Saturday, July 09, 2005
Fair and Balanced News In Cuba
White House Web site, September 16 2003:
Q On the Robert Novak-Joseph Wilson situation, Novak reported earlier this year -- quoting -- "anonymous government sources" telling him that Wilson's wife was a CIA operative. Now, this is apparently a federal offense, to burn the cover a CIA operative. Wilson now believes that the person who did this was Karl Rove. He's quoted from a speech last month as saying, "At the end of the day, it's of keen interest to me to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs." Did Karl Rove tell that --
MR. McCLELLAN: I haven't heard that. That's just totally ridiculous. But we've already addressed this issue. If I could find out who anonymous people were, I would. I just said, it's totally ridiculous.
Q But did Karl Rove do it?
MR. McCLELLAN: I said, it's totally ridiculous.
The media is consolidating rapidly under Michael Powells FCC corporate give aways. Freedom of information is declining as Christian Conservatives and their beneficiaries in the governement decide what is 'decent'. Meanwhile between missing white women and shark attacks, high ranking traitors and Osama Bin Laden don't qualify as newsworthy. To me, that is 'indecent'.
I'm sure politicians have always lied but outing a CIA agent who was investigating WMD's for political reasons is below reprehensible.
But I do agree that Fox is the closest thing we have to Cuban newsmedia :-).
Again I would ask that you try to refrain from mis-stating my arguments.
2) We do agree that network news is mediocre at best. However I would challenge you to name one of the other major networks that comes even remotely close to the partisan hackery of fox news. Fox News regularly acts as a propaganda outlet for this administration, the same thing conservatives regularly lambasted other networks for doing with the Clinton Administration. So which is it, is ok or not ok for the news to be partisan? Or is it only ok when it suits the side you agree with?
1) I never said Fox was state controlled news.
As for proof of payola, I'm really not sure why you even brought this up. I said Fox acts as a Propaganda outlet for the administration. All this means is that Fox repeats spin, sometimes word for word that comes from this administration. They consistently represent the conservative viewpoint, call it news, and then have the nerve to say they are 'Fair and Balanced'.
So I will go back to what I said in the previous post since I really meant it as a serious question.
Fox News regularly acts as a propaganda outlet for this administration, the same thing conservatives regularly lambasted other networks for doing with the Clinton Administration. So which is it, is ok or not ok for the news to be partisan?
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