FOX News - not fair and balanced

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    I just heard one of Fox's analysts mention the McDonald's coffee case in passing, treating it as if it were some frivolous absurd lawsuit.

    It always amazes me how few people know the facts of this case. Certainly, if I spill coffee on myself, I should expect to perhaps receive minor burns. I should not expect to receive 3rd degree burns over 6% of my body, be hospitalized for 8 days, and require skin grafts.
    180 degrees F is closer in temp to boiling water, at 212 F, than it is to the temp of ordinary coffee, at 140 F

    The lady offered to settle for a mere $20k. McDonalds refused.

    http://www.lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm
     
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    you are one warped dude. Ignore.
     
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    What is so warped about facts?
     
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    They often shake your chosen political framework if you are a conservative.
     
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    Correct, but worse for liberals that must find a way to make them 'go away.'
     
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    Example?
     
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    The question is how much is McDonalds responsible for what happened. She had a very hot cup of coffee (even in one of those cups she should have been able to tell it was very hot) and tried to open it in an awkward position. Common sense tells you that if hot liquid is spilled on you, it will burn. I'm sure she wouldn't have expected to get burned that bad, but the fact of the matter is it's not McDonalds fault she spilled it.

    If the employee at the window spilled the coffee on the driver, that might have been different, but even then I don't know if it's worth almost $3,000,000.

    It sucks that she got burned that bad, but the simple fact of the matter is the only reason that case was ever taken to court in the first place is because McDonalds has deep pockets. If that had happened at Ma and Pa's Coffee Shop, she would have just been another clumsy coffee drinker.

    As far as Fox News, I didn't see it, and I don't know who brought it up or how.
     
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    It's like that game "Seven Steps to Kevin Bacon." If a liberal can put something they percieve as wrong within seven steps of Fox News or Bush (or Cheney, or Rove, or...etc.), then it makes them personally responsible.

    The fact of the matter is that the average American saw the McDonald's coffee spill as a ridiculous, frivilous lawsuit that had the sole purpose of making the whiney little brat and her lawyers rich. Even if that's not the way it happened, that's how most people see it.
     
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    Why would you finger out FoxNews on this? I remember when that happened years ago the entire media covered it the same way.


    The fact that she spilled it seems to me irrelavant in this case, what if she just started to drink it? Wouldnt that had burned the inside of her mouth? McDonalds should not had been keeping their coffee at a temperature that high. And they even admit it wasn't a one time mistake, its their policy to keep it that high. Thats a stupid policy.
     
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    Everybody.....May I have your attention Please!!!!

    Listen up......EVERYBODY.....LISTEN

    We should all congratulate ourselves. We have, once again, turned an ill-prepared and uninformed lib into a bluthering fool.

    Let me introduce you to SpidermanTuba.

    Back in October, he was posting threads about Bush violating Civil Right.

    December - started a poll about the U.S.A locking up innocents.

    January - started a thread about "flamers" being prosecuted.

    And here we are in February. Two of the last four threads he started this month were about us not going to Mars and a lawsuit about hot coffee that happened back in 1992.

    Seems he is running out of things to bitch about. Or he realizes that he doesn't stand a chance arguing with us; we tend to "win" the discussions.

    I think it is a little of both.
     
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