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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-16 05:21 PM
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Why FOX News is poisonous to our discourse?

Basically, they are a political propaganda network. Although they may insert some legitimate news stories into their coverage, in the end, they are going to present an opposing view to whatever the Democratic Party and its ally, the "liberal media", might present.

If the Democrats say it is "day", they will report that it is "night". If the Democrats say that Trump is a "racist', they will report otherwise. That may be a legitimate political argument?

But at what point does it conflict with reality so much that people are confused from the opposing representations? They say that they are the ones that are "fair and balanced". But, are they?

For example, when someone says that Donald Trump is a quiet and humane person, that simply does not compute? Reality and facts are important. Very important.

To create stories or narratives to fit a political agenda can create conflicts within the minds of a gullible public. It is not "reporting". It is not "news". It is pure political propaganda.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-16 11:23 PM
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1. ha! here I am......so what's different here?
no big brother scene, or what?

am I about to be bounced for this comment?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-16 03:28 PM
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5. you're a ok.
I'm a former mod and this is our hideaway. LOL. Only us long time users I believe can be here, so there's no worries, and TPTB are so very kind to keep the site up enough to allow us to post, and keep all the archives available.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-16 11:48 PM
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2. Where is everybody?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-16 03:26 PM
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4. all the important people are here. who are you referring to? ;)
:rofl:
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-16 03:25 PM
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3. yes, I do believe that the gullible are aplenty, and as the march up to WWII showed,
a nation can become slowly enraptured by a tyrant's language. What is very frustrating to see, is a network pushing false narratives and outright lies mixed in with normal coverage, as you stated. This leads the naive to trust Fox as a believable and credible source. Nothing could be further from the truth. I get sickened watching them for even 15 minutes. The distorted way they focus on the issues is apparent. They are a threat to credible journalism. kentuck, I sure hope we have a Congressional surprise in store for us in Nov with a stunning House takeover thanks to the voters! This country needs it, badly.
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