The White House Admits Manipulating and Controlling FOX News (Video)
Ed Comment: This "disclosure" comes very timely considering that the illuminati are going to put the Democrat Obama in the Whitehouse. FOX needs to officially be discredited at this time because they have been the lap dog of the Neo-Con's (Republicans). Now FOX needs to be “taken down” a few notches. Their work is now done (well done!). This exposure will feed into the illusion of the political slogan: “change”. People now need to be turned to another Whitehouse lap dog media TV channel for the next 4 or 8 years. Who will it be?
The question is to ask is if there really is any difference between FOX and ABC, MSNBC, CBS or CNN?
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Fl Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie
2004 09 13
By Mike Gaddy | SierraTimes.com
On February 14, a Florida Appeals court ruled there is absolutely nothing illegal about lying, concealing or distorting information by a major press organization. The court reversed the $425,000 jury verdict in favor of journalist Jane Akre who charged she was pressured by Fox Television management and lawyers to air what she knew and documented to be false information. The ruling basically declares it is technically not against any law, rule, or regulation to deliberately lie or distort the news on a television broadcast.
On August 18, 2000, a six-person jury was unanimous in its conclusion that Akre was indeed fired for threatening to report the station's pressure to broadcast what jurors decided was "a false, distorted, or slanted" story about the widespread use of growth hormone in dairy cows. The court did not dispute the heart of Akre's claim, that Fox pressured her to broadcast a false story to protect the broadcaster from having to defend the truth in court, as well as suffer the ire of irate advertisers.
Fox argued from the first, and failed on three separate occasions, in front of three different judges, to have the case tossed out on the grounds there is no hard, fast, and written rule against deliberate distortion of the news. The attorneys for Fox, owned by media baron Rupert Murdock, argued the First Amendment gives broadcasters the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves.
In its six-page written decision, the Court of Appeals held that the Federal Communications Commission position against news distortion is only a "policy," not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation.
Fox aired a report after the ruling saying it was "totally vindicated" by the verdict.
© 2003 SierraTimes.com