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Lions_fan Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:41 AM
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PROPAGANDA ALERT: FOX News Fakes MOSCOW Protest With Athens Clashes 12/8/11
 
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:53 AM
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1. How many more times does FOX have to be exposed before people wake up?
CNN isn't much better. Well, in all honesty, I can't confirm that, as I don't watch either channel. I used to watch CNN, but they drifted far away from my views.
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Dustlawyer Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:00 AM
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2. We are mushrooms
They keep us in the dark and feed us sh*t! It is all about control b/c we are no longer free!
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:13 AM
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3. FOX knows their audience
How many FOX viewers would you have to go through until you found one that could tell Cyrillic from Greek letters? 1000? 10,000?
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 09:49 AM
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4. I'd be mighty cautious about this story....
We all know that Fox is a shameless propaganda mouthpiece, but does Russia Today (RT) have its own agenda?
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matmar Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:36 AM
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6. Granted, but that doesn't mean this report of media manipulation is inaccurate
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 11:39 AM by matmar
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:26 PM
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8. Probably not, although I'd prefer to hear about it from a more objective media watchdog, such as
FAIR or Media Matters

RT can't be considered a disinterested observer in this instance. They have a dog in this hunt.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:37 PM
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10. The don't just have one, they ARE the dog
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 02:39 PM by RZM
RT is the Kremlin's English language outlet and it's state run/funded. It's is ground zero for spinning the election and protests for Western audiences. Looks like they're going with 'the protests aren't happening/are being exaggerated' angle.

Here are the Russia-related headlines on RT's front page.

'Medvedev: Protests a manifestation of democracy'

'FOX, lies & the wrong videotape: Whats NOT happening in Moscow'

'Good intentions temporary, military potential permanent Lavrov'

'Putin's campaign team to be modeled on Popular Front'

'Have Clintons election barbs put an end to the Reset?

'Sociologists: Opposition more popular in cyberspace'

So to sum up . . . we have Medevedev's boilerplate response, a missile defense story, a 'Putin looks forward, progressively' story, some blame for Hillary, a not-so-subtle attempt to minimize the protesters, and a story about Fox News. Because we all know that the important thing here, above all else, is keep the focus on Fox News :sarcasm:

I've long said that RT is a con job on the Western left. The goal is to appeal to the left's sensibilities in order to promote Russian interests. This story is as good an example of that as you could find. 'Election problems hmmm . . . oooh look over there. Fox News!' They are clearly attempting to use the left's disdain for Fox to distract from what's really going on.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:16 AM
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5. Well of course... BECAUSE FOX LIES...
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 11:17 AM by AsahinaKimi
The bastards have no integrity what so ever. They just have their own right wing agenda.
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krucial Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:59 AM
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7. Well? So whats New?
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 11:59 AM by krucial
Fox News? I am shocked!!!,I tell you,Shocked!!! NOT!!
This is what I have come to expect from the " Fox Fiction News outlet,they play fast and Furious with the Facts,and the truth,and are damned good at it,they are the best at what they do and have developed the fine art of deception into a science.
Actually,most of American media,are propaganda mouthpiece for the pentagon and our military,but the Fox news lying liars and deceiver,are at the top of the trade,and are in a class by themselves
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:52 PM
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9. The sad thing is......
Fox viewers are "zoned out" - hypnotized, if you will. They're NOT going to be tuning to some other "news" outlet to fact check FOX, and FOX - if they say ANYthing about it at all - will never REALLY tell the truth. Heh - my poor in-laws are amongst that sorry audience. They don't have access to MSNBC, or CURRENT ot the like. Whatever FOX tells them is all they know.
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