Gotta love Fox News

  • News
  • Thread starter damgo
  • Start date
  • #1
damgo
In a charming bit of irony, Fox won an appeal against a whistle-blowing reporter who threatened to report pressure from Fox to air what she knew to be false information. Fox's argument? "There is no hard, fast, and written rule against deliberate distortion of the news.... the FCC position against news distortion is only a 'policy,' not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation."

http://www.sierratimes.com/03/02/28/arpubmg022803.htm
http://www.foxbghsuit.com/home.htm

I don't know the legal details of the case, but I think it's fitting Fox is the one making this particular argument. ;) Another tidbit:
More than 200 people were arrested Thursday for blocking traffic in Manhattan during a day of civil disobedience called to protest the war in Iraq and the corporate media's reporting of the conflict... And in an unusual turn of events, the showing provoked a public display of pro-war sentiment by Fox News.

...

Fox News had its own response to the demonstrators. The news ticker rimming Fox's headquarters on Sixth Avenue wasn't carrying war updates as the protest began. Instead, it poked fun at the demonstrators, chiding them.

"War protester auditions here today ... thanks for coming!" read one message. "Who won your right to show up here today?" another questioned. "Protesters or soldiers?"

Said a third: "How do you keep a war protester in suspense? Ignore them."

Still another read: "Attention protesters: the Michael Moore Fan Club meets Thursday at a phone booth at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street" - a reference to the film maker who denounced the war while accepting an Oscar on Sunday night for his documentary "Bowling for Columbine."
http://www.bergenrecord.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2MzU5NDQy [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
kyleb
now i am generally not one to be considered a bible-beater, but i can not help but be reminded of Babylon coming to uphold the laws of man with no regard to the laws of god. i mean even if the bible is all just fiction, setting a president that one can loose their job for not wanting to deceive people sounds like a really bad plan.
 

Related Threads on Gotta love Fox News

  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
2K
  • Poll
  • Last Post
4
Replies
76
Views
9K
  • Last Post
Replies
14
Views
2K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
26
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
644
  • Last Post
14
Replies
325
Views
25K
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
64
Views
6K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
57
Views
4K
Top