Stay off Fox

All year, FOX has worked 24/7 to block President Obama's agenda—repeating lies about "death panels," promoting Tea Party protests, and whipping up fake political scandals.1

Now, President Obama is fighting back. The White House communications director said FOX is a "wing of the Republican Party...let's not pretend they're a news network."2 To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year. 3

It's about time Democrats stood up to FOX! Can you sign this petition asking Democrats to support President Obama's stance by staying off FOX as long as he does? We'll deliver it to Democratic leaders. Clicking here will add your name:

http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/o.pl?id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=3

The petition says: "Democrats should support President Obama's effort to call out FOX. Please stay off FOX for as long as he does."  

Democrats often appear on FOX in hopes of reaching out to conservative viewers. But FOX cuts off their mic, distorts what they say, or runs biased headlines at the bottom of the screen.4 In the end, Democrats always lose on FOX.

FOX insists there's a difference between its news shows and its right-wing opinion shows with Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly , Sean Hannity , and others.

But in August, FOX's so-called news shows "aired 22 clips of town hall meeting attendees opposed" to Obama's health care plans and zero in support. CNN and MSNBC were more fair and balanced.5

In another "news" story, FOX passed off a GOP press release as its own research—typo and all.6

FOX executives now describe the channel as "the voice of opposition" to Obama's agenda. FOX president Roger Ailes —a former adviser to Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush —said, "I see this as the Alamo."7

But a Capitol Hill newspaper reports, "In the House and Senate, Democrats who pledged to follow the administration's near-boycott of Fox were hard to find, although many expressed support for Obama's stance."8

Democrats will only find the courage to join Obama if they hear from enough concerned voters. Sign this petition to ask Democratic leaders to stay off FOX. Clicking here will add your name:

http://civic.moveon.org/foxobama/o.pl?id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=4

Thanks for all you do.

–Noah, Nita, Michael, Kat, and the rest of the team

Sources:
1. "Fox News viewers overwhelmingly misinformed about health care reform proposals ," Think Progress, August 19, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84884&id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=6

 

"Fox News Signs On To Tea Party Agenda, Aggressively Promotes Anti-Obama Protests," Think Progress, April 10, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84885&id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=8

"Beck-led Fox News "czar" witch hunt moves to ridiculous smear of Anita Dunn," Media Matters for America , October 16 , 2009
http://mediamatters.org/research/200910160004

2. "White House: Fox News 'a wing of the Republican Party '," New York Daily News , October 12 , 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84886&id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=9

3. "The Battle Between the White House and Fox News," The New York Times , October 17 , 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84898&id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=10

4. "Outfoxed: Fox News technique: cut their mic!" Brave New Films, May 11, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTkFU4MtubU

"The Case Against FOX," FOXAttacks.com
http://foxattacks.com/facts.php

5. "Fox News' town hall coverage amplifies opponents of health care reform , ignores supporters," Media Matters for America , September 8 , 2009
http://mediamatters.org/print/research/200909080004

6. "Fox passes off GOP press release as its own research—typo and all," Media Matters for America, February 10, 2009
http://mediamatters.org/research/200902100019

7. "'Voice of the opposition': Fox News openly advocates against Democratic Congress, White House," Media Matters for America, September 11 , 2009
http://mediamatters.org/reports/200909110016

8. "Congressional Democrats defend the White House's snub of Fox News," The Hill , October 14 , 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84899&id=17604-16154072-0cMha_x&t=11

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Is there something about free speech,  Move On doesn't get?Move on and the nutty members of my party want to stifle free speech.Remember the Bumper Stuicker from the 1960's  "QUESTION AUTHORITY"

I think the person who thought this petition up should go home and practice the fine art of self insemination!!!

Absolutely absurd! In case the Queenbee didn't hear; YOU WON THE ELECTION!! And what is this petition for? To let Obama know that you support his decision to boycott Fox. What a friggin' news flash! You're kidding right? This is a joke, right? I get it. Wow, I thought you were serious.

Van Johnson was exposed by Beck (and only Beck) as a card carrying Communist which resulted in his resignation. This was not made-up. Clips from previous speeches revealed Johnson's anti-white and anti-American sentiments, out of his own mouth, not invented by Beck and Fox. The beauty of this modern age is that even you Queenbee can, as a New Yorker would say, LOOK IT UP!

Obama has reniged on 100% of his campaign policies: balance the budget (good luck with that, the deficit is 4X higher than the worst year with Bush), healthcare without raising taxes (I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, they just tried to pull a fast one and hide $250 million of costs in the deficit rather than in the health bill, even Dems voted against that), out of Iraq by Sept. 2009 (hummm, not so much), victory in Afghanistan (how's that working out, Mr. Prez, he can't even make a decision recommended by the General he appointed), stimulus plan to create jobs and stop foreclosures (oopps!, even his own administration said yesterday that unemployment will not decrease for at least 2 more years and foreclosures are continuing at a rate higher than last year and we haven't even seen the crash of the commercial real estate market yet!), disarming Iran's nuclear program (today Iran said that they will not stop their enrichment program and will not send their uranium to Russsia to determine the enrichment quality as agreed upon at the, oh, so popularized Obama United Nations meeting), closing Guantanamo by December 31st (the administration just asked for at least a 2 month extension),etc,etc.

GET IT! Do I need to go on. What is it that I wrote here that was incorrect? Yes, Fox did report on these things as did other outlets. Are these facts untrue? All you have to do is look at Obama's campaign promises (YouTube, or do you think they are also plotting against or incompetent President?) and look at his own administrations reports as well as moderate Democrats.

When questioned in late July about the "Tea Parties", Obama said he was "unaware" of them. LOOK IT UP! This is your President that is "unaware" of political movements against his policies? And you believe that? God help us!! We are worse off than I thought.

He has 40+ Czars, 40! Maybe because he can't make a decision on anything. In this rogues gallery are known socialists, environmental radical activists, a past member of NAMBLA (man boy love association, in case you didn't know), abortion activists, communists (his publicist says she admires Mao Tse Tung's philosophy, LOOK IT UP!), a guy that thinks animals should be able to sue their owners, a guy who thinks sterilization is a solution for global warming, etc, etc. These are his advisors. Raum Emmanual and Geitner worked for Goldman Sachs before joining his administration (isn't Goldman Sachs part of that big bad establishment?). Gates the Secretary of Defense was Bush's, (unprecedented to keep an opposing parties Defense Secretary, I might add) Defense Secretary. If Bush's defense policies were so bad why did Obama keep his Defense Secretary? Uhh? Obama was an attorney for ACORN, the disgraced, corrupt activist group who has defrauded the tax payors for over 50 million (I'm assuming Queenbee that you are a tax payor too). Hillary and Biden in their campaigns said (and rightly) that Obama did not have the experience to be president and now they work for him. What ya think about that? Even the president of France, Sarkozy, said that Obama was an amateur and Germany, a previously liberal leaning society, voted overwhelmingly for re-election of a very conservative Merkel and her party.

If you still support this clown's policies you must hate this country and your kids because the debts of today will be carried by the children of tomorrow and it will be impossible for the US to maintain it's position in the world as the bastion of freedom.

I believe all freedom loving Americans; Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike, will also sign a petition next year by voting out the bums that got us into this situation in the first place. Yes, Queenbee, you ain't seen nothing yet. My generation is pissed, you people have awoken the sleeping giant. The beauty of all this is that young folks put this clown in office by believing his lies but my generation are faithful voters and realize that the real power is in congress, so congress you are put on notice, WE ARE MAD AS HELL, AND WE"RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

   

If people fear the goverment, that's tyranny; if the government fears the people, that's liberty...Thomas Jefferson


iamqueenbea 
your comment     Biased is in the eye of the beholder! I'm tired of fighting with these people. Hell, they think like FOX! So, I will just make my posts and don't care who they piss off. Whatever Adam or anyone has to say is not going to make me stop posting. ITS GOING TO MAKE ME POST MORE AND THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT EXCEPT CRY AND WHINE!!!!! LOL! LOL! LOL!      Now, that said...go post some Fox videos or something. Its not going to stop this.    Posted 5 days ago by you ......
iamqueenbee,  i have not been watching yedda  too much this past week and can not believe all this,,,,????   what happened to the nice person i liked ? are you reading what you are posting ?  this is not like the debate between  me and you had a while back.   i am just confused what is going on with you.  it's good that you have opinions but your cofusing me about how you are directing them.  first you are acusing someone of stalking you , and i tried to make a comment to make it light when i said meeow,  i was just teasing you and you got upset with me and 2 others.   now you get mad if someone isn't agreeing with you.  you know how i dont care for obama  and you and i are ok with that  and vice versa because that is our opinions but i also do not agree with you about fox and i don't understand how you can be so mad at everyone that is not agreeing with you.  this is being angry  with anyone that does not agree with you and    (  it is not a debate  up above that you said is a dissapointing surprize to me. )  its like you either you agree with me or i dont want to talk to you.  i hope you think about  this.  take care.
God bless
nanadee

 
 

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hi voice of reason, 

 i just now read your answer  # 19, after i wrote mine and it came up, because i only got to the 3rd answer  (  i started at the beginning )   when i wrote mine #20.  bravo to you sir.  i gave a thumbs up.  if i would of read yours first i wouldn't of posted mine. cause you said it all.  a couple of weeks ago i said i was not going to get   involved anymore with politics and religion when people trashed each other with name calling,  but i was just surprize how she ( iaqb ) has changed with her actions and wanted to let her know  " nicely "  how  i  felt.  not a debate, just conversation.  thanks for the information that yu posted.  well said my friend.  Wink

god bless

nanadee  Cool

A penny saved is a penny earned

Just to take on one of your falsehoods...there are death panels.  Hear about them in Obama's own words...

Here's where they get the idea of death panels...the President is talking about panels that will decide “best practices.” These panels exist in all of the proposals for universal health care, as a method of saving money.

1.From an Obama Speech You've seen and heard this of course..."Grannie might not get a pacemaker...but a pain pill instead."

Now if you're an old person, like me, you know that pacemakers are to keep you alive and improve the quality of your life...not to relieve pain.  So what he's saying is...Your life isn't worth the cost of a pacemaker, but, hey, we'll give you some pain pills.  That way you won't bother us too much with your screaming while you die.

2. New York Times

  1. THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right? I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.
  2. [New York Times] So how do you — how do we deal with it?
  3. THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group (death panels?) that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.

Obama: “I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.”

Booray,


Just to take on one of your falsehoods...there are death panels.  Hear about them in Obama's own words... NO such thing, however, that is how you perceive it
Here's where they get the idea of death panels...the President is talking about panels that will decide “best practices.” These panels exist in all of the proposals for universal health care, as a method of saving money. Actually, they got the idea of death panels from Sarah Palin who later apologized for her mistake

1.From an Obama Speech You've seen and heard this of course..."Grannie might not get a pacemaker...but a pain pill instead."  
Couldn't this mean if we help Grannie sooner with better healthcare, she wouldn't need something more serious like a pace maker she will just need something minor like painkillers. That's what I HEARD the Prez say

Now if you're an old person, like me, you know that pacemakers are to keep you alive and improve the quality of your life...not to relieve pain.  So what he's saying is...Your life isn't worth the cost of a pacemaker, but, hey, we'll give you some pain pills.  That way you won't bother us too much with your screaming while you die. That is NOT what he is saying by trying to get you a better healthcare system. Come on now! Really!
2. New York Times

  1. THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right? I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.  He also said he feels preventative medicine is the best medicine to help keep us healthy. I agree. If we take preventative measures, our conditions won't get too bad. That is what he means
  2. [New York Times] So how do you — how do we deal with it?
  3. THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group (death panels?) that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.

Obama: “I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.”

Aw come on! Where did you get these lies? This is too ridiculous to read. I'm sorry

Bzzzz! Bzzzz!

Nanadee,

If you are looking for a reason to dislike me, then you have one.

1. I have my own point of view and will stand by it. I am not a follower and do not agree with many people here on the Obama/Fox issues. I have the same freedom of speech and will express myself just like many of you. I will not try to agree just to be friends with anyone. If you in fact LIKE ME as you've stated, then me having my own opinion won't sway that. If it does then you never truly liked me in the first place and I cannot change that. Sorry!

Let's get this out in the open...I am an Obama supporter, I am a Christian, I am outspoken, and I don't like FOX. If anyone wishes to stop being buddies because of my own views, now is the time because I WILL not change my mind. True friends accept you for who you are. Not only that...I never did anything to you  Nanadee. After we became buddies, I stopped debating with you on certain issues because I GAVE you that respect. Thanks

Bzzzz! Bzzzz!

 TO YOUR ANSWER TO ME... Q.B.      I ASK YOU THIS  BEFORE....

i am just confused what is going on with you.  it's good that you have opinions but your cofusing me about how you are directing them.

Q.B.  HOW can  YOU be so mad at everyone that is not agreeing with you.  this is being angry  with anyone that does not agree with you and    (  it is not a debate  up above that you said is a dissapointing surprize to me. )  its like you either you agree with me or i dont want to talk to you

 OR BE YOUR FRIEND.  I WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE'S FRIENDS BECAUSE I LIKE THEM AND RESPECT THEIR OPINION EVEN THO I MIGHT NOT AGREE DOESN'T MAKE ME DISLIKE THEM. BECAUSEE THAT IS HOW I AM.  YOU DON'T THROW A TOY AWAY CAUSE IT GOT DIRTY,  YOU WASH IT,AMEN

YOU ANSWERED ME

Nanadee, If you are looking for a reason to dislike me, then you have one. 1. I have my own point of view and will stand by it. I am not a follower and do not agree with many people here on the Obama/Fox issues. I have the same freedom of speech and will express myself just like many of you. I will not try to agree just to be friends with anyone. If you in fact LIKE ME as you've stated, then me having my own opinion won't sway that. If it does then you never truly liked me in the first place and I cannot change that. Sorry! Me having my own point of view doesn't stop me from being buddies with anyone who disagrees. I am not that shallow.

QB....ALL I WAS TRYING TO POINT OUT WAS,  YES YOU HAVE YOUR RIGHT YO YOUR OPINION ( EVERYONE DOES ) BUT WHY CURSE AND NAME CALLING ?  IT IS NOT ONLY YOU,  AND I WAS JUST TRYING TO POINT THAT OUT IN A NICE WAY TO YOU.  I WILL STOP WITH SAYING

"  wouldn’t it be nice if people would give their opinion and listen to what others have to say, then if necessary, agree to disagree then move on ? " ???                      AND    ADDING....THIS BELOW          

GOD BLESS TO YOU AND ALL AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  KEEP PRAYING FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FOR US TO HAVE PEACE AMONG EVERYONE.   THANKS    NANADEE  Cool   Wink 
  
I may not be the most important person in your LIFE. 
I just hope that when you hear my name you smile and say  
HEY!!! THAT'S MY FRIEND! 
Give this heart to everyone you care about, including me if you care.

GOD OUR FATHER,
 WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE
 AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES AND ILLNESSES;
AND PLEASE WATCH OVER AND HEAL MY FAMILY
IN JESUS ' NAME.. AMEN

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