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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    That must be it... I guess Media Matters is just a manifestation of my paranoid delusions.
    Actually.. considering Media Matters targets others than Fox News, then yea you are paranoid.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    That must be it... I guess Media Matters is just a manifestation of my paranoid delusions.
    No Media Matters is a real organisation but the problem comes from the statement about how its "specific purpose is to destroy Fox News". Rather its "specific purpose" is to call out all manner of falsehoods and bias in American media, not specifically FoxNews.

    for example: Front page post from the Media Matters site May 07, 2012 10:56 am ET
    Meet The Press' David Gregory Pushes Absurd NY Post Talking Point

    Like the song goes: Paranoia runs deep and into your mind, lies will seep.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    No Media Matters is a real organisation but the problem comes from the statement about how its "specific purpose is to destroy Fox News". Rather its "specific purpose" is to call out all manner of falsehoods and bias in American media, not specifically FoxNews.

    for example: Front page post from the Media Matters site May 07, 2012 10:56 am ET
    Meet The Press' David Gregory Pushes Absurd NY Post Talking Point

    Like the song goes: Paranoia runs deep and into your mind, lies will seep.
    FYI The Post is a News Corp. property

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    FYI The Post is a News Corp. property
    and ... David Gregory now works for News Corp?
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    and ... David Gregory now works for News Corp?
    No, but he has been influenced by them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    No Media Matters is a real organisation but the problem comes from the statement about how its "specific purpose is to destroy Fox News". Rather its "specific purpose" is to call out all manner of falsehoods and bias in American media, not specifically FoxNews.

    for example: Front page post from the Media Matters site May 07, 2012 10:56 am ET
    Meet The Press' David Gregory Pushes Absurd NY Post Talking Point

    Like the song goes: Paranoia runs deep and into your mind, lies will seep.

    Really... Since your head is firmly burried in the sand, your words are quite meaningless:

    Media Matters' war against Fox

    The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

    The group, launched as a more traditional media critic, has all but abandoned its monitoring of newspapers and other television networks and is narrowing its focus to Fox and a handful of conservative websites, which its leaders view as political organizations and the “nerve center” of the conservative movement. The shift reflects the centrality of the cable channel to the contemporary conservative movement, as well as the loathing it inspires among liberals — not least among the donors who fund Media Matters’ staff of about 90, who are arrayed in neat rows in a giant war room above Massachusetts Avenue.

    The strategy that we had had toward Fox was basically a strategy of containment,” said Brock, Media Matters’ chairman and founder and a former conservative journalist, adding that the group’s main aim had been to challenge the factual claims of the channel and to attempt to prevent them from reaching the mainstream media.

    The new strategy, he said, is a “war on Fox.”

    In an interview and a 2010 planning memo shared with POLITICO, Brock listed the fronts on which Media Matters — which he said is operating on a $10 million-plus annual budget — is working to chip away at Fox and its parent company, News Corp. They include its bread-and-butter distribution of embarrassing clips and attempts to rebut Fox points, as well as a series of under-the-radar tactics.
    Media Matters' war against Fox - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

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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


    From your link: Philip Davies said: ‘Many people may conclude that some people’s conclusions were written before any of the evidence was ever heard, and I think that is very sad.’ Mr Davies said MPs had heard nothing to suggest Mr Murdoch was not a ‘fit and proper’ person – dismissing it as a ‘completely ludicrous’ conclusion.


    Rupert Murdoch said last week that Mr Brown had threatened to ‘make war on your company’ in 2009 after the Sun endorsed David Cameron – a claim Mr Brown denies.

    Mr Watson has also been accused of profiting from the hacking scandal after publishing a book on the affair last week. The book stated that the Culture Committee was ‘preparing a report which would make clear the extent to which News International had misled Parliament’.


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



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




    Sounds like there's plenty of corruption to go around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Really... Since your head is firmly burried in the sand, your words are quite meaningless:



    Media Matters' war against Fox - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
    Hmmm, I post an accurate statement contradicting an earlier one about "specific purpose" of Media Matters and instead of admitting "OK - so Media Matters does post criticism of other media outlets" Nope, I supposedly have my "head buried in the sand" and therefore - no matter how truthful my words may be, they are meaningless.

    Got it. Facts are not to be used in arguments with righties.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, I post an accurate statement contradicting an earlier one about "specific purpose" of Media Matters and instead of admitting "OK - so Media Matters does post criticism of other media outlets" Nope, I supposedly have my "head buried in the sand" and therefore - no matter how truthful my words may be, they are meaningless.

    Got it. Facts are not to be used in arguments with righties.
    Media Matters president declares a war on Fox News, and you call me "Paranoid".

    What ever pal.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Hmmm, I post an accurate statement contradicting an earlier one about "specific purpose" of Media Matters and instead of admitting "OK - so Media Matters does post criticism of other media outlets" Nope, I supposedly have my "head buried in the sand" and therefore - no matter how truthful my words may be, they are meaningless.

    Got it. Facts are not to be used in arguments with righties.
    From their own 'about us' page: "Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."

    They are a one sided, biased, political organization, that based on the requirements to be a 501(c)(3), should not have that non-profit status. In addition, they 'make' news, and have been quoted in the mainstream media, as if they were an unbiased, non-partisan source of some sort.
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