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 Post subject: How Mark Foley Represents Brit Hume and Fox News
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:59 pm 
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How Mark Foley Represents Brit Hume And Fox News
by Stephen Elliott | Oct 1 2006 -

This morning Brit Hume compared Mark Foley's behavior toward underage boys, sophomores and Juniors in High School, to President Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky. It might be redundant to say that this delegitimizes Fox as a serious news network, but I'll say it anyway.

The faulty logic is obvious, there is no comparison between consensual, legal sex between adults, and the stalking and victimizing of children by an adult in a position of authority over them.

But what's worse is that Fox News would chose, out of loyalty to its party, to delegitimize and trivialize such a serious crime. This is the same channel that makes so much out of child abuse and abductions when it doesn't hurt Republicans and boosts their ratings. This is the channel of Bill O'Reilly, who frequently had Mark Foley as a guest, and whose major focus is supposedly preventing exploitation of minors, much as Foley's was in congress.

To equate relationships between consenting adults with a Republican Party that covers for a predator in its own ranks is exactly what you would expect from Fox News. And that's the shame of it. It's not even surprising. The morality of the issue is an afterthought.

See also How Mark Foley Represents The Entire Republican Party.



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And these are the people that are trying to legislate morality for us?

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Unbelievable, isn't it?

Where's the outrage?

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Foley was a frequent guest on O'Reilly's show? Just how much do they have in common? Inquisitive minds want to know.

I wonder if there are ANY decent Rs! I know there are, but they are not the neocon kinds.

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the fact that sexual predator bill oreilly had foley on as a frequent guest is no surprise.

the time is coming after martial law is declared and the patriot act becomes fully implemented that fauxnews will become the officially approved news source for americans.

we will then have the modern police state that the bushicons have coveted since thier congressional coup in 1994.

the signs are there for all to see.





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and gingrich said, "there was nothing sexual in those messages" and that if anything had been done a year ago, the GOP "would have been accused of gay bashing".

good lord...they can find a way to spin anything. video here:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610010003

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The Mark Foley, Ann Coulter, Fox News Love Triangle
by Stephen Elliott | Oct 2 2006 -

Fox host John Gibson and frequent Fox guest Ann Coulter pick up Brit Hume's left off, trying desperately to distance disgraced Republican Congressman Mark Foley from the Republican Party that protected him.

Ann Coulter finds it "incredible" that the Republican leadership knew about the Foley situation for months because "why wait until right before the election" as if the only reason this came out was because Republicans decided to let it.

But Coulter is just a guest on the show. Worse is the host of the show, John Gibson, trying to link Foley's actions to the Democratic Party.

"Steve, are you saying that since there are a couple of Democrats who've admitted to more or less the same thing that Foley should've stayed on the ballot? Foley should've run?"

To the best of my knowledge he's referring to scandals over twenty years old, but I'm not really sure. At any rate, linking a Republican Congressman, protected by the Republican Party, to the Democrats whose only member on the Congressional Page committee was not given the information on Mark Foley, would be ridiculous coming from Coulter. When it comes from the host of the show it tells you everything you need to know about how Fox is more concerned with protecting the Republican Party then the serious issue of sexual predators preying on our children.


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Fox Lies: Hannity and Colmes, Miller Time! for Hypocrisy
by Andrew Bosworth | Oct 3 2006

On Thursday night, September 28, 2006, the Fox News show Hannity and Colmes, Sean Hannity replayed Oliver Stone's comment that President Bush had set the United States "back 10 years." Hannity then berated people "from Hollywood," such as "actors" and "producers," for weighing in on political matters.

A few minutes later, Sean Hannity proclaimed the arrival of "Miller Time" - the Fox News knock-off of The Daily Show's "Back in Black" with Lewis Black. But Dennis Miller is not a politician, journalist, academic or anyone else connected to politics in the kind of way Hannity suggested was is appropriate. No. Dennis Miller is just a comedian. Miller made his living telling jokes on television and in movies – until, that is, he became a tool for the Republican propaganda machine.

The actor-turned-pundit presented a segment called "Real Free Speech." In this Orwellian session of Two Minutes Hate, Miller could not resist employing the Rovian smear strategy of guilt by association.

Iranian's president Ahmadinejad (whose name Miller badly mispronounced) wants Israel wiped off the map. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, has close relations with Ahmadinejad. And Hollywood actor Danny Glover gave Hugo Chavez the high-five at some function in Harlem. The final step which Miller took, was to link actor Danny Glover to co-star Mel Gibson (who, like president Ahmadinejad, is accused of anti-Semitism).

It should be pointed out that Miller never jokes about Bush's hand-holding, check-kissing relationship with a man who routinely orders the beheading of women for adultery, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.


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