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2012-09-21 10:01:39 PM  
Heh! I really miss Koppel. Can't watch Nightline without him.
 
2012-09-21 10:06:33 PM  
Ted Koppel is that rare breed of journalist that still believes in reporting facts. Ed Murrow would be proud.
 
2012-09-21 10:11:33 PM  
"But I still think I'm dong something noble"

That's called a delusion Bill.
 
2012-09-21 10:17:26 PM  
That last second is seriously OH SNAP territory.
 
2012-09-21 10:19:06 PM  
Ted Koppel, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Frank Reynolds, Roger Mudd, and Dan Rather were the newsmen of my formative years. Thank God most of them are dead because they'd be disgusted by what passes for "news" these days.
 
2012-09-21 10:21:21 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: That last second is seriously OH SNAP territory.


Can't believe I missed that the first time around. Wow. Ted, you rock.
 
2012-09-21 10:38:36 PM  
Remember when there was a concerted effort to separate editorial and news, that it was ostensibly the most important aspect of journalism to avoid an agenda setting function? Fark those were good times
 
2012-09-21 10:39:12 PM  
BOOM!
 
2012-09-21 10:48:26 PM  
I genuinely feel bad for anyone with even one ounce of journalistic integrity who goes on Fox News. It's got to be a very strange world, and all they do is hump their ratings as though that gives them some sort of legitimacy.

Fiction sells very well, and Fox makes a killing off of telling people what they want to hear as opposed to what they should or need to hear.

"Hard news" my ass, Billy. There is no such thing in an echo chamber.
 
2012-09-21 11:00:49 PM  
Ratings are not an indicator of integrity, Bill.

And nice job admitting you're a business giving your followers the pablum they pay you for.

/go capitalism
 
2012-09-21 11:58:21 PM  
Like a boss. Thank you Mr. Koppel.
 
2012-09-22 12:03:08 AM  
David Brinkley would approve, Sir.
 
2012-09-22 12:05:32 AM  
Foxnew?
 
2012-09-22 12:18:12 AM  
Damn, Ted Koppel rocks. You really do need to spend the time watching it to get the full effect of the punchline.

It's awesome.
 
2012-09-22 12:25:42 AM  
Was it me, or did Koppel really kiss him off at the end?

/at long last have you no shame sir
 
2012-09-22 12:25:46 AM  

Irving Maimway: Ted Koppel, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Frank Reynolds, Roger Mudd, and Dan Rather were the newsmen of my formative years. Thank God most of them are dead because they'd be disgusted by what passes for "news" these days.


THIS. A thousand times THIS! And I think I'm in love...with Ted Koppel.

///NOW I feel freakin' old.... :-(
 
2012-09-22 12:29:56 AM  
"But I still think that I am doing something noble."

FALAFEL!
 
2012-09-22 12:36:19 AM  
This is what news used to look like. It was on for three hours a day,
 
2012-09-22 12:43:35 AM  
 
2012-09-22 12:53:12 AM  
The Koppel Kiss...of death?

That last part of the clip was wonderful. You just see Ted sitting there treating O'Reilly like the child that he is. Not condescending, just a wise grandfather kindly smirking at a foolish boy's childish behavior.
 
2012-09-22 12:55:27 AM  
Hyperpartisanship sucks.

It does.
 
2012-09-22 01:18:10 AM  

fusillade762: Foxnew?


FOX OLD NO NEW
 
2012-09-22 01:20:37 AM  
What in the holy fark is Koppel wearing on his head? Did Canada have a sale on beaver pelts?
 
2012-09-22 01:33:20 AM  

Debby7813: Irving Maimway: Ted Koppel, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Frank Reynolds, Roger Mudd, and Dan Rather were the newsmen of my formative years. Thank God most of them are dead because they'd be disgusted by what passes for "news" these days.

THIS. A thousand times THIS! And I think I'm in love...with Ted Koppel.

///NOW I feel freakin' old.... :-(


THIS is what I ranted at the TV while watching "The Newsroom"
For the love of god, I would watch THAT news program nightly. And if not nightly, certainly 2-5 times a week.
No more lost little white girls. No more celebrity news. No more kittens stuck in trees. No more hawking for ratings. Just the news.

I guess the closest thing is NPR news
 
2012-09-22 01:48:24 AM  
The ending to that was beautiful.
 
2012-09-22 01:50:26 AM  
So Fox is trying to say that MSNBC is bad for being partisan while being partisan themselves because it's good business. Wouldn't it cut into their business if MSNBC went conservative too? Bet FOX would actually hate that.
 
2012-09-22 01:50:54 AM  
And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.
 
2012-09-22 01:51:06 AM  

fusillade762: Foxnew?


ghesuntite
 
2012-09-22 01:56:40 AM  
I've always thought progressive people could take a play out of the Teahadists playbook to really hurt companies like Fox. Every so often FCC licenses come up for renewal, and every complaint against every broadcaster is reviewed. Part of their option to lease the spectrum they use at a discount rate was their agreement to use that spectrum on loss leading enterprises in futhering the public trust by informing them. A letter writing campaign against local news affiliates for poor or deceptive news programming, or in the case of Fox affiliates for buying news from their parent company which went to the supreme court to defend their right to outright lie on the news might be effective in increasing their costs, reduce their access to credit, and retard media consolidation.
 
2012-09-22 01:57:09 AM  
I'm sorry, what was TK's zinger? Was he interviewing someone? (sorry, wireless sucks tonight, can't watch)
 
2012-09-22 02:00:35 AM  

YELLOL: And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.


Define: Left wing
 
2012-09-22 02:00:40 AM  
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2012-09-22 02:01:05 AM  

drongozone: I'm sorry, what was TK's zinger? Was he interviewing someone? (sorry, wireless sucks tonight, can't watch)


Koppel: "It's a business, and it's operating as a business, and once upon a time, you and I actually thought journalism was a calling."
O'Reilly: "But I still think I'm doing something noble."
Koppel: *airkiss*
 
2012-09-22 02:01:14 AM  
As someone who works at a place where Fox is on the TV all day, I can say for certain that Fox does not have any "hard news" before 5. Not one damn minute of it. It is all stories to push an ideological narrative. fark off and die, you lying jackass.
 
2012-09-22 02:01:29 AM  
That's right, Teabaggers and Firebaggers, news with spin is still.....SPIN

Assholes
 
2012-09-22 02:01:39 AM  

Makh: So Fox is trying to say that MSNBC is bad for being partisan while being partisan themselves because it's good business. Wouldn't it cut into their business if MSNBC went conservative too? Bet FOX would actually hate that.


LOL very good point. Only further proving his hypocrisy.
 
2012-09-22 02:02:59 AM  

Mr_Juche: As someone who works at a place where Fox is on the TV all day, I can say for certain that Fox does not have any "hard news" before 5. Not one damn minute of it. It is all stories to push an ideological narrative. fark off and die, you lying jackass.


It's amazing that employers would subject their employees to such torture.

It should be illegal.
 
2012-09-22 02:04:20 AM  

YELLOL: And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.


This is why you fail. Journalism's function is a check on power. It just happens that the abuse of power is often at the hands of those who control resources. I don't think there is much argument that the Republican party has represented the monied and powerful interests, and its frequent abuse. This is not to dismiss the abuse of power regardless of political affiliation.

LBJ certainly abused his power in Vietnam, and paid for it.
 
2012-09-22 02:04:38 AM  
"Smooch". Perfect, Mr. Koppel, nicely played.
 
2012-09-22 02:06:12 AM  

farkityfarker: Mr_Juche: As someone who works at a place where Fox is on the TV all day, I can say for certain that Fox does not have any "hard news" before 5. Not one damn minute of it. It is all stories to push an ideological narrative. fark off and die, you lying jackass.

It's amazing that employers would subject their employees to such torture.

It should be illegal.


We used to get Tech TV and Leo Laporte all day
 
2012-09-22 02:06:49 AM  

Mixolydian Master: YELLOL: And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.

Define: Left wing


if you're not on the right you're on the left, and the right is in crazy town too bad libs
 
2012-09-22 02:07:27 AM  
oh snap.
 
2012-09-22 02:07:56 AM  

Harry_Seldon: YELLOL: And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.

This is why you fail. Journalism's function is a check on power. It just happens that the abuse of power is often at the hands of those who control resources. I don't think there is much argument that the Republican party has represented the monied and powerful interests, and its frequent abuse. This is not to dismiss the abuse of power regardless of political affiliation.

LBJ certainly abused his power in Vietnam, and paid for it.


Rightly so. difference between then and now....He owned it. Didn't try to set the next guy n line up to take the fall for him.
 
2012-09-22 02:08:41 AM  

Harry_Seldon: farkityfarker: Mr_Juche: As someone who works at a place where Fox is on the TV all day, I can say for certain that Fox does not have any "hard news" before 5. Not one damn minute of it. It is all stories to push an ideological narrative. fark off and die, you lying jackass.

It's amazing that employers would subject their employees to such torture.

It should be illegal.

We used to get Tech TV and Leo Laporte all day


Not much better, lol.

I would hate an employer who forced me to watch TV all day.
 
2012-09-22 02:09:45 AM  
"But I still think I'm dong something noble"

O'Reilly is greedy and evil, but I don't believe he's an idiot. I believe that he consciously knows the facts and truths of the subjects he reports and comments on, which means he is fully aware that what virtually all of what he says on the air is either direct lies or intentionally misleading. He knows damn well he's not doing anything noble, but he also knows damn well that he has to SAY what he is doing is noble in order to preserve his viewership.
 
2012-09-22 02:10:30 AM  
Don't remember the exact quote, but Bill says something about how they could peddle an inferior product for so long.

Ever hear of opium? Stuff excites the pleasure neurons in your brain and you want to repeat the experience, again and again ad infinitum.

Lo and behold, you do this too many times and then you HAVE to do it just to maintain equilibrium.
Try to stop and you are in a world of hurt.
Think FAUX SNOOZE is like this for a lot of people...and since the product they provide isn't a 'real' substance and perfectly legal their audience sees no reason to discontinue dosing themselves with it.
 
2012-09-22 02:11:11 AM  

farkityfarker: Harry_Seldon: farkityfarker: Mr_Juche: As someone who works at a place where Fox is on the TV all day, I can say for certain that Fox does not have any "hard news" before 5. Not one damn minute of it. It is all stories to push an ideological narrative. fark off and die, you lying jackass.

It's amazing that employers would subject their employees to such torture.

It should be illegal.

We used to get Tech TV and Leo Laporte all day

Not much better, lol.

I would hate an employer who forced me to watch TV all day.


dude, TW Cable paid me 28 bux an hour to essentially watch TV all day. Don't knock it till you tried it
 
2012-09-22 02:11:24 AM  
i want retroactively go back and watch 37 years of nightline
 
2012-09-22 02:13:20 AM  
PWNED
 
2012-09-22 02:13:30 AM  

Mixolydian Master: YELLOL: And Koppel actually believes he isn't pushing a left wing agenda.

Define: Left wing


It's the port side of a bird.
 
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