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Letter: Progressives should give Fox News a try

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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

The Fox Network needs to be stopped. They’ve gone far too far. They insist on delivering what they refer to as current “fair and balanced” news almost daily — inundated and deluged with numerous “downloads” of a new scandal, or a cover up story of an old scandal.

I must admit they’ve finally “hooked” me. Seems there is never enough. My craving for more information just continues. I’m aware that living the life of a “political junkie” isn’t living a fruitful life. As a patriot, taxpayer, veteran and full-time parent, I can only handle so much of the information that Fox feels I need in order to be a more intelligent voter.

Even as I write, a new national outrage is being brought to light by the Fox group — children being used as political pawns on our southern boarder. Fox poses the questions of “why and how” this wasn’t anticipated, and what measures are being taken to counter the negative impact on our systems.

Granted it’s not required that I need be subjected to the personal lives of the guests of Jerry Springer, nor the sexual orientation of Miley Cyrus as an alternative, but an occasional walk in the park or the reading of a fiction book might suffice to clear some of the angst from the noggin.

My concerns here don’t necessarily pertain to all of those of the progressive persuasion. But it has been strongly indicated to me that most “lefties” would much prefer following the advice of a proven intellectual like Nancy Pelosi than to consider that anything from Fox might be “fair and balanced.” As to any anti-party notions, they seem to regard them as inconceivable, and some reprogramming of one’s commitment is called for. The news station of their choice appears to be MSNBC, and their primary guru would be Sen. Al Franken.

To those who, for whatever reason, avoid Fox, I lay down this challenge. Spend one night on TV with O’Reilly, Kelly and Sean and I will darken my own TV for one week! Caution: You might, on occasion, agree with something. And I might learn the names of my children.

Richard Viall


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  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:39 am on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Did CNN present the truth and accurate information or did CNN present a lie and innaccurate information? [sleeping]

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 4:31 pm on Sun, Jul 13, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    Please read my 1:52 am on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 post and my 2:08 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 post again and understand when I read your "No Mr. Heuer, It substantiates..." I am immediately engaged in boisterous laughter unable to stand and holding my sides due to the pain of sheer merriment. Like I said you tell me what you do for information and I will be sure not to do the same. "A little research..." Oh here I go again.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 8:15 pm on Sat, Jul 12, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    No Mr. Heuer, It substantiates what I have already stated twice,"It's also quite easy, with only a little research, to demonstrate the lies and inaccurate information that is broadcast by your television."

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 1:52 am on Sat, Jul 12, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    You gotta be sh.. I mean kidding me. A bloopper on CNN re: Ms Obama. I watched the whole thing several times looking for some serious mind manipulating action (I know I am ashamed for falling for an Andrew WGC). Because all it was was a blooper, a faux pas. Of course she can't sign into law anything. And Joe Biden is not the president as some one mistakenly introduced him as. That was your support for your position everyone is being zombified by their televisions.

    OK you tell me what you do for information and I will be sure not to do the same.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 4:10 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Mr. Heuer,
    Kill your TV! There is nothing more stupid, insidious and mind-numbing than the TV. Nothing will separate you from reality faster than television. If you have cable TV, cancel it. If you have satellite TV, disconnect it. Remove this insidious technology from your life or it will dominate your mind, your beliefs, your emotions and your reactions to everything that happens in the world. Television is a pathway to total zombification. A reality demonstrated here daily.

    As far as, "And for the life of me I am stumped as to what the Ms Obama video has to do with anything."

    As I previously stated, "It's also quite easy, with only a little research, to demonstrate the lies and inaccurate information that is broadcast by your television."

    The "Ms. Obama video" clearly substantiated my position. The fact that you watched the "Ms. Obama video" and still weren't able to see the "lies and inaccurate information" also substantiates my position.

    CNN reported, "When Ms.Obama signed the Health Hunger-Free Kids Act into law."

    When did the First Lady become able to sign bills into law?[sleeping]

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 12:08 pm on Fri, Jul 11, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    Bits of gibberish. Your you tubes say nothing at least nothing new. What does repeating the "easter bunny" references several times from the RUSSIAN TV channel really say. News anchors are notorious for bad puns about stories they just presented or segway into. They obviously lifted this several times but that doesn't address your original assertion that the main stream media is "molding" our thinking through the news.

    You fail to grasp that the RUSSIAN TV channel has a vested interest in telling you, you should not listen to other channels but instead theirs. However they never said their information was better they only implied better since they weren't guilty of any "easter bunny" references.

    Conservatives on their favored channels do the same thing by referring to main stream media as the "lame stream" media. That to listen to any other station is going to lead you astray. Its like TV commercials advertising a product and referring to competing products as "brand X" (ie. inferior). Do you see the connection? You might consider your self hood winked by your sources as successfully mushing your brain into thinking their information is superior and got you to ignore the competition thereby boosting their ratings by at least one.

    And for the life of me I am stumped as to what the Ms Obama video has to do with anything.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:25 pm on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Another epic fail Mr. Barrow. I'll tell you what's funny. The fact that you don't seem to realize every major television network has a YouTube channel. [lol]

  • Eric Barrow posted at 7:43 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    Using YouTube to prove TV is destructive now that is funny. I assume you were joking.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 2:22 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    It is quite easy to substantiate the fact that television shapes the conclusions of the masses and produces the collective norm Mike.

    For example... http://youtu.be/xefMM7m2YfE

    It's also quite easy, with only a little research, to demonstrate the lies and inaccurate information that is broadcast by your television.

    For example... http://youtu.be/ixXberGwzM8

  • Mike Adams posted at 12:12 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1574

    Well in my absence somethings haven't changed...


    I have conflicting thoughts about a post which blames broadcast news outlets controlling what I think from a poster who copies his posts almost verbatim through fringe sources and attempts to pass them off as his own. So we shouldn't believe what NBC, CBS, etc. says but we should believe what hundreds of conspiracy centered sources put on the web? Many of these conspiracy websites consist of just one individual, home, alone at his computer posts. Let's hear about this story and that story being broadcast by the major networks or published in legitimate news papers and pass that off as conveying some sort of legitimacy to the fringe.

    Sorry, that just won't go. We've heard it all before right here and with only a little research, can demonstrate it's nothing more than lies and innuendo and inaccurate.

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 12:02 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    YouTube videos can be credible when the video cites the actual source of the information.
    For example, the YouTube video you were recently provided concerning Newtown. The video cites the City of Newtown's Assessors website and provides a link to that website. The truth is the truth. If you choose not to verify the information presented in the video by visiting the cited source it certainly isn't YouTube's fault.

  • Eric Barrow posted at 10:45 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    But Youtube is a valid source what a joke.

  • Walter Chang posted at 8:38 am on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1191

    Confession time...

    I'm hot for Megyn Kelley.

    I was saddened when she moved to prime time as I don't get FAUXNEWS at home, only at one of my favorite eateries at noon.

    Did you know tha Jesus was white? Santa too?

    Another confession....

    I found some rather "risque" photos of her on Google. Woot woot!



  • Andrew Liebich posted at 1:06 pm on Tue, Jul 1, 2014.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Television is one of the largest obstacles to becoming a truly informed individual.

    Television shapes the conclusions of the masses and produces the collective norm.

    Television prescribes what is news and what is truth through the words of so-called experts and authorities, gelding the consciousness and independent thoughts of those subjected to it. Through television, the masses can be made to accept the most monstrous distortions of reality.

    The gross manipulation of reality that is broadcast by the six major corporations controlling the content of television is only denied by those who have been trained like dogs to be obedient to their television.

  • Thomas Heuer posted at 4:22 pm on Mon, Jun 30, 2014.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1675

    I don't know why there are still those out there that believe a non-conservative doesn't listen to Fox Cable. I tune in to their show on a regular basis. I'm something of a news junkie myself. I like Erics suggestion but would also recommend listening to NPR one of my favorites for news as well as MSNBC. However I don't dwell on Fox for long, the hate and ignorance really push me away. It really becomes intolerable after awhile.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:30 pm on Mon, Jun 30, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Oh, and thinking that Megyn Kelley has actually grown a conscience because she began bashing ex-VP Cheney and Lizzy, along with a couple of other Bush criminals, think again.

    She's only trying to boost her ratings and distance herself from the FOX commitment of supporting two illegal and disastrous wars.

    Sorry, Ed! You'll have to find a new flame.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:25 pm on Mon, Jun 30, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Apparently, Mr. Viall and his stable of FOX News enthusiasts haven't read what Papa Bear had to say about his fellow FOX News hosts at a recent speaking event in NYC.

    He was quite unkind, to say the least.

    Just a sample:


  • Eric Barrow posted at 8:29 am on Mon, Jun 30, 2014.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1604

    For the record I'm a regular listener of Ol rushbo the pill popper I will take your challenge but I don't want you to darken your screen I want, in exchange for tolerating Fox and their slanted news for a week, you to spend a week watching the PBS News Hour what do you say.


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