Fox tips the balance again.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Yhe same can be said for those with the majority of the wealth in this country.
This is not a one sided blame thing.
 
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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.
Fox would never "undermine" anyone. They are honest and truthful.

Not even you could possibly believe that.
 

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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.
Fox would never "undermine" anyone. They are honest and truthful.

Not even you could possibly believe that.
"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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
What the hell does that bolded part mean? Anybody?
 

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It means that after inheriting two small nondescript newspapers, Murdoch turned those into a media empire and is a self-made mad. The parasitic class at OWS just want everything for nothing. They are having fun at the expense of New York. They get to take drugs, drink, have lots of anonymous sex in the filth they produce and no one can touch them. This is the life!
 

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Fox News is more balanced than CNN,NBC,or NPR. There are far more Liberals/Socialists who appear regularly on Fox News than do Conservatives on CNN,NBC,or NPR. It has actually been studied and proven that Fox News is more 'Fair & Balanced' than the Liberal Press is. So i can't agree with the OP's paranoid conspiracy thinking on this one.
 

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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.
:lol::lol:

It isn't democrats that turned people against each other. It wasn't democrats who forced people to start going after union workers, and it doesn't take a genius to realize that the wealthiest are getting richer while we are getting poorer. Go ahead and blame the democrats, you just look partisan.

INteresting article on the term class warfare
What Are The Origins Of The Term 'Class Warfare'? : NPR

ZELIZER: Well, conservatives have been very comfortable using it throughout much of the 20th century as a way to attack Democrats. During the 1930s, for example, the American Liberty League said that the dragon teeth of class warfare are being sewn with a vengeance, talking about President Roosevelt.

And since then, you've often heard this charge that we now hear against President Obama that secretly any effort to enact a liberal program is really an effort to divide the classes.

Unlike Most Marxist Jargon, 'Class Warfare' Persists : NPR
That's where things get complicated. In the original German they wrote Klassenkampfen, which means "class struggles." But some of their critics rendered it more belligerently as "class warfare."
The tone is different on the right, too. The Republican leadership still warn against divisiveness and avoid talking about class explicitly, other than saying that we shouldn't be increasing taxes on the "job creators" but rather "broadening the base." But the conservative media and bloggers have been less circumspect about cleaving society in two. Some of them talk about an all-out war between the producer class and the moocher class. And Fox Business ran a series of segments last spring called "Entitlement Nation: Makers vs. Takers." It isn't entirely clear who the moochers and takers are, but everybody seems to define them as including the 51 percent of American households who don't pay federal taxes, along with those who receive Pell Grants and other forms of government assistance.
And one could argue the right is involved in class warfare, the only problem is, you guys don't notice that you are attacking yourselves.
 

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Fox News is more balanced than CNN,NBC,or NPR. There are far more Liberals/Socialists who appear regularly on Fox News than do Conservatives on CNN,NBC,or NPR. It has actually been studied and proven that Fox News is more 'Fair & Balanced' than the Liberal Press is. So i can't agree with the OP's paranoid conspiracy thinking on this one.
You never watch CNN do ya? I will give you a clue, CNN is so far up Wall Streets ass they will have to start paying rent. And I cannot believe you just said Fox is balanced. :lol:

I am going with you being another partisan hack that loves to repeat Fox New's talking points ie right wing talking points.
 

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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.
Sure they are.:lol:

Stop getting your info from Fox.

You guys talk about class warfare, I think the right is more involved in class warfare than anyone else. The problem is, you are going after people just like you.
 
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Still waiting for TackyLiberal to explain what 'in the UK (Australia)' means. Australia is not in the UK.
 

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He inherited 2 regional Australian newspapers from his father. How outrageous! A kid inheriting the family business... albeit a pretty small one.
probably a lot more than Sharpton inherited.
Yes, Murdoch is a self made man, but he came from a little better back ground.
 

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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.
:lol:

Laughable to say the least.

The right brays on and on about Unions, Public employee benefits, the Poor not paying income tax, people on welfare and food stamps and people on SSI.

Then..when anything is mentioned about the outrageous behavior of the the top tier in this country..it's class warfare.

Amazing.
 

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He inherited 2 regional Australian newspapers from his father. How outrageous! A kid inheriting the family business... albeit a pretty small one.
probably a lot more than Sharpton inherited.
Yes, Murdoch is a self made man, but he came from a little better back ground.
Koch was just on Sharpton's show. The two have been "frenenemies" for quite some time. It was great watching the interaction between the two. Koch pointed out Sharpton got his real start when Koch had him arrested.

And then he said, "You've come a long way."

It was great.
 

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Don't hate your fellow Americans. Being a success is a good thing. Don't be jealous and bitter. That only leads to hate and violence. God has a plan for us all. Stay true to him and he will stay true to you. Some Politicians are now just preying on human weakness. They are promoting this Class Envy/Class Warfare stuff to get and hang onto power. It's not healthy for our nation. Turning American against American is just wrong. A house divided will surely fall.
 

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