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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:04 PM
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Media Matters: Fox News volunteers for Scott Brown's campaign
Very interesting read. This is a couple of days old, but it should be used as a warning of what is to come in the November elections. And, what is bad, is apparently we are powerless to stop this BS.


"Picking up where the network left off in 2009, Fox News jumped into its first political campaign of the year, this time setting its sights on the U.S. Senate to help elect Republican Scott Brown to the seat previously held by Democrat Ted Kennedy. Fox News and other media conservatives anticipated and celebrated Brown's election with a hyperbolic fervor that would redden the faces of the "Obamaniacs" they most despised in 2008. As conservative media saw it, in defeating Democratic challenger Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, Scott Brown took down Goliath, the 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team, the Berlin Wall, and the British Empire. Before Brown assumed his seat in the Senate, he had been nominated by Drudge and Fox News to be our next president."

"Fox News didn't simply cheer from the sidelines of this contest. Indeed, the network actively aided Brown's campaign. Fox News repeatedly hosted Brown in the days leading up to the election, and during each appearance, Brown directed viewers to his website to find out "how to help with donating and volunteering." Fox News political analyst Dick Morris took it upon himself to urge viewers to "go to DickMorris.com ... to help elect Brown," because if "we win this fight, then there will never be another victory for Obama." When asked at a rally about "ethical questions" raised by Fox News' advocacy for Brown, chief political correspondent Carl Cameron fled, saying he didn't have time to answer. But he did have the time to autograph "Brown for Senate" campaign materials and pose for pictures with Brown's volunteers, as Think Progress documented."

"Fox even told viewers that they could strengthen their 401(k)s by electing Brown. Echoing CNBC's Jim Cramer, Fox Nation declared that "Brown Win Could Cause Huge Stock Rally." On Election Day, Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson introduced Fox business contributor Stuart Varney by stating, "Well, you may want to make a call to Massachusetts and get some people out to the polls. Well, that's because our next guest, and a friend, says that your portfolio could look much better if Scott Brown wins Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat." As Varney spoke, Fox & Friends displayed an on-screen text reading: "What can Brown do for you? A boost in your 401K may be in the cards." And over on Fox Business, Charles Payne asserted that a Brown win "fertilizes the soil for an incredible longer-term stock market rally."

http://mediamatters.org/columns/201001220042
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Rapanui1 Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:26 PM
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1. I think we losing our fight with Fox news
The problem is the rich progressives are not putting their money where their mouth is and I see us loding royally against the Faux news page from Goebbels book propaganda
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:39 PM
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2. do you think you are fooling anyone?
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:42 PM
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4. Maybe you can explain it to me, Is this poster......
:crazy:
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-24-10 11:41 PM
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3. What? You make no sense. n/t
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