Monday, March 19, 2007

Crime Blotter:1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Paul Craig Roberts over at Antiwar, has distilled the criminal goings-on of BushCo with frightening clarity in his article Crime Blotter:1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
We are faced with the almost certain fact that the two highest law enforcement officials of the United States are criminals.
What I don't understand is how Faux News reports the opposite sans facts and gets away with it.


JollyRoger said...

What I don't understand is how Faux News reports the opposite sans facts and gets away with it.

This is rather easy to explain.

Chimpletons aren't participating in politics. They are members of a religion, and Chimpy is their Deity. FOX basically acts as a place for the flock to gather and worship.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Oohhh...thanks Roger. Beyond the absence of the "fairness doctrine" it seems to me that just lying would be illegal. I'm so naive.

Mike in WNY said...

It is called Freedom of Speech. The people need to take the responsibility to discern the truth, many don't. Bush and company, including Fox News, use the Big Lie Theory. The bigger the lie, the more people who will believe it. Repeat something often enough and people will believe it.

Don't wish for the return of the "fairness doctrine," that only resulted in news stations shying away from the news.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Freedom of Speech is not calling lies "the news." I would have far less of a problem with fox news if they simply called themselves "The Fox Opinion Channel." When 'opinion' is couched in the frame of 'news', people rightly become confused. News is the reporting of current events usually by local, regional or mass media in the form of newspapers, television and radio programs, or sites on the World Wide Web. News reporting is a type of journalism, typically written or broadcast in news style. Most news is investigated and presented by journalists (or reporters) and often distributed via news agencies. If the content of news is significant enough, it eventually becomes history. Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. Those who practice journalism are known as journalists. Verification requires FACTS. Facts are not open to interpretation otherwise they are called opinions or theories. Did I miss something?