Oct 11, 2006, 2:00 PM
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This isn't about our shop, but it is important, and it affects everyone in the country, and the world for that matter.
Fox new sues for right to lie, and WINS!!
Can you believe it!
"In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States."
For the full article, go here:
I don't know about you, but this chills me to the bone, since if most people believe what they see on TV is true, and if TV _NEWS_ is allowed to lie, then where are we headed?
It used to be no news agency could knowingly publish a false story. It was abuse of position, and power, and of the people's trust.
This is something we all need as a society to speak out against, or we will have no way to know that what we are hearing is even _probably_ true!
For instance, how do we *really* know N. Korea set off a nuclear bomb, if our news channels are *NOT* obligated to tell the truth? And, if they only report what Big Brother Bush tells them to?
Oh my. What a slippery slope we have headed down these past 6 years! And it's amazing how all this stuff is being blamed on the previous 8!
Robert S. Pataki, MD
President, PUGDOG Enterprises, Inc.
PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop
Pittsburgh, PA 15217