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Busted:Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

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They used the previous years clip, for Ron's win, THIS year.

The point?

There were more boo's in the old clip, thus giving FOX the ability to sway public opinion towards Ron Paul.

Were they to play the real clip of the victory announcement, you would have heard ton's of cheers.

Obviously Ruppert Murdock has a thing for Sarah Palin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwo0Iy...

It is time for honest journalism, even if its boring and dry. At least then we would know we are getting the truth.

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KUinAussie 3 years, 10 months ago

My apologies, I meant to say "sway opinion away" from Ron Paul.

SinoHawk 3 years, 10 months ago

The NYT changed not one, but TWO quotations regarding the Arizona shooting to make it seem like conservatives were involved:

1) They tried to make it seem like Laughner was 'pro-life' by using the following quotation:

"After another student read a poem about getting an abortion, Mr. Loughner compared the young woman to a 'terrorist for killing the baby.'"

The actual quotation(s) are as follows:

"'One day (Loughner) started making comments about terrorism and laughing about killing the baby,' classmate Don Coorough told ABC News, referring to a discussion about abortions. 'The rest of us were looking at him in shock ... I thought this young man was troubled.'

"Another classmate, Lydian Ali, recalled the incident as well.

"'A girl had written a poem about an abortion. It was very emotional and she was teary eyed and he said something about strapping a bomb to the fetus and making a baby bomber,' Ali said."

2) They omitted [-- it did not --], thereby feeding the narrative that a lack of civility in public discourse had an affect on the shooter. The brackets are because the quote was said, but did not appear on the teleprompter.

"And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher in more civility in our public discourse, let’s remember that it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy [-- it did not --] but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges as a nation, in a way that would make them proud."

Zazzman 3 years, 10 months ago

I say this, not to interrupt with an unrelated issue, but lets examine the "journalistic integrity" of the NYT and NPR on another story. Fox's deceptions are well documented in the film "Outfoxed", which is legally viewable for free on google video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6737097743434902428#

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/02/16/133814783/how-anonymous-exacted-revenge-on-firm-that-threatened-to-out-them

Message: Anonymous is the enemy. In context to the following articles, this is visible pandering to try to keep their federal funding that's on the chopping block.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/politics/12hackers.html

The NYT gets a lot of the facts straight and presents a broader picture, but ignores the relevance to journalists, .

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/02/11/campaigns/index.html

Now, this author was personally targeted, so he goes into everything, including discussing genuine implications for our democracy. These make the 9-11 Truth movement look a whole lot less crazy.

KUinAussie 3 years, 10 months ago

I think it is time, to man up, before the mistakes are made.

So FOX News airs an 'apology'?

How many of those that saw the original airing of their manipulation, even are aware of the apology?

Its been a trend for years, and needs to stop, because apologies do not mean anything.

By the time the offender apologizes, the damage is done.

And FOX knows this, which is why they did it so quickly.

There is no accountability in media.

Why do you think it resembles Jerry Springer tv now.

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