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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Once Fox News has gone what will people be watching? Do you feel the absence of Fox News would create a void that the BBC might possibly fill?
    Here's what I'd like to see: since there is without doubt a left leaning media, I'd really like to see a conservative media outlet(s) that didn't lie and knowningly pass on incendiary and inaccurate information. They should just tell the same stories as the left, and add accurate and researched commentary and discussion, so that centrists can make intelligent decisions and partisans can argure from positions of strength.

    I will say that as far as strength goes, the left has to be much more cafreful about what they report and how they report it, becasue of the scrutiny of rightist commentary and reporting. Fox News et al on the other hand just embarrass themselves and those of the right-wing bent have nothing else out there to hang their hats on. So matter how sincere a right-winger may be, he gets lumped in with the mob.

    I know several right-wingers personally, and we have very enlightening and rousing discussions based on fact. There just is no media outlet that offers same. The right-wing partisans won't debate on left-wing radio or TV because they get whipped like leather on a wood post. Becaaauuuuse they don't present their cases from a position of fact and thereby strength. The only conservative I have respect for is George Will. I think he's great!

    I think that's too bad.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    When all is said and done, and the Republicans have received their thrashing this November, and the British have torn apart and buired Rupert Murdoch, then Fox News will have been reduced to a simple little tabloid show that no one watches, and that will of course be the end of Roger Ailes and his Fox News.


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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

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    Hey, if you can't comment intelligently, then go ahead; laugh like a fool.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Hey, if you can't comment intelligently, then go ahead; laugh like a fool.

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    What is there to comment on? You've made a statement you can't back up with fact - just hopes and dreams.

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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's what I'd like to see: since there is without doubt a left leaning media, I'd really like to see a conservative media outlet(s) that didn't lie and knowningly pass on incendiary and inaccurate information. They should just tell the same stories as the left, and add accurate and researched commentary and discussion, so that centrists can make intelligent decisions and partisans can argure from positions of strength.

    I will say that as far as strength goes, the left has to be much more cafreful about what they report and how they report it, becasue of the scrutiny of rightist commentary and reporting. Fox News et al on the other hand just embarrass themselves and those of the right-wing bent have nothing else out there to hang their hats on. So matter how sincere a right-winger may be, he gets lumped in with the mob.

    I know several right-wingers personally, and we have very enlightening and rousing discussions based on fact. There just is no media outlet that offers same. The right-wing partisans won't debate on left-wing radio or TV because they get whipped like leather on a wood post. Becaaauuuuse they don't present their cases from a position of fact and thereby strength. The only conservative I have respect for is George Will. I think he's great!

    I think that's too bad.
    Fox news is right there in the middle and should be watched by everyone who wants to broaden their knowledge.

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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Once Fox News has gone what will people be watching? Do you feel the absence of Fox News would create a void that the BBC might possibly fill?
    I don't know what they'll watch. I know that shows like Democracy Now, although left wing, report very accurate material with award wining reporters. Bill Moyers has a show on PBS (where democracy Now can be see as well), and Bill offers doesn't report anything he doesn't research first either. I would hope that the right-wing could create a news program that offers their perspective without all the stupid drama that Fox News drivels daily.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The US has laws regarding fitness to run a company too... American rightie-tighties usually love the Daily Heil, it's not leftist by any stretch of the imagination!

    " ...Rupert Murdoch must have his U.S. broadcast licences revoked following the UK parliamentary select committee's highly critical report on phone hacking, a watchdog has said.
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is demanding that the Federal Communications Commission pull the plug on News Corporation's 27 Fox channels.
    The move should go ahead, said CREW's director Melanie Sloan, because Murdoch has 'clearly failed the character test embedded within U.S. media law'.
    Under FCC rules, only people with 'good character who serve the public interest' can run broadcast frequencies... "


    Read more: Ethics watchdog demands action as UK MPs say Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run major firm | Mail Online

    Meanwhile MSNBC is perfectly fine I suppose....


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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

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    Do you try to push everything off topic with non-related comments, or just this topic?
    When you hate America like that, irrational comments just come flying out with zero control.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Meanwhile MSNBC is perfectly fine I suppose....


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    I don't know, does its owner overlook the hacking of a dead child's phone, and have weekly meetings with your president?
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    I don't know, does its owner overlook the hacking of a dead child's phone, and have weekly meetings with your president?
    If the child is already dead then how is this hurting him? Is it a matter of ethics to you........if so then MSNBC has done far worse on many occassions.

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