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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:10 AM
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Fox News confuses me
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:20 AM by MrScorpio
I mean, how the fuck can they continue to broadcast lie after lie, when practically anything they say CAN BE DEBUNKED with a quick Google search?

I just saw some global climate change denier on as a so-call expert on Al Gore, and before the interview was over I found out that the fucker was a hack for Jim Inhofe before he went out on his own to find himself.

I even checked his Twitter page. He doesn't follow anyone else and he has only 74 followers who are fed a steady stream of his anti-global change agi-prop.

The only people who believe anything these amateurs say are complete dumb asses.

And we all know what I think of dumb asses.


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Jeep789 Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:14 AM
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1. Pathological liars, nothing confusing about that.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 06:16 AM by Jeep789
Why people keep listening to them despite the fact, is a bit confusing.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:24 AM
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2. There core audience
Believes them, they trust them, they follow them. In that, they can say whatever they want.

If you only watch fox news, how would you know it is a lie?

However, the more extreme there views, the more likely a person my stumble upon another source and begin to think and question. When that happens they lose a viewer.

Note: many viewers know they are lying, it is part of the trick they use, many believe that winning, even through lying, is an acceptable debate argument. They watch for talking points to defend issues with known falsehoods around the water cooler. But they know it is lies and only repeat them for different agendas.

It is common in the 'ends justify the means' crowd.
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:27 AM
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3. Because Fox argued in court that lying is Constitutionally protected speech and won
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:30 AM
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4. I did not know that
Got any links to the case?
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:34 AM
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5. Look up Jane Akre case
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:35 AM
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6. I'll check it out
Reply to this post to get out of the 700 Club
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