Why FOX News sucks...

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  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    For those that know about this, yes, it is OLD news, but for many it still is news, so I decided to breathe some life into the old story to benefit those who do not know...

    FOX fired a newscaster for refusing to do a story she knew was a lie.
    She sued FOX and won, however FOX appealed the verdict based on the notion that as a news organization they are not obligated by law to tell the truth - they are fully within their rights to lie to the public and falsify stories... AND THEY WON.

    FOX lost every shred of credibility with many people (anyone with any sense of integrity and responsibility, in my opinion) when they openly and unapologetically admitted to lying and falsifying stories and forcing their employees to do so.

    Her name is Jane Akre.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Akre
     
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  3. Sputnik Banned Banned

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    Yes, and the point being ......?

    I havenĀ“t trusted fox for the last 5 years .............
     
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  5. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    I liked Fox until I heard about this. And I don't know why I hadn't heard about this before. That's just shitty. No more Fox and Friends for me in the morning.
     
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  7. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    The point being that many people still do not know about this.
    Consider it a Public Service Announcement.
     
  8. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Why wasn't there an article about this on foxnews.com? Hahahahaha!
     
  9. IceAgeCivilizations Banned Banned

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    Yeh, I'm going to a real honest broker of news, CBS.
     
  10. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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  12. cobwings Registered Member

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    lmao man i didnt hear about this but definetaly am not suprised
    everyone knew it already just took some lady named Jane to prove to us that we cant believe anything on tv. who honestly watches free to air anyway
    i only watch tv if i feel the need to and thats a very rare occassion
    rather not tangle myself in a spider web of conformity and brainwashing thank you very nicely
     
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  14. Ghost_007 Registered Senior Member

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    That is quite shocking.

    Why are they still running?

    Wake up America!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. river-wind Valued Senior Member

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    And a good reason why you shouldn't drink RBGH milk.....
     
  16. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Well, CBS fired Dan Rather for putting out a story that was a lie. Big deal. We all know, or should know, that most news is little more than lies and half-truths, so what the hell ...this ain't no news, or shouldn't be.

    Baron Max
     
  17. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly.
    And this is the complete opposite.
    They fired her for NOT doing a false story.
     
  18. Sciencelovah Registered Senior Member

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    The fact that newscaster sued FOX bothers me.

    They successfully sued under Florida's whistle blower law and were awarded a US$425,000 settlement by jury decision.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Akre



    Would it be because of this:

    let say she knew, waited for the right moment, and tried to take
    benefit from it

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  19. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Why would you make that assumption that SHE was being an ooprtunist when FOX has quite the reputation for a lack of integrity and truth in reporting?

    Let's see...
    FOX told her to do a story that they knew for a fact was a fabrication, in favor of this corporation ($$).
    She refused, knowing it was a lie.
    They told her, "Do it or you're fired."
    She said, "No. I will not lie, I am a reporter of the news."
    They fired her.

    From that you get that she waited for this opportunity for FOX to ask her to do a false story so she could get fired and sue?
    Are you insane, or are you just in love with Rupert Murdoch?

    Even if she was doing this (which is a patently absurd statement to make) so what?
    What does that matter in the least?
    The fact remains that they openly and unapologetically admitted to lying and falsifying stories and forcing their employees to do so.
    FOX essentially said, "We are not a news organization, we are a propaganda organization", and that's OK with you?
     
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  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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  21. The Devil Inside Banned Banned

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    the last 6 years has been a test of america's tolerance of fascism.
     
  22. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    So the FCC's obscenity policies are?
     
  23. 2inquisitive The Devil is in the details Registered Senior Member

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    one_raven,
    Why are you naive enough to believe every STUB you read in Wiki?
    The local FOX news station fired Akre because she refused to include any information which conflicted her hatchet job of a story. Monsanto could have sued FOX news if they had aired Akre's one-sided story with no evidence to back up her accusations of Monsanto. Here is a little more info from a source that certainly has no admiration of Monsanto. Neither do I, but fair is fair.
    http://www.gene.ch/gentech/2000/Aug/msg00077.html
     

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