You can smell the Fair and Balanced

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    You can smell the Fair and Balanced

    NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik's 384-page look at Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, officially hits bookstore shelves tomorrow, but Media Matters is already flagging a juicy Fox News nugget from an early copy of the book, namely how the conservative news outlet had its PR staff post "pro-Fox rants" in the comment section of negative, or even neutral, blog posts about the network:

    On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants. Another had one hundred. Several employees had to acquire a cell phone thumb drive to provide a wireless broadband connection that could not be traced back to a Fox News or News Corp account. Another used an AOL dial-up connection, even in the age of widespread broadband access, on the rationale it would be harder to pinpoint its origins. Old laptops were distributed for these cyber operations. Even blogs with minor followings were reviewed to ensure no claim went unchecked. 

    Folkenflik's sources—"four former Fox News employees"—say the network waged its assault on the comment section in the mid-to-late 00s, although it's unclear whether it's still using the tactic.

     
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    In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:

    NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik's 384-page look at Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, officially hits bookstore shelves tomorrow, but Media Matters is already flagging a juicy Fox News nugget from an early copy of the book, namely how the conservative news outlet had its PR staff post "pro-Fox rants" in the comment section of negative, or even neutral, blog posts about the network:

    On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants. Another had one hundred. Several employees had to acquire a cell phone thumb drive to provide a wireless broadband connection that could not be traced back to a Fox News or News Corp account. Another used an AOL dial-up connection, even in the age of widespread broadband access, on the rationale it would be harder to pinpoint its origins. Old laptops were distributed for these cyber operations. Even blogs with minor followings were reviewed to ensure no claim went unchecked. 

    Folkenflik's sources—"four former Fox News employees"—say the network waged its assault on the comment section in the mid-to-late 00s, although it's unclear whether it's still using the tactic.




    Quoting a state-run and state-financed NPR media flack , on media bias is...quite ironic.

     
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    Quoting a state-run and state-financed NPR media flack , on media bias is...quite ironic.




     

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    What you smell from FAUX NEWS is Fear !

     
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    In response to NowWhatDoYouWant's comment:

    NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik's 384-page look at Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, officially hits bookstore shelves tomorrow, but Media Matters is already flagging a juicy Fox News nugget from an early copy of the book, namely how the conservative news outlet had its PR staff post "pro-Fox rants" in the comment section of negative, or even neutral, blog posts about the network:

    On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants. Another had one hundred. Several employees had to acquire a cell phone thumb drive to provide a wireless broadband connection that could not be traced back to a Fox News or News Corp account. Another used an AOL dial-up connection, even in the age of widespread broadband access, on the rationale it would be harder to pinpoint its origins. Old laptops were distributed for these cyber operations. Even blogs with minor followings were reviewed to ensure no claim went unchecked. 

    Folkenflik's sources—"four former Fox News employees"—say the network waged its assault on the comment section in the mid-to-late 00s, although it's unclear whether it's still using the tactic.




    Quoting a state-run and state-financed NPR media flack , on media bias is...quite ironic.



    Technically, only 4% or so of Mr. Folkenflik is state-owned/financed.  Another instance in which your lame attempt to shoot the messenger backfires.

    The author also professed much admiration for Mr. Murdoch and his penchant for shaking things up in a journalistic sense.

    Not that you'd care, given that ideology is your only reason for being....

     

     

     
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    Just as future doctors study organic chemistry and biology to get into medical school, FOX and company studied the historic art of propaganda techniques through history.

    Ad hominem and ad nauseum attacks, name-calling, repetition of fantastic lies, appeals to fear, prejudice and insecurity, black-and-white fallacies (no issue is gray), oversimplification, demonization of others, disinformation, half-truths, vagueness in everything, flag-waving and Bible-waving, sloganeering, and pretense of 'the common man' - these are the successful tools of all propagandists, and Fox has them down.

    Reporting, facts, science and deliberation are expensive and time-consuming and they appeal to man's higher instincts.

    Lies and propaganda are cheap, quick and appeal to man's lowest impulses.

     
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    In response to chiefhowie's comment:

    Hate , hate , Hate < hate, Johnnie did it.



    Free Speech Shaming, Free Speech Shaming,Free Speech Shaming < Free Speech Shaming,Obama did it.

     
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    In response to chiefhowie's comment:

    Hate , hate , Hate < hate, Johnnie did it.



    Hate and truth are not opposites.

     
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    "Ad hominem and ad nauseum attacks, name-calling, repetition of fantastic lies, appeals to fear, prejudice and insecurity, black-and-white fallacies (no issue is gray), oversimplification, demonization of others, disinformation, half-truths, vagueness in everything"

    No need to bring MSNBC into the discussion.

     

     

     
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    [/QUOTE] Technically, only 4% or so of Mr. Folkenflik is state-owned/financed. Another instance in which your lame attempt to shoot the messenger backfires [QUOTE}

    Actually, your attempt to defend state-run media backfires here.

    NPR claims against all evidence that only 4% of its funding comes from taxpayers....but, what do you know, the leftist state propaganda outlet propagandizes about itself...

    "one analyst has argued that NPR's $166 million budget is actually made up of more than 25 percent of taxpayer dollars and that its member stations across the country haul in another 40 percent of public funds.

    Mark Browning of the American Thinker, a conservative online publication, made his calculations based on publicly available information on NPR's website."

    As reported on independent news network Fox News.

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    Technically, only 4% or so of Mr. Folkenflik is state-owned/financed. Another instance in which your lame attempt to shoot the messenger backfires [QUOTE}

    Actually, your attempt to defend state-run media backfires here.

    NPR claims against all evidence that only 4% of its funding comes from taxpayers....but, what do you know, the leftist state propaganda outlet propagandizes about itself...

    "one analyst has argued that NPR's $166 million budget is actually made up of more than 25 percent of taxpayer dollars and that its member stations across the country haul in another 40 percent of public funds.

    Mark Browning of the American Thinker, a conservative online publication, made his calculations based on publicly available information on NPR's website."

    As reported on independent news network Fox News.

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    CLC,

    Once again you have not provided a direct link for your post. Could you please do that when you can?

    The below contradicts your post. The link is at the bottom.

    "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed worry this morning about broadcasting outlets that use taxpayer money to stay on the air.

    Rubio made his comments on a broadcasting outlet that uses taxpayer money to stay on the air.

    “I do have concerns about spending money on public broadcasting,” Rubio told Diane Rehm during an hourlong Q&A on NPR.

    NPR has been a source of criticism from congressional Republicans who view it as a liberal refuge that espouses its views courtesy of public funding.  Although only 2 percent of  the NPR network’s funding comes from government grants, the network says that the loss of federal funding would undermine NPR stations’ ability to pay for programming. Some stations, which pay the network to broadcast NPR programming, receive up to 10 percent of their funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB.

    Rubio argued that private donations should support such an enterprise as NPR, and that plenty of outlets are available to house that ideology and format. He admitted, though, that he enjoys Rehm’s show and that NPR’s funding is low on the list of costs that should be cut.

    A caller pointed out the irony of Rubio’s  position, saying,  “He’s spending an entire hour on the show today.”

    Rubio countered that a half-century ago, a station like NPR might have been necessary, but “today there is no shortage of options” for news and opinion.

    “I have 300 stations on my satellite radio,” Rubio boasted.

    So Rehm asked him if he’s contradicting himself by coming on her show if he doesn’t believe her show should be funded by the public.

    “Anytime we have an opportunity to go anywhere, we try to take that opportunity to communicate with people who are listening,” Rubio said."

     

    CLC, as you can read, taxpayer funding figures differ substantially from the ones posted by your lone analyst from a conservative publication.

    Only 2% directly from the federal government through grants. Some member stations receive up to 10% of their funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

    Thease figures were undisputed by Mark Rubio, a darling of the GOP nor by abc news.

    This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the funding scheme of NPR and its affiliate stations.

     

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/while-on-npr-sen-rubio-questions-usefulness-of-npr/

     
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    Re: You can smell the Fair and Balanced

    About NPR, PBS, etc. in addition to outright grants, whatever the amount is, they also benefit from numerous tax loopholes including a bogus non-profit status and write offs to donors.

     
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    About NPR, PBS, etc. in addition to outright grants, whatever the amount is, they also benefit from numerous tax loopholes including a bogus non-profit status and write offs to donors.



    Hansoribrother,

    Given their tax-exempt status, of course contributions by donors are able to be deducted.

    First, what makes you believe their tax-exempt status is "bogus"?

    Second, what are the numerous tax loopholes they benefit from?

     
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    Gee, what do you know. CLC attempts to divert the thread into an attack on the funding of NPR.

     

    It is troubling, and rightly so, that the news source conservatives like to claim is so objective and balanced - as opposed to the "librul lamestream media" - finds it necessary to deploy propogandists to defend it all over the internets.

     

    Could any of the "BDC conservatives" be one?

     

     
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    you can smell it and boy it's subtle

     
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    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:

    About NPR, PBS, etc. in addition to outright grants, whatever the amount is, they also benefit from numerous tax loopholes including a bogus non-profit status and write offs to donors.



    Which says nothing about the author's assertions, good or bad.

     

    But thanks for playing....

     

     

     
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    In response to andiejen's comment:

    In response to Hansoribrother's comment:

    About NPR, PBS, etc. in addition to outright grants, whatever the amount is, they also benefit from numerous tax loopholes including a bogus non-profit status and write offs to donors.



    Hansoribrother,

    Given their tax-exempt status, of course contributions by donors are able to be deducted.

    First, what makes you believe their tax-exempt status is "bogus"?

    Second, what are the numerous tax loopholes they benefit from?



    Waiting to see him whiff on both counts....

     

     
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    Yes, I can smell the Fear and Challenged......

     
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