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Thread started 01/19/19 8:04am

herb4

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Right Wing Media: Blinded by the Right

Let's talk about FOX News, Drudge, talk radio and what it does. Examine its effects, which have never been more crystal clear.


This thread is long overdue.

The subject of right wing media, its reach and the effect it has on the average U.S. citizen's thought process keeps coming up over and over again.

I think the psychological effect of media outlets like FOX News and AM talk radio (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neil Boortz, Drudge, Breitbart etc.) is much more profound and psychologically effective at framing the national political discourse than most liberals around here would care to admit or acknowledge. To most of us, it all seems like a joke, and it largely is, but there's a reason that Barrack Obama, who governed slightly to the left of Ronald Reagan throughout his presidency, is the first thing people think of when they hear the word "socialist".

There's a reason that roughly 40% of Republican voters still aren't sure where Barrack Obama was born and what his religion is. There's a reason that most Americans think that their taxes were raised during his term. There's a reason that people believe that ACORN and the Black Panthers decided the 2008 election, that voter ID laws are necessary in order to prevent widespread voter fraud that doesn't exist and that there is a Deep State conspiracy to take down Trump

There's a reason that people think that poor people drive Hummers and eat lobsters paid for by their sweet, sweet welfare checks and food stamps and that most of those people are black. "Obama-phones", a program started 19 years ago, has become a meme, and was even featured in GOP campaign ads, for a reason. There's a caravan of savage rapists, thieves and murderers attempting to invade the U.S.


I honestly think that the reason for all of these things is due to the influence of right wing media.

It's way more pervasive, effective and far-reaching than logical people here give it credit for. They tell lies with impunity every day and speak as if those untruths are accepted facts. Eventually they do become facts, at least for those that sit in cubicles and have radios on while they work. I listen to these shows from time to time, for as long as I can stand it anyway, and these people are horrible in ways that are truly poisonous to the way that average people view reality and their lives. I can't tolerate listening to it or watching it for longer than 5 minutes, yet I know a lot of people who fill their heads with it for 8 - 12 hours day.


Rush Limbaugh:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...h_Limbaugh

The grandaddy of right wing carnival barking and the most listened to radio show in the country. A disturbingly large percentage of the population receive their news from this man for 4 hours every day and think that he is the only person with a voice and who possesses the courage to tell them the truth. They laud him as a hero and a champion of the voiceless, oppressed, white, christian silent majority. When I first heard his show back in 1991, I thought it was a parody - and it was - until he started making money. Now he has supplanted Howard Stern as the king of radio.

Sean Hannity:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...an_Hannity

Probably the second most trusted and popular right wing creep currently polluting our airwaves. The guy is the walking definition of a corporate shill and a sanctimonious prick who will do anything for a dollar and comes off like a used car salesman or infomercial spokesman every time you hear him speak. He lies with impunity ever single day, shouts down his interview subjects for refusing to answer loaded questions along the lines of "have you stopped beating your wife" and he and his callers jerk each other off taking turns calling each other "Great Americans", so long as they tow the Republican line and regurgitate talking points into each other's mouths and ears ever day.


Michael Savage
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...ael_Savage

This dude is probably the worst of the worst. He's most famous for telling a gay caller on his short-lived TV show to "get AIDS and die, you sodomite" which led to the cancellation of his show. His real name is Michael Weiner and he hates it when anyone tells him that or addresses him by that name. He's sort of the white, male Jewish version of Ann Coulter, who, like her, is so far out and antagonistic that it should be obvious to anyone paying attention that they're just in it to make money, and they've figured out a way to do it by just being professional trolls who took their shtick outside of internet message boards. Mike Savage is truly horrible in a way that Coulter can't compete with because he seems so deadly serious about it.

Matt Drudge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...att_Drudge
http://drudgereport.com/

This guy is sort of the godfather of of conservative internet news the way Rush is to radio. A lot of conservatives I know have The Drudge Report as their start up page. He sort of sets the table, even more than Limbaugh, for whatever the conservative agenda is for the day that all the radio shows and FOX will follow and hit on.

The National Review:
A right wing tabloid with an inexplicable reputation for sophisticated, intellectual conservatism. Founded by William Buckley, National Review got its start in the fifties defending segregation, and it's all been down hill from there. Home of pseudo-intellectual hacks such as Jonah "Liberal Fascism" Goldberg, Mark "OOGITY BOOGITY MUSLIMS" Steyn, and Suzanne "Stop the war on men" Venker.

Its role in the right wing noise machine seems to be to take the talking points of guys like Limbaugh and Hannity and give them an air of legitimacy by paraphrasing them with big words, using its intellectual reputation to turn it into a Serious Thing that Serious People need to Seriously Consider.
Also notable for the National Review Cruise, offering the opportunity to pay thousands of dollars to spend a week trapped on a boat with a bunch of conservative hacks.
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As more and more money rolled in and the idea of the persecuted white conservative rebel began to take hold, more and more copycats continue to try and repeat the successful model made famous by some of the people I listed above. It really is bad. These people have not only polluted and virtually rendered invalid the concept of real and honest journalism, but they've managed to convince a disturbingly large percentage of the population that honest journalism, fact checking, sourcing and confirmation are pointy headed pursuits, championed by unpatriotic geeks, part of a left wing conspiracy and that intellectualism is something worthy of scorn and distrust.


Even worse, as FOX News has become more and more popular (the highest rated cable news outlet in the world in fact), based almost entirely on the idea that all other news media was "liberally biased", once respectable news outlets have not only begun to bend over backwards to avoid reporting the truth in an effort to shield themselves from this perception, but they've begun to copy FOX's model in an effort to attract ratings; becoming more sensationalistic in thier reporting and inviting more and more right wing "journalists" on their panels to "balance" their coverage.


It's really sad. Since the removal of The Fairness Doctrine by Ronald Reagan, the right wing media machine has really succeeded in moving the Overton Window, over time, so far to the right that it has genuinely affected the national discourse, the language people use, and the way people view news, information and certainly the role of government. I don't think this success and its effects can be overstated. Read any comments section of your local news website, the letters to the editor section of your local newspaper, or just listen to your friends or folks you overhear talking in a bar or restaurant.

Decades of this and it's gradual normalization has given us Donald Trump.

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A few people asked me to start this thread so...

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Reply #1 posted 01/19/19 9:19am

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100% correct. Time Magazine got it right - there is a war on truth.

I just posted in another thread, but when the Isis attack in Syria left 19 people dead (4 American servicemen) Fox online did not report it till midday and then only in small print at the bottom of their page. This is a major news story but those who follow Fox wold never know it. ALL the other world news organizatoins gave it top headlines and Fox buried the story.


People watching only Fox are being systematically brainwashed. They are willingly being fed garbage news and told what is important and what isn't to skew their POV. They are not thinking for themselves, they are being told what to think.


And THAT is how the Orange one got elected.













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"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #2 posted 01/19/19 9:42am

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And it's projection all the way down. They holler "FAKE NEWS" when they practically invented and perfected it, manufacturing outrage on non-stories like "the War on Xmas", "Seth Rich", and "pizzagate. It's almost paroday at this point.

Remember when Obama said he'd reduced Al Queda to "a nuisance" and the RWM howled with outrage? Remember when they questioned if Osama Bin Laden had really been killed?

Trump pulls out of Syria (something I actually support, btw) and brags about defeating ISIS a day before they kill 19 people, including 4 americans, and not a peep. Good example.

Try and picture the reporting if Obama were in charge and what the screams of "terrorist sympathizer" and "cut and run" might be.

I doubt your average RWM consumer knows WHY we're in Syria beyond "all brown people are terrorists"

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Reply #3 posted 01/19/19 10:20am

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Two amazing books: Nut Country, which outlines how the Southern Stategy was started in Dallas. A collusion with the billionaire, HL Hunt and Congressman Bruce Agar, who was the only vote against milk for school children, calling it Socialized Milk!

They went against voting rights act and said segregation was in the Bible.

The other book is White Rage by Carol Anderson. Democracy in Chains shows how the libertarian right took over finance and the right media.

Talk radio went right when Reagan guttet Fairness Doctrine.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #4 posted 01/19/19 11:39am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Two amazing books: Nut Country, which outlines how the Southern Stategy was started in Dallas. A collusion with the billionaire, HL Hunt and Congressman Bruce Agar, who was the only vote against milk for school children, calling it Socialized Milk!

Talk radio went right when Reagan guttet Fairness Doctrine.


On the subject of books:

David Brock's "Blinded by the Right" and and "An Atheist in the FOX Hole" by Joe Muto are excellent reads from people who actually worked for these organizations.

Regarding The Fairness Doctrine, that's a part of it but a rather small one.

https://www.snopes.com/fa...-doctrine/

The larger one was the complete deregulation of the telecoms brought to us by Bill Clinton and a GOP congress

Clinton signs the Telecommunications Act of 1996

https://www.dailykos.com/...8/439135/-

Which resulted in media consolidation, lifted the radio ownership cap of 40 and y the year 2000 reduced control of the airwaves to just SIX companies.

Combine that with the vast wasteland of the untapped and almost unused AM radio dial in areas that are primarily in red states and who, before this, largely broadcast local fire and brimstone churches, old swing and show tunes and country music.

This is how you get a bunch of bored people suddenly inundated with a cheap, affordable, no competitive, advertiser friendly format of nothing but conservative talk radio. And I don't think it's a coincidence. Meaning that if you look long and hard at the red states, there's a correlation between rampant evangelicism and right wing political thought and voting habits. This was not always the case.

Advertising WORKS and that's all this really was. Or IS. Exploiting the only game/outlet in town and inundating bored blue collar who drive a lot of empty roads with no competing stations and who don't even have access to cable or, later, broadband. It was rather genius in a nefarious and shitty sort of way. It worked for the tent revival sect, which is how those two things became so intrinsicially intertwined in my opinion.

Go ANYWHERE now and the absolute BLOWTORCH radio stations are ALWAYS broadcasting Rush, Sean, Kilmeade, Savage, Inghram, etc. It permeates by repitition, ubiquity, advertising and commuters with nothjing better to do. It's ALL one big advertisement - faith healers, supply siders, mega churches - designed to fool people, rob them of thier critical thinking and, ultimately, fleece their wallets.

this shit WORKS and permeates out discourse. There's a reason that Coke, McDonalds and Budweiser, despite being HUGE brands that immensly profitable, still pay miillions to advertise during the Super Bowl. Like the RWM message, advertising is inherently based on deception and lies. It DRIVES EVERYTHING, especially in a capitalist system, and Republicans have figured this out .

That it doesn't matter what's true.

What matters is repeating it often enough to make people believe it.

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Simple word association test. I give you (a) word(s) and you name the first thing you think of:

"Socialist":
"Flip Flopper":
"Terrorist":
"Pocahantas":
"Inventor of the Internet":
"Birth Certificate":
"Benghazi":
"ACORN":
"Food Stamps":
"Witch Hunt":
"Planned Parenthood":
"Spotted Owl":

See how this works?

I bet I can guess 90% without peeking.






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Reply #5 posted 01/19/19 11:49am

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Those who get their news, information and opinions from right-wing media are bad Americans and should not be trusted.

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Reply #6 posted 01/19/19 11:52am

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Those who get their news, information and opinions from right-wing media are bad Americans and should not be trusted.


There's a LOT of them and they are LEGION, incapable of being reached usually.

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herb4 said:

RodeoSchro said:

Those who get their news, information and opinions from right-wing media are bad Americans and should not be trusted.


There's a LOT of them and they are LEGION, incapable of being reached usually.



First of all there aren't as many of them as there are of us. Not even close. And second, who cares about them? They do not care about you. Not one bit. So don't waste a second of time worrying about them. They will not give you one ounce of credit for anything you do that helps them/makes our country better.

They are bad people who cannot ever be trusted. Nor can they ever be reached. Let me say this again:

If you defend Donald J. Trump, you are a bad American. You will not be a part of any conversation or solution going forward. You hurt America; you hate your fellow Americans. By your hatred for your fellow Ameircan, you have forfeited your right to be heard. Yell at your TV all you want - you are no longer a part of the conversation.

Do this:

1. We support "American values". Use that phrase every single time you have a political discussion. Republicans support "conservative values" but we support "American values" and they aren't the same thing

2. Never ever refer to anyone in Donald Trump's camp as anything but a "Trump defender". They don't support anything; all they do is defend a crook/Russian operative/serial adulterer/liar. Do not ever ask someone if they support Trump; ask them if they defend Trump.

I have lots more ideas, and still might create a company that creates messaging for the good guys.

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Reply #8 posted 01/19/19 1:38pm

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herb4 said:


There's a LOT of them and they are LEGION, incapable of being reached usually.



First of all there aren't as many of them as there are of us. Not even close. And second, who cares about them? They do not care about you. Not one bit. So don't waste a second of time worrying about them. They will not give you one ounce of credit for anything you do that helps them/makes our country better.

Well, good question actually.

Allow me to answer it for you:

I am SURROUNDED by them. I live and work in NE Florida in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area. Guns, God and Money.

The person who cuts my checks and owns the company I work for, his VP, his sales manager, his sales force and at least 3/4 the dupes working the factory and delivery never shut up about this shit. Over half of them should know better but ALL THEY DO is repeat talking points and cliches (democrats don't want to work, socialism, muslims, 'liberal media' this and 'fake news' that. They're gonna take away MUH GUNS!).

"Blue Lives Matter" and such.

I spend a large part of my day/life surrounded by people who probably think I hate America and want to kill babies, support harvesting their organs and have no issues with Sharia Law. I guess to answer your question, I "care" in as much that I am inundated with uninformed bullshit constantly and lack the singular ability, resolve and sometimes the desire to engage with them. I'm not sure where you live but, depending on your immeidate environment, it can be rather difficult and draining being encirlced by this shit.

It's incerdibly disheartening, mainly because probably half of them are decent enough folks (at least on the surface of it) who have been lied to for so long that one skinny, bisexual middle class liberal talking shit isn't going to begin to open thier eyes after 30 years of FOX News and Rush telling them that people like me are their enemy. If I was so smart, how come I'm working here with them for 40 - 50 grand a year and driving a piece of shit car?

Don't get me wrong. Many of them are straight up racist, xeonphobic born again authoritatrian assholes but most come off as simply misinformed and repeat talking points in the lunch room like so many advertising jingles. A lot of them WON'T LET ME BE, insisting and interjecting their bullshit religous views whenever I am sharing my problems and insisting that I find Christ. My boss has called me into his office TWICE since I've worked for him to debate and discuss my voting intentions during electio years.

I CARE because my country is at a tipping point - about to go down in flames - and, in spite of your assertion that "we" vastly outnumnber them, I think you underestimate their ubiquity, their reach and their influence. If I had to guess, I'd say you live in the northeast or the west coast and probably in or near a city. If you live and work in a red state or a red voting environment, it's hard to explain how permeable and how deep the influence of the sort of things I'm talking about in my original post have really, REALLY permeated everyday life and the perpetual discourse.

Do my word association test a few posts up.

And before you start with "find another job, quit, start your own business, etc" please know that, depending on your environment and your life in general, it's not that simple. That's what CONSERVATIVES say, with the implied and false idea that your'e "free". I am divorced, alone and have an 8 year old son. I suffer from arthritis, a bulging disc, depression, addiction and an irregular heartbeat. My family members are all passed and my ex took my inheritence in the divorce. I owe child support. Some days I can barely walk. My suicidal bipolar mother is in Hospice Right now and will die soon. I NEED health insurance and a JOB. The house I live in was my grandmother's, is my birthright and one of the few things I got to keep when my wife left me.

To uproot and move to a more "liberal" and "friendly" place or whatever would deprive me of raising my son for one thing. the only thing really. I need to be here for him. So we're back to "who cares what they say and do?"...Correct? Hopefully I have articulated why well enough.

This billboard was up 1/2 mile down my street a year or 2 ago




"Why does it bother me?" indeed.

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Reply #9 posted 01/19/19 1:55pm

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What I mean is

TL/DR VERSION:

"fuck em and don't give them the satisfaction" is not a solution nor, to the point, what I'm really talking about and trying to express here. I try very hard to "be the change I wish to see". I treat people with respect, empathy and dignity. I don't start shit with people, am polite and largely mind my own business.

35-40% of this country either pities me or thinks I hate America.

Brushing them off and ignoring it is largely what got us here.

See: Trump, Donald J. and people saying "HAHA. That could NEVER HAPPEN here"

I honestly don't think there IS a solution and believe the ship has sailed. History is repeating itself and the USA is Rome. I'll be dead before Nero plays the fiddle but my son won't.

Tent revival, snake oil and faith healer carnival barking bullshit has been writ large, made mainstream. and normalized. Worse, it's seen as "edgy" and, in some circles; "cool" and rebellious. "telling it like it is" and "shooting straight" like some terrible almagamation of conservative punk rock and a Supply Side Jesus warmongering capitalist "brand" where "sticking it to the man" now means "owning the libs", "shitting on the powerless" and counting money, where the ends justifies every means and moving the Overton Window so slowly no one notices is the end result of the long con for those that know what's up.



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Reply #10 posted 01/19/19 1:58pm

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Sorry for all the babbling and long winded posts. Just barfing it all out in a way that's cathartic for me and hoping someone like minded engages.

This is a good site for tracking RWM bullshit I'm on about.

They watch FOX NEws so you don't have to:

http://www.newshounds.us/

Now to check out for a while and go watch Punisher on Netflix.

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herb4 said:

Sorry for all the babbling and long winded posts. Just barfing it all out in a way that's cathartic for me and hoping someone like minded engages.

This is a good site for tracking RWM bullshit I'm on about.

They watch FOX NEws so you don't have to:

http://www.newshounds.us/

Now to check out for a while and go watch Punisher on Netflix.

If anyone wants NEWS there are 100s of other outlets worldwide, including my weekly church bulletin, that are more accurate and non-biased than Fox News.

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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So Roger Stone was arrested

A minute ago Fox News was arguing that all these indictments are the result of people making procedural mistakes trying to get out of trouble, but it doesn't matter because the fruit from the Mueller tree has been poisoned from the beginning and the still haven't proved any collusion.

Yes, I know that when people try to get out of trouble they make procedural mistakes like "witness tampering" and "lying to federal investigators".


God, Fox is so fucking full of it. I think the odds are high that Peepants declares his national emergency for WALL today to try and distract from the fact that yet another of his associates got clipped.

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So Roger Stone was arrested

A minute ago Fox News was arguing that all these indictments are the result of people making procedural mistakes trying to get out of trouble, but it doesn't matter because the fruit from the Mueller tree has been poisoned from the beginning and the still haven't proved any collusion.

Yes, I know that when people try to get out of trouble they make procedural mistakes like "witness tampering" and "lying to federal investigators".


God, Fox is so fucking full of it. I think the odds are high that Peepants declares his national emergency for WALL today to try and distract from the fact that yet another of his associates got clipped.


headbang

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DiminutiveRocker said:

100% correct. Time Magazine got it right - there is a war on truth.

I just posted in another thread, but when the Isis attack in Syria left 19 people dead (4 American servicemen) Fox online did not report it till midday and then only in small print at the bottom of their page. This is a major news story but those who follow Fox wold never know it. ALL the other world news organizatoins gave it top headlines and Fox buried the story.


People watching only Fox are being systematically brainwashed. They are willingly being fed garbage news and told what is important and what isn't to skew their POV. They are not thinking for themselves, they are being told what to think.


And THAT is how the Orange one got elected.














[Edited 1/19/19 9:20am]


Trump knows that if he asked them to bow down, and let him walk on top of them... the fools would do it.
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poppys said:

herb4 said:



So Roger Stone was arrested

A minute ago Fox News was arguing that all these indictments are the result of people making procedural mistakes trying to get out of trouble, but it doesn't matter because the fruit from the Mueller tree has been poisoned from the beginning and the still haven't proved any collusion.

Yes, I know that when people try to get out of trouble they make procedural mistakes like "witness tampering" and "lying to federal investigators".


God, Fox is so fucking full of it. I think the odds are high that Peepants declares his national emergency for WALL today to try and distract from the fact that yet another of his associates got clipped.


headbang


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"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

100% correct. Time Magazine got it right - there is a war on truth.

I just posted in another thread, but when the Isis attack in Syria left 19 people dead (4 American servicemen) Fox online did not report it till midday and then only in small print at the bottom of their page. This is a major news story but those who follow Fox wold never know it. ALL the other world news organizatoins gave it top headlines and Fox buried the story.


People watching only Fox are being systematically brainwashed. They are willingly being fed garbage news and told what is important and what isn't to skew their POV. They are not thinking for themselves, they are being told what to think.


And THAT is how the Orange one got elected.













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Trump knows that if he asked them to bow down, and let him walk on top of them... the fools would do it.


It's quite literally state run media; the relationship with Trump and Fox & Friends. The precise thing that conservatives accuse CNN and democrats of - so, again, projection all the way down.

And, oh yeah, Sean Hannity thinks I've forgotten his promise to be waterbaorded so let's make that happen soon.

[Edited 1/26/19 6:58am]

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herb4 said:

2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said: Trump knows that if he asked them to bow down, and let him walk on top of them... the fools would do it.


It's quite literally state run media; the relationship with Trump and Fox & Friends. The precise thing that conservatives accuse CNN and democrats of - so, again, projection all the way down.

And, oh yeah, Sean Hannity thinks I've forgotten his promise to be waterbaorded so let's make that happen soon.

[Edited 1/26/19 6:58am]


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herb4 said:










So Roger Stone was arrested

A minute ago Fox News was arguing that all these indictments are the result of people making procedural mistakes trying to get out of trouble, but it doesn't matter because the fruit from the Mueller tree has been poisoned from the beginning and the still haven't proved any collusion.



Yes, I know that when people try to get out of trouble they make procedural mistakes like "witness tampering" and "lying to federal investigators".



God, Fox is so fucking full of it. I think the odds are high that Peepants declares his national emergency for WALL today to try and distract from the fact that yet another of his associates got clipped.


Even though he didn’t call a national emergency, I agree that he opened the government the same day Stone was arrested, in the hopes that the media would focus the attention more on him opening the government, rather than keeping the focus on Stone’s arrest.
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2elijah said:

herb4 said:










So Roger Stone was arrested

A minute ago Fox News was arguing that all these indictments are the result of people making procedural mistakes trying to get out of trouble, but it doesn't matter because the fruit from the Mueller tree has been poisoned from the beginning and the still haven't proved any collusion.



Yes, I know that when people try to get out of trouble they make procedural mistakes like "witness tampering" and "lying to federal investigators".



God, Fox is so fucking full of it. I think the odds are high that Peepants declares his national emergency for WALL today to try and distract from the fact that yet another of his associates got clipped.


Even though he didn’t call a national emergency, I agree that he opened the government the same day Stone was arrested, in the hopes that the media would focus the attention more on him opening the government, rather than keeping the focus on Stone’s arrest.


Wonder if Stone’s arrest or the Manfort hearing her even covered on Faux News?
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This is a resource I use from time to time. "We watch FOX so you don't have to"


http://www.newshounds.us/

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herb4 said:

This is a resource I use from time to time. "We watch FOX so you don't have to"


http://www.newshounds.us/




Hahaha - thanks Herb.
"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #22 posted 02/08/19 4:01am

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http://www.newshounds.us/...can_020619


Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade started off the show this morning by weaponizing Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Instead of just praising the speech, Kilmeade used its “greatness” to suggest those who didn’t applaud are not really Americans.

KILMEADE: Overall, you can't imagine a more comfortable situation where he knows millions are watching all around the country and around the world. And it was hard not to applaud on maybe two-thirds of that speech if you are an American.

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Well, nobody shouted out "YOU LIE!"

These people are insane

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Reply #23 posted 02/08/19 5:13am

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^^ everybody who applauded that orange worthless piece of shit spitting his hateful pathetic propganda lies, is in fact highly ANTI-American and must hate the values of the forefathers with the passion. fuckit, everone who applauded should be executed for treason. but only after that orange babyfucking rapist dumbfuck



[Edited 2/8/19 5:15am]

Trump turns from 'whining' grief to pathetic midterm sissy moaning and squealing.
weakest pussy crybaby ever to hold office LMFAO
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Reply #24 posted 02/08/19 6:30am

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https://twitter.com/donie...4420651014

Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State


The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.

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Christ, you can't make this up. Satire is dead

In other news:

"Former dean of Bob Jones University selected to lead the Depratment of Sexual Education and Contraception"

(I made that one up)

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Reply #25 posted 02/08/19 2:20pm

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herb4 said:

https://twitter.com/donie...4420651014

Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State


The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.

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Christ, you can't make this up. Satire is dead

In other news:

"Former dean of Bob Jones University selected to lead the Depratment of Sexual Education and Contraception"

(I made that one up)


Charles Manson tapped to be Secretary of Cults

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #26 posted 02/08/19 4:03pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

herb4 said:

https://twitter.com/donie...4420651014

Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State


The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.

...
Christ, you can't make this up. Satire is dead

In other news:

"Former dean of Bob Jones University selected to lead the Depratment of Sexual Education and Contraception"

(I made that one up)


Charles Manson tapped to be Secretary of Cults


Nah, he's not rich enough.

I monitor a RWM media on another forum and as a result try ot monitor a lot of thsi dumb shit. Hannity was on today about a 28 year old Canadian guy with a huge brain tunor that Canadian doctors wouldn't operate on becaus it was a "cost cutting measure"

As if our for profit insurance system doesn't refuse coverage for shit like this all the time. He seemed realy concerned about the patient. I wonder if his concern would have been as high if the guy was a democrat, an immigrant or Muslim.

What I'm trying to say is "fuck Sean Hannity and the assholes that mainline his bullshit"

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Reply #27 posted 02/08/19 8:03pm

poppys

Speaking of right wing media - did you see this this tweet?




PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! It should never be allowed to happen again!


lol That's way worse than sexual harassment, y'all.

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
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Reply #28 posted 02/09/19 4:55am

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poppys said:

Speaking of right wing media - did you see this this tweet?




PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! It should never be allowed to happen again!


lol That's way worse than sexual harassment, y'all.


Now let's see Obama's birth certificate!

Someone dig up all of Trumps tweets from 2008-2016

I'll wait. What a baby.

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Reply #29 posted 02/10/19 3:53pm

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herb4 said:

http://www.newshounds.us/...can_020619


Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade started off the show this morning by weaponizing Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Instead of just praising the speech, Kilmeade used its “greatness” to suggest those who didn’t applaud are not really Americans.

KILMEADE: Overall, you can't imagine a more comfortable situation where he knows millions are watching all around the country and around the world. And it was hard not to applaud on maybe two-thirds of that speech if you are an American.

....

Well, nobody shouted out "YOU LIE!"

These people are insane


Fox News is the most unAmerican entity in broadcasting.

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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