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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

FOX News Leading the Call for Attacking Iran--An Open Letter & Petition

 

I received this disturbing piece of information from a family member; the video from Fox (via youtube) is embeded below, in addition to a link to the site orchestrating the petetion to try to curtail the bullying of other 'news' organizations to follow Fox in this 'prediction'-turn reality.

Here are the comments I added to the petition at http://foxattacks.com/iran
Unfortunately, like every cable-news(ish) channel, Fox has 24 hours to fill. Obviously, the powerful players in the global catastrophe are not doing enough to keep Fox's teleprompter comfortably replete with stories to cover.
Instead, they appear to care nothing about their role in this "news," for which incitement to war is certainly an indicator of involvement. Each person at Fox (not just Murdoch) is personally responsible for the outcome of the actions of this media conglomerate. Furthermore, the advertisers are not mere bystanders, but are instead active participants in the perpetuation of 'wars for profit' vis a vis this media outlet.
To Fox, its affiliates and advertisers:
If you plan to start a war to increase your flow of advertising revenue, don't expect the "masses" to all be complicit sheep, and to those involved at Fox and it's affiliates, don't plan to sleep well.
Do you have a dollar-figure to cap your willingness to engage in the production of stories to cover? Or is this an equation that you'd have to cap at a certain number of dead people?

Open Letter

Dear ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN,
"My station was intimidated by the administration and its foot soldiers at FOX News."
That is CNN's Christiane Amanpour explaining why the major television networks failed to accurately inform the public in the lead-up to the Iraq war, choosing instead to follow FOX's lead.
Now, FOX is beating the drums for war with Iran. Robert Greenwald's short film, "FOX Attacks: Iran", outlines the evidence from the station's own broadcasts, comparing their reporting before the Iraq war with what they are saying now about Iran.
You have a sacred responsibility to the American people to provide accurate and reliable information so we can best make the decisions which affect our lives. We urge you to accurately and thoroughly report all sides of this important story.
Please do not blindly follow FOX down the road to another war.


Sign the Petition too (comments are optional, and you can sign anonymously)


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