Wednesday, August 16, 2006

If the Devil Existed, he Would be a Lot Like Bill O'Reilly

Yesterday evening I went to the video store and found a new section that I hadn't known even existed (no, not the porno section...get your mind out of the gutter!). It was the "special interest" section. Time for documentaries and foreign films. There's hope for Roanoke movie-renters yet!
So I rented out basically the whole section, including a documenary called "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism". Maybe it has something to do with the fact I watched it alone at midnight, mid-summer or maybe I'm just pissed off easily, but before I knew it I was on a crusade to get everyone I know to stop watching the Fox news network or having anything to do with anything remotely related to Murdoch's news media empire. If I walk upstairs and the T.V is on a fox news shows, my family has quickly learned that there's hell to pay.
I mean, don't get me wrong - I've always known that Fox projects conservative points of view; but this took it to a whole new level - to the point where I'd almost consider suing them for calling themselves a "fair and balanced news" show. Between the inappropriate use of the journalistic technique "some people say" and the verbal attack of Jeremy Glick, I wonder how some force of the universe doesn't stop these people, somehow. Even if you don't agree (as many people don't) with Jeremy's ideas about politics, he didn't deserve to be yelled at and told to "shut up"; and "some people say" should never be used to hide behind majority political thinking.
So I'm taking this to the one place I know how to be most influential - the internet. I'm posting myspace bulletins, I'm sending e-mails, mostly in vain.
You know, at the same time I wonder why I care so much about something that affects me so little in the long run. I'm smart enough to know not to listen to them, so why do I care if they lie to other people?
One could almost argue that if they can't figure it out on their own, they deserve to be lied to.
I guess I'm just what my mother would call a "hippie liberal activist". Ah, well. We'll all get over it.
My high school newspaper has more journalistic integrity than Fox News. You can take that to the bank, too. I can't make anyone fight it, but I sure as hell know that everyone I know is going to at least hear about it.

Links:

Watch the movie trailer on YouTube.
Watch Jeremy Glick's interview on The O'Reilly Factor.

7 Comments:

At 8/17/2006 2:45 PM, Blogger vjack said...

I like the idea of a team blog like this, but you are probably going to need to post more than once a month for it to take off.

 
At 8/17/2006 4:34 PM, Blogger seth said...

Yeah, yeah…I've just returned from vacation, Aethernon (or whatever his name is now) is off at camp, Maddie is…somewhere…we're working on it.

There was a period, a few months ago, when it had taken off. Oh, those were the good ol' days.


Anywho, yeah, I've seen Outfoxed. It's really disgusting, what Fox does. Geesh.

 
At 8/17/2006 4:43 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

Maddy is not really off anywhere.

However, she isn't an atheist anymore and probably shouldn't post.

 
At 8/17/2006 8:14 PM, Blogger Advocate of the Browns said...

Seeing as how Maddy possesses administrative power like all the others Maddy has the ability to kick herself off the team if she pleases. Also, this is how V For Vendetta and a couple of other movies made me feel. Charged with energy and willing to believe everything I was just spoonfed.

 
At 8/17/2006 9:30 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

I actually don't have admin powers...

 
At 8/17/2006 10:01 PM, Blogger Advocate of the Browns said...

Oh, cause when I left I was the only one who didn't.

Also if you thought this was a crusade starting media presentation, read Fast Food Nation, then see Super Size Me.

It's strange, the first city in Nazi Germany to be declared juden frei was also the first town to rebel against the comunists in '89 But what does this have to do with fast food? Read the book. See the movie. Save the chickens. Peace.

 
At 8/20/2006 5:21 PM, Blogger Aeger said...

Yes, vjack. Tis true. I'm afraid there are a few of us here at the kingdom that lack motivation.

However, I'm back now and will post in due time. Perhaps this will inspire both biweekly posting from every member of the team as well as a flood of new requests for membership from folks that want to post continuously 24/7.



hmmmmmmmmm





and my name is Aeger

 

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