Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Please Sign Petition to Prevent the Media Being Allowed to Make Stuff Up

A former Fox News employee has gone public with the fact that they are not a "news" organization, but simply the propaganda arm of the Republican Party.

A former employee of Fox News called the company a "propaganda outfit" that is determined to undermine the Obama administration and Democrats. "I don't think people would believe it’s as concocted as it is; that stuff is just made up," the employee, whose name was kept anonymous, told the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters. "They say one thing and do another," the former employee said. "They insist on maintaining this charade, this fa├žade, that they’re balanced or that they’re not right-wing extreme propagandist."

"You have to work there for a while to understand the nods and the winks," the former employee added. "And God help you if you don’t because sooner or later you’re going to get burned." The former employee's comments did not come as a surprise to many critics of Fox News, who have long suggested the channel is biased in favor of conservatives. The 2004 documentary film "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" criticized the channel and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, for skewing its reporting of events to promote conservative viewpoints.
And now that Canada is getting it's own Fox channel, courtesy of Stephen Harper and the Canadian taxpayer, we can expect the same poison here. A channel dedicated solely to bashing the Liberals or anyone with progressive ideas.

But to make the station work, Harper had to stack the CRTC and is now pushing through a law that allows the media to just make stuff up. Canada's media is less than 1% independent. Most of it is right-wing, with few voices speaking for the majority of Canadians.

If it will now be legal for them to lie, how can we trust anyone?

AVAAZ has a petition, that we all need to sign. We have to stop this before it's too late.

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