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Major Garrett: Fox Polarizes on Purpose

Posted on Oct 25, 2010
salon.com

In case this wasn’t already clear, here we have evidence, straight from the mouth of former Fox News fixture Major Garrett, that his ex-network deliberately plays a game of division by packaging its news for a select audience. The now-liberated Garrett, who’s writing for the National Journal these days, tells tales out of Ailes’ inner sanctum on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in this clip from Monday’s show.  —KA

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By Marshall, October 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm Link to this comment

By donquijoterocket, October 26 at 8:58 pm Link to this comment
“None of the above comments consider that not one of the organizations named
advertises itself as “fair and balanced”.”

That’s a slogan.  All mainstream news outlets say they’re fair and balanced (in so
many words).  NPR prides itself on objectivity, though I beg to differ.

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By donquijoterocket, October 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment

None of the above comments consider that not one of the organizations named advertises itself as “fair and balanced”.

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By bEHOLD_tHE_mATRIX, October 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment
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To Repubs voter ignorance truly is bliss and is their means to power and for the retention thereof.  A drooling, flag-waving zombie is the perfect voter to Repubs.  FOX proliferates and maintains this creature for the Repubs..

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By Robespierre115, October 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

It could very well be TD’s point of view considering a lot of material on the site sometimes suggests it is run by liberals who will be happy to have a Republican dressed as a Democrat in power as long as it isn’t an official Republican.

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By Marshall, October 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment

By Robespierre115, October 25 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment

Totally agree.  TD’s blurb on this video makes it seem as though Fox is unique in
having a point of view and self-identifying with it.  Should we consider that an
expression of TD’s point of view?

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By rend, October 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm Link to this comment
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agreed,

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By Robespierre115, October 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

This is pretty hypocritical considering MSNBC does the same thing. Every night we get Olbermann and Maddow desperately trying to assure us that Obama will eventually transform into the Messiah.

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