Understanding The History And Purpose Of Fox News

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    Fred's love affair with Hillary is baffling anyway. Can anyone name an accomplishment or two while she was Senator or Secretary of State? And spending the most money in jet fuel while SOS does not count. (Obama and Bill had a private deal to keep her out of the country as much as possible in exchange for Bill's campaign assistance)
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    GOP, cons, etc can try to spin on this issue as much as they want

    But one thing they can't argue against is Fox exposing itself as spinning the truth via 'Republican math'. That term was coined by Fox commentator in regard to Rove and GOP distorting of its own poll results to attempt to fool Fox viewers into believing GOP doing better than it was during lead up to Election Day and on Election Day itself.

    Throughout the lead up to the election it was common place to hear Fox, GOP, cons etc complaining about 'MSM' distorting polls.......but the truth is(per Fox exposing itself on Election Night) that it had been Fox, GOP, cons who were distorting poll results, etc

    The lies told by Fox were by Fox.

    And yet cons, GOP still swallow s the BS to this day that comes from the con pr machine(Fox, et al)
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    You mean it's not to reduce your average, run of the mill liberal to a quivering pile of dung at the mere mention of its name?

    Huh... I guess that's just a positive side effect.
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    The only insult regarding Benghazi is the GOP's desire to gain political advantage from those deaths.

    It's exactly the kind of thing Fox lost their shiz over when the Dems did similar re: Iraq.
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    Actually the business model is both smart and effective: Target a large and profitable demographic that was previously ignored by the mainstream organizations. The major networks left an opening and Murdoch smartly exploited it. . . and with great financial success.

    What more is there to know? That hard-line conservatives are a better demographic for advertising than hard-line liberals (MSNBC)?
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    And MSNBC does the same thing. Fair is fair, right? The true believers on both sides now have media representation.

    So, what's the problem again?
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    No.

    MSNBC is straight news during the day. Their night time commentators are liberal, however, they have a republican conservative morning show.

    Fox is a full blown arm of the GOP. They lie, distort, edit video, edit statistics and create stories out of whole cloth to help defeat Democrats.

    Big difference.
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    In your eyes.

    Nice spin though. You should apply.
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    In the eyes of anyone with basic analytical skills.
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    The article posted by the Op could have been written about any of the major news channels. They all exist to perpetuate an agenda. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a farce as an intellectual.
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    Not really. I think most reasonable people understand both for what they are: Propaganda Machines.

    FWIW, I find both utterly worthless and watch neither.
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    It's a matter of degree.

    It's like saying Zimmerman and Jeff Dahmer are the same because they both have killed.
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    Again, your (tainted) spin and nothing near the truth. But if it helps you sleep at night. . . .
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    I think he was saying those examples aren't alike, despite a factual similarity.

    HTH.
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    You and I both know what he was trying to do. No different than "objectively" comparing Obama to Hitler because of their penchant for greater government control of the economy.
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    :laugh:
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    "...let's not pretend they're a news organization like CNN is".

    LMAO!
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    Crossfire on CNN is pretty good.
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    I'm not surprised actually. Looks like they've assembled a pretty good lineup for that.

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