View Poll Results: Is the Media Matters story below fact or fiction?

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  • Fact - Glenn Beck reported the woman's story as fact

    11 64.71%
  • Fiction - The Media Matters assertion is false. Beck did not report the woman's claim as fact

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    They did not want verification. Even if they had it they wanted to run the story. They did without verification because it fit their agenda.
    Very True. They were smearing ACORN.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    But when my Mom goes to Fox it says "Fair and Balanced" all over the screen. My Mom believes that. MM stated mission is to expose RW media lies. That is exactly why they claim to exist. IF MM said they were fair and balanced I would have they exact same problem with them. See the difference?
    Oh god, it's worse than I remember. I just went back to check and it's not Media Matters she's constantly forwarding everything on to me...it's MoveOn.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh,your mom and my mom should totally hang out, except that mine believes every word of Media Matters. She'll keep forwarding me their emails and I'll say, "Mom, don't you think it's a little weird that not one of these Media Matters stories can be traced back to a legitimate source?" But she won't have any of it.
    What do you mean they can't be traced back to the legitimate source?

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    ok sure, I get dozens of emails from crazy RW sites every month, usually from my Mom, but several friends send me emails too. The RW noise machine around here drowns everything else out. I really truly dont believe the lefties have a noise machine, but that might just be becuase of where I live.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Oh god, it's worse than I remember. I just went back to check and it's not Media Matters she's constantly forwarding everything on to me...it's MoveOn.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What do you mean they can't be traced back to the legitimate source?
    I mean that there are often no links to a mainstream media source, or the story links only to another MoveOn article, or it links to a separate leftwing blog that links back to MoveOn, or there are simply no links at all. While I think the RW noise machine is a lot louder and more shrill, the leftwing noise machine is pretty damn dumb as well.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I mean that there are often no links to a mainstream media source, or the story links only to another MoveOn article, or it links to a separate leftwing blog that links back to MoveOn, or there are simply no links at all. While I think the RW noise machine is a lot louder and more shrill, the leftwing noise machine is pretty damn dumb as well.
    I think you mean Media Matters which true, but if you follow those links you can get to the source. If you didn't do it that way, you would end up with a huge document.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think you mean Media Matters which true, but if you follow those links you can get to the source. If you didn't do it that way, you would end up with a huge document.
    What about ThinkProgress? She sends me those as well.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What about ThinkProgress? She sends me those as well.
    I think it's the same way.

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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Did Moon really own a sweatshop run entirely by 6 year old children?"

    Sadly, it's well understood that such a question already plants the suggestion that you did, regardless of how inappropriate or baseless it may be. That's the state of so much journalism today.
    On it's own, yes, that statement would be completely wrong, unethical, etc.

    However, if I am videotaped saying "I have a sweatshop run entirely by 6 year old children", then it becomes a legitimate question.

    I'm sure you see the difference.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    No, she gets the message Beck is trying to convey. And no, she believes every single word the goof ball says. Millions more are just like her, or he would not have been on a national news network every day. I would be willing to bet you believe almost everything he says, because you are defending him. Just sayin...
    So then, when Beck says, "we just don't know", then your mother and all the millions like her that you referred to earlier, will believe it. At least by your own admission.

    I don't watch Fox, as I said before, and never watched Beck.
    "I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."

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