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Forum Post: Entire "News" Network Runs on Conspiracy Theory!

Posted 8 months ago on Dec. 17, 2013, 7:15 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Yep, and entire network.

In fact. The most popular news network!

I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about, but did you know they also get the full approval of but ONE political party?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/17/darrell-issa-urges-health-official-to-watch-more-fox-to-learn-about-obamacare/

Do you want to hear their theory about the WAR on Christmas?

Wanna hear about Benghazi?

They got a million of them!

They influence thousands of web sites!

Did I mention?

They're the most watched "news" network!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fox-news-wraps-year-atop-666360

I wonder if any data exists to show the results of their "influence"?

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[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 months ago

They won a court case allowing them to NOT broadcast news.

(quote) In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

Back in December of 1996, Jane Akre and her husband, Steve Wilson, were hired by FOX as a part of the Fox “Investigators” team at WTVT in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 1997 the team began work on a story about bovine growth hormone (BGH), a controversial substance manufactured by Monsanto Corporation. The couple produced a four-part series revealing that there were many health risks related to BGH and that Florida supermarket chains did little to avoid selling milk from cows treated with the hormone, despite assuring customers otherwise.

According to Akre and Wilson, the station was initially very excited about the series. But within a week, Fox executives and their attorneys wanted the reporters to use statements from Monsanto representatives that the reporters knew were false and to make other revisions to the story that were in direct conflict with the facts. Fox editors then tried to force Akre and Wilson to continue to produce the distorted story. When they refused and threatened to report Fox’s actions to the FCC, they were both fired.(Project Censored #12 1997)

Akre and Wilson sued the Fox station and on August 18, 2000, a Florida jury unanimously decided that Akre was wrongfully fired by Fox Television when she refused to broadcast (in the jury’s words) “a false, distorted or slanted story” about the widespread use of BGH in dairy cows. They further maintained that she deserved protection under Florida’s whistle blower law. Akre was awarded a $425,000 settlement. Inexplicably, however, the court decided that Steve Wilson, her partner in the case, was ruled not wronged by the same actions taken by FOX.

FOX appealed the case, and on February 14, 2003 the Florida Second District Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the settlement awarded to Akre. The Court held that Akre’s threat to report the station’s actions to the FCC did not deserve protection under Florida’s whistle blower statute, because Florida’s whistle blower law states that an employer must violate an adopted “law, rule, or regulation.” In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does not rise to the level of a “law, rule, or regulation,” it was simply a “policy.” Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report honestly.

During their appeal, FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves. Fox attorneys did not dispute Akre’s claim that they pressured her to broadcast a false story, they simply maintained that it was their right to do so. After the appeal verdict WTVT general manager Bob Linger commented, “It’s vindication for WTVT, and we’re very pleased… It’s the case we’ve been making for two years. She never had a legal claim.” (unquote)

http://www.projectcensored.org/11-the-media-can-legally-lie/

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 months ago

It's not against the law to lie

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Hee, hee, hee.

Does anyone else see the irony of this ruling coming from a Florida court?

Welcome to libe(R)topia.........................:)

[+] -4 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 8 months ago

Iv'e said it before, and I'll say it again. Conspiracy theories are the biggest danger America faces today. This disease is multiplying and taking over all forms of information very fast. The history channel is almost entirely conspiracy theories now. Facebook, Twitter are affected. News like Fox mentioned in this post. The crazy thing is even people of moderate to even high intelligence get caught up in them. They are blurring the line between reality and fiction. It makes it harder and harder to discuss real problems and find solutions for them. Intellectuality is being destroyed at an alarming rate.

We are entering dark times indeed where conspiracy theorists are more trusted than scholars, doctors, scientists, and politicians. A sort of religious renaissance where evidence is no longer the driving force behind claims, but where fantasy reigns supreme. People like Icke and Jones will have more followers than people like Sagan or Chomsky.

The result will be a nation of right wing paranoid nut jobs.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Since you seem to be so dedicated to the truth, why don't you inform us as to how this network has affected Pennsylvania?

You know, something accurate and intellectual, with supportive links.

I double dog dare you!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 months ago
[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 months ago

Wait? What?

You're Jenny too?

In answer to your video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS7VntUsA1A