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Fox's Tony Snow article on White Supremist Site

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The link below is a story Fox's Tony Snow wrote for a White Supremecist - Anti Martin Luther King web site. When Snow worked for the Detroit Free Press, he wrote a piece slamming Kwanzaa. That piece is now on a website whose mission is to discredit Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sounds like perfect training to be a Fox Correspondent. :roll:

The TRUTH about Kwanzaa
http://www.martinlutherking.org/kwanzaa.html
 
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hipsterdufus said:
The link below is a story Fox's Tony Snow wrote for a White Supremecist - Anti Martin Luther King web site. When Snow worked for the Detroit Free Press, he wrote a piece slamming Kwanzaa. That piece is now on a website whose mission is to discredit Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sounds like perfect training to be a Fox Correspondent. :roll:


http://www.martinlutherking.org/kwanzaa.html
This is libelous slander just because some idiotic website posts something by fox news doesn't mean that fox news is racist by association in actuality the creator of Kwanzaa was a black power racist who pushed for a seperatist state for African Americans within the U.S.
 
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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
This is libelous slander just because some idiotic website posts something by fox news doesn't mean that fox news is racist by association in actuality the creator of Kwanzaa was a black power racist who pushed for a seperatist state for African Americans within the U.S.
I knew that would get you going trajan :mrgreen:

If you liked that one. You'll love this one. Make sure to watch the video of the fluff piece on the White Supremist Group.

VIDEO: Fox Affiliate Airs Ode to White Supremacist Site
Fox affiliate “FOX Carolina” last month ran a one-sided fluff piece exploring StormFront.org, an online hub for white supremacists.

The Anti-Defamation League describes StormFront as a “veritable supermarket of online hate, stocking its shelves with many forms of anti-Semitism and racism.” Yet not a single critical voice is included in the Fox story — only StormFront members and moderators are included.

ThinkProgress has acquired the video of the segment. (Note: the clip is “annotated” with text commentary by StormFront members.) Watch it:
http://thinkprogress.org/2005/12/22/fox-white-supremacy/
 
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hipsterdufus said:
I knew that would get you going trajan :mrgreen:

If you liked that one. You'll love this one. Make sure to watch the video of the fluff piece on the White Supremist Group.


http://thinkprogress.org/2005/12/22/fox-white-supremacy/
lmfao Hip O.K. then why do the stormfront ******s say that the neo-cons are controlled by the zionists yet it is the neo-cons who dominate Fox News so if fox news is controlled by the neo-cons and the neo-cons are controlled by the zionists why would the zionists promote stormfront? haha how do you like that bit of circular logic try spinning that one around your head. :mrgreen:
 

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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
This is libelous slander just because some idiotic website posts something by fox news doesn't mean that fox news is racist by association in actuality the creator of Kwanzaa was a black power racist who pushed for a seperatist state for African Americans within the U.S.
I know this is nitpicky, but "libelous slander" is a contradictory phrase.

Libel: "A false publication, as in writing, print, signs, or pictures, that damages a person's reputation.

Slander: "Oral communication of false statements injurious to a person's reputation."

Since this is written, it is libel.
 
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lmfao Hip O.K. then why do the stormfront ******s say that the neo-cons are controlled by the zionists yet it is the neo-cons who dominate Fox News so if fox news is controlled by the neo-cons and the neo-cons are controlled by the zionists why would the zionists promote stormfront? haha how do you like that bit of circular logic try spinning that one around your head. :mrgreen:
I don't claim to be able to make sense of such matters.

They're you're kin, why don't you ask them? :mrgreen:

It kind of reminds me of Fox's suit against Al Franken. Fox was unable to prove that they weren't liers, so went after Franken for tarademark use of "Fair and Balanced."

But Fox's absence of fairness and balance has not stopped it from taking a proprietary interest in the phrase. The network registered 'Fair and Balanced' as a trademark in 1998, giving it a legally-cognisable interest in maintaining the phrase's value. And to those who fail to take its ownership of the trademark seriously enough, Fox has a ready response: to sue them.

In August, Fox filed suit in federal court against Al Franken, a comedian and political satirist and author of a book due for September release, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Franken's use of Fox's trademark phrase, the Fox court papers averred, was likely to 'blur and tarnish' the phrase. Adding to the injury, in Fox's view, was the fact that a photo of Fox news commentator Bill O'Reilly was featured on the book's cover.

According to Fox's attorneys, readers seeing the photo might mistakenly believe that O'Reilly had endorsed the book.

The reference to O'Reilly as an aggrieved party hinted at the suit's origins. A blustering bully of the American right, O'Reilly, had fallen into a shouting match with the unabashedly liberal Franken at this year's BookExpo America, telling him to 'to shut up' (and foreshadowing what was to come).

O'Reilly could not stand by and came back with a self-pitying screed. 'Liberal ideologues' and their allies, the 'elite media,' were angered by Fox's success, he complained. Fox was compelled to respond in court to their unfair attacks, slander, and defamation.

But in a telling omission, O'Reilly's repeated references to defamation were not reflected in Fox's legal complaint. Why? Because defamation, as a legal matter, looks to the facts. Under the relevant constitutional rules, Fox would have to prove Franken wrong. It would have to show that O'Reilly was not a liar - let alone a lying liar.

A trademark case, hinging on the ownership of words rather than on their accuracy, must have been a more inviting option for the Fox lawyers. It is difficult to squelch unwanted criticism via a claim of defamation, yet it may still be possible to misuse trademark law to achieve the same ends.

But the Fox News attorneys still had to persuade a federal judge of their position. At a hearing in late August, a Fox attorney struggled to explain how Franken's use of the 'Fair and Balanced' slogan would confuse consumers. The judge, sceptical from the outset, asked, 'Do you think that a reasonable consumer, seeing the word 'lies' over Mr. O'Reilly's face, would believe Mr. O'Reilly is endorsing this book?'

Ignoring the laughter in the courtroom, Fox's counsel responded that the cover's message was 'ambiguous'. 'It does not say 'parody' or 'satire,'' she explained, straight-faced.

The judge was unconvinced. 'This case is wholly without merit,' he concluded. 'Mr. Franken is clearly mocking Fox.'

And, indeed, it is Al Franken who has had the last laugh. The publicity drove his book to the top position on Amazon.com's sales chart and it currently stands at number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. The dismissal of Fox's suit was a clear victory for freedom of expression.
http://www.indexonline.org/en/news/articles/2003/3/fair-and-balanced-fox-loses-its-good-name.shtml
 
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