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Totakeke
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(05-19-2017, 08:03 PM)
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In a week full of Trump scandals, Fox News is teaching a masterclass in how to play defense for the president.

Fox News has spent the week doing damage control for the Trump White House. Between Trumpís intelligence leak to the Russian ambassador and an alarming memo from former FBI director James Comey, Fox has been working overtime to downplay and distract from Trumpís mistakes. And the more Fox convinces Republican voters to shrug off major Trump scandals, the less likely it becomes that Congressional Republicans will feel the need to keep the presidentís actions in check.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuwG75M5YHE
KDR_11k
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(05-19-2017, 09:18 PM)
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I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.
Trojita
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(05-19-2017, 09:19 PM)
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Right now with the double scoop of breaking news about the Trump Administration, Fox News is covering ............... a tornado.
Magwik
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(05-19-2017, 09:21 PM)
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I can only imagine how pissed Comey is after watching so many people attack his own credibility.
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(05-19-2017, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trojita

Right now with the double scoop of breaking news about the Trump Administration, Fox News is covering ............... a tornado.

To be fair tornadoes are pretty important to a good chunk of states of fox's general audience

Though yes, they are dodging fucking hilariously hardcore to the point it's disgusting.
BlackNMild2k1
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(05-19-2017, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

Exactly. Why would they be worried about doing damage control for the white house, when they should be reporting the news.
Pai Pai Master
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(05-19-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

It's the only reason they're successful. Fox News is the network for people who willingly keep their heads stuck in the sand.
Damaniel
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(05-19-2017, 09:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

First Amendment. Sadly.
thecouncil
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(05-19-2017, 09:27 PM)
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Regarding the Comey memo, "It's a BORING scandal!"

...it is?
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(05-19-2017, 09:28 PM)
vox is putin in that work
Rubenov
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(05-19-2017, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

I know... doesn't feel like it should be legal, unless they declare themselves as a news arm of the GOP.
MIMIC
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(05-19-2017, 09:29 PM)
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I started watching FOX News for a couple of days....just to see how they've been covering this. And this video nails it.

And I still don't know WTF "deep state" means. xD
Herr Schwarz
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(05-19-2017, 09:30 PM)
Think they are being grossly negligent in their duty and will end up being a contributing factor to the ensuing riots if Trump gets knocked out.
VendettaRed07
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(05-19-2017, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Shrugglesツ

Fox is Putin in that work

Ftfy
QisTopTier
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(05-19-2017, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Herr Schwarz

Think they are being grossly negligent in their duty and will end up being a contributing factor to the ensuing riots if Trump gets knocked out.

More cool stuff to cover american's fighting to make their vote count and not be stripped away!
Lothar
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(05-19-2017, 09:35 PM)
This is how when I talked to my parents who watch the news all the time, I found out they didn't even know Trump was in any kind of trouble.
GameAddict411
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(05-19-2017, 09:36 PM)
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He definitely expressed a concern that a lot of us have already discussed. If the GOP voters don't these crimes serious, their representative won't do anything to take Trump accountable. If that doesn't happen, we will have to wait until the Democrats take over the congress or senate. The chances of that happening is unfortunately unlikely. It's that serious, and it will undermine what the founding fathers set out to do. I think Americans should take this very seriously.
Tawpgun
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(05-19-2017, 09:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

They play the fair and balanced card but they have basically admitted to being partisan. Saying how they exist to counter msnbc and the liberal mainstream media.
Demoskinos
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(05-19-2017, 09:37 PM)
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Its the only news station that isn't fake news. /s
Netherscourge
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(05-19-2017, 09:39 PM)
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


-Vox

-Fox


Think the Trump morons will fall for it?

Yea, me too. This may be genius.
alr1ght
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(05-19-2017, 09:45 PM)
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Maybe having it so blatantly laid out for the Trumpeteers will change their minds...lol

This video is damning.
TestOfTide
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(05-19-2017, 09:47 PM)
Wouldn't the solution be to start relentlessly attacking and finding scandals on Fox News?
Totakeke
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(05-19-2017, 09:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by TestOfTide

Wouldn't the solution be to start relentlessly attacking and finding scandals on Fox News?

Only effective thing so far seems to be companies pulling their ads.
MetroidPrimeRib
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(05-19-2017, 09:50 PM)
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A five step plan? I thought they just had the one step - don't even talk about it.
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(05-19-2017, 09:51 PM)

Originally Posted by TestOfTide

Wouldn't the solution be to start relentlessly attacking and finding scandals on Fox News?


finding?
Raven117
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(05-19-2017, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

I can only imagine how pissed Comey is after watching so many people attack his own credibility.

I mean...everybody has taken a shot at Comey over the past year.

Dude was in an impossible situation.
ShockingAlberto
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(05-19-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by TestOfTide

Wouldn't the solution be to start relentlessly attacking and finding scandals on Fox News?

They literally fired a guy for being racist to a black employee TODAY.

FOX's audience does not care about scandals on their team.
AYF 001
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(05-19-2017, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

They literally fired a guy for being racist to a black employee TODAY.

FOX's audience does not care about scandals on their team.

Lol, fox drones are saying the guy who was fired was a liberal, then complaining about "why don't more blacks get fired for racism towards white people?"
TestOfTide
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(05-19-2017, 10:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Totakeke

Only effective thing so far seems to be companies pulling their ads.

Originally Posted by Mr.Shrugglesツ


finding?

Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

They literally fired a guy for being racist to a black employee TODAY.

FOX's audience does not care about scandals on their team.

I dont mean just ONE story about ONE employee.

I'm talking something more comprehensive. I'm sure that the stories on Ailes and O'Reilly DID have an effect. But just like with Trump you need to defeat fox by death of a thousand cuts. Find really bad dirt (akin to the Ailes and O'Reilly stuff) on:

- Hannity
- Tucker Carlson
- Fox and Friends hosts
- Fox Five hosts
- Lou Dobbs
- Fox Executives

Basically, keep drowning Fox in scandal after scandal until no one wants to advertise on their channel.
Totakeke
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(05-19-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by TestOfTide

I dont mean just ONE story about ONE employee.

I'm talking something more comprehensive. I'm sure that the stories on Ailes and O'Reilly DID have an effect. But just like with Trump you need to defeat fox by death of a thousand cuts. Find really bad dirt (akin to the Ailes and O'Reilly stuff) on:

- Hannity
- Tucker Carlson
- Fox and Friends hosts
- Fox Five hosts
- Lou Dobbs
- Fox Executives

Basically, keep drowning Fox in scandal after scandal until no one wants to advertise on their channel.

But they don't care about the actual scandals. See how long Bill O'Reilly survived until companies pulled their ads. I'd say there's enough on the plate and at stake that it's already time to convince companies to pull ads from the entire network instead of hoping that any additional scandals would suddenly do the trick.
TestOfTide
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(05-19-2017, 10:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Totakeke

But they don't care about the actual scandals. See how long Bill O'Reilly survived until companies pulled their ads. I'd say there's enough on the plate and at stake that it's already time to convince companies to pull ads from the entire network instead of hoping any additional scandals would suddenly do the trick.

That's why I ended the post with suggesting that relentless scandals be used to make advertisers want to pull not just from one show, BUT THE ENTIRE NETWORK.

Like, it doesn't work if you take out Fox one person at a time slowly because then they'll just find someone to replace each person that goes down.

But if you take down the entire network (or as much of it as possible) all at once? Then they can't just replace those that go down and advertisers will be more likely to just pull advertising from the entire network.
Totakeke
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(05-19-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by TestOfTide

That's why I ended the post with suggesting that relentless scandals be used to make advertisers want to pull not just from one show, BUT THE ENTIRE NETWORK.

Like, it doesn't work if you take out Fox one person at a time slowly because then they'll just find someone to replace each person that goes down.

But if you take down the entire network (or as much of it as possible) all at once? Then they can't just replace those that go down and advertisers will be more likely to just pull advertising from the entire network.

That's what I was suggesting though. Plus I don't think it's feasible to find scandals on everyone at once. It'll be drip drip drip for a long time at best.
John Rabbit
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(05-19-2017, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine
TestOfTide
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(05-19-2017, 10:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Totakeke

That's what I was suggesting though. Plus I don't think it's feasible to find scandals on everyone at once. It'll be drip drip drip for a long time at best.

Well the idea is that they spend 12+ months just digging up dirt on everyone high up at fox, then when you have enough to put them on blast for a good 4 months you open the floodgates and combine it with a steady campaign to get advertisers to pull all their ads from the entire network.
BeforeU
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(05-19-2017, 10:33 PM)
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so sad. how can you be okay with misinforming people, I just don't get it.
Brandon F
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(05-19-2017, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by BeforeU

so sad. how can you be okay with misinforming people, I just don't get it.

The entire GOP agenda sold their souls for a paycheck. It's sickening how citizens not only ignore it but support it. They literally spit on the hands trying to actually help them.
dejay
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(05-19-2017, 10:43 PM)
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This is why I boycott every Fox product I can and anything associated with Murdoch. I don't need to see Logan that badly.
Maximo
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(05-19-2017, 10:45 PM)
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Money or Russian ties has to going down at Fox News right? I hope they also get investigated.
Autumn Wind
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(05-19-2017, 10:46 PM)
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In fairness, MSNBC has been cleaning Fox's clock in primetime ratings especially Rachel Maddow. Chris Hayes is beating Tucker Carlson and Lawrence O'Donnell is beating Hannity.
BlazinSkatinAxel
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(05-19-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by MIMIC

I started watching FOX News for a couple of days....just to see how they've been covering this. And this video nails it.

And I still don't know WTF "deep state" means. xD

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(05-19-2017, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maximo

Money or Russian ties has to going down at Fox News right? I hope they also get investigated.

I just hope when and if it happens I don't od from schadenfreude
Mivey
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(05-19-2017, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by thecouncil

Regarding the Comey memo, "It's a BORING scandal!"

...it is?

The last time the US President was impeached, you at least had some basic adultery going on. This time, it's some orange twat selling out his country. That just not sexy enough for Fox.
BadAss2961
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(05-19-2017, 10:52 PM)
I can't even watch Fox News for lulz anymore with how they've been handling the Trump scandals. Half the time they don't even talk about what's going on since not even they can defend all of it, opting to just spin everything on the liberal media and attack the leakers instead.

Then CNN and MSNBC are hot fire every night. Best stuff on TV right now.
Frost Walrus
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(05-19-2017, 10:56 PM)
Fox News was born for this day, this purpose. Don't forget who Ailes first worked for.
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ArkhamFantasy
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(05-19-2017, 10:56 PM)
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My Gym has fox turned on when i go, every time i watched they were trying to play the "Liberal media being hysterical" angle.

I never saw them actually try and defend what Trump was doing.
.JayZii
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(05-19-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by KDR_11k

I'm surprised they can get away with being so blatantly partisan.

Which is exactly what Fox news viewers think when they see other media sources reporting things.
WedgeX
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(05-19-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by MIMIC

I started watching FOX News for a couple of days....just to see how they've been covering this. And this video nails it.

And I still don't know WTF "deep state" means. xD

It's a vile rebranding of the civil service that wannabe dictators, like Erdogan, and their surrogates use to undermine bureaucratic checks on executive power.
FStubbs
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(05-19-2017, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by WedgeX

It's a vile rebranding of the civil service that wannabe dictators, like Erdogan, and their surrogates use to undermine bureaucratic checks on executive power.

Isn't Erdogan a complete dictator now?

I thought Turkey "voted" to abolish democracy during their last election.
WedgeX
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(05-19-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by FStubbs

Isn't Erdogan a complete dictator now?

I thought Turkey "voted" to abolish democracy during their last election.

Yes. But trying to make the distinction that they use "deep state" on the way to becoming a dictator.
Clefargle
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(05-19-2017, 11:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by MIMIC

I started watching FOX News for a couple of days....just to see how they've been covering this. And this video nails it.

And I still don't know WTF "deep state" means. xD

Put parentheses around it and it will all be clear

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