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2012-09-22 02:55:35 PM  

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


You're an ignorant piece of shiat.
 
2012-09-22 03:02:21 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old


Hey, at least I'm batting better than half a greenlight per year. Heh, kids are so cute sometimes.
 
2012-09-22 03:11:57 PM  

OnlyM3: X-boxershorts

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.
Feel free to post a link to the last hard interview the left did with Obama.


Jon Stewart interview Obama in 2010
 
2012-09-22 03:13:49 PM  

Waldo Pepper: best way is to listen to both sides.


"Both sides" is a mythological dichotomy. There are never only two sides to anything; that's a manufactured contrivance, a natural consequence of the human instint for bifurcation, nothing else. Look at the world around you and look for such parings, and you'll see them everywhere -- black/white, gay/straight, rich/poor, conservative/liberal, and many more. Almost all of them are not the reality.

More, if you only get "both sides" from one medium, you're still taking in only a very narrow range of views.
 
2012-09-22 03:19:35 PM  

Rwa2play: Here's the thing: You could've made a similar argument about Goldwater in '64. By the 90s even he was like "WTF?!" with Republicans.


I can make that same argument vis-a-vis Goldwater, and I do. That doesn't change fact they started this litmus/purity test, race to the right, embrace your worst elements, garbage of today's Republican party, and played an instrumental role in crafting the political dialog and narrative of today. This is their bed, and that they were later horrified by their political chimera of misplaced anger, victim culture, religious zealotry, hatred, and ignorance, changes not a goddamn bit of it.
 
2012-09-22 03:51:14 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Rwa2play: Here's the thing: You could've made a similar argument about Goldwater in '64. By the 90s even he was like "WTF?!" with Republicans.

I can make that same argument vis-a-vis Goldwater, and I do. That doesn't change fact they started this litmus/purity test, race to the right, embrace your worst elements, garbage of today's Republican party, and played an instrumental role in crafting the political dialog and narrative of today. This is their bed, and that they were later horrified by their political chimera of misplaced anger, victim culture, religious zealotry, hatred, and ignorance, changes not a goddamn bit of it.


You're correct. Take a look at the rise of the Birch Society and how the establishment Republicans crushed it because it was going to lead to radicalism.
 
2012-09-22 04:16:27 PM  

floor: You're correct. Take a look at the rise of the Birch Society and how the establishment Republicans crushed it because it was going to lead to radicalism.


The JBS by-and-large backed Goldwater, you know.

And no, the mainstream Republicans of the 1960s went after the Birch Society because they were paleoconservatives, not because they were further on the left-right spectrum than they. The Birchers were strongly non-interventionist, some isolationist, and that didn't cotton well with the rise of neoconservatism, which Buckley championed and personified. Moreover, the JBS and its leaders had made some very damaging gaffes during the Kennedy administration (like, for example, accusing Eisenhower of Communism), after which throwing them under the bus was the best form of damage control available to mainstream Republicans.

Additionally, the Birchers had strong support in the South, heavily endorsing opposition to civil rights and antisemitism. That, in turn, threatened any long-term inroads the Republican party hoped to make in the South. Defeating the Birchers on the national stage was key to bringing the South into the GOP fold, something Buckley heavily endorsed.
 
2012-09-22 04:49:46 PM  

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

Define: Left wing


Ooh, I got this.

Left-wing (adj)
1. Anything that isn't explicitly right-wing
2. Anything that criticizes a conservative policy or personality
3. Any person defined as such, for any reason, by someone of a conservative persuasion.
 
2012-09-22 05:20:08 PM  
I'm not sure what's more depressing about that discussion - listening to O'Reilly admit that he's a salesman, not a journalist, or listening to Koppel try and explain the difference to that smug fool.
 
2012-09-22 05:21:35 PM  

Aaron Haynes: Ooh, I got this.


Suggested tuning to point two: the proactive step of being critical isn't a requirement. Objective, passive reporting of any negative news without the mandatory double-plus-good wrapper is enough.
 
2012-09-22 05:38:10 PM  
It's simple math. There are, unfortunately, more stupid people than smart people. More people with an IQ of 100 than those of 120 or higher. If you cater to stupidity, you will have a higher market share. It's the scary part of democracy. Eventually, political parties will have to promise free cable or mobile homes to win. Hey, free cable.
 
2012-09-22 05:50:06 PM  

that bosnian sniper: floor: You're correct. Take a look at the rise of the Birch Society and how the establishment Republicans crushed it because it was going to lead to radicalism.

The JBS by-and-large backed Goldwater, you know.

And no, the mainstream Republicans of the 1960s went after the Birch Society because they were paleoconservatives, not because they were further on the left-right spectrum than they. The Birchers were strongly non-interventionist, some isolationist, and that didn't cotton well with the rise of neoconservatism, which Buckley championed and personified. Moreover, the JBS and its leaders had made some very damaging gaffes during the Kennedy administration (like, for example, accusing Eisenhower of Communism), after which throwing them under the bus was the best form of damage control available to mainstream Republicans.

Additionally, the Birchers had strong support in the South, heavily endorsing opposition to civil rights and antisemitism. That, in turn, threatened any long-term inroads the Republican party hoped to make in the South. Defeating the Birchers on the national stage was key to bringing the South into the GOP fold, something Buckley heavily endorsed.


Buckley started off in JBS, didn't he, or am I confusing him with someone else. It's true that the national swing towards center in the 1960's required the mainstream GOP to disavow their hard-hard right components like Birch; but I thought they were instrumental in the creation of modern conservative thinking.
 
2012-09-22 05:58:59 PM  
The news died for me the night Walter Cronkite retired.
 
2012-09-22 06:26:50 PM  

Foundling: When is this "hard news" from 9am to 5pm that Bill talks about going to start?

Bill's "you can't stay on top with a dishonest product; it's impossible" (or to that effect; I'm not his transcriber) is a statement that is false about Fox's existence.


Seriously. He said a dishonest or inferior product can never stay as #1. Well, I think McDonalds is pretty universally agreed to be inferior to any number of nice sit-down restaurants, but Mickey D's is #1.
 
2012-09-22 06:55:58 PM  

lohphat: The news died for me the night Walter Cronkite retired.


I still miss NBC News Overnight with Linda Ellerbee.

*sigh*

And so it goes.
 
2012-09-22 07:36:25 PM  

Graffito: Animatronik: the impending fiscal crisis that must be addressed now through spending cuts.

What exactly would you cut?


Congress pensions and salaries. It's supposed to be a public service, not a damn career.

Of course, I'm a uninformed Texas independent... so take that with a grain of salt.

/I might let them keep the healthcare benefits... if they don't gripe too much.
 
2012-09-22 07:38:02 PM  

RminusQ: Foundling: When is this "hard news" from 9am to 5pm that Bill talks about going to start?

Bill's "you can't stay on top with a dishonest product; it's impossible" (or to that effect; I'm not his transcriber) is a statement that is false about Fox's existence.

Seriously. He said a dishonest or inferior product can never stay as #1. Well, I think McDonalds is pretty universally agreed to be inferior to any number of nice sit-down restaurants, but Mickey D's is #1.


Hm, that's only partially true. McD's is inferior to even Olive Garden as a sit-down restaurant; but it's vastly superior to most fast-food joints. Anyway, the metric people use to go to fast-food places is different than the one they use for real restaurants. At a restaurant, you want good food and service. For fast food, you want economy and reliability. Apples and oranges, really.
 
2012-09-22 07:42:41 PM  

Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV


*Internet fist bump*

I love that, thank you!
 
2012-09-22 07:48:35 PM  

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


unfortunately true. anybody who isn't Hilter is now considered 'left wing;
 
2012-09-22 08:45:36 PM  

jso2897: cman: Hyperpartisanship sucks.

It does.

Fox news, and what passes for "conservatism" in America today sucks rancid pig shiat too, son - and we all know it, including you.


Did I make any statement to the contrary?
 
2012-09-22 09:41:13 PM  

Emposter: "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.


This.

Also, last minute and a half is pure SNAP in a can.
 
2012-09-22 09:59:00 PM  
Fox continues to serve up heapin' helpin's of confirmation bias because it's not a violation of FCC laws or regulations to lie. (warning: case law)

/has an FCC license
//wouldn't lie to you
//Unless I'm obviously yanking your chain for funsies
 
2012-09-22 10:54:43 PM  

Foundling: When is this "hard news" from 9am to 5pm that Bill talks about going to start?

Bill's "you can't stay on top with a dishonest product; it's impossible" (or to that effect; I'm not his transcriber) is a statement that is false about Fox's existence.


Well lets see.
9am-11am "America's Newsroom". Where they bring on guest from *both sides* in order to discuss the news of the day. They shout down the person of the other side and are consistently rude to that person, and generally find a fairly week person from the left anyways.
This isn't "hard news" hard news shouldn't need a left and right "both sides" discussion. This is an advanced version of CrossFire.
11am-1pm "Happening Now". From what I've seen, mostly news, but still with a conservative bent like everything there.
1pm-3pm "America Live with Megyn Kelly" . Yeah Megyn Kelly bends everything crazy right.
3pm-4pm "Studio B with Shepard Smith". Shepard Smith is fairly neutral, I'll give them this one.
4pm - 5pm "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Has such great neutral programming such as "Cost of Freedom Analysis" which discusses how great the conservative free market would help our economy and how socialism will destroy our country.
 
2012-09-22 10:59:58 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old

Hey, at least I'm batting better than half a greenlight per year. Heh, kids are so cute sometimes.


and this greenlight batting average is important, why?
 
2012-09-22 11:23:26 PM  
Millions of viewers doesn't make your point valid or true. It just means all the idiots have congregated in the same place at the same time. Herds do the same thing.
 
2012-09-22 11:33:57 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Rwa2play: Here's the thing: You could've made a similar argument about Goldwater in '64. By the 90s even he was like "WTF?!" with Republicans.

I can make that same argument vis-a-vis Goldwater, and I do. That doesn't change fact they started this litmus/purity test, race to the right, embrace your worst elements, garbage of today's Republican party, and played an instrumental role in crafting the political dialog and narrative of today. This is their bed, and that they were later horrified by their political chimera of misplaced anger, victim culture, religious zealotry, hatred, and ignorance, changes not a goddamn bit of it.


Oh I agree with you about that. The fact that they were willing to let the zealots take over doesn't excuse them at all.
 
2012-09-23 12:29:04 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: logieal: If you got a story in the A or even the top of the B block, you were golden. But if your story didn't mesh with whatever the producer or the owners of the station wanted, your story was lucky to make the kicker. It didn't matter if you had footage of someone punting a puppy off of an overpass, if somehow your story pissed of the producer or ND, your ass was grass and would end up doing pet stories.

"Hey boss, I've got a huge lead on a story that could shake the very foundations of American politics, but it will take months of investigative journalism in order to get all of the facts in order."

"That's great, but Lindsay Lohan just crashed her car again. Head out to Sunset and ask some morons for their opinions Find some tweets about it and turn them into a slideshow."


FTFY
 
2012-09-23 01:58:58 AM  

Waldo Pepper: mscleo: Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old

While childish, it's not exactly vandalism.

The tv's aren't destroyed and can be reprogrammed easily.

but why should the hotel have to spend time reprogramming the television due to your abuse and you wanting to feel superior to those who don't agree with your news choice.


Get over yourself, dude. I used to be chief of maintenance in a hotel, and this is nothing compared to a lot of what we dealt with. Nothing got broken or had to be repaired or replaced. I would have found this amusing.

Also, learn to use your shift key. You might get treated more like a grown-up if you act like one.
 
2012-09-23 03:00:56 AM  

WordyGrrl: Fox continues to serve up heapin' helpin's of confirmation bias because it's not a violation of FCC laws or regulations to lie. (warning: case law)

/has an FCC license
//wouldn't lie to you
//Unless I'm obviously yanking your chain for funsies


You're correct as far as you go, in that it has indeed been ruled by a court of law that deliberate lying, in and of itself, is not currently addressable under the Title 47. (This is not a blanket leniency, however, as *some* forms of lying *are* illegal or otherwise forbidden under the laws or R&R.) All the same, I find your wording curious. Technically, nothing can be against "FCC laws" since there aren't any. The FCC is a regulatory agency empowered to develop and implement policy within the laws prescribed to it by Congress, as ruled by federal courts.

Just exactly what kind of "FCC license" do you hold?
 
2012-09-23 03:07:02 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old

Hey, at least I'm batting better than half a greenlight per year. Heh, kids are so cute sometimes.

and this greenlight batting average is important, why?


It's not. I only said it because I don't respect you.
 
2012-09-23 03:18:00 AM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2012-09-23 03:59:09 AM  

Insatiable Jesus: Still the best bit of pwn to ever hit the Spin Cycle Cartel:

Link


I like how when they're asking him which candidate would give him better material, and part of his answer is "it'd be hard to top this group" in terms of the absurdity being provided for material. If he only knew what he was inviting with those words...
 
2012-09-23 08:03:36 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Waldo Pepper: mscleo: Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old

While childish, it's not exactly vandalism.

The tv's aren't destroyed and can be reprogrammed easily.

but why should the hotel have to spend time reprogramming the television due to your abuse and you wanting to feel superior to those who don't agree with your news choice.

Get over yourself, dude. I used to be chief of maintenance in a hotel, and this is nothing compared to a lot of what we dealt with. Nothing got broken or had to be repaired or replaced. I would have found this amusing.

Also, learn to use your shift key. You might get treated more like a grown-up if you act like one.


The point is still someone had to spend time fixing the lack of respect for respect for other's property. You might have found it amusing, but any amount of time spent fixing the remote is an inconvenience to the guest and the staff.

yes it is childish.
 
2012-09-23 08:52:31 AM  
Millions of people read and watched Twilight...........

OMG THERE ARE REALLY SPARKLY VAMPIRES IN THE WORLD!?!?!

His little kiss at the end if PRICELESS!
 
2012-09-23 10:05:29 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Waldo Pepper: mscleo: Waldo Pepper: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Bocasio: namatad: 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.

I can say this with pride now. I worked for an engineering company every week I could be in several different cities and fly back home by the weekend. Hilton honors and Priority clubs BS.

I always carried a programmable TV remote and what ever hotel I stayed in I would delete Foxnews from the TV

I applaud your industry, but I do not condone censorship of anyone. When I had one of those, I used to just *rename* the channels.

so you both feel it is okay to vandalize someone's property and you both have no respect for the people who stay in the room after you mess with the televisions. What are you 12 years old

While childish, it's not exactly vandalism.

The tv's aren't destroyed and can be reprogrammed easily.

but why should the hotel have to spend time reprogramming the television due to your abuse and you wanting to feel superior to those who don't agree with your news choice.

Get over yourself, dude. I used to be chief of maintenance in a hotel, and this is nothing compared to a lot of what we dealt with. Nothing got broken or had to be repaired or replaced. I would have found this amusing.

Also, learn to use your shift key. You might get treated more like a grown-up if you act like one.

The point is still someone had to spend time fixing the lack of respect for respect for other's property. You might have found it amusing, but any amount of time spent fixing the remote is an inconvenience to the guest and the staff.

yes it is childish.


This might come as a huge surprise to you, but not everyone's asshole is as tight as yours.

I see you're getting better with the shift key, though, which is good.
 
2012-09-23 12:00:20 PM  
The free market of news consumerism. Where you selectively watch the news that reinforces what you already knew.
 
2012-09-23 02:43:11 PM  
Reality is a product to be repackaged for safe consumption by idiots. Fox News is so PC.
 
2012-09-23 03:07:33 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: WordyGrrl: Fox continues to serve up heapin' helpin's of confirmation bias because it's not a violation of FCC laws or regulations to lie. (warning: case law)

/has an FCC license
//wouldn't lie to you
//Unless I'm obviously yanking your chain for funsies

You're correct as far as you go, in that it has indeed been ruled by a court of law that deliberate lying, in and of itself, is not currently addressable under the Title 47. (This is not a blanket leniency, however, as *some* forms of lying *are* illegal or otherwise forbidden under the laws or R&R.) All the same, I find your wording curious. Technically, nothing can be against "FCC laws" since there aren't any. The FCC is a regulatory agency empowered to develop and implement policy within the laws prescribed to it by Congress, as ruled by federal courts.

Just exactly what kind of "FCC license" do you hold?


You're right. I was using "laws" too loosely in an attempt to get a concept across. The FCC does have some legal authority in the sense that it can impose fines for violations of its regulations, on the violator him/herself and/or the station owner/operator. It is against FCC policy to lie, but it is not a fine-able offense. Fox's arguing for the right to lie or mislead is sleazy in itself, particularly for a company that wants to call itself a "news" organization.

/My FCC license? It's a commercial radio broadcasting license (FCC 753L) "issued in conformity with Paragraphs 3454 and 3945 of the Radio Regulations, Geneva 1987, and is valid for the lifetime of the holder unless suspended by the FCC." I'd post a pic, but it has my real name on it and frankly, it's not a very flashy-looking card. The FCC doesn't even give you any personal ID number on it, either.
 
2012-09-23 03:13:28 PM  
If you have to insist publicly that you're doing something noble, you probably aren't.

"I'm doing this as a community service, out of the kindness of my heart and not for any crass monetary reward or fame. I'm an honest-to-God hero and if you don't believe me you can take it up with Jesus, who rides in my carpool every morning. This isn't just me blowing smoke up my own ass, people genuinely appreciate the valuable contributions and tough sacrifices I make each and every day for the truth."
 
2012-09-23 03:39:00 PM  
Christ's sake, Bill. You don't try to dictate to Ted F-ing Koppel what TV journalism is or should be without getting taken apart like tinker toys. Would you correct Stephen Hawking on black holes? Lecture Dale Chihuly on artistic technique?

Where's the humility? Look at his career, and his books. And then look at yours. And then shut your pie-hole and try to learn something from the man.
 
2012-09-23 03:46:31 PM  

WordyGrrl: FCC 753L


Ah, my bad there. I forgot that the 753 is still required for commercial terrestrial operators. I never worked in commericial, and the NCE requirement was dropped in the '90s (forget exactly when now).
 
2012-09-23 09:48:24 PM  

eggrolls: Millions of viewers doesn't make your point valid or true. It just means all the idiots have congregated in the same place at the same time. Herds do the same thing.


That argument made me roll my eyes. I'd American Idol has the highest ratings, that means it features the most talented people in America? Fox has the highest ratings, therefore everything said is credible and true? O'Reilly better rethink booking heavyweights like Koppel.
 
2012-09-24 03:58:27 AM  
It's called argumentum ad populum and it's a fallacy of logic Bill, not a proof of competency.
 
2012-09-24 09:43:37 AM  

T-Boy: eggrolls: Millions of viewers doesn't make your point valid or true. It just means all the idiots have congregated in the same place at the same time. Herds do the same thing.

That argument made me roll my eyes. I'd American Idol has the highest ratings, that means it features the most talented people in America? Fox has the highest ratings, therefore everything said is credible and true? O'Reilly better rethink booking heavyweights like Koppel.


Are you sure you read my comment correctly? And all the way through?
 
2012-09-24 11:38:27 PM  

sandbar67: 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.


A bird needs both wings working together in order to fly.
 
2012-09-24 11:58:00 PM  

Hobodeluxe: I think it's great that MSNBC is now pulling in ratings equal to or exceeding Fox now. Maddow is giving Hannity a run for his money. Sometimes beating his ratings.


Which means nothing. Ratings do not equal journalism. Or factual information.

We need intelligent discourse, which has evidently been banned by all major news outlets.
 
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