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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:17 PM
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Roger Ailes' Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News
 
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:24 PM
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1. Thom Hartmann's been talking about this...
as long as I can remember; good to see it being picked up by at least one member of the mainstream media.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:29 PM
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2. Incredilble.
I can't think of anything that is better suited to be a sticky thread at the top of the DU forum than this.

I did not know this tidbit of history. It's like finding that perfect puzzle piece. Disgusting.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:55 PM
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3. Likewise
This news is only a few months old but I figured that not a lot of people knew about it. You can read the story here: http://gawker.com/5814150/roger-ailes-secret-nixon+era-...

The Ailes files can be found here: http://gawkernet.com/ailesfiles/ailesfiles.html
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:36 PM
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5. FOX undermines the press.
Those documents are so damning.

I think they've used the 1st Amendment to distort the truth. That's treasonous.

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edgineered Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:24 PM
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4. Geez, what a surprise
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:42 PM
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6. This is the Right Wing Propaganda Machine just like that of
20th century Fascism. The only way to stop it and Fascism in this country is hue and cry and call it for what it is, Right Wing Propaganda, e.g. the top one percenters are "job creators." Right Wing Propaganda, paid for by the Top One Percenters.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 11:18 PM
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7. They're using Nazi propaganda....
"Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favorable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favorable to its own side. (...) The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. On the other hand, they quickly forget. Such being the case, all effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and those must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulas. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward. (...) Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula."
~ Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:00 AM
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10. Thank you... so many Americans do not realize this
and many are too afraid of the realization.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:51 PM
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17. I would not be surprised to find out that these people admired
the Nazis and studied them, especially their propaganda machine which was so effective, tragically.

It's way past time to do something about this here, a whole generation or more has been totally indoctrinated by this kind of fake journalism.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:54 AM
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8. an incredibly important report - it explains a lot
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:50 AM
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9. I remember when this was first porposed by the Nixon White House
My father, a Washington print journalist, was dumbstruck at the time. This was Soviet "TASS" coming
to the USA. He called up Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield to get his take, and was royally pissed
when Mansfield didn't immediately condemn it, but rather said it was an "interesting concept."

It didn't get a lot of press at the time, but it didn't go anywhere, either. I didn't know who Ailes
was back then, but it makes sense that it was his baby, and Murdoch eventually let him run with the
project more than 20 years after Nixon wouldn't.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:09 PM
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12. So it is no secret. It sure is a misuse of the 1st Amendment.
There really ought to be a way of sorting out free speech versus propaganda. This is a danger to freedom. These turds talk about freedom like it's a meal, yet they tromp all over it with glee. Of course this is about power and money.

It's really interesting to hear what your experience with this was. I wish I knew what Mansfield was thinking.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:13 PM
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14. My father said Mansfield was being overly cautious
As Senate majority leader, he thought it was better to figure out his response at his leisure. My Dad was
furious that Mansfield's immediate reaction wasn't one of complete revulsion, but his job wasn't to report
what he wished was so, but what really was said. This was back in the days of real journalism, you have to understand.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:49 PM
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15. And so there it is in a nutshell. How we ended up embracing fascism.
Politics isn't a service, it's a job. And covering one's ass is tantamount.

Man, I'm so grateful you shared that. Things don't seem to be different no matter how far one goes back. We're on the brink of changing that I believe. I hope. My hope is OWS has enough mass to move things, and that FOX simply becomes irrelevant.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:54 AM
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16. Fox will never become irrelevant
As long as there are people willing to let others think for them, and people
willing to pay for propaganda outlets like Fox, Fox will serve the American
radical right the same way TASS and Pravda served the CPUSSR. The only difference
is that many more Soviet citizens knew they were being lied to than American
Fox viewers do today, astounding as that may seem, given our technological
capabilities for informing ourselves on our own these days.

The difference is that the Soviets WANTED to know the truth. Foxsuckers do not.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:00 AM
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11. FOX News is using nazi propaganda tactics
it's time someone in the media states this...
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:16 PM
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13. They have been for a long time. We need those who represent 99%
of US to tell it like it is, Right Wing Propaganda funded by neo Fascists like Kochs and Norquist et al

Unfortunately, except for a very few, it's hard to find those who represent 99% of us, unless maybe it 's the OWS folks.
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