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Forum Post: FLAKESnews "Journalism"

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 31, 2012, 1:36 p.m. EST by shooz (26739)
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"With the election season fully in bloom, the aroma of deceit and desperation is growing more pungent by the hour. Mitt Romney, the Original Bankster , continues to be evasive about his international business affairs, and he refuses to release more than a single year of tax returns in order to quell speculation. His electoral prospects have not been noticeably enhanced with the addition of Wisconsin congressman and right-wing extremist Paul Ryan to the ticket. So, the GOP PR machine (aka Fox News) has swung into action an an attempt to cauterize the wounds and manufacture some positive spin on behalf of the Republican standard bearers. "

This is the punishment Reagan hath wrought on the public.

Can we re-enact the Fairness Doctrine?

http://www.alternet.org/8-worst-examples-fox-news-election-journalism-malpractice-just-8-weeks

It's like, who needs the truth, when you have FLAKESnews lying for you?

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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I absolutely agree - we need a new Fairness Doctrine - one that accepts the facts that while there may be many viewing options, news outlets themselves are not as numerous, and when you consider ownership the market as a whole looks a lot smaller.

Information, as a commodity, has value. It's value is primarily based on its accuracy - or lack thereof. Information that is packaged for public consumption can be regulated just as you would any other commodity.

The test is simply to differentiate between genuine free speech, and a commodity that has been packaged. There are ways to examine both the packaging and the commodification such that a differentiation is completely possible and unambiguous.

The real question is one of political will.

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

the open internet make information less packagable

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I don't believe that is true -

they are putting commercials on YouTube videos . . . .

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

that doesn't block information

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

packaging, targeted advertising, persuasion all take place

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

yes all those methods exist

they must compete with other information now

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

my point is that we can regulate how information is packaged, how it is commodified, and we can do that without infringing on the right to free speech that each individual has.

[-] -2 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

the dems need a " fairness doctine " because no one listens to the MSM, all liberal talk shows are failures. air america anyone? you dont like whats on ( radio or TV) dont listen to it. put on cnn or abc or cbs, or nbc, or msnbc or fond a liberal talk show, they're out there. BUT no one listens or watches, and when that happens revenues go down. revenues go down and programs are replaced with one that can make money.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

you are a right wing hack regurgitating repelican ideology and dogma

that's the only reason you are here

  • you suck
[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

no dear, that was monica.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20563) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I dunno, you look like a pussy to me

  • youwiderunnycunt
[-] -1 points by brudlo (-454) 1 year ago

you're a perfect rep. for ows.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Maybe. But that doesn't mean Faux news is honest. They ain't!

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[-] 2 points by shooz (26739) 1 year ago

In other news, they HATE getting caught.

http://gawker.com/fox-mole/