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Qtec
05-31-2012, 01:33 AM
link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/fox-and-friends-anti-obama-video_n_1556557.html?ref=media)



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Fox And Friends' Anti-Obama Video Could Double As GOP Ad </span>


"Fox and Friends" aired a remarkable four-minute video on its Wednesday show.

The video, which the hosts of the show advertised as taking a "look back" at President Obama's four years in office, could easily be mistaken for a Republican attack ad. It was aired multiple times throughout the show. (UPDATE: Fox News later issued a statement disavowing the ad and attributing it to an associate producer. See the statement below.)

"We decided to take a look back at the president's first term to see if it lived up to hope and change," host Gretchen Carlson asked at one point, introducing the video.

In the video —which is labeled as a "Fox and Friends Presents" production — viewers see images of Obama talking about jobs contrasted with footage of homeless people. There is dark, foreboding music, and statistics about the unemployment rate, the rise in the number of food stamps, and the national debt, among other things.

The hosts heaped lavish praise on the producer of the video saying that it had taken a "tremendous amount of research" to put together.</div></div>

Fair and Balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Some media critics were outraged by the video. The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik denounced it, calling it reminiscent of "1930s propaganda":

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>As the guy who challenged the Obama administration two years when it tried to deny Fox News access to interviews and other opportunities offered to the media on the grounds that Fox was not a legitimate news operation, I have to tell you <u>even I am shocked by how blatantly Fox is throwing off any pretense of being a journalistic entity with videos like this. Don't be fooled by Bret Baier's Boy Scout smile or all the talk about how some shows are news and some are opinion on the channel. Any news organization that puts up this kind of video is rotten to the core.</u></span> </div></div>

Now they are getting flack from all sides they reply with this BS.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">UPDATE: Bill Shine, the executive vice president for programming at Fox News, issued a statement about the video on Wednesday afternoon.

"The package that aired on 'Fox & Friends' was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network," Shine said. "This has been addressed with the show’s producers.”

Fox News later confirmed that the video had been removed from both its main website and the network's aggregation site, foxnation.com. </div></div>

They know full well that the video has gone viral and millions are watching it. Once its out there, its out there.

Watch it here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5MoWJnvYFDg)

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LWW
05-31-2012, 02:36 AM
So reporting te truth is now an attack?

Qtec
05-31-2012, 03:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So reporting te truth is now an attack? </div></div>

Lets assume it is the truth, its still an attack!

Q

Gayle in MD
05-31-2012, 06:48 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So reporting te truth is now an attack? </div></div>

Lets assume it is the truth, its still an attack!

Q </div></div>

No wonder that there have been so many, many studies proving that those who watch Fux Noise are the most uninformed people in the country!

Lie after lie after lie.

Reminds of of the RW posters on internet forums.

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Soflasnapper
05-31-2012, 06:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So reporting te truth is now an attack? </div></div>

It doesn't sound like it was the truth, considering the current actions as described above:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> "The package that aired on 'Fox & Friends' was created by an associate producer and was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network," Shine said. "This has been addressed with the show’s producers.”

Fox News later confirmed that the video had been removed from both its main website and the network's aggregation site, foxnation.com. </div></div>

It was the truth, why would Fox cave like that? And deny responsibility? 'It wasn't us, at a senior executive level-- someone we don't know or vouch for' (not a quote)

Qtec
06-01-2012, 12:37 AM
Ed Schultz: 'Fox & Friends' Attack Ad Confirms That 'Fox News Is An Arm Of The Republican Party' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/ed-schultz-fox-and-friends-attack-ad-republican-party_n_1558770.html?ref=media)

As for the non-apology, we know its BS. Fox is controlled from the top down. We know this from the Fox memos. Leaked memos cast doubt on Fox News' claim of neutrality (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/leaked-memos-cast-doubt-on-fox-news-claim-of-neutrality-2162660.html)


There is no way Ailes didn't approve this attack ad.

Q


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The first leaked memo, made public last week, was sent by Sammon last October, shortly after the US Senate unveiled a health bill which included a provision that would give the public sector a small role in providing medical insurance to Americans.

This provision was widely described at the time as the "public option", <span style='font-size: 17pt'>but Sammon decreed that Fox should instead describe it using one of three sanctioned phrases: "government-run health insurance", "government option" or "so-called public option".

All three of those phrases had previously been identified by Republican Party researchers as polling badly among the US electorate.</span> <span style="color: #990000">The phrase Sammon outlawed ("public option") by contrast inspired positive reaction.</span> </div></div>

Qtec
06-03-2012, 04:54 AM
This is just a taster for what is to come.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Beckel Calls Out Bolling For Being "Ecstatic" About Poor Economy </div></div>

link (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201206010017)

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eg8r
06-03-2012, 05:40 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fair and Balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
</div></div>They were perfectly willing to show some real hope and change but Obama just hasn't provided any.

eg8r

eg8r
06-03-2012, 05:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It was the truth, why would Fox cave like that?</div></div>To be honest I bet it has more to do with picking your battles than any chance of it being false.

eg8r