Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 24, 2011, 3:22 p.m. EST by thebeastchasingitstail
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Only in LA: On one side of Pico Blvd., the Rancho Park golf course, with joggers, dog walkers and of course, golfers; on the other, a hundred “Occupy Fox News” demonstrators outside Fox Studios, chanting “We – are – the 99 per cent!”; in between, a hundred LA cops, many with riot gear at the ready, and an entire city block of TV news trucks, bristling with giant satellite dishes, power cables up and down the street, and news reporters under lights talking earnestly into the cameras.
A Fox News helicopter hovered overhead while demonstrators marched with homemade signs including “Fox and Friends Stink!” “Rich Media = Poor Democracy,” and “Lying is Wrong.” Inside Fox Studios, Rupert Murdoch himself, along with his son James, was facing the annual shareholders meeting of News Corp.
Occupy Fox News, organized by Free Press (www.freepress.net) had a brilliant idea: the world’s media were coming to see whether shareholders would kick out Rupert and his son James because of the phone hacking scandal in Britain. But the media are not allowed inside the shareholders meeting. So they set up outside, and as a result, all the pictures they broadcast were of the demonstrators.
Before you mention MSNBC or any other network, realize only Fox has been caught hacking the cell phones of private citizens and only Fox has gone to court (and won) the right to lie to viewers and call it "news".
Yes, overall, we need and deserve better news media in this country but Fox stands head and shoulders above the rest in sleaze, falsehood and propaganda.
Thank GOD for the internet.