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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
    My Mom believes every word he says.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    They presented the facts.

    Facts are items of information that are authenticated as true/real.
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    Why so serious?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Facts are items of information that are authenticated as true/real.
    So showing a video of someone saying something is not presenting a fact? What would you call it then?
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Fox intended to mislead. If they had any integrity they would have checked out the story. It is as simple as that.
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    So showing a video of someone saying something is not presenting a fact? What would you call it then?
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Fox intended to mislead. If they had any integrity they would have checked out the story. It is as simple as that.
    I've asked before, but please provide your evidence that Beck did intend to mislead his audience. You seem pretty sure of yourself, so it should be a simple matter for you.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    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.
    The lefties don't need a noise machine, they have the Biased Lame Stream Media (BLSM) that is all too willing to do it for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    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.
    The difference is not what I'm talking about, but the principle of how the "just asking questions" tactic excuses lazy or even malicious reporting.

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

    The fact that is was on the air is proof.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    I've asked before, but please provide your evidence that Beck did intend to mislead his audience. You seem pretty sure of yourself, so it should be a simple matter for you.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The difference is not what I'm talking about, but the principle of how the "just asking questions" tactic excuses lazy or even malicious reporting.
    But asking questions about a specific, unassailable fact, such as someone's videotaped words, is not the same as "just asking questions" as a malicious tool as you are suggesting.
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    Re: Is this Media Matters claim fact, or fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The fact that is was on the air is proof.
    How is that proof that Beck intended to mislead anyone?
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