Fox tips the balance again.

Discussion in 'Media' started by taichiliberal, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. taichiliberal
    Offline

    taichiliberal BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,517
    Thanks Received:
    239
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +239
    This morning I was watching "Good Day New York" on Channel 5, which is part of the FOX network. The co-host were interviewing a guy who is part of the on-going occupation of Wall St., and were (of course) repeating the media standard line by questioning the man as to why there is no set goals or leadership to advocate such goals. During his response, the man pointed out that it's about all types of people pointing out that nothing is being done about the economic inequality and subsequent crimes perpetrated by Wall St./banking giants (individuals and corporations)....and that you had leaders from various backgrounds join in. He stated that Al Sharpton "a self made man from the streets like me" was joining.....at which time co-host Greg Kelly interjected (twice) that like Al Sharpton, Rupert Murdoch is a self made man.

    :confused: Come again?

    Rupert Murdoch INHERITED HIS FATHER'S OWNERSHIP OF TWO NEWSPAPERS IN THE U.K. (Australia). He did NOT start out in the copy room of some local city paper and work his way up to mogul.

    Al Sharpton grew up doing the preacher circuit for his particular brand of religion. Big difference.

    I saw this as just another Fox flunkie pushing the "class warfare" line that's heard from the neocon/teabagger pundits in the media. By trying to equate Murdoch as a successful "every man", co-host Greg Kelly pushes the subliminal context that the Wall St. protesters are just "jealous" of "successful people".

    Typical Fox BS....but not unexpected.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    He inherited 2 regional Australian newspapers from his father. How outrageous! A kid inheriting the family business... albeit a pretty small one.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  3. paulitician
    Offline

    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Messages:
    38,401
    Thanks Received:
    4,137
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +11,976
    Unfortunately Class Envy/Class Warfare works. The Democrats are turning American against American. It's an awful 'Divide & Conquer' strategy. Look for them to ratchet this stuff up much more as the Election draws nearer. Anything to hold on to power i guess. It's very sad.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,127
    Thanks Received:
    9,267
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,419
    Why does your avatar say Ron Paul 2008?
     
  5. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,049
    Thanks Received:
    5,803
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,992
    For fuck's sake.

    This is exactly as retarded as all the bullshit that Conservatives blame on the "liberal media".

    FOX is just a company, not a conspiracy. Rupert Murdoch doesn't oversee the local FOX affiliate's morning show - the host was just sucking up to his boss. There's no "secret plot" by FOX to undermine the OWS protesters - they're in it for the money, nothing else.
     
  6. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    Yhe same can be said for those with the majority of the wealth in this country.
    This is not a one sided blame thing.
     
  7. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    60,211
    Thanks Received:
    6,905
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +15,051
    Fox would never "undermine" anyone. They are honest and truthful.

    Not even you could possibly believe that.
     
  8. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,049
    Thanks Received:
    5,803
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,992
    "Not even me"?

    That's pretty funny.

    My point (which you so flagrantly missed that it could only have been on purpose) had nothing to do with "honesty" and "truthfulness". Neither FOX, nor ABC, CBS, NBC, or any other media source is "honest".

    They put the stories that they think will garner themselves the highest ratings - nothing more, nothing less.
     
  9. Two Thumbs
    Offline

    Two Thumbs Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    33,450
    Thanks Received:
    5,786
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Where ever I go, there I am.
    Ratings:
    +11,589
    The ows are just a bunch of spoiled kids that want great pay w/o the education or effort it takes to get it.

    None of them are taking personal responsibility, just blaming Wall St.


    I'd be embarrassed to have anyone in my family involved in this non-sense.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    What the hell does that bolded part mean? Anybody?
     

Share This Page