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  •  Beware of poison pills (0+ / 0-)
    And the Daily Kos today reminded its readers of a lawsuit that had been filed by two employees against a Fox News station in the Tampa area in 2003. They had been fired by the station - this is opposed to the national network - for refusing to distort a story, they said. And Fox News actually argued in the appeal that broadcasters have the First Amendment right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves, and Fox News - Fox Corporation anyway - won, although on slightly narrower grounds than that.

    Which was based solely on this piece.  Which in turn was largely swallowed hook, line and sinker.  No corroborating information, and precious little fact-checking or counterpoint.  A quick search on "Jane Akre Steve Wilson" run through Google and Yahoo turned up this from Reason magazine last year.  Which in turn sheds quite a different light on things.

    Be sure to remember Jason Leopold's experience on Truthout, where he supposedly via insider scoop had the goods of don Rove's imminent arrest in the Fitzmas days -- which proved to be bogus information that in turn undermined Leopold's and Truthout's credibility.  

    Please be extremely careful.  Fox is on the hunt with dKos in the crosshairs.

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    Peace. It's cheaper and more fun.

    by USexpat Ukraine on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 11:53:29 AM PDT

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