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    Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    An Indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told a judge on Wednesday that he committed the crimes because Fox News and conservative talk radio had convinced him that “most Muslims are terrorists.”
    Randolph Linn, 52, accepted a plea deal in which he pled guilty to all charges in connection to setting a fire in the prayer room at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on Sept. 30. Under the deal, Linn is expected to serve 20 years in prison instead of 40.

    Linn explained to the court that he had gotten “riled up” after watching Fox News.
    A survey released by Fairleigh Dickinson University earlier this year determined that Fox News viewers were actually less informed that Americans who watched no news at all. In fact, at least seven studies in recent years have confirmed that Fox News viewers are more likely to be misinformed than other Americans.


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    Fox viewers at its finest. Spread hate, fear, ignorance, and extremely biased information, and this is what you get. Stupid people, hearing stupid things, go out and do stupid things.


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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/mosque-arsonist-tells-court-i-only-know-what-i-hear-on-fox-news/

    Fox viewers at its finest. Spread hate, fear, ignorance, and extremely biased information, and this is what you get. Stupid people, hearing stupid things, go out and do stupid things.
    That sounds about as stupid as people who blame the devil or violent video games.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/mosque-arsonist-tells-court-i-only-know-what-i-hear-on-fox-news/

    Fox viewers at its finest. Spread hate, fear, ignorance, and extremely biased information, and this is what you get. Stupid people, hearing stupid things, go out and do stupid things.
    Couple that with the born again evangelical racist churches here and the John Birch Society and FOX news has its own little state of followers.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That sounds about as stupid as people who blame the devil or violent video games.


    No, it's not the first time FOX has been shown to rile up people to violence.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    I gather by your message you don't really care much for truth - and that is why you turned to a rabid anti-gun blog -

    in which:

    1. It is NOT quoting the criminal, but quoting some activist interpreting what she says he said
    2. Falsely claim in your OP that she said he said he only knows what he knows from Fox News, when she said he said he also learned news "from the radio" - nor mentioned "rightwing" radio and
    3. Failed to mention that he claimed to have drunk 45 beers in the 6 hours before the arson attack.

    Extremely biase Op-ed blogs are generally crap - regardless of which radical side they rant for and again.

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/mosque-arsonist-tells-court-i-only-know-what-i-hear-on-fox-news/

    Fox viewers at its finest. Spread hate, fear, ignorance, and extremely biased information, and this is what you get. Stupid people, hearing stupid things, go out and do stupid things.
    I wonder where Jared Lee Loughner got his ideas?

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Maybe this just isn't the right country for Muslims.

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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/20/mosque-arsonist-tells-court-i-only-know-what-i-hear-on-fox-news/

    Fox viewers at its finest. Spread hate, fear, ignorance, and extremely biased information, and this is what you get. Stupid people, hearing stupid things, go out and do stupid things.
    That is such a stupid and biased conclusion that it defies belief that somebody would actually think it.

    Do you watch FOX or just listen to CNN and NPR's hatred of it?

    Also, the guy is obviously ****ed in the head... blaming his interpretation of news on the news itself is ****ing stupid.
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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Maybe this just isn't the right country for Muslims.
    Maybe it is the perfect place for them...
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    Re: Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Maybe it is the perfect place for them...
    Especially the bad guys.

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