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It’s A Sad Day ...

August 22, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: Friday, Aug. 2, The Post-Journal ran Connie Schultz’ column about another round of newspaper cuts — and a toast. Especially sad because it is happening throughout the country .....

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carlaw

Aug-22-13 5:31 AM

Great letter Leo! Yes, We tried so hard to do something to stop the sale of the Panama Canal but no one would listen.

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Jamestownite

Aug-22-13 6:20 AM

If you're talking about it being a sign of the times about print going online, I say about time. Why? Because it's usually online shortly after midnight, no more really late newspapers, no more having to tip newspaper boys, and a lot less paper going into the trash. The Sunday paper alone kills with about 5 pounds of fillers!

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nonfiction

Aug-22-13 7:08 AM

“The decision to classify Fox News as satire has come after several years of evaluation regarding the sources of their reporting, and the bias of their programming. While much of their content is based on legitimate news, it is spun is a way that cannot not be deemed newsworthy to the viewing public. If Fox News so chooses to report actual news stories of legitimacy without skewing the content we may overturn our decision and reclassify the network to a valid news source once again.”

-FCC Statement

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Palin2012

Aug-22-13 7:27 AM

I was thinking to myself that finally, here is a great letter, then bam, the kudos to Fox News was thrown in. Sorry Leo, but I do watch Fox News on occasion and I can not agree with your opinion. We are all entitled to our own opinion, so that is all I have to say today.

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Gemni5

Aug-22-13 8:38 AM

Nonfiction, were you trying to be funny by posting the fake FCC statement or did you really believe it?

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nonfiction

Aug-22-13 9:39 AM

It is Satire in itself.

I'm doing exactly what Fox news does. Driving opinion as fact. I know a couple years ago they did report themselves that only on average 4 hours was news, the other 20 was opinion based current affairs entertainment.

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Howard

Aug-22-13 10:26 AM

Very well done, nonfiction. Google FCC - Fox News and then Google FCC - MSNBC. There is so much more satire pertaining to Fox than NBC. Why do you suppose that is? O'Reilly is good for many laughs, Hannity is just very hateful. If you like Hannity you must ask yourself why you hate so much. This letter is a lot like Fox Noise! The Panama canal was NOT sold, it was given to the Panamanians and the Chinese do not control it! Nicaragua is building a similar canal to rival Panama's with Chinese support. LOL, this letter writer could be a writer for O'Reilly!! LOL

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nick632

Aug-22-13 11:14 AM

"Fox News."

Oops...lost you there. They are just as lopsided as MSNBC.

Congratulations...you accept media bias narratives as the truth.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-22-13 12:27 PM

The Chinese control the Pacific and Atlantic coast? Dafuq?

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DrLecter

Aug-22-13 12:59 PM

Go to MediaMatters website to see and read how accurate Fox is. MSNBC is nothing like Fox. MSNBC has commentators that are more likely liberal. Fox twists, distorts and lies about stories to try and make the conservative stance seem logical, even if there is no real basis.

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 1:28 PM

Fox does lie. About what I have no idea. I don't watch Fox. So how would I know what they lie about. I just know that they lie. I heard it somewhere. I think it was on MSNBC. Yeah that's it. MSNBC would never lie about a competitor who is crushing them. O'Reilly is funny. About what I have no idea. I don't watch O'Reilly. I just heard that he's funny................

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 1:37 PM

MediaMatters? Are you kidding? My guess is you're not a real Dr. Stay off the hate sites. MediaMatters is there for one reason, to claim Fox lies about everything. And people who don't watch Fox believe those lies.

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 1:44 PM

MediaMatters? You actually get your info from MediaMatters? OK Dr., let's do it this way. O'Reilly is the #1 show on Fox. So if Fox lies surely O'Reilly must be a liar. What is the last lie you heard him tell on his show. Come on now, don"t let me down. This is your big chance, don't blow it.

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 2:02 PM

howie, fiction, anybody. What was the last lie you heard O'Reilly tell on his show. Come on! Ut oh, you didn't think anybody would ask you to put up or shut up did you. You're bad!

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MyRushie

Aug-22-13 2:07 PM

Fox News reported on Benghazi from DAY ONE. The Today Show? "Cricket Cricket". You all know what "cricket cricket" means, right? It means it's so quiet, you can HEAR the crickets. NO REPORTING ON BENGHAZI from ABC, CBS and NBC until AFTER the election. Get it, People!!

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 2:10 PM

I know what cricket means. It's what you get from the looney left when you ask them "what was the last lie you heard O'Reilly tell on his show."

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MyRushie

Aug-22-13 2:15 PM

Yeah, so tell us all how FOX lies again.

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 2:37 PM

Remember all those in the occupy crowd who were holding up signs that said "fox lies." The reporter asked them what fox lied about. Guess what they got. You guessed it. Crickets. Along with a dumb look.

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FedUpL8ly

Aug-22-13 4:06 PM

nonfiction- Your taking the FCC as gospel is hilarious. Don't you know who is on the FCC. Obama political appointees with one even being a close relative of a Democrat in the House of Rep. from S. Carolina. Fox News content "is" mostly opinion but I defy anyone to contest that Special Report with Bret Baier isn't the best and fairest "news" reporting on TV. Next, go to Fox Business News (FBN) and listen to Lou Dobbs and The Willis Report for accurate info that you won't get elsewhere. It isn't that ABC and CBS outright lie, but theirs' are sins of omission. NBC and MSNBC are another matter much worse. CNN, CNBC, NPR and PBS stations slant to the left so badly that I no longer believe that they are able to objectively report the news. Fox "news", not opinion shows, is the fairest and are by far the best.

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bluesman

Aug-22-13 4:11 PM

Remember a few months ago when gioallie claimed O'Reilly was a liar. I kept asking her what he lied about. She hasn't been on here since. Probably knows I'll repeat the question. (MediaMatters, I can't get over that one.)

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DavidVA

Aug-22-13 4:15 PM

@carlaw -

We didn't sell the canal. We deeded it to Panama on the condition that it will remain permanently neutral. So far, so good. BTW, the Chinese do not have any sort of control. None. They operate ports under a contract that precedes the transfer.

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FedUpL8ly

Aug-22-13 4:25 PM

Leo, I completely agree with your letter. Unfortunately, many local papers have been taken over by chains. I realize it's an inevitable sign of the times. I can also appreciate the editorial page being influenced by the owners of the newspaper chain. What myself and a great many others won't tolerate is when the chain uses the front page to editorialize. My current "hometown" paper is owned by McClatchey, based out of California. We're on the West Coast. Six different times the paper ran an article about a Republican Congressman from NYC getting busted for DUI. When nearly 40 Democratic politicians from New Jersey were convicted for corruption, it was mentioned once and the word Democratic was omitted. When Bush was Pres., the paper ran full front page stories and photos for four days about a dozen protesters criticizing the Iraq War. When 2,000 people held a public protest about Obamacare, not only no photos, there wasn't even so much as a small article on the back page.

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FedUpL8ly

Aug-22-13 4:28 PM

DavidVA- you can use semantics all you want but the crux of the matter is that the Chinese have more influence in how the Canal is operated today than we do.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-22-13 5:28 PM

"About what I have no idea."

It only takes 10 seconds to view the massive amount of documentation in the form of video (duh, it's a TV channel), audio, and transcript.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-22-13 5:29 PM

"Six different times the paper ran an article about a Republican Congressman from NYC getting busted for DUI."

The last three times FedUp posted non-sourced claims like this I found proof he was WRONG.

Should I try again? He seems to think he can get away with lying as well. Either that or his memory is severely distorted. Biases will do that.

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