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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    But Fox News DOES publish stories based on hearsay alone.
    All news orgnanizations publish stories based on unamed sources. Fox News is no different.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    All news orgnanizations publish stories based on unamed sources. Fox News is no different.
    That's quite true, and I never give them much credence if the article is 100% based on unnamed sources. Fox less so, given their long history of questionable reporting -- particularly with respect to ACORN.
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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy, replying to Karl View Post
    If they had stated ‘Ex-ACORN officials involved’ would it be ‘more correct’ not specifically but semantically? [...]
    It would have been the truth, instead of a lie.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    [...] Since the ‘right leaning’ news sources are much more limited in the ‘news/opinion’ market I believe it would be difficult to find another source to validate it’s reporting. [...]
    Since all the sources in the Fox article were anonymous, it essentially had no source. Therefore it is not a matter of finding another source in this particular case, but of finding an original one -- other than Fox itself, who severely damaged its own credibility by stating not one, but two lies in its headline.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    All news orgnanizations publish stories based on unamed sources. Fox News is no different.
    Show us one with two lies in the headline. That has a crystal clear record of hating on the organization the article intends to demean (ACORN).

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's quite true, and I never give them much credence if the article is 100% based on unnamed sources. Fox less so, given their long history of questionable reporting -- particularly with respect to ACORN.
    Other then your feelings, can you point to a reputable study indicating that Fox News investigations relying on unnamed sources are more likely to be untrue then investigations carried out by other organizations that use unnamed sources?

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Since all the sources in the Fox article were anonymous, it essentially had no source. Therefore it is not a matter of finding another source in this particular case, but of finding an original one -- other than Fox itself, who severely damaged its own credibility by stating not one, but two lies in its headline.
    An "unnamed source" is not even close to "no source". The source is just not willing to come forward due to fear of reprisal or somethin similar. A lot of accusations against Bush, while he was in office, came from unnamed sources. I don't recall a lot of democrats calling those sources out. However, I do recall many republicans calling out unnamed sources. In other words which political identity the unnamed sources are against determines who chooses to believe or not believe them.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    An "unnamed source" is not even close to "no source". The source is just not willing to come forward due to fear of reprisal or somethin similar. A lot of accusations against Bush, while he was in office, came from unnamed sources. I don't recall a lot of democrats calling those sources out. However, I do recall many republicans calling out unnamed sources. In other words which political identity the unnamed sources are against determines who chooses to believe or not believe them.
    The problem with Fox News is this:

    Fox News gets okay to misinform public, court ruling | Media Reform | CeaseSPIN.org

    (If you don't trust that source just google, Fox News goes to court to lie)
    I'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    You heard it here first, folks! An anonymous source equals NO source, LOL. Wikipedia, NY Times, Wiki leaks, CNN, CNBC, 60 Minutes, etc, have ALL been making up news stories all this time, telling lies that have no source. You guys are too much, sometimes....I used to like comedy central, but I find I don't NEED them anymore, I get all my laughs here.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    The problem with Fox News is this:

    Fox News gets okay to misinform public, court ruling | Media Reform | CeaseSPIN.org

    (If you don't trust that source just google, Fox News goes to court to lie)
    I don't really know the details of the case or why Fox chose that defense... but regardless.. As the very first paragraph in your link stated, many news organizations lie/distort.

    Now, do you have any evidence that Fox's use of unnamed sources in investigations are more likely to be untrue then other new organizations use of unnamed sources in their investigations? I assume you don't, but this is Foxnews. Apparently facts just aren't necessary. Feelings are good enough for some.

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