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Headlines Our freedom at risk…your thoughts please

bboyblu

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A lot of my friends seem to be concerned about the government
interfering and watching over our daily lives, but what was surprising
to me was to find out (through a new documentary) that major news
organizations are also playing a part, though much less publicized
(because ironically they run the media!)

Case in point: Al Franken. Here’s a gentleman who was looking to have
his book published called “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them”. The
book basically exposes many unknown truths about the lies and dark
sides of major news organizations. Once Fox News heard about this book,
they went to court and tried (unsuccessfully) to stop its publication.
To me, that’s pretty scary. I feel that Americans have the right to
know what’s going on. If the government doesn’t tell us the whole
truth, and now we’re learning that the people that run the news that we
watch each night are doing the same to us, what can we do?

The film is called “The First Amendment Project”, and I first saw it
about a month ago at the Hamptons Film Festival. I know it won’t get as
much publicity as Michael Moore’s recent documentary, but in my
opinion, this movie is even more important because it exposes the
people that are bring us the news in the first place. I’m sure you can
google the name of the movie for more info, or if you want to catch it
on Court TV next Tuesday night at 10pm. I’m going to tape it for a
couple friends since no major networks would air it, and not everyone
has cable.

Bobby
 

Smoke

Banned - What an Asshat!
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Americans should have the right to know what the government is doing, even if it interferes with their lives. They don't have the right to interfere or watch over us, thats just not right.
 

gurlgonewild

Was machen Sie?
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bboyblu said:
I feel that Americans have the right to
know what’s going on. If the government doesn’t tell us the whole
truth, and now we’re learning that the people that run the news that we
watch each night are doing the same to us, what can we do?

Bobby
dude, that's seriously scary if you think this is something new. there are so many other examples of media and gov't cooperation than that which date back to the beginning of mass media. (radio, not just tv) on the other hand, its good to see you are not going to spend your entire life in the dark like most do.

Cheers!
 

DanGeo23

Resident Conservative
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Al Franken is trying to sell a book... there are lots of people that don't like the Prez.. .why not for financial reasons tailor a book that would gain their attention... I don't think he exposes any unknown "truths" in his book... rather exposes himself as another stooge that will sell half of the truth to the public and run off with their money... ... I believe that the lawsuit was based solely on the use of the phrase "fair and balanced" .. not that Fox or any other organization had a reason to care about the book other than a stolen catch phrase...

AL Franken... = Comedy...
 

bigck3000

The Iron Lung
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to further expose the cliche comparison

Bill O'reilly= Al Franken= comedy= bullshit
 

NINE225

The one, The only
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Yeah

I do think that it is a little scary that the government does watch us so carefully. its like we live under a dictatorship, but we have some input...

Thats just wrong.
 

gurlgonewild

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NINE225 said:
I do think that it is a little scary that the government does watch us so carefully. its like we live under a dictatorship, but we have some input...

Thats just wrong.
not true, not even close to being in the same color scheme. yet- :bomb:
 
R

RedOctober

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Well, the OP has made a point.
A nazi dictatorship doesn't come over night, it establishes gradually.

First step is to own the media...
 

RVAlias

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Following Bobby's first point, the media is based on 2 things: Fact, and yellow journalism. Yellow journalism, for you morons out there, is the publication of false news, twisting fact to make a "better story". ANYWAY, Fox News, unlike other news media, is ALL yellow journalism. The news is for what we want to beleive. If Bush suddenly comes out and says "The US is bankrupt, so we need to raise taxes 40%", is ANYONE going to believe it? No! Its dumb, and our government knows it. They wish they could pull crap like that, but unfortunately it isnt going to work. If we don't want to be watched, we can either A: take action and revolt against our government, or B: Move to Canada, steal as much of their bacon as possible, take it all back, start a new government, and sell bacon as a source of income..


Ok, I babbled there for a second, but thats also besides the point.
If the government has such an eye on us, why is there no eye on illegal aliens coming into our country...?