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    ^ right? I mean, those people are always the first to cry "it's all about context" but then turn around and shove both feet in their gullets, up to the knees, about nothing. absolutely nothing... they can question sources all they want but heaven forbid we ask for a source for any of their bullshit.

    ugh. i hate people.
    You don't have to do everything all by yourself.

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    I still gave a really patient response, and she just posted back with "Whatever."

    Thankfully, my dad just ripped her a new one.

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    if I pay extra money, can I have Fox News blocked from my cable?

    people should be able to pick and choose their channels... this is 2010

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    Mumblety, your dad is awesome!

    I usually get something like that (waiting for evidence, blahblahblah) from my mother about certain things... *sigh*
    You don't have to do everything all by yourself.

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    My dad won't suffer fools lightly anyway, but he's also pretty protective and gets really mad if anyone treats his kids like their opinions don't count. When I was a teenager, one of his friends dared to tell me that I was "too young" to get politics.... didn't end well!

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    Megyn Kelly in GQ magazine:




    Are you a secret Muslim?
    Maybe.

    What do you make of the folks who still think that about Obama?
    I don't have any thoughts about this.

    Címon, itís loony. Heís clearly not Muslim.
    Right. But I donít have any thoughts about the people who think all that.

    Because a lot of them watch Fox?
    I just think, I donít know where their information is coming from or what they base their views on. I donít want to judge anybody. Heís clearly not a Muslim.
    Yeah, I wonder where their information is coming from... hmmm....

    She is attractive in that photo, but usually on Faux she has that overly concerned, sour look on her face all the time.

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    Meh. MSNBC news babes are hotter. Tamryn Hall? Contessa Brewer? That's what I'm talking about.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    CONFIRMED: New Study Proves That Fox News Makes You Stupid

    Yet another study has been released that proves that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence. World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What's more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.

    So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false.

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    I love it - if it weren't so touchy, I'd post that to FB!
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    You could post the source instead -

    Voters Say Election Full of Misleading and False Information

    Which includes:

    Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe that most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely), most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points), the economy is getting worse (26 points), most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points), the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points), their own income taxes have gone up (14 points), the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points), when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) and that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points). The effect was also not simply a function of partisan bias, as people who voted Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to have such misinformation than those who did not watch it--though by a lesser margin than those who voted Republican.

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    And now, ladies and gentlemen, the funniest thing ever.




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    What does one win from surviving the Holocaust? A commemorative plate?

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    A NEW CAR!!!

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    Fox News: The No. 1 Name in Murder Fantasies

    Bill O'Reilly's recent "joke" about decapitating Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was only the latest example of a demented Fox News culture that permits on-air personalities to fantasize about assassination and other forms of violence against those deemed enemies of the station, its personalities or their worldview.

    During the cable channel's 2008 election coverage, in what she later called an attempt at humor, Fox News contributor Liz Trotta linked Osama bin Laden to Barack Obama as people who both should be assassinated:

    And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.

    A week before Trotta's "joke," Republican primary candidate Mike Huckabee was apologizing for his own Obama assassination quip. Addressing a gathering of the National Rifle Association, Huckabee joked that a loud thud heard backstage during his address was Barack Obama diving to the floor to avoid gun shots. Months later, Huckabee was given his own Fox News show.

    With its biggest new star, Glenn Beck, Fox News hired a host well-known for on-air death fantasies--for instance, chattering about killing filmmaker Michael Moore with his bare hands and hoping out loud that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Ohio) would burn to death. In a Fox News skit in September 2009, Beck portrayed himself poisoning Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    It's a culture that apparently filters down to Fox News viewers and supporters. Over the years Fox Nation, the Fox News "owned and operated" fan website, has regularly featured comments expressing the desire to see Barack Obama's assassinated.

    Yesterday News Hounds (11/8/10) published a collection of such quotes, some of which can still be read at on the Fox site. Fox Nation purports to be self-policing, to depend on readers to report inappropriate and irresponsible remarks for removal. Apparently presidential assassination fantasies fall short of Fox Nation's standards for inappropriate or irresponsible commentary.

    Recent examples of these assassination fantasies on Fox Nation include comments calling for President Obama to "get what Kennedy got," for the CIA to "take this pres down" and a warning to the president that the Koran "ain't thick enough to stop a .308 round."

    There is some evidence that Fox's murder fantasy culture has already helped to spark violent action. Reporting for Media Matters, journalist John Hamilton tells the story of Byron Williams, a Beck devotee who engaged in a shootout that injured two California Highway Patrol officers in July. After his apprehension, Williams told police he'd intended to travel Oakland California to kill people at the offices of the Tides Foundation and the ACLU.

    In a jailhouse interview in which he described the right-wing media sources that informed his views, Williams returned again and again to Glenn Beck:

    I would have never started watching Fox News if it wasn't for the fact that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind.

    Among the things Beck did, according to Hamilton, was attack the Tides Foundation in 29 separate Fox News shows in the 18 months leading up to Williams' foiled mission to Oakland.

    Moreover, as the ADL reports, Pittsburgh's Richard Poplawski was so inspired by Beck's anti-government conspiracy theories, he reposted to a neo-Nazi website tape of Beck suggesting the government was building concentration camps for dissidents--before he was arrested after a shootout with police that left three officers dead.

    If this all wasn't so deadly serious it would be seriously funny, because O'Reilly has spent years accusing liberal and progressive websites of fomenting hate speech. O'Reilly's crusade largely targets the comment and open forum sections of such websites, highlighting comments that generally pale in comparison to those broadcast on Fox and posted on Fox Nation. To add to the irony, when O'Reilly is called out for failing to make distinctions between the editorial content and comment sections of these websites, he argues that the groups are responsible for everything on their websites:

    Open forum is bull.... You can regulate what’s on your website.

    When it comes to hypocrisy and Fox News, you really can't make this stuff up.

    The hostility behind O'Reilly's creepy Milbank beheading joke was on display when the host appeared to make a veiled threat toward Milbank's boss in an appearance on another Fox show. Apparently angered that Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt permitted Milbank to publish columns critical of Fox News, O'Reilly had Fox host Megyn Kelly put a picture of Hiatt up on the screen, and told her audience:

    This is the editor, Milbank's editor, Fred Hiatt. And Fred won't do anything about Milbank lying in his column. I just want everybody in America to know what the Washington Post has come to. All right, you can take Fred's picture off. Fred, have a nice weekend, buddy.

    (Later in the same appearance, O'Reilly suggested that the host join him in physically assaulting Milbank: "I think you and I should go and beat him up.")

    O'Reilly's veiled threat toward Hiatt recalls one made in a recent interview with an Australian paper by Fox boss Rupert Murdoch (Australian Financial Review, 11/5/10):

    People love Fox News.... We said to the cable operators when we put the price up, we said, do you want a monument to yourself....  Cancel us, you might get your house burnt down.

    Perhaps the fish does rot from the head.

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    Really? That's some hard hitting journalism right there!


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