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Old 05-20-2009, 04:15 AM
 
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For months, Fox News personalities and guests, as well as TheFoxNation.com, have heavily promoted the idea that President Obama's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame would spark widespread protests and controversy. Indeed, anti-abortion rights activist Ray Flynn stated on the May 17 edition of America's News HQ, "Catholics are focused on this issue, I might add, largely because of the media coverage that Fox in particular has provided this issue."
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[Chris Wallace:] "the vast majority -- thousands of students and parents and faculty inside the Joyce Center are celebrating -- whether they're celebrating Barack Obama or celebrating the fact that their college or graduate degrees or graduate careers are ending -- they certainly are not protesting President Obama. It's been an overwhelmingly positive reception today."

[Gregg Jarrett:] "...marked by a very small group of protesters who oppose the president's views on abortion and stem cell research," adding, "But, in fact, President Obama received a very warm welcome by the graduates and the faculty there, a standing ovation."

[Steve Brown:] "the standing ovation that the president got when he got that honorary degree" "should end all speculation as to how broadly, how deeply the university community really has an affection for this particular president, regardless of their Catholic-ness, if you will."

And after weeks of hyping the expected protests, Sean Hannity conceded after the speech that Obama "got a fairly warm reception today by many."
After tea-party-like hyping of Notre Dame protests, Fox News concedes Obama "received a very warm welcome" | Media Matters for America

You Faux die-hards can relive the magic of Faux's vain attempts to cause hysteria over Obama's appearance at Notre Dame at that same link.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:33 AM
 
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D, you've left them speechless.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Earth shattering news...
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:47 AM
 
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Imagine a news network that reports what actually happens. I know that you are not used to that from watching the Big 3 and CNN. Everyone should try watching Fox more often.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Imagine a news network that reports what actually happens. I know that you are not used to that from watching the Big 3 and CNN. Everyone should try watching Fox more often.
Imagine a news network that reports what actually happens. -- that is a rarity for most of the stations anymore. How sad.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:51 AM
 
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Imagine a news network that reports what actually happens. I know that you are not used to that from watching the Big 3 and CNN. Everyone should try watching Fox more often.
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Imagine a news network that reports what actually happens. -- that is a rarity for most of the stations anymore. How sad.
The point of the OP is that they did their level best to not to have to report what they finally were forced to admit. They wanted the story to go the opposite way than it did.

And - a NEWS network?! Are you serious?
March 24: "Obama commencement at Notre Dame sparks outrage," which linked to a March 21 press release from RealCatholicTV.com headlined "Notre Dame Grads Condemn Obama Decision."

March 29: "Controversy at Notre Dame," which linked to a post by Fox News religion contributor Jonathan Morris headlined "Controversy at Notre Dame -- Should Obama Be Honored?"

April 1: "Notre Dame outrage: More Clergy weigh in," which linked to a FoxNews.com blog post of the same headline by writer David Gibson.

April 2: "Is Obama Targeting Catholics?" As Media Matters noted, the April 2 Newark, New Jersey, Star-Ledger article to which the headline linked in no way suggested that Obama was "[t]argeting Catholics." Rather, The Star-Ledger reported: "Newark Archbishop John J. Myers joined a growing list of Catholic bishops yesterday to publicly condemn the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to be principal speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate at its commencement May 17."

April 3: "Declaring War on Catholics," which linked to a Washington Post column by former Bush aide Michael Gerson.

April 7: "Notre Dame Turns In Their Catholic Card," which included an anti-Obama video from the American Life League.

April 8: "Notre Dame Obama Petition Swells to Quarter Million," which linked to an April 8 CNSNews.com article that stated: "More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition sponsored by the Cardinal Newman Society calling on Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation to President Obama to speak at the May 17 commencement."

April 10: "A Sin," which linked to a FoxNews.com blog post by blogger Tommy De Seno titled, "Hey, Notre Dame, There's No Way You Can Give Obama an Honorary Law Degree."

April 16: "Should Notre Dame's President Resign?" which linked to a Catholic Online article headlined, "New Notre Dame Alumni Group Seeks Fr. Jenkins Removal."

May 6: "Check Out This Site and Video! What Do You Think?" which linked to the website NDResponse.com that stated: "In defense of the unborn, we wish to express our deepest opposition to Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.'s invitation of President Barack Obama to be the University of Notre Dame's principal commencement speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree."

May 8: "'Scandal'! What Do You Think?" which linked to a FoxNews.com article headlined "Archbishop Slams Obama Appearance at Notre Dame, Administration's Abortion Policies."

May 12: "ND Students REFUSE to Graduate in Protest of Obama Visit!!" which linked to a press release from ND Response announcing that some students had "decided not to attend their commencement ceremony in protest."

May 13: "Two Notre Dame Students Sound Off on Why They're Boycotting Their Graduation," which included a video from Fox News' On the Record.

May 15: "Unrest at Notre Dame! Is This What Obama Wants?" which linked to a FoxNews.com article about protesters being arrested at Notre Dame.

May 18: "Sarah Palin Criticizes Notre Dame," which linked to a post on the conservative blog Hot Air.

Further, Fox News media figures and guests have also hyped the proportion and impact of protestors at Notre Dame:
See details of Faux's hype for a "protest" at the OP link.

You all really need to take a step back and decide if you really want to be snookered this way.

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Old 05-20-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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As for "a news network that reports what actually happens", I think CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS etc. reported what actually happened just fine. Maybe because they just reported on the event and moved on. Unlike Faux, which spent so much time and energy -- which are money -- trying so hard to incite hysteria over this, and all for naught

Are you saying Faux should be commended for more or less (see Hannity's sore-loser admission) acknowledging reality?

For you, that's a news network? No wonder....
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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What I find really amazing is how many threads there are on CD trying to disparage Fox.
People want to know the "other side of the coin", they want to be aware of what is going on that the other news networks are not reporting. That is why they watch Fox. Take what is said on Fox then research it for yourself. People may/may not agree but at least the information is being offered.

We are living in the Orwellian world and mind-speak is the game of the day. Thank heavens there is at least one station provoking thought instead of just promoting mind-speak.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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The point of the OP is that they did their level best to not to have to report what they eventually - good for them! were forced to admit.

A NEWS network?
March 24: "Obama commencement at Notre Dame sparks outrage," which linked to a March 21 press release from RealCatholicTV.com headlined "Notre Dame Grads Condemn Obama Decision."

March 29: "Controversy at Notre Dame," which linked to a post by Fox News religion contributor Jonathan Morris headlined "Controversy at Notre Dame -- Should Obama Be Honored?"

April 1: "Notre Dame outrage: More Clergy weigh in," which linked to a FoxNews.com blog post of the same headline by writer David Gibson.

April 2: "Is Obama Targeting Catholics?" As Media Matters noted, the April 2 Newark, New Jersey, Star-Ledger article to which the headline linked in no way suggested that Obama was "[t]argeting Catholics." Rather, The Star-Ledger reported: "Newark Archbishop John J. Myers joined a growing list of Catholic bishops yesterday to publicly condemn the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to be principal speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate at its commencement May 17."

April 3: "Declaring War on Catholics," which linked to a Washington Post column by former Bush aide Michael Gerson.

April 7: "Notre Dame Turns In Their Catholic Card," which included an anti-Obama video from the American Life League.

April 8: "Notre Dame Obama Petition Swells to Quarter Million," which linked to an April 8 CNSNews.com article that stated: "More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition sponsored by the Cardinal Newman Society calling on Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation to President Obama to speak at the May 17 commencement."

April 10: "A Sin," which linked to a FoxNews.com blog post by blogger Tommy De Seno titled, "Hey, Notre Dame, There's No Way You Can Give Obama an Honorary Law Degree."

April 16: "Should Notre Dame's President Resign?" which linked to a Catholic Online article headlined, "New Notre Dame Alumni Group Seeks Fr. Jenkins Removal."

May 6: "Check Out This Site and Video! What Do You Think?" which linked to the website NDResponse.com that stated: "In defense of the unborn, we wish to express our deepest opposition to Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.'s invitation of President Barack Obama to be the University of Notre Dame's principal commencement speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree."

May 8: "'Scandal'! What Do You Think?" which linked to a FoxNews.com article headlined "Archbishop Slams Obama Appearance at Notre Dame, Administration's Abortion Policies."

May 12: "ND Students REFUSE to Graduate in Protest of Obama Visit!!" which linked to a press release from ND Response announcing that some students had "decided not to attend their commencement ceremony in protest."

May 13: "Two Notre Dame Students Sound Off on Why They're Boycotting Their Graduation," which included a video from Fox News' On the Record.

May 15: "Unrest at Notre Dame! Is This What Obama Wants?" which linked to a FoxNews.com article about protesters being arrested at Notre Dame.


I think their behavior goes beyond reporting the news they were doing their level best to create the news and make a stir where there was none. They continually portray anyone labeled Democrat in a negative light. They don't "report" the news they try to manifest it so it will play in a way they want. I have no idea why anyone gives a rats a$$ about what a Billionaire Australian wants. Turn it off and walk away and I don't just mean Faux News.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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What I find really amazing is how many threads there are on CD trying to disparage Fox.
People want to know the "other side of the coin", they want to be aware of what is going on that the other news networks are not reporting. That is why they watch Fox. Take what is said on Fox then research it for yourself. People may/may not agree but at least the information is being offered.

We are living in the Orwellian world and mind-speak is the game of the day. Thank heavens there is at least one station provoking thought instead of just promoting mind-speak.
Speaking of Orwellian, do you really think Faux's attempt to provoke negative sentiment against Obama's address - using blog posts and press releases as their sources of news copy, hyping it in between - is a good thing?

The network made the decision to actively try to stir up anger and protest. It costs them money to get this stuff written and delivered, especially over a long stretch of time.

In other words -the other news networks didnt report on the address before the event because it wasnt news. Faux spent more than a month "creating the news" as AONE described it above. Is that what you want, created "news"?

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