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(NewsBusters)   FOX News is not the GOP propaganda wing and there are good journalists there, says...Dan Rather? Wait. What   (newsbusters.org) divider line 100
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2014-01-18 11:56:06 PM  
"is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.
 
2014-01-19 12:14:42 AM  
Oh, so NOW they consider Dan Rather credible?
 
2014-01-19 12:42:52 AM  
Rather said that Faux News "goes too far" and "The record is very clear on that" regarding the assertion that Roger Ailes uses the network to benefit the Republican Party. I'd hardly call that "defending" it.
 
2014-01-19 12:48:02 AM  

fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.


Exactly.  Murdoch's business interests are their top priority.

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2014-01-19 12:58:30 AM  
Well, he's right. In the same way that Fox News is not racist but #1 with racists.
 
2014-01-19 02:00:06 AM  
And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?
 
2014-01-19 02:01:01 AM  
Mainstream media's job is to keep the masses feeding the corporation and to mislead.
 
2014-01-19 02:05:02 AM  
I'm not about to take NewsBusters' word on what Dan Rather said or didn't say.
 
2014-01-19 02:07:53 AM  
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2014-01-19 02:09:29 AM  

super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?


Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.
 
2014-01-19 02:09:44 AM  
It's more like the GOP is FOXNews' political wing.
 
2014-01-19 02:09:53 AM  
Eh, what he said wasn't flattering by any means, but it is worth noting that Rather's viewpoint is still stuck in an earlier age before the inmates starting running the asylum and the GOP embracing lunacy and extremism might be 'trouble ahead'.
 
2014-01-19 02:16:48 AM  
Is FOX purely a propaganda arm of the GOP?

I think it goes too far, which is to say, I think Ailes considers himself still a part of the Republican Party, and I think insofar as he's able to, he wants his channel to be that way.

"he was an operative of Richard Nixon, and you expect him to say things like this."

"And has he used it to benefit the Republican Party?" he asked. "Yes. The record is very clear on that."


Even the halfwits who comment on the suckblog that is Newsbusters realize that wasn't any real defense of FOX.
 
2014-01-19 02:19:42 AM  

Alphax: I'm not about to take NewsBusters' word on what Dan Rather said or didn't say.


What you said.  NGTRTFA.  Is there a cite that doesn't come from Derpistan?
 
2014-01-19 02:20:12 AM  
I choose to believe that he was being.....

*dons sunglasses*

........Rather facetious.

/Yeeeeeeeah!
 
2014-01-19 02:24:06 AM  

Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.


Don't bother.
 
2014-01-19 02:39:28 AM  
Yeah, News Busters is gonna have to live without a click this fine Saturday night
 
2014-01-19 02:43:05 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Alphax: I'm not about to take NewsBusters' word on what Dan Rather said or didn't say.

What you said.  NGTRTFA.  Is there a cite that doesn't come from Derpistan?


WaPo link.
 
2014-01-19 02:45:55 AM  

Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.


But...but...but...she's a Feelthy Queer!
 
2014-01-19 02:46:54 AM  
The only way you could spin that as Rather defending Fox is with a centrifuge.
 
2014-01-19 02:46:57 AM  

SilentStrider: Oh, so NOW they consider Dan Rather credible?

 
2014-01-19 02:55:35 AM  

Cyclometh: SilentStrider: Oh, so NOW they consider Dan Rather credible?

 
2014-01-19 02:55:54 AM  

Fart_Machine: The only way you could spin that as Rather defending Fox is with a centrifuge.


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2014-01-19 03:04:02 AM  

fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.


That's a fair assessment, I think.
 
2014-01-19 03:14:40 AM  

Almost Everybody Poops: Cyclometh: SilentStrider: Oh, so NOW they consider Dan Rather credible?

 
2014-01-19 03:17:08 AM  

Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.


I'll go along with this. I also like that little Chris dude. However, I cringe whenever Rev. Al Sharpton's show comes on. Why does MSNBC keep him? He sounds crazy and shrill enough that he should be Fox News' token minority.
 
2014-01-19 03:25:22 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Harry_Seldon: Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.

But...but...but...she's a Feelthy Queer!


Filthy?

A taste test is the only way to be sure...
 
2014-01-19 03:26:32 AM  

grumpfuff: Almost Everybody Poops: Cyclometh: SilentStrider: Oh, so NOW they consider Dan Rather credible?

 
2014-01-19 03:57:31 AM  
I thought that the GOP was the political wing of Fox.
 
2014-01-19 03:59:00 AM  
"Well... I wouldn't say you're *PURE* evil, although--"

"HE LIKES US! HE REALLY LIKES US!"
 
2014-01-19 04:01:53 AM  

Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.


0/10  -   To be a credible troll, there needs to be at lease one person in the world that would actually believe it!
 
2014-01-19 04:05:10 AM  

RightWingWacko: Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.

0/10  -   To be a credible troll, there needs to be at lease one person in the world that would actually believe it!


'Believe' in well documented facts?  No need for belief.
 
2014-01-19 04:07:20 AM  

RightWingWacko: Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.

0/10  -   To be a credible troll, there needs to be at lease one person in the world that would actually believe it!


You must be some sort of Right Wing wacko.
 
2014-01-19 04:13:52 AM  

Ishkur: Well, he's right. In the same way that Fox News is not racist but #1 with racists.


Really? Who apologized for making fun of the Romney family's black kid?
 
2014-01-19 04:15:16 AM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: Ishkur: Well, he's right. In the same way that Fox News is not racist but #1 with racists.

Really? Who apologized for making fun of the Romney family's black kid?


The Romney family has a black kid?
 
2014-01-19 04:32:06 AM  
Derp.

Derp. Derp. Derp. derp.

Oh wow.
 
2014-01-19 05:00:55 AM  

Fart_Machine: The only way you could spin that as Rather defending Fox is with a centrifuge.


It's damning with faint praise.  I'm guessing nobody on NewsBusters understands what "stop short" means.
 
2014-01-19 05:26:10 AM  
Seriously silly thing to say
 
2014-01-19 06:49:34 AM  
during the 30-minute Politicking With Larry King program

He then noted that Christie's staff "had parachuted into the land of the stupid" since ...

...they want to destroy their opponents, much like former president Richard Nixon tried to do in the Watergate incident.

Ailes replied: "I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, ...

Meanwhile, the former 60 Minutes Wednesday host has said he still believes 20 years later that ...

... the Republican governor would prefer to "walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit" than endure ...

Who the hell is in charge of bold text at newbusters? There's no reasoning or pattern to their bold text; they even bolded a quote.
 
2014-01-19 07:02:35 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.

But...but...but...she's a Feelthy Queer!


I guess that's why BS3OOO said she needed a good stropping by a man.
 
2014-01-19 07:08:30 AM  

pueblonative: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Harry_Seldon: super_grass: And MSNBC is not run by communists, who knew hyperbole is bullshiat?

Rachel Maddow has an incredible intellect, is an entertaining communicator, and ties it to a grounded moral compass.

But...but...but...she's a Feelthy Queer!

I guess that's why BS3OOO said she needed a good stropping by a man.


You must be the only person on FARK who hasn't ignored that racist bigoted liar.
 
2014-01-19 07:32:20 AM  

Bucky Katt: fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.

Exactly.  Murdoch's business interests are their top priority.


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I've heard that Murdoch's wife is actually a Chinese spy assigned to help tear down America by sleeping her way to the rich & powerful.
 
2014-01-19 07:38:02 AM  
What I got out of the interview is that, whatever his politics, Rather is still old school and instead of being all extreme and hyperbolic, tries to give measured, non-inflammatory answers to the questions he's asked. I guess he never quite outgrew the quaint notion that you can talk politics without trying to destroy the other side.
 
2014-01-19 08:00:36 AM  

fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.


Fox's main reason for existing was to create a center-left coverage style to counter the far-left advocacy reporting by folks like Rather. It reigned in a lot of the shills including the firing of Rather.  That left the far left wing nuts without much coverage so MSNBC was born.
 
2014-01-19 08:01:51 AM  

tbeatty: fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.

Fox's main reason for existing was to create a center-left coverage style to counter the far-left advocacy reporting by folks like Rather. It reigned in a lot of the shills including the firing of Rather.  That left the far left wing nuts without much coverage so MSNBC was born.


And a victim of the propaganda speaks up.
 
2014-01-19 08:03:34 AM  
Libs: Fox has a responsible fact based journalist on staff. Who knew?
Cons: String the heretic up. Purge him purge him.
 
2014-01-19 08:03:54 AM  

tbeatty: fusillade762: "is it a sole operative and propaganda machine for the party? I'd have to stop short of that."

Fox's main reason for existing is to make money by scaring the crap out of old white people and they do that quite effectively. Being a booster for the GOP is simply a natural by-product.

Fox's main reason for existing was to create a center-left coverage style to counter the far-left advocacy reporting by folks like Rather. It reigned in a lot of the shills including the firing of Rather.  That left the far left wing nuts without much coverage so MSNBC was born.


That's beautiful man.
 
2014-01-19 08:07:02 AM  

Befuddled: I thought that the GOP was the political wing of Fox.


yeah that's how it is now
 
2014-01-19 08:09:53 AM  

tbeatty: Fox's main reason for existing was to create a center-left coverage style to counter the far-left advocacy reporting by folks like Rather


And if you believe that, I have 3 lanes of a bridge in Fort Lee to sell you.
 
2014-01-19 08:12:49 AM  

Fart_Machine: The only way you could spin that as Rather defending Fox is with a centrifuge.


Or Fox News.
 
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