READER COMMENTS ON
"Saudis Buy Influence in Fox 'News' Coverage..."
(5 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2005 @ 12:54 pm PT...
Let’s see…. The U.S. military pays Iraqi journalists to print favorable stories about the U.S. And now a Saudi Muslim pays a big chunk of cash to make sure the Murdoch noise machine prints favorable stories about Islam. If this weren’t so evil, it would be funny. It’s sorta like a modern version of a ‘60s Hippie commune where everybody’s zoomin’ everybody else. The difference—and this is why it is definitely not funny—is that in this case the only ones getting their jollies are the rich and powerful. Innocent citizens all over the planet are being mind-fucked without even realizing it. Evil. Dangerous.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2005 @ 4:21 pm PT...
So, Middle-Eastern papers say America is great and Western media say Muslims are okay. Hmm, so why are we fighting.
"Can't we all just get along." --- Rodney King
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2005 @ 4:27 pm PT...
Never seen such a racist twaddle in the name of journalism, evidently these days it is an accepted term of reference to write Islam........ (and fill as hate takes), the point in the article is about Faux being made to tone down its rabid sectarianism, which evidently now is an accepted norm of conduct, while Saudi financier is condemned for his influence on this policy. Only in America ha?
In other words while all the proprietors, are pushing their own agenda, coz as we all know freedom of the press means you are free to won one, this guy ringing and objecting becomes to be the end of the world for free journalism that brought us the sleep over Judith Miller, and Jeff Gannon, et al.
Oh well, so long as the Jews are not impugned then its is not racist!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2005 @ 5:28 pm PT...
Through the Looking Glass.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/13/2005 @ 2:48 am PT...
While it is not wrong to email or call a news corporation to congratulate or criticize them concerning a story, it is wrong to do so for propaganda purposes.
The only valid reason to congratulate or criticize the news media's reporting of a story in the press is to further the practice of true and accurate news reporting.
I don't think the French riots were Islamic, Christian, Jewish, or any other religion. They were the misguided energies of youth who felt disenfranchised.
That was the failure of the French society, and the government of France is a prime suspect.