Can We Destroy Fox Next?

David Brooks was on Charlie Rose predicting the collapse of the GOP into warring tribes.  He scoffed at being called an elitist and claimed the demise of the GOP began when they shut down the government in the 90's.  I completely agree with him that the GOP is beginning to eat its own and I think liberals and democrats should take full advantage.

One way is to woo moderate republicans into the party as Sen. Obama has done, but more aggressively.

But what I really want to attack is the right wing smear machine - Fox, Drudge, WSJ and Washington Times.  I think democrats who go on their shows or write for them should be outcasts.  No elected official should appear on Fox.  And an army of webgeeks need to take Drudge down.  I suspect Limbaugh will smoke and eat himself to death.

Tags: Fox, GOP (all tags)



Re: Can We Destroy Fox Next?
But what I really want to attack is the right wing smear machine - Fox, Drudge, WSJ and Washington Times
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You and me BOTH. I can't even begin to tell you. I want to get Hannity first of all,then the rest of the scumbags can stand in line.
BUT..If Obama does win,they'll sit on the sidelines,sniping and attacking his every move.
I also agree about elected officials not appearing on the network. It;s not a valid news network.It's the closest thing that the US has to  State run  media. It does not report accurately nor does it even try to. For all intents and purposes it's a bogus news "Network"  and therefor legitimate politicians should stop being bullied by the right  and stay the hell away from it.
Won't happen,but It should.
by Lodgemannered 2008-11-03 09:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Can We Destroy Fox Next?

Good point - Fox is not a legitimate news outlet, but rather a mouthpiece for the right-wing.  What I hope is that they will be marginalized.

One good sign is that Olbermann has been beating Billo-the-Clown off and on so Fox is vulnerable.  

by PabloZed 2008-11-03 10:42AM | 0 recs
No. Competition makes us better

We need them, if anything to remind us of why we still need to struggle against Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

As long as they are around, there are still folks who believe in what they peddle -- and it should be a constant reminder to us of how low this country once let itself become.

by dcrolg 2008-11-03 09:46AM | 0 recs
They'll pull an Obi-Wan Kenobi

We can strike them down, but they'll become more powerful than we can possibly imagine.  By becoming the opposition's voice, they can take credit for any and all failures (or percieved failures) of the Obama administration.

Yes, the execs at the top are going to the chopping block; that's a given. The owners and top visible talent (the Murdochs, the Moons, the Rushes, the Hannities, the Coulters), however, will find themselves a new role of "guardians" of the public's best interests from the Democratic "left-wing extremists."

The way to defeat them is for Obama to, quite simply, be the good guy at all times.  100% transparency and solid explanations of every issue that may come up.

by Dracomicron 2008-11-03 10:00AM | 0 recs
Fox is not all bad

November 03, 2008
Categories: Fox News

Fox's Garrett defends Obama

Fox News correspondent Major Garrett, who's been covering the Obama campaign, e-mailed some staffers after learning that "Fox & Friends" was preparing a segment on the Democratic candidate ignoring the network, which he didn't think was accurate.

From the e-mail, obtained by Huffington Post.

In the context of the 6:15 am B Block "IGNORE FNC" segment, may I point out Obama has done 5 interviews with me and one with Chris Wallace, one with Brit Hume and one with Bill O'Reilly. That's 8 interviews. Would I like more? Yes. Would Chris Wallace? Yes. Would Brit and O'Reilly like more? Of course.

But it's still 8 interviews with FNC in this campaign. By comparison, my count is the Hillary Clinton did 5 FNC interviews with FNC during the campaign: 3 with me, one with Chris Wallace and one with O'Reilly. This does not count morning round-robins done during the primaries as those tend not to have any selectivity to them.

Garrett even left one out: Obama's appearance on "Fox & Friends."

This is the second time a Fox on-air personality has criticized the show's treatment of Obama this cycle. Back in May, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace told the morning team they were taking comments out of context.

And last week on Fox, Shepard Smith defended Obama's position on Israel against Joe the Plumber, who's said he believes "a vote for Obama is a vote for death to Israel." Smith's performance, asking for specific examples to support the wild claim, earned high praise on Saturday from one of the most unlikely places: The New York Times editorial page.

by wellinformed 2008-11-03 10:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Fox is not all bad
Re Shepard Smith,for the very first time that I'm aware of ,honesty and class  made a brief appearance on Faux news.
 I have to say that I do wonder how genuine it is when any of them veer from the party line. I wonder if they're not trying to paint a good cop ,bad cop picture so that they can appear,to really  be a fair and balanced outlet. So although I  appreciated what Shep Smith said,I  wouldn't swear that it was a genuine feeling of outrage .
Saying that,I;ve always  thought that he was  the best of a really bad lot and had some deceny in him.
by Lodgemannered 2008-11-03 11:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Can We Destroy Fox Next?
I wonder..If ( please god) Obama wins, will they   then be as "un-American" in  opposing him ,as they tried to make everyone  who opposed the policies of the Bush adminsistraton?
Will  O Reilly, have on pugs who vehemently oppose what Obama is doing and chastise them for not supporting the President?  The mind boggles.
This scenario could be in Mad Magazines "Scenes We'd Like To See". O Reilly to Hannity "YOU SIR.. clearly DON't support the President of the United States and I put it to you SIR.. that you are  walking a thin line  here. If you don't  like this country,of you don;t like AND support our President ,then you're free to live elsewhere ."
 Sure thing.I won,t hold my breath for that  little scene to play out though.
by Lodgemannered 2008-11-03 10:31AM | 0 recs


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