The Origin Of Fox News’ Blatant Lies (Re-Post)

This is a re-post of an original article from March 31, 2010.

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Why does Fox News lie so much with impunity?  Why are they able to get away with the things they say?  Why does EVERYONE on Fox news tow the company talking point for the day with no guilt or shame?

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People frequently refer to a court case that Fox won, which essentially gave the media the right to lie. This came from an appellate court decision that states that the FCC’s news distortion policy  does not qualify as a rule, law, or regulation.
   

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2 responses to “The Origin Of Fox News’ Blatant Lies (Re-Post)

  1. jane akre

    Actually I won the court case, before a jury of six. Fox won on appeal overturning my $425k verdict before an appellate panel of 3 who never spent one day in our jury trial.

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    • Hi Jane. Yes, I did read that you and your husband won the case and that’s what’s stated above:

      They successfully sued under Florida’s whistle blower law and were awarded a US $425,000 settlement by jury decision. However, Fox appealed to an appellate court and won, after the court declared that the FCC policy against falsification that Fox violated was just a policy and not a “law, rule, or regulation”, and so the whistle blower law did not apply…

      I respect what you and Mr. Wilson tried to do. It seems that only now, people and organizations are standing up to Fox news’ deception, since those emails from a company exec. were exposed.

      Thank you for commenting.

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