GoP Pres. Candidates almost all work for Fox News

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  1. MyDesktopBroke macrumors 6502

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    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42745.html

    Fair and Balanced Fox News employs almost all of the serious GoP presidential candidates. How are they supposed to cover them objectively when they're on the same payroll?

    Oh, of course. These things have meant so much to Fox in the past.

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    From the comments
    lol
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Needed some Red Green tape on that. :)
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    That is so sick it's almost funny.

    Almost.

    Edward R. Murrow and Joseph Pulitzer are whirling in their graves.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    From the article...

    C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully said that when C-SPAN tried to have Palin on for an interview, he was told he had to first get Fox’s permission — which the network, citing her contract, ultimately denied. Producers at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC all report similar experiences.


    The Republican presidential candidates, brought to you by FAUX News.
     
  5. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Pretty...

    Thats pretty messed up, but I must say....

    Well played Fox News :eek:
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That is terrifying. I'm serious, that is really scary. Can't the public do something about that? Isn't there a law?
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Get appointed to the Electoral College.

    Oh wait, never mind. Only toadies get into that august body.
     
  8. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually noticed that a little while ago. It makes me wonder if most of them are on Fox News because they are Republican presidential candidates, or if they are Republican presidential candidates because they are on Fox News. :p

    Speaking of Republicans and controlling the media about them, how about all those Tea Party candidates that absolutely refuse to do public interviews anymore? It's been a while since I heard from ol' Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell. :D
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Or Rand Paul since his stupid Civil Rights Act statement.
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    We get exactly the media and the president the media endorses that we deserve.

    If we're that stupid as a society that we can't see it, then damn us!

    Damn us all to Hell. <-- said in my best Charlton Heston imitation
     

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  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Well, in ll fairness, O'Donnell has been at the zoo watching monkeys evolve. :D
     
  12. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I still don't see this whole evolution thing! :p
     
  13. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    So, it's pretty obvious that Fox is currently spreading hate and working some good old "divide and conquer". There must be some way to stop it?
     
  14. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I believe we need to rethink what qualifies as "free speech" in this country's news media.

    The media have a special responsibility. When they're doing nothing but spreading hate and disinformation to the point where they're working to the detriment of the country, that's not free speech. That's treason.
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    Is it treason if an Australian does it? Oh no, that's right, he got US citizenship, didn't he?
     
  16. Covart Guest

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    This is because Palin has the IQ of a cow. She really is that stupid. The famous Couric interview showed the world this.
     
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    I disagree. I think a cow is smarter than Palin.
     
  18. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    Hey, hey! He's no Australian! You guys adopted him! :p

    Hmm, the similarities are striking.
     
  19. Covart Guest

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    You're right. I didn't mean to demean bovines with the reference. :D
     
  20. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Fox News and most of the other media outlets owned by Murdoch pander to big business interests and advance conservative/republican ideas and candidates. As a result, businesses (and their owners) that are benefitted by these ideas advertise on Fox News and in the other media outlets.

    If you hire at very high contract rates media talent who happen to have political aspirations, you can pay them huge amounts of money for their work, as opposed to worrying about campaign contribution laws.

    It's a nifty way to get around the rules and funnel huge money to candidates.
     

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