Media Matters Hates the First Amendment

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    Just got an eblast from MM and they have that "not so fresh feeling" again. This time defending the Whiner in Chief's unPresidential hissy fit at.....Fox News!

    "Dear Friend,

    President Obama recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine and offered his thoughts on our political and media climate. He also had some strong words for Fox News:

    It is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view...It's a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.

    He's right. Since President Obama was inaugurated last year, Fox has undergone a transformation from a conservative-leaning news source to, as Fox News' senior Vice President put it, "the voice of the opposition."

    On issues ranging from taxes to health care to the environment, the role of Islam to the role of unions, Fox acts like a political operation, not a news network. Fox's "opinion" and "news" hosts routinely select whatever facts they need or advance falsehoods to sell the network's conservative political agenda. In so doing, Fox pushes messages intended not to make people more informed, but to inspire fear and anger in its audience. What's even more dangerous is that Fox provides a platform not just for a political party's talking points, but for racially charged attacks and religious smears."

    OH NOESSSSSSSSSS!

    Fox will not submit to Obama!

    This cannot stand!

    All must report the same things the same way! That's why we have a First Amendment!

    Media Matters for Fucking Morons.
     
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    So.... a liberal site attacked FOX NEWS..


    What's your point?



    And you being the esteemed Constitutional Scholar that you portray yourself to be, where does the First Amendment come into play here at all? I don't see the government trying to shut down FOX. Do you?

    The first amendment protects Media Matters too - they can say whatever they like about FOX.
     
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    Fox is not looking to silence Media Matters
     
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    And Media Matters isn't trying to shut down FOX. What's your point?
     
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    "Through its on-air promotion of Republican candidates and causes, its support for, and cheerleading of, the Tea Party movement, its tolerance of extreme rhetoric and willingness to ignore facts, Fox News is distorting the political process." -- Media Matters
     
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    You're right! That does say "We want FOX news shut down immediately! Call the secret police!"


    Disagreeing with FOX is not the same as "trying to shut them down". And, of course, you know that the First Amendment only applies to CONGRESS, right?

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
     
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    Of course it only applies to them, Because they are the only ones who could write laws that would violate it. :)

    What are you suggesting? That the Executive branch (which is suppose to uphold our laws) Can violate the First Amendment?
     
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    No, I'm suggesting that Media Matters CAN NOT violate the First Amendment. Did you not read the thread?
     

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