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Has Fox News gone too far?

Asked by SuperMouse (30809points) July 20th, 2009

On this video a Fox News contributor suggests that the Taliban should murder a captured US soldier. As the text reads, this is the same guy who not too long ago suggested killing US journalists covering he war. Has Fox News gone too far this time?

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La_chica_gomela's avatar

Fox News has been going too far for years. That’s disgusting, but I’m not even surprised. What, was the soldier gay? A democrat? A woman?

chyna's avatar

@La_chica_gomela They are surmising he was drunk. Nothing that proves that though.

Zendo's avatar

This is unconscionable! The Fox news caster in question should be boiled in oil. Hash oil.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Wouldn’t that be treason? If FOXNews considers Janeane Garofalo a traitor, then how is this person not by their own standards?

eponymoushipster's avatar

Dude has the crazy eyes. everything on this channel is warped.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

man, what an asshole…

PandoraBoxx's avatar

MSNBC surmised that he befriended an Afghani family and left his weapons because he went to socialize with the family. This is not uncommon; many Afghanis are not members of the Taliban, and can be quite friendly to Americans and Europeans.

Sarcasm's avatar

“Has Fox News gone too far this time?”
They’ve been consistently “too far” for the past few years.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Unfortunately there is an audience for this kind of hateful rhetoric. The best way to make any sort of impact against FOXNews is to boycott FOX, their affiliates and their sponsors.

In short, stop giving them your money.

dalepetrie's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic – I can’t live without the Simpsons and Family Guy. Curious how two such subversively liberal programs could exist under the same umbrella as a Nazi far right wing mind control station, but as they say, it’s all about the Benjamins. I personally have yet to see a boycott really do anything, and I’m all for free speech, I think the answer is more to let them rant, the further they go, the more crazy the people who continue to follow them will have to be, meaning that every day perhaps they’ll lose a few more sane viewers until the audience for this kind of thing is smaller than for something completely different.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@dalepetrie there’s a rumor that one hand of the FOX rubs the other; one creates and promotes things the other rants about. and in doing so, produces a buttload of cash for Rupert Murdoch.

dalepetrie's avatar

Sounds a lot like that Family Guy episode where it turns out that Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh are both the same person…they are simply characters created by the greatest actor alive, Fred Savage (who also happens to be Malcom Jamal Warner, John Forsythe, Camryn Manheim, Kevin Nealon, Tony Danza and Lars Ulrich from Metallica). Also gotta love how when Stewie and Brian went back to Nazi Germany and beat up an SS officer for his clothes, Stewie found a McCain/Palin button on the uniform. I guess perhaps it all balances out considering that Fox plays both sides of the field.

Fred931's avatar

Republicans just DO these kinds of things __lol__

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

Man, I’m so fed up with politics now. I used to absolutely be obsessed with how governments work. But with every new thing like this that comes out, the more and more I think it’s all just one big reach around

Aethelwine's avatar

It’s not just FOX News. It’s all news. There are maybe a handful of journalists that I trust. One from each news channel. Joe Scarborough and Neil Cavuto are two examples. Rachel Maddow is just as bad as Shaun Hannity. imo

kheredia's avatar

What do you mean fox news? Are you talking about the questions asked or the answers that were given? I think Ralph Peters totally acted like a jerk and I bet he doesn’t have any of his children in the military. If you think fox went to far by bringing this to our attention then I don’t think they did. I think there are a lot of things that the government hides from us and we should be able to know what is really going on. This jerk “Peters” talks about this poor kid being anti-american, when in reality it sounds to me like he is the anti-american by being so willing to let this guy die out there.

This really saddens me. It really makes me feel like we are taking a step back instead of moving forward. What is happening to our country?!

simone54's avatar

Uhh maybe they’re right.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@simone54 are you saying you agree with that crack job?

mammal's avatar

Rupert murdoch should be murdered, i can’t think of a more wretched human being.

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

@mammal lol he’s certainly full of douchebaggery, but I don’t know if I’d go that far.

loser's avatar

“You know what they say, watch FOX and be damned for all eternity!”
Ned Flanders from The Simpsons

dynamicduo's avatar

It hasn’t gone too far in being a ridiculous parody of news, that’s for sure!

Blondesjon's avatar

FoxNews, MSNBC, CNN are all in place to keep us at each others throats.

As long as we are fighting each other over who is right or wrong and which ‘newscaster’ has gone too far we are ignoring the real life issues that are in our faces every day.

We spend our time worrying about the talking heads instead of the real players putting the words in their mouths.

dalepetrie's avatar

@Blondesjon – amen brother. I don’t even watch news on TV anymore, I just read Google News, that way I get a sampling of news from around the world and I never really have to worry about who wrote the story or what not…if I read a story and it doesn’t fill in enough of the blanks or seems to have a bias, I just find the same story from another source, repeat as necessary.

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