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      04-15-2012, 05:51 AM   #38
ChaosBroker
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I know that there are few smart people that believe that one might find some 'news' on TV, but I don't know many of them. Certainly presenting targeted infotainment for maximum profit is not journalism. Similar to packaging up viewpoints for a specific audience, while having an entirely different and parallel agenda, we are given selections to choose for branch manager of this failing experiment. Whether that person bears the R or D designation, He/She is not at the apex of the power structure by a long shot.

As an aside on Fox. They have high ratings, in part, due to the fact that they are a Murdock property, and are included in even the most basic of cable stations, where that is not the case for all of the others. They also set the precedent that 'News' need not be true.

""In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States. ""

The Lie, in the above case, Monsanto Corporation and BGH contaminated milk. Fox didn't want to piss off Monsanto, another huge corporation, so they collaborated to falsify the story.

There is no real news on TV. That's not what it's there for.
BBC, RT and Al J. are better than the domestic propaganda on US issues, but have to toe their own when it comes to their own domestic issues.
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