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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:48 PM
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Is FOX News really that bad?
Let the flaming begin...

I see no difference in Fox News and MSNBC, they are both very opinionated "news" Channels...

Olbermann and Oreilly are incredibly similar.
I choose to watch neither.

Cable tv is allowed to be what it wants to be... If Fox News was on network tv, I would understand the anger.

We spend so much time attacking fox news, but in reality it only gives it more power... As the right sees the attacks, and makes it more "theirs".

Do not hate me for life, but perhaps disagree with me on this one issue...

In further news...

Rep. Grayson is the man!
http://politicallore.com/blog/?p=487
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:49 PM
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1. First you praise Ron Paul, then you defend Fox Noise and compare Keith
with O'Reilly. I think you may be posting on the wrong website.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 PM
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2. Whyddaya think their audience is called "Foxsuckers?" n/t
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 PM
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3. Olbermann and OReilly are the same?
You're either on drugs, incredibly dumb, or trying to bait someone.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:54 PM
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10. Exactly. They can't be compared. It's fact vs fiction.
Even if someone doesn't agree with Olbermann, there's no denying that he's done his homework. He gives his opinion on various topics, but that opinion is based on the facts. Can't say the same for O'Reilly.

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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 PM
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4. Ron Paul fan and Fox News apologist
what's not to love? :shrug:
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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:52 PM
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6. I don't think you get it...
I don't watch fox news because I do not like it... That is it... That is where it ends.
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:53 PM
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8. You started it but you don't decide where it ends.
Enjoy your stay.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:52 PM
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5. You PaulBearers are so cute with your faux radical-chic.
Enjoy it while you can. I don't hate you; y'all are just so adorable in your naivete I can't no matter how hard I try.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:52 PM
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7. What news do you want to hear?
Cable is opinion.
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:54 PM
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9. HOLY SHIT!
ROLFLMAO!
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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:01 PM
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16. ;)
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:09 PM
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27. B=====D ?
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:55 PM
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11. I disagree with you on this issue.
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:55 PM
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12. O'Reilly=Olberman - WTF
I really do not understand why I am constantly seeing Olberman compared to O'Reilly. Yes, they represent both sides of the ideological spectrum and are constantly attacking each other. But, the difference is that Olberman calls O'Reilly out for saying radical, false crap while Bill just seems to bitch about the fact that Keith is constantly talking about him. If there is some weird fact about Keith Olberman that I am unaware of, please let me know because he seems to be doing a pretty decent job to me.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:56 PM
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13. I've been watching Fox News
for the last couple of days. Not much, and not for very long stretches of time, but I've never done this before, so it's all new.

They are surprisingly simplistic and shallow in their reporting and discussing of the news of the day. That was my first surprise. It's really quite dumbed down and reported in the most basic and uninvolved way imaginable. They omit quite significant parts of the stories, and their anti-Obama gloss on just about everything is obvious.

I also watch Glenn Beck yesterday. A frightening experience. I tried to describe it to a friend who has experience in the mental health field, and she called what he does "word salad," which was exactly right - when a patient just talks and talks, at first sounding sane, but gradually, you realize that the words just don't connect with each other or any rational thought.

He was a real trip, and his dramatics were quite effective, if you don't know that he's not getting it right - he misquoted Joseph Welch, and then attributed the misquote to Edward R. Murrow - he sounds quite legitimate.

Your comparison of Fox News with MSNBC is, in my humble opinion, laughable. They are two entirely different organizations, with very different goals. Fox is, without question, out to smear President Obama, and the use of the word "liberals" in almost every report was telling - they are operating out of a siege mentality, seeing their agenda, whatever that is, is being attacked, constantly, by those "liberals," whoever they are.

I don't hate you, I don't know you, but, honestly, if you really believe what you posted, you do have to get to work and do some heavy thinking and educating, because the idea that you think O'Reilly and Olbermann are the same is questionable, at best.............
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:56 PM
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14. Congratulations on lasting here so long.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:58 PM
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15. No shit. Should have a badge of bullshit for the trolls on this board.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:04 PM
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19. ha!
:spray:
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:03 PM
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17. MSNBC doesn't claim to be a "News Channel" or
"Fair and Balanced". I can't get MSNBC any more since Compost took them off but don't they at least have Morning Joe, he's a Repuglicant. Worse yet the Repuglicants have bullied every other news source claiming they are biased to the point they go out of their way not to anger them. The so called liberal media were the cheerleaders for Bush's two wars.
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Rude Dog Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:05 PM
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22. Don't forget
Pat Buchanan is a good buddy of theirs.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:03 PM
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18. Joe "the Lie" Wilson......is that you?
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Rude Dog Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:04 PM
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20. You know what I call people like you?
Paultarded, "pox-on-both-your-houses"-spewing nuisances like you?

"Internet Cool Kid". Because that's what you want. You want the brainless masses swarming over the 'net to like you, so you say what you think will make you liked.

Too bad you chose to do it somewhere where that dog don't hunt.

Good riddance.
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:05 PM
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21. Yes.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 11:12 PM by ClusterFreak
Yes it is.

Sometimes things ARE black and white.

This is one of those times.

Of that there can be no debate.

None.

At all.

Fox News is all propoganda all the time.

Lies, more lies and lies on top of that.

There is absolutely no comparison between a left-leaning network like MSNBC and it's various bloviators, and a hard right network which employs the likes of Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. After President Obama's speech to congress last week, where he suggested (paraphrasing) "it's not like insurance companies are full of bad people", Hannity lied bald faced and claimed Obama said they were full of bad people. Knowing full well what Obama really said, which was in fact the exact opposite, and that it was indeed on video tape, Hannity lied to his viewers nonetheless. Because he knew that Fox was the only channel his viewers get their (mis)information from anyway, and that they wouldn't cross reference his claim with what was broadcast EVERYWHERE ELSE, which was that Obama never accused insurance companies of being filled with bad people.

So yes, yes indeed. There is a huge difference.

A motherfucking, ginormously gargantuan difference between Fox News and the other cable news networks.

To suggest otherwise is either pure folly or deliberate incendiary rabble rousing horseshit.

Period.

Did I clear that up for ya?

Good.

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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:07 PM
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23. Holy Cow you saved me a load of typing.
+1000 respecto points!
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:12 PM
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31. I wish I could recommend your post.
:applause:




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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:08 PM
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24. awwwwww....
someone doesn't know the difference between news and editorials.

:nopity:
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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:09 PM
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26. Sure I do, that is my point...
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:08 PM
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25. This thread is nearing the point where I wished I'd rec'd it, instead of unreccing.
It's like a bad tee shot, that stays aloft long enough for a wicked hook to kick in that will bring it back to the fairway.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:10 PM
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28. Your kind of thinking/bs is all the rage (in some circles)
"We'll only kind-of be willing to admit to one of our faults as long as we are able to say that those on the left are just as guilty."

You may not like Keith Olbermann, but if he ever says something that is factually incorrect on his show, he will quickly & unequivocally set the record straight. Keith always strives to gets his facts right the first time, and has respect for the truth. As you know, this is not the practice of billo.

MSNBC begins their morning with truly strange/unstable rw hosts that resembles the shows that you would see on fox, then as the morning wears on the conservative talking points slowly give way to rational thought. Can you say the same (but opposite) of fox?


If you have good intentions, and are not here to disrupt, I suggest taking a little time to post less and read more. I came here thinking that I knew something and found out that I was very wrong.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:10 PM
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29. Are you sincerely suggesting "Olbermann is just the left's O'Reilly"?


Once again, how many times has O'Reilly been caught delivering out and out bullshit? Please cite examples of Olbermann doing the same thing.
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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:13 PM
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32. Guys... Guys... Calm Down...I am just a Bill Maher Fan...
A perfect example what an editorial type show should be...
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:11 PM
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30. Thanks for stopping by tonight, Mr. Hannity.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:14 PM
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33. politicallore is no longer with us.
Locking.
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