Quote: They Should Die

The Outfoxed gals are doctoring quotes again, but that's nothing compared to exploiting a personal tragedy. With J$P Video!

The Fox haters are out in force, and the hub of activity is once again the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed syndicate). We have documented how aggressively the mongrels stifle debate and opposing points of view, and now they have taken the next logical step:
Patti Ann Browne said the following, "On the day when Israel declares victory...." Comments: Of course there are Muslims who watch Fox News in this country and they hear the words Israel and declared victory. In trying to understand them they shouldn't be saying either side could declare a victory.... I especially think that Fox shouldn't be proclaiming that Israel is declaring victory.

Note that Donna doesn't claim the story was wrong, because Israel certainly did declare victory, as did Hezbollah shortly thereafter. No, the newspups want the news of Israel's statement censored because it might hurt the feelings of Muslims! Where were the bowsers when Fox reported that Hezbollah had claimed victory? Why didn't they wail that FNC was hurting the feelings of Jews? Consider this a window into the thinking of the Fox haters. They aren't interested in any points of view other than their own, so much that they insist that news that doesn't conform to their opinion should not be reported!

When Donna isn't calling for censorship, she is misleading readers in other, more devious ways, including another bold-type HeadLie:
Bill Hemmer Wonders Why The Press Is Asking The President Questions About Iraq
While he was talking to Brit Hume, Hemmer posed the question, "I was surprised that so many questions came back to Iraq."... Well, it's hard to blame poor Bill Hemmer on such a silly question after he spent the first 45 minutes and (then after a brief story on the middle east) the last 10 minutes of his show almost exclusively on the escaped prisoner in Virginia and the Jon Benet arrest... even the hosts are putting Iraq completely out of their minds.

Leaving aside the point that Hemmer's "silly question" wasn't a question at all, let's address the falsehood, that Hemmer was "surprised" [QuickTime video]:

Why did Donna doctor Hemmer's words? He never "wondered why" the questions were asked. He never said he was "surprised". Quite the opposite, he found the questions to be particularly interesting and notable ("struck" defined). But telling the truth about what Hemmer said wouldn't give the pooches the headline that they want. So instead they lie, and concoct a phony quote.

By the way, Donna's claim that "an escaped prisoner [what people in journalism call "breaking news" --J$] and a 10 year old murder case get all the time on Fox News Live with Bill Hemmer" is more eyewash. She just leaves out what doesn't fit her frame. For example, two lengthy segments that she pretends never aired:

Finally, the curs' nosedive into obscenity reaches new depths with their use of the kidnapped Fox journalists to take a despicable cheap shot:
Fox News Decides it Needs to Negotiate with Terrorists
Ken LaCorte, the director of news editorial for Fox, arrived in Gaza on Sunday "to press efforts to release the journalists," ... I hope the two are released immediately, in good health, but I do wonder what happened to the mantra Fox has repeated over and over again since 9/11, that "we don't negotiate with terrorists!" I thought negotiating was for wimps.

There has, of course, been no report that Mr LaCorte is negotiating with anyone. More to the point, nobody has claimed responsibility, there have been no communications, and the identity of the kidnappers is unknown. So how can Fox possibly be "negotiating" with anyone? Don't try to figure it out. It's another hound lie.

Meanwhile, the subject of the abducted reporters leads the kennel-dwellers to reveal again just what sort of flies swarm around droppings from the newshounds. These are the voices of the Fox haters, in their own words:
  • their own On-Air Reporting/Journalistic Perspective/Angle to their stories made them targets overseas...
  • Jennifer Griffin and Eric Burn [sic] would have been my first/logical guess of Fox Journalists that would suffer damaging repercusions [sic] for their Anti-Arab biased reporting but maybe the bad guys aren't thru yet...
  • Fox is the outlet that beats the drum for the murder of all Muslims, of all colors, everywhere.
  • These reporters safety is Fox News resonsibility NOT CNN's.... They have created many enemies (Poltical/Public/Private/and Individual)in [sic] their 10 years on the air, and maybe now what goes around has come around.
  • Rupert Murdoch is notoriusly [sic] known for being CHEAP. Perhaps these guys [sic] disappearance is more about reducing the bottom line( Severance Packages) [sic] at Fox News than it is about the Middle East Conflict....
  • You people really make me sick.
  • feel free to leave and feel healthy.
  • he should buy a ticket along with Bill O'Reilly, Greta Van Susteran [sic], Julie Banderas, Brit Hume, Neil Cavuto, Jennifer Griffin, James Rosen, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Harris Faulkner, Shepard Smith, Uma Pamarajeau [sic], Brett Baier and the other pin heads at Fox News and GO RESCUE your buddies. Unless your afraid they might shoot down your plane... Could Americas [sic] viewing audience get that lucky ??? Imagine the "FOX NEWS ALERT"
  • Is there any way to to [sic] a "swap" for bor, coltier [sic], cavuto, and all the lesser sacks of scum from the propaganda network for these two fox reporters? Say it's possible...PLEASE!!
  • OK it makes news and FOX can exploit it to the max but who really cares! I saw the statement by the family, to me it looked totally unfeeling, like they could not care less! I mean come on! This is their brother! But it is so important that thye [sic] have to firkin READ the 'statement' from a paper...
  • There are more ways to fight a war than with just weapons, namely propaganda. The soldiers in the propaganda aspect of war are the reporters who knowingly spread it. Would that qualify them as "combatants"?
  • Reap what you sow baby Reap what you sow......
  • personaly [sic] I dont give a [expletive deleted] if they come back alive or not.
  • I for one hope Fox are made to pay through the nose to get their lying [expletive deleted] back.
  • screw them they should die!

posted: Mon - August 21, 2006 at 02:52 PM       j$p  send 

Your video link isn't working.
August 24, 2006, 4:01:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
Yes it is. Make sure you have the latest version of QT installed and reload the page.
August 24, 2006, 4:09:53 PM EDT – Like – Reply

First, I want to state that the statements you posted are horrible. 
However, I find it interesting that many of the really outrageous quotes you posted are from unfamiliar names, people who haven't posted regularly at NewsHounds. 
A "drive by poster", sally, for instance, posted the truly despicable quote "screw them they should die!". Sally is not a regular poster at NewsHounds. 
Keep in mind, "sally" could well have been a conservative poser posting as outrageous a quote as possible just to give the NewsHounds a black eye. 
I will note that both sally and you use all lower case letters when signing on at NewsHounds.
Also, here are some of the quotes you left out. Quotes that show your readers that many of the regulars at NewsHounds showed concern for the captives and their families:
I wish Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni to be released swiftly and safely to their families.
I agree these reporters hopefully will be returned to their families soon safely
I hope they're safely returned. Count me among the group of liberals who are never out for blood regardless of who's it that's is being spilled.
I prey they will be freed soon 
I hope these folks make it home safely as well.
I hope they are released soon.
Release the journalists safe and sound.
I am praying we don't get yet another gruesome beheading video.
BTW, I still maintain that no-one should be reporting this until they are (hopefully) returned alive.
I really hope they are released soon safely and this embarrassing ordeal is over with.
August 24, 2006, 4:47:21 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
"I will note that both sally and you use all lower case letters when signing on at NewsHounds."
Wow, that's a real devastating argument. You forgot to mention that we both used the letters "a" and "y". And there's that double "l" too. Oh no. My devious, clever plot has been exposed! As if the newshounds, who can see the IP addresses of people who post there, wouldn't immediately have exposed the evil J$ posting under an assumed name.
It's nice that some people didn't join the most rabid of the haters in wishing death upon anyone who works for Fox. But that's just the base level of common decency that should be expected from anyone with an ounce of humanity. Unfortunately, the newshounds, by using the kidnapping to take a rhetorical cheap shot, invited the kinds of responses they got. They routinely censor and delete posts from people who question their "facts", but permit these vermin to populate their site.
The bottom line: they are responsible for these hateful comments. Since they choose which comments to allow and which to erase, they are responsible for what is permitted to appear on their web page. And they have to live with it.
August 24, 2006, 4:58:43 PM EDT – Like – Reply

So, that means you and other conservative bloggers and site publishers are responsible and should be held accountable for each and every quote posted on their sites too?
Just wanting to make sure there isn't any double-standard...
August 24, 2006, 5:21:19 PM EDT – Like – Reply

johnny dollar
It's not a question of double standards. It's a question of legalities. If you put up a site and allow any and all comments to be posted, without exercising any editorial control, then you are simply a conduit for the opinions of others.
But if you decide to pick and choose which comments appear and which get erased, then you are exercising editorial control. You are responsible for your decisions. You can put up a set of clearly defined rules, as we have here, so that everyone knows going in what the parameters are. Or you can do like the newshounds, and just delete stuff you don't want people to read because you have no defined rules and can make them up as you go along. THAT kind of editorial control is particularly incriminating, since it's based on the whim of the siteowner.
August 24, 2006, 5:38:39 PM EDT – Like – Reply