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    What a bunch of psychos. One Fox correspondent wishes they'd blown up Paris instead:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507080002

    ..another says the bombings were advantageous to the "western world" because they did a great job of taking global warming and African poverty off the agenda, and replacing it with the "war on terror"..

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070005

    ..and one guy says that as soon as he heard about the bombings he saw an opportunity to make money on the stock exchange.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070007

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    FNC is not a serious news outlet in any way. While it can be enjoyable to watch in a perverse way, anybody who takes it seriously obviously is only interested in having their own ideological prejudices massaged, rather than receiving something approaching objective facts about a story. When the FI lot posted on this site, they used to try and defend the channel and say that it was genuinely 'fair and balanced', but that was of course nothing more than an illustration of their own extremism. I'm sorry they're not around to comment on the links above.

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    Unfortunately there is a segment of the American population which really does think like this. Fox may not be a reliable news outlet but it is a reliable barometer of that segment's opinion :x

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    Turns out that Bill O'Reilly was in his ancestral homeland when the bombers struck London: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161907,00.html

    If you watch the video, he talks about his breakfast in Killarney. He must have flown back on Thursday or made it to a studio somewhere.

    "If all of the anti-U.S. bitterness were redirected into anti- terror bitterness, the world might defeat these savages."

    For those with exotic tastes (and thanks to CrazyG's recent thread, we know there's a few of you out there), you can read about O'Reilly's alleged sexual shenanigans here: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...3mackris1.html
    I particularly enjoyed his alleged boasts about a "girl" in Thailand followed immediately by saying how he was looking forward to going to see the Pope and cheat on his pregnant wife with some hot Italian women: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...3mackris9.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deputy Dawg
    What a bunch of psychos. One Fox correspondent wishes they'd blown up Paris instead:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507080002

    ..another says the bombings were advantageous to the "western world" because they did a great job of taking global warming and African poverty off the agenda, and replacing it with the "war on terror"..

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070005

    ..and one guy says that as soon as he heard about the bombings he saw an opportunity to make money on the stock exchange.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070007
    Very cynical but very politically astute as well; well, if they hadn't publicised it. Fox is indicative of Bush heartland voters

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    I'll never forget during the Presidental election campaign, when Brian Kilmeade made the point that not only does John Kerry speak fluent French, but he even looks French, and implied that they were reasons not to vote him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deputy Dawg
    What a bunch of psychos. One Fox correspondent wishes they'd blown up Paris instead:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507080002

    ..another says the bombings were advantageous to the "western world" because they did a great job of taking global warming and African poverty off the agenda, and replacing it with the "war on terror"..

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070005

    ..and one guy says that as soon as he heard about the bombings he saw an opportunity to make money on the stock exchange.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507070007
    I find it amazing that with such damning snippets you would feel the need to misrepresented at least two of the three stories.
    What is wrong with you?
    These stories speak for themselves, they are terrible so why quote them out of context?
    they speak loud enough already.
    Why did you feel the need to sex them up a bit?
    Dont you know that the truth is more powerful and you look very strange when you behave in such a way?

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    What are you on about? Deputy Dawg's post was fine, and totally reasonable. Are you looking for a liberal conspiracy or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badinage
    What are you on about? Deputy Dawg's post was fine, and totally reasonable. Are you looking for a liberal conspiracy or something?
    No Im saying its very sloppy at best or intentionally misleading at worst.

    Lets take his first point -
    What a bunch of psychos. One Fox correspondent wishes they'd blown up Paris instead:

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507080002
    am I missing something - the guy made the comment the day before the explosions?
    so how can you say he wishes that they'd bliown up Paris instead - they hadnt blown up any where when he said it.
    It is idiotic, stupid and reprehesible enough as it is so why obscure it into something more grosteque?

    Why not check before you defend it?
    Badinage, I think your open mind slipped in this case.

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    A colleague of mine was watching Fox News the other night and said that one of the guests claimed that the BBC was to the UK what Al Jazeera was to the Middle East!

    Dear God- I hope he never puts on Channel Four !!
    "The IRA Army Council have a history of telling the truth. If they say they didn't do it, then I believe them" - Bertie Ahern, speaking after the murder of Det. Garda Jerry McCabe

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