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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.
    We appear to be talking past each other. An accusation was made that Media Matters was created for the "specific purpose" of attacking Fox News, I noted that it also criticises other media outlets, thereby negating the "specific purpose" attack. The reply then notes that Media Matters was formed for the "correction of conservative misinformation", which if one were to follow the sequence of posts would apparently indicate the poster believes only FoxNews is conservative and therefore Media Matters only attacks FoxNews. to which I say - huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
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    Can you find an example of media matters going after ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or CBS?
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    We appear to be talking past each other. An accusation was made that Media Matters was created for the "specific purpose" of attacking Fox News, I noted that it also criticises other media outlets, thereby negating the "specific purpose" attack. The reply then notes that Media Matters was formed for the "correction of conservative misinformation", which if one were to follow the sequence of posts would apparently indicate the poster believes only FoxNews is conservative and therefore Media Matters only attacks FoxNews. to which I say - huh?
    Media Matters has finally and openly admitted that there is a "War On Fox" but that was apparent from day one. Certainly there are other conservative views out there but Fox News carries the most conservative commentators, which s why they are so despised by the leftists.

    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 Grim17 View Post
    This is another demonstration of the left wanting to stifle speech they don't agree with... In other words, just another day at the office for them.
    Just out of curiosity, have you paid any attention to what Murdoch and his now defunct News of the World newspaper did over there? I'm guessing not, otherwise you wouldn't have posted what you did.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Media Matters has finally and openly admitted that there is a "War On Fox" but that was apparent from day one. Certainly there are other conservative views out there but Fox News carries the most conservative commentators, which s why they are so despised by the leftists.

    Media Matters' war against Fox - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
    That and the fact that they are the propaganda wing of the Republican Party.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    That and the fact that they are the propaganda wing of the Republican Party.
    You're a regular viewer, are you?

    Which Fox commentator do you believe forms the propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

    Alan Colmes perhaps? Do you know of any propaganda wings of the Democratic party on TV, or do you find MSNBC, for example, fair and balanced?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Can you find an example of media matters going after ABC, NBC, MSNBC, or CBS?
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Very good. Two whole items, out of how many that they published since they came on line almost a decade ago? Yeah, no bias in them at all.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You're a regular viewer, are you?

    Which Fox commentator do you believe forms the propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

    Alan Colmes perhaps? Do you know of any propaganda wings of the Democratic party on TV, or do you find MSNBC, for example, fair and balanced?
    Shall we start with the clowns of Fox & Friends and continue on from there with the very attractive and smart (no sarcasm) Gretchen Carlson, the Five o'clock bunch and into the evening hours with Hannity, O'Reilly and Greta. Then there's the boss at FoxNews, Roger Ailes former media consultant for Republican presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Add in the various talking heads who are also on the Fox payroll, from Sarah Palin to Karl Rove to Mike Huckabee. Not a liberal in the bunch and most are hard core righties.

    MSNBC provides 'balance' for the propaganda that comes out of Fox and is certainly more fair. The longest daily show on MSNBC, three hours, belongs to a former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough. The day that Ailes gives three hours, five days a week to a former Democratic congress critter of liberal persuasion, we can start talking about 'balance' at Roger's place.

    Alan Colmes - the man who used to share a desk with Hannity but got booted because Sean couldn't deal with even a little bit of contradiction. Alan Colmes, who now appears for only a few minutes each week and quite often gets shouted down by other panelists. yeah, they really have some libruls on Fox

    MSNBC, propaganda wing of the Democratic Party, not quite. Listen to the evening shows and you will hear a lot of criticism of the President and the Dems in Congress along with praise when they do some things right.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    MSNBC provides 'balance' for the propaganda that comes out of Fox and is certainly more fair. The longest daily show on MSNBC, three hours, belongs to a former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough. The day that Ailes gives three hours, five days a week to a former Democratic congress critter of liberal persuasion, we can start talking about 'balance' at Roger's place.
    You should thank the owners at MSNBC for that, because they must have realized that conservatives in media get ratings, while all their other extreme left wing talking heads are the same sort that drove Air American into the crapper.
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