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1 26th February 13:06
redbaiter
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Bill O'Reilly discusses the actions of the anti free speech left
who disagree with the expression of "unapproved" views. He says
that (just like on nz.* newsgroups,) the only way they can deal
with a differing political viewpoint is with abuse and attempted
denigration.

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New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
Calling Al Franken a satirist is a farce

Monday, August 18th, 2003

In a few weeks, the Fox News Channel will celebrate its seventh
birthday awash in publicity and success. From virtually nothing,
the organization that employs me has risen up to become one of
the most powerful news agencies in the country. This is a
stunning achievement, but it's also one that has engendered
bitterness and controversy.

Fox has succeeded by mixing a populist-traditional, pro-American
editorial posture with lively debate that includes voices the
traditional network news organizations would never allow
airtime.

The accusation that Fox is a conservative network is pure
propaganda. Poll after poll has demonstrated that Fox's audience
is across the board, ideologically and demographically. The
latest survey taken by Mediamark Research finds that more
ultraconservative viewers watch CNN than Fox.

But facts don't matter to the Fox haters who are, themselves,
primarily ultraliberal. The dominance of Fox in the cable news
world has shattered the stranglehold the left had on TV news for
decades, and that has caused fear and loathing in some political
circles.

Using liberal-leaning newspapers and publishing houses, the
critics of Fox have unleashed defamatory personal attacks on me
and other Fox news ****ysts and have attempted to denigrate the
entire network. If Fox News crashed and burned tomorrow, these
people would toast marshmallows in the flames.

Now Fox News is striking back by putting the demonizers on
notice that they will be held responsible when they violate
trademarks or launch defamatory personal attacks on Fox
personnel.

It is simply a sorry joke to see a political activist like Al
Franken labeled a satirist by The New York Times. Attempting to
smear and destroy the reputations of those with whom you
politically disagree is not satire. If that were the case,
Richard Nixon's Watergate plumbers would all be writing for
"Saturday Night Live."

Fox News has become the highest-rated news network on cable
because we feature lively debate and all honest voices are
welcome. We don't do drive-by character assassinations, and we
don't denigrate opposing points of view by launching gratuitous
personal attacks. Fox's presentation is in the tradition of the
raucous town meeting where passion and conviction are on
display. We challenge people of all political persuasions.

It makes me sick to see intellectually dishonest individuals
hide behind the First Amendment to spread propaganda, libel and
slander. But this is a growing trend in America, where the
exchange of ideas often degenerates into verbal mud wrestling
with intent to injure. The poo-bahs at The Times know what a
smear campaign is, but apparently, if it's directed at an
enterprise the paper disapproves of, it's okay. I wonder how The
Times' editorialists would react if their faces graced a book
cover accompanied by the word "liar." Oh, right, they'd consider
it satire.

This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded.
Now there is a wider range of thought and expression available
2-4/7. But the country is worse off because of the brutal
repercussions of that success. A nation that prides itself on
diversity of opinion and acceptance of differing political
points of view is being subjected to an **** of media defamation
and sometimes outright hatred.

And satire has nothing to do with it.


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2 27th February 01:23
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Silly old Redbaiter <don't@email.me> makes a goat of himself yet again
in message news:<3f41413c$1@news.orcon.net.nz> when he approvingly
quotes an article by the illiterate, as well as intolerant, extreme
right wing "commentator" Bill ("Shut up! Shut up! Cut his Mic!")
O'Reilly....

.....<snip boring blather by O'Reilly praising his employer Fox
News>....

Oh? That's what the new, Bush administration idea of a satirist is,
is it? Inoffensive and "responsible" fellows who never criticise or
try to "smear and destroy" politicians. Hey! That means that
virtually the entire cast of Fox, CBS, MSNBC, and all the other
"patriotic" broadcasting corporations are freaking SATIRISTS!


What?!???? One presumes O'Reilly is trying to make a point here, but
he lacks the ability to get it across.

Honest voices are welcome, are they? Here's an example of O'Reilly
berating and bullying a young victim of the 9/11 attack who refuses to
accept the neo-conservative bullshit that the likes of O'Reilly and
Sean Hannity keep spouting. Watch how O'Reilly, that self-proclaimed
proponent of "lively debate", bawls at his guest to "Shut up! Shut
up!" and orders his floor crew to cut off the young man's microphone!
He's a real defender of free speech is O'Reilly! See for
yourself.....
http://groups.google.co.nz/groups?q=o%27reilly+author:morrisseybreen%40yahoo.com&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=fb3a0456.0307131039.48666c91%40posting.google.com&rnum=1


Forgot to say: "Except if you disagree with us!"


Errrrr, methinks it might be more appropriate to replace the phrase
"passion and conviction" with "bigotry and ignorance".

.......<snip more confused bleating by O'Reilly>.....

Redbaiter, O'Reilly has been discredited. He is a joke.

Are you by any chance writing posts in praise of O'Reilly's
intellectual forerunner, the late Senator Joe McCarthy? And if not,
why not?
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3 27th February 01:23
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Morrissey Breen allegedly said:

Wasn't that Michael Savage (nee Weiner) just before he wished AIDS and death
on that *** guy? How funny was it when they later found out Savage (nee
Weiner) had taken more than a few walks on the wild side.....

I know...it's hard to tell the right wingnuts apart.
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4 27th February 01:24
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Antoine Arnauld says...


Withers does exactly what all hard leftists do, and exactly as
O'Reilly predicted, in repeating lies and false allegations
about people who's politics they don't like.

Many leftists are s*** Withers, but not many also personify evil
to the extent that you do.

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5 27th February 01:25
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And this posted by the individual that's posted more personal invective than
the rest of the group put together. You're slipping Ratty. And by the way, I
notice that while I was away you started drifting back to your old libellous
ways again. You'll have to watch that.

Philip
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6 27th February 01:25
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Philip Crookes says...

The people who receive invective from Redbaiter are like you
Crookes, the kind of disgusting leftist filth who try and
prevent or control freedom of expression.

You are one a of a gang of leftist usenet abusers who strive to
stifle contrary opinion and otherwise dominate this newsgroup,
and whine like stuck pigs when their own tactics are used
against them.

Don't come on here with your typical cowardly off topic personal
attacks and threatening bluster.

What a repellent rancid personality you are.

Go away and beat yourself to death with your handbag.

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7 27th February 07:57
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Morrissey Breen allegedly said:


Depends on your point of view. :-)
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8 28th February 08:15
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Meaning what precisely?

Philip
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9 28th February 08:15
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Philip Crookes says...

Time wasting ****wit.

It means go away, (ie stop bothering people on this usenet with
your hate sick, insane hate motivated personal attacks)

and beat yourself to death (batter yourself until you die) with
your handbag (the handbag you own)

In other words, **** off you time wasting pissant.

The idea of usnenet is discuss issues, Not like you, to carry
on attack and stalking campaigns against other posters.

Just go away with your hate you boring horrible and repulsive
person.

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10 28th February 08:15
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Do you **really* want to know?
Your just looking for shit.

Cath
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