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Old 06-02-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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WHY? I don't understand why anyone, even Fox News, is giving these monsters a platform. Keep them off tv, ignore them, shut them out. Stop giving them a platform to spread their bigotry, hatred and double standards.



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These scumbags are perfect for the Fox News audience. They will play up the receipt of God's forgiveness for their family and throw in a few ways to trash talk the gays and liberals. The religious nutbags that watch Fox News will love it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Hearing someone say Faux news immediately leads me to believe their IQ is lower than their shoe size. Saying that is no longer clever (if it ever was).
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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Hearing someone say Faux news immediately leads me to believe their IQ is lower than their shoe size. Saying that is no longer clever (if it ever was).
It might not be clever but it's accurate far too often.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:22 AM
 
Location: England
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It was not very accurate at the last presidential election night was it?
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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For the same reason Rolling Stone put the Boston bomber on their cover...... sensationalism sells.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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For the same reason Rolling Stone put the Boston bomber on their cover...... sensationalism sells.
That really is a poor analogy.

When terrorists kill American civilians in the streets of American cities, in an attempt intended to kill even more, we should want to know about them - who they are, what motivates them, how they think, and so forth. Frankly, it's nothing less than a social responsibility to try and understand such a threat as that. We need to know about such people as the Tsarnaevs.

The Duggars? Oh, please. No one needs to know about them. They're famous for their idiotic exponential reproductive rate and their even more idiotic idiotic suite of parenting practices, from betrothals to their we-frown-on-dancing to their 'wholesome attire nonsense.

There is no comparison between news coverage of the Tsarnaevs and of the Duggars.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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This. Ratings are all that matters.



CBS currently has a show where they take two really poor families, and then have them walk through each others homes and let them determine if the other family is more broke and deserving of some, all or none of a $100,000 jackpot. This sounds like something with wide appeal to sadists in general but hey, its supposedly drawing good ratings.



As far as television goes, we aren't all that far away from The Running Man anymore.
Yeah, it reminded me of The Hunger Games books.

As far as the Duggars go, if we stop clicking, watching, etc. They will go away.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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That's going to be a pointless waste of time. Do you really think Fox News is going to ask the hard questions? They're going to coddle these Right Wing darlings.

They're not going to ask them "Why did you feel it was okay to cover up your sons crimes, ignore your son's and daughters' need for proper counseling, and then shove your entire family in front of cameras and into public scrutiny?"
Certainly that is the Duggars' expectations and I'm sure it will be fairly kid gloves. However, of the bunch, Megyn Kelly will ask tougher questions than the rest of their talking heads. I'm surprised they're not going onto that morning show where it would have been softball after softball.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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Certainly that is the Duggars' expectations and I'm sure it will be fairly kid gloves. However, of the bunch, Megyn Kelly will ask tougher questions than the rest of their talking heads. I'm surprised they're not going onto that morning show where it would have been softball after softball.
Megyn Kelly has already announced that this will be a softball interview. She said that she will not be cross examining them, just letting them tell their side of the story. I am sure it will involve multiple mentions of Jesus and tears from Michelle. Fox News is giving them and their PR reps a platform to rehab their image and save the show from cancellation. I expect a lot of the interview will focus on the evil liberals trying to bring down a family of "good" Christians since they had the courage to take a stand against gay marriage.

Fox News knows that with their audience, the Christian persecution stories equal ratings and $$$$$. This will be treated just like the annual "War on Christmas" BS.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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Megyn Kelly has already announced that this will be a softball interview.
Interesting to announce that. I'm not sure what Kelly's angle is - - she has gone away from Fox talking points before and here she's basically saying "this isn't how I would interview them" . . . but she's still on the network as well. It's like she does just enough non-Fox indoctrination stuff that if she ever did go onto the market, she could position herself as a legitimate newswoman.
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