hated so much he wanted to fire the studio exec producer Bill Mechanic, but didn't because he made the studio so much money (ID4, Titanic, True Lies, Speed, etc.).

Other shows they produced...
Mr. Belvedere
X-Files
Room 222
Dobie Gillis
Lost In Space
M*A*S*H
Batman (Adam West)
The Paper Chase
Trapper John MD
LA Law
Doogie Howser MD
Picket Fences
In Living Color
NYPD Blue
Ally McBeal
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Malcolm in the Middle
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