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Old 11-19-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Fox News Runs Old Palin Campaign Footage, Reports It As Book-Signing Crowds

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Why report the news when you can make the news up?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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I'd love to give FOX the benefit of the doubt but they do this kind of stuff over and over and over again... hard to believe it's an honest mistake.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd love to give FOX the benefit of the doubt but they do this kind of stuff over and over and over again... hard to believe it's an honest mistake.

Strange how all of their "mistakes" run in one direction...
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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FOX has told the courts they are not providing news but are only providing entertainment and therefore are exempt from having to tell anything resembling the reality. They figure, correctly, that their viewers are unable to tell the difference.

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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FOX has told the courts they are not providing news but are only providing entertainment and therefore are exempt from having to tell anything resembling the reality. They figure, correctly, that their viewers are unable to tell the difference.

If they weren't watching Fox, they'd be tuned in to pro wrestling. "It's real, too!"
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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If they weren't watching Fox, they'd be tuned in to pro wrestling. "It's real, too!"
And maybe that's why I enjoy professional wrestling. Unless you're a kid, we all know that wrestling is fake - it's pure entertainment/escapism.

Sadly, there are millions of people who believe everything they hear and everything they see on FOX "News." And therein lies the danger. People's decisions are only as good as the quality of information they have available to them. Tell them the same crap over and over, and they will believe it.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Strange how all of their "mistakes" run in one direction...
The mistakes caught and publicized by organizations like Media Matters and leftist bloggers are, anyway. You wouldn't expect them to publicize those that didn't fit their Fox-bashing agenda, would you?
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The mistakes caught and publicized by organizations like Media Matters and leftist bloggers are, anyway. You wouldn't expect them to publicize those that didn't fit their Fox-bashing agenda, would you?
Whoa! You're right - they make even more "mistakes" than we know ... perhaps LOTS more!

FOX "News" - the first name in fiction.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Strange how all of their "mistakes" run in one direction...
You got that right! And in this case it was really stupid because her first book signing in Grand Rapids was huge for an event like that and didn't need to be pumped up. It dominated our local news here in Michigan and didn't once show the protesters on the opposite side of the street.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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You got that right! And in this case it was really stupid because her first book signing in Grand Rapids was huge for an event like that and didn't need to be pumped up. It dominated our local news here in Michigan and didn't once show the protesters on the opposite side of the street.
Liberal protesters for a Palin book signing?

I have seen Fox, CNN etc... mess up by showing the wrong video a few times in the past couple months. The reporter introduces a clip for an event, or statements from someone, and either they can't find the clip and never cut to it, or they show the wrong clip. either way the reporter has to jump in and tell the audience that they are experiencing technical difficulties. All I see are news stations that are running full tilt to bring up to the minute news, and they make mistakes. I don't see a conspiracy in the works.

If two thousand people show up to a book signing, and they show file footage of a two thousand people, and report it as recent footage of a two thousand people, is it a conspiracy? No, its being lazy and cutting corners and it should be avoided, but its not worth getting all worked up and purple in the face.
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