CNN Censored & Fox News = Bush's Footsoldiers

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  1. Pinto macrumors newbie

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    What does Iraq have to do with al Queda?

    Such a dumb-arse comment from someone who is supposed to be a provider of unbiased news is outrages.

    Is Fox news popular in the US?
    Is it a real news service or just video-tabloid?

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    I don't watch TV but from the quotes I've seen from FOX reporters, it is less about journalism and more about party politics. There is no doubt in my mind that the media rolled over on command and turned a blind eye to its profession. Why is it that 70% of all Americans believe that Saddam was behind 9-11 if not for the media. TV here is nothing more than talking heads and regurgitated White House press releases.
     
  3. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Wasn't CNN the station that gave away the US' position in Iraq during the invasion?

    Yeah....censorship...more like blabbing :D
     
  4. Pinto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is about questioning the REAL reasons behind the invasion, not some specific incident from the front line.

    How many US deaths occurred because of the report you mentioned?

    How many deaths have occurred because of the war in general?
     
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    Aren't you referring to Geraldo who draw a map of the US position in the sand while reporting for Fox?
     
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    Have they no shame? I suppose if you have ratings, you don't need shame.
     
  7. tazo macrumors 68040

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    People die in war. I dont understand where people get this idea that the iraq war was the first war to have people die in it.
     
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    A case could be made that FOX News, via Geraldo Rivera, provided aid and comfort to the enemy by giving away troop movements. If CNN had done this, conservatives would have dropped the hammer on them. But it's FOX, so they get a pass.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Pinto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is the connection between Fox and the Govt?
     
  10. tazo macrumors 68040

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    But CNN, did do it.... ;)
     
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    How so? I hadn't heard that.
     
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    Back when we had just begun the war on iraq, there was a big thing about how when all the stations had their correspondents in the desert, how CNN's correspondent gave away [somewhat] the US' position. Potentially that is an enormous risk....
     
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    Can you provide any links? I looked and couldn't find anything on it. Tons on Geraldo, but maybe that's because I knew his name to put in the search engine.
     
  14. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I could have sworn that CNN did that too....I too only could come up with geraldo's story, even after a dozen google searches.
     
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    Same here... You're not thinking of Peter Arnette are you?
     
  16. tazo macrumors 68040

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    No...

    Arnette was the guy that had an interview with iraqi-tv; he worked for MSNBC. I remember that whole incident. What I remembered was CNN being accused of giving away the position of US soldiers some time ago. Perhaps I am just recalling CNN's reporting of the Geraldo Rivera incident.
     
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    I don't know why anyone lets Geraldo report news. The guy is a disgrace to the journalistic profession.
     
  18. pdham macrumors member

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    Obviously none officially. However the presodemt and founder of FOX News and now the executive of foxnews.com, Roger Ailes has a long history with the republicans in the White House. Most notably he crafted the media campaign for Bush in the 88 campaign.

    Taken from an article by FAIR (Fairness and accuracy in reporting)


    Rest of article

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  20. tazo macrumors 68040

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    i concur..
     
  21. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I think you missed his point. No one died in this war because of the media.

    CNN never gave away troop positions. Get your facts straight before stating them as such.
     
  22. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I already said I must have been thinking of something else...lol. Pseudobrit, why doncha RTFT before ya jump to conclusions and fall off a cliff.
     
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    I did read the ****ing thread. It doesn't change the fact that you, at several different points in this thread, stated wrong information as fact and never fully recanted.
     
  24. tazo macrumors 68040

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    What do you want my first born child plus an affidavit? Lol. Read the thread 'brit.
     
  25. raschild macrumors member

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    Bias.....

    You're all griping about Fox being "foot soldiers" of President Bush and his administaration. You might even say that Fox is biased, despite its "Fair and Balanced" slogan. Can any of you honestly say that you're not biased in the field of politics? CNN is just as biased as Fox, only in a different direction. As humans, it's impossible to share information without slanting it to one's own view. As for Fox muzzling CNN.....give me a break. CNN did what was in style at the time, and they're doing it again right now. :rolleyes:
     

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