Archive for the ‘FoxNews’ Category
Has Bill-O been hanging around with Don Imus lately?! Maybe he can take an enforced vacation, too!
We will not be posting Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007. We are participating in the STRIKE FOR PEACE.
If you’ve had enough, you need to say “When.” Say-when.org
“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.”
“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.”
This is truly amazing – please read the entire story. Here’s the really disturbing part – this isn’t about politics – it’s about a product that has the potential to harm your body and the bodies of your children.
It’s all about the money.
Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagaski – this boy was less than 1/2 mile from the hypocenter (the surface position directly beneath the center of a nuclear explosion). Watch the video below with this photo in mind – and tell us how this is acceptable in the 21st Century. Also ask yourself – what would we do if this was Iranian television – or Chinese…or how about Russian – talking about doing this to us? NOW who has the WMD’s?
This is truly appalling –
“The latest information I have had from the followers of Bush is that he has demanded and received permission to use nuclear ‘bunker busters’ in Iran in a preemptive strike”.
“As a nuclear veteran I can affirm that this is absolute madness. The bunker buster is a cute sounding name for a nuclear horror . . . Using bunker busters in Iran, or anywhere else for that matter, will vaporize hundreds of thousands of tons of earth, water and rock and send this radioactive soup downwind to kill and sicken whole populations. Those immediately downwind will die quickly, in hours or days.” –
Stephen M. Osborne, a freelance writer living on Camano Island in the Pacific Northwest and an ‘Atomic Vet.’ (Operation Redwing, Bikini Atoll 1956)
What does Mr. Murdoch’s company – News Corporation – own? Here’s a list of the company’s holdings and their Board of Directors (from their site): (we’ve added some emphasis – because we can.)
FOX Broadcasting Company
FOX Sports Australia
FOX Television Stations
Fox Movie Channel
Fox News Channel
Fox College Sports
Fox Sports Enterprises
Fox Sports En Espanol
Fox Sports Net
Fox Soccer Channel
National Geographic Channel United States
National Geographic Channel Worldwide
News America Marketing
The Weekly Standard
Gemstar – TV Guide International Inc.
Gold Coast Bulletin
Sunday Herald Sun
The Sunday Mail
The Sunday Telegraph
News of the World
The Sunday Times
Times Literary Supplement
New York Post
(soon to add The Wall Street Journal)
Zondervan (Christian Publishing division of HarperCollins)
Fox Studios Australia
Fox Television Studios
Twentieth Century Fox Film
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing And Merchandising
Twentieth Century Fox Television
Fox Interactive Media
National Rugby League
News Digital Media
Fox Interactive Media
News Digital Media
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
K. Rupert Murdoch
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
José María Aznar
FAES – Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis
Former President of Spain
President and Chief Executive Officer
The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Kenneth E. Cowley
R.M. Williams Holdings Pty. Limited
David F. DeVoe
Chief Financial Officer
Professor of Law
Non-Executive Chairman for
Australia and New Zealand
Andrew S.B. Knight
Rothschild Investment Trust C.P
Illyria Pty Ltd
Rod Paige, Ed.D.
Chartwell Education Group, LLC
Thomas J. Perkins
Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers
Arthur M. Siskind
Senior Advisor to the Chairman
John L. Thornton
Professor of Global Leadership
Tsinghua University of Beijing
Check these guys out – go to therealnews.com and watch the entire video. Until then – this is GOOD!
Yeah – I swear I’m not making this one up. Read it at ThinkProgress.org.
UPDATE! Watch the video yourself and see what you think – fair and balanced or fear-mongering?
+++UPDATE: WHO IS JERRY BOWYER, THE PERSON INTERVIEWED BY NEIL CAVUTO?+++
Well, he is a Neocon, deeply embedded in the “Network” of those so called “conservatives” – and in no way has he got any qualification to talk about healthcare:
Jerry Bowyer is the chairman of Bowyer Media, a company specializing in radio and television production, print and internet publishing and economic analysis.
He was also the President of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy a few years ago (not any more!), a Pittsburgh- based conservative policy organization.
This organization gets financed by the foundations of Richard Mellon Scaife, the “infamous” ultraconservative billionaire.
About Richard Mellon Scaife:
“Washington Post” mentioning Scaife and Jerry Bowyer in 1999:
For the record: Jerry Bowyer denies to be financed by Scaife – see here:
So, that’s a nice example how “independent” the guests on Fox are – and it is interesting that Jerry Bowyer gets practically no introduction by Neil Cavuto whatsoever – giving the impression that he is a competent, independent journalist or “expert” on the subject. But he is nothing more than a conservative “pundit”.
You will find more info about these “conservative foundations”, controlling at least 1 billion $ in assets, here:
Lots of examples of Jerry Bower’s plain way of thinking can be found on his website:
Another interesting thing:
If you google “Richard Scaife pharma” you come to this page:
(ISPE calls themselves the “largest non-for-profit society serving pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals”)
Richard Scaife is the Director of Business Development Quintiles Inc, a huge pharma company.
I believe that this Richards Scaife mentioned there is not “Richard Mellon Scaife”, the billionaire – but hey, I will eat my hat if they are not related 🙂
Just as an example of how the corporate world is connected in the USA, and which role Fox News plays in there as the prime “corporate mouthpiece”…
MORE STUFF BY JERRY BOWYER:
Interviewing Donald Rumsfeld (to Rumsfeld: “I am a great admirer”):
Is this “your world”???
The universal healtcare systems in UK, Germany etc. support terrorism…?
Watch out for more Fox News spin about universal healthcare – we haven’t seen the end yet. “SiCKO” by Michael Moore has hit a nerve.
See also the comments on:
…WJFK (106.7 FM) [Thursday] dropped Bill O’Reilly’s nationally syndicated show, “The Radio Factor,” and replaced it with a sports-talk program hosted by Jim Rome. O’Reilly, an avowed independent who takes many conservative views, occupied a two-hour afternoon slot on WJFK.The popular Fox News Channel TV host never attracted much of a radio following in Washington — in the most recent ratings period, his program had about 1.2 percent of the audience….
From The Washington Post