FOX: Fire in a crowded theater?

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    At what point does it become shouting fire in a crowed theater?

    It's one thing to alter photos so Republican enemies appear dirty and ogre like:

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    On September 12, a FOX News producer was caught managing the crowd, encouraging them to scream and holler in support of a FOX News 'report.'

    Last week, FOX News anchor Sean Hannity apologized to viewers after Comedy Central's Daily Show slammed the network for using footage of that Sept. 12 Tea Party rally in Washington evidently to make a Nov. 5 anti-health reform rally look bigger.

    FOX News Again Uses False Footage to Bolster the Republican Party - Blogcritics Politics

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    But the constant attacks on President Obama and the Democrats, filled with inaccuracies and lies, is beyond the pale.

    Death Panels
    Not a citizen
    Kill grandma
    friends with terrorists

    This isn't news. It's met to inflame and terrorize a country that has already suffered attacks from "real" terrorists as well as assaulted by years of misguided policies. When is it no longer "first Amendment"?

    Janet Jackson or a TV station can be fined for showing a nipple, but Fox get's off scott free for outright lies?
     
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    Get a life dumb ass.
     
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    stop whining and grow a pair, you hydroencephalitic dweeb.
     
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    Funny thing about fox lies, a lot of times they are true. Van Jones a communist, labeled a lie by the bomabots, fired when fox aired him saying he is a communist in his own words.
    What s a lie to a brainwashed partisan supporter is a truth to free-thinking people.

    All the wingnuts calling for fox to be 'punished for lies' should be careful what they wish for. In time the other side will be in charge, and then they will decide what is a lie.
    Free press means free press. Once a precedent is set that allows penalizing news outlets the govt doesn't agree with, we lose the free press.
    The free press is the most powerful weapon we have against tyranny, do you really want to lose it forever because you don't agree with what they are saying today?
     
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    What a dumb thread. Slow day or what???Jeeze.
     
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    Freedom of speech is freedom to lie.

    In order to be an effective liar one must mix half truth with lies such that the listeners never can be sure when the liar is lying.

    The best way to deal with liars is to just stop paying any attention to them.

    Kill your TVs.
     
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    Not a dumb thread, however people being eagerly programmed by the tube is dumb.
     
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    If you can't tell the difference between news and opinion then you're more of an idiot than you've been given credit for.
     
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    So you've stopped paying attention to Obama (the Liar in Chief)?
     
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    #8 makes a comment about the difference between news and opinion. Yet, here is a poster that actually believes what Fox "spews".

    The stimulus bill is a "death panel"?

    Obama NOT a citizen?

    Kill Grandma? Insurance companies stand between doctors and patients now. They are the death panels. Add in the 2/3rds of all bankruptcies resulting from medical bills from those whose insurance was dropped or who are under insured plus people using emergency rooms as "health care" and any fool can see why our system is "ailing".

    Ayers was planting bombs when Obama was 8 years old. The KKK and the Aryan Nation support the Republican Party. Timothy McVeigh was a card carrying Republican. Does that mean they ALL want to bomb buildings and kill innocent children?

    You see what the rhetoric does? It makes dumbass Republicans panic and act terrified.

    Bill O'Reilly told John Stewart, "Oh come on. No believes that stuff, what Glenn Beck and others say. It's just opinion."

    Well, if no one believes it, why constantly bombard uneducated and probably drunk Republicans with it? It only scares them and makes them want to do "something".
     

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