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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:41 AM

NEWSWEEK: GEORGE CONWAY JOINS OTHERS IN CALLING FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO BUY FOX NEWS

Michael Bloomberg has not yet officially announced a bid for the 2020 presidency, but that hasn't stopped some people from suggesting ways for the former New York City mayor to defeat President Donald Trump if he does launch a campaign.

George Conway, along with several other Twitter commenters, claimed a potential acquisition of Fox News would make a huge impact in the upcoming election, and billionaire Bloomberg was just the person capable of taking over the news network.

In a tweet on Friday, Tom Wright, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institute, suggested Bloomberg, who already owns the Bloomberg News empire, should buy the right-leaning Fox News, which has been notoriously loose with fact-checking and criticism of Trump. "Mike Bloomberg's first major campaign move should be to buy Fox News," Wright wrote.

Conway, a lawyer and the husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, agreed a potential Bloomberg acquisition of Fox News could be a great benefit to the U.S. "Seriously, that would be the greatest thing that he could do for the country," Conway tweeted on Friday.

SOURCE: https://www.newsweek.com/michael-bloomberg-george-conway-buy-fox-news-1470792

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Reply NEWSWEEK: GEORGE CONWAY JOINS OTHERS IN CALLING FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO BUY FOX NEWS (Original post)
BigBearJohn Nov 10 OP
patricia92243 Nov 10 #1
Rorey Nov 10 #3
MrModerate Nov 10 #5
WePurrsevere Nov 10 #12
BlueMTexpat Nov 10 #2
bucolic_frolic Nov 10 #4
Buns_of_Fire Nov 10 #6
Hortensis Nov 10 #7
tman Nov 10 #8
scipan Nov 10 #14
oldsoftie Nov 10 #9
panfluteman Nov 10 #10
GoCubsGo Nov 10 #11
crickets Nov 10 #13

Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:48 AM

1. Another State run TV would just pop-up. The GOP is not going without a

mouthpiece.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:58 AM

3. I was thinking that too

I wish shutting down such a disgusting entity as FoxNews would solve the problem of the spreading of lies and "alternative facts", but it won't.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:28 AM

5. You can't create a Fox News overnight . . .

And the conditions that led to the growth of Fox are entirely different now. History wouldn't repeat itself, I predict.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:34 AM

12. While I agree with almost everything you said...

I just can't agree with the "History wouldn't repeat itself" part.

While the repeat may not happen in the near future or be exactly the same and it may (hopefully) not be on as large a scale, unless every single human being learns the lesson, grows from it, teaches what they learned to their children and future generations pass it on sure as heck, "Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it."

Sadly I've grown a bit to cynical and now have way too much faith in the selective amnesia and gullibility that seems inherent in some of my fellow humans beings.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:31 AM

2. That's a much better way to spend

his $$$ than running for President would be.

IMO.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:09 AM

4. Bloomberg TV has its conservative business slant too, if you listen closely

They are at times as anti-environment as Faux News, because hey, it's all for business

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:34 AM

6. Good idea, assuming Murdoch would be willing to sell it. nt

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:50 AM

7. Fox News is now part of Fox Corp, and Paul Ryan

is on the board of directors of the new corporation, along with Murdochs and others of their choice. This happened earlier this year because they were selling the rest of their entertainment stuff to Disney and KEEPING Fox News.

Although Fox Corp is publicly traded, and we can all buy shares, not just Bloomberg, you can bet voting rights are unfortunately controlled. Fox News is its big moneymaker. The Murdochs' version of the WSJ's opinion page for the great mentally unwashed.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:56 AM

8. If you buy Fox News, another one will pop up.

So short sighted and something no billionaire would be stupid enough to try and pull.

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Response to tman (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:07 PM

14. Huge corporations like Fox News don't just "pop up".

It takes a lot of time and money.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:24 AM

9. Hell, the RW is already pushing OAN because Fox has gotten "too liberal" for them.

They dont like that ANY Democrats are allowed on the network.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:00 AM

10. Bravo, George Conway! Well Said!

The BIG difference between the current move to impeach Donald Trump and the Watergate impeachment of Tricky Dick Nixon is that way back then, there wasn't any Fox News. And so, without any big right wing Republican propaganda machine to back them up, Republican senators had to rely more on listening to their own conscience, and other old-fashioned things that have since gone out of style on the right. I believe that Roger Ailes, who was the father of Fox News, worked for Nixon, didn't he? And probably the key to his vision for founding Fox News was, in large part, to make it much more difficult to impeach rogue Republican presidents in the future, who abused their power like Nixon did. I believe that Nixon, and every Republican president after him, cheated in some way, shape or form in order to win the White House. Nixon told the North Vietnamese to hold off on the peace talks, because he had a better deal waiting for them. President Johnson flat out called it treason - which it definitely was, since we were still at war with the North Vietnamese. Reagan could well have had Carter's rescue attempt for the Iran hostages sabotaged to win the White House. And with Baby Bush - he could well have had his brother Jeb purge enough blacks from the voter roles in Florida to put him in the White House. In spite of the damning testimony from career diplomats about Trump hijacking US foreign policy for his own personal political gain in ways that are totally brazen and unprecedented in our nation's history, perhaps it is not as unprecedented as it seems at first glance. After all, Republican presidential candidates have been cheating to win the presidency for a long time now. In addition to being way more blatant and brazen in degree, the current scandal for which Trump is being impeached could well be the first time that a sitting president has abused the powers of his office in an attempt to defeat a political rival in a re-election campaign.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:19 AM

11. How about doing that INSTEAD OF running?

We already have enough billionaires running vanity campaigns that they aren't going to win.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 08:41 AM

13. Thank you! This. nt

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