Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
From that perspective, I can certainly support this 1-on-1 battle of the partisan news entities. Essentially, what MM is saying is FoxNews has supported the GOP for so long and few media outlets have called them out on being the machine they are for the Republican party. Of course, there's sure to be a liberal slant to their news reporting just as their clearly is a conservative slant to FoxNews, but as long as what MM reportS is true and accurate, I don't have a problem with it.“Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press,” Brock wrote in a planning memo. “Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public.”
Media Matters will fail and go up in smoke just like everyone else that has tried to take on fox.
I have to laugh honestly, the liberal left dominates the media and has most of the outlets and Foxnews beats them all month after month after month and they all whine month after month. How many of them have already declared war on fox and lost...somehow I dont see Murdoch and company doing anything but laughing when they read this
My question was a little over the top and I didn't mean for it to be taken completely seriously. I shouldn't have asked it.
I think this little MM/Fox News war is just moronic.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
It seems interesting to me that nobody ever seems to be able to point to specific incidents of Fox News lying. They do seem very willing to apologize when wrong. Just tell me what they lied about.
Last edited by sazerac; 03-28-11 at 04:26 AM.