FOX is not a crook!

Today is the day Glenn Beck leaves FOX News (at least that’s what they say…I don’t have cable or a functioning teevee in my home). So it seems only fitting then that today Gawker examines the origins of FOX News:

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the “prejudices of network news” and deliver “pro-administration” stories to heartland television viewers.

The memo—called, simply enough, “A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News”— is included in a 318-page cache of documents detailing Ailes’ work for both the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations that we obtained from the Nixon and Bush presidential libraries.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the seeds of FOX News were sewn in the Nixon White House.

It explains a lot!

Comments

  1. 1

    spews:

    The word is that Beck’s last show was, as usual, unwatchable after the first 10 minutes..

    The kooks like Puddydope I’m sure hung in till the bitter end..

    He’ll be back. Flim flam men always come back as long as there are sheep to be fleeced.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:

    I suspect Glenn Beck will return to Fox from time-to-time. I don’t like his religious bent too much, but otherwwise he doesn’t bother me.

  3. 3

    Michael spews:

    The whole last decade worth of Republican crap comes from a handful of folks that served in the Nixon Admin and wanted to do things that were too crazy Nixon.

  4. 4

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    @3,

    Nixon was just a plain fucking crook! He started the War on Drugs, and it is the biggest failure going. He was one of the worst presidents we’ve had.

  5. 5

    W. Klingon Skousen's log removal service spews:

    re 4: “Nixon proposed legislation that led to the creation of the Council on Environmental Quality (1969), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (1970), and the Environmental Protection Agency (1970). New laws provided tougher standards for water and air quality.”

    http://www.presidentprofiles.c.....icies.html

    I didn’t vote for him, but compared to OBama and Clinton, in some ways, he was more liberal.

  6. 6

    Americafirst spews:

    I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the seeds of FOX News were sewn in the Nixon White House.
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    Of course it is no surprise. Keep looking and you will find out that Nixon planed the bombing of the Twin Towers; Bush was just the fall guy. Good job, keep finding those secret plots, they are everywhere.

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    Michael spews:

    @4
    Nixon was to the left of half of the Democrats in the senate.

    He was also hopped up on pills and out of his mind.

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    Americafirst spews:

    @5. W. Klingon Skousen’s log removal service spews:
    I didn’t vote for him, but compared to OBama and Clinton, in some ways, he was more liberal.
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    True, oddly enough. Nixon at least seriously toyed with the idea of a negative income tax, for example.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 We’ve had so many Republican presidents recently it’s hard to say who’s the worst president we ever had — it’s pretty competitive.

  10. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    However, Reagan is right down there as the guy who started all this borrowing-and-spending shit we hear so much about now.

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    spews:

    Americafirst @ 6,

    “Of course it is no surprise. Keep looking and you will find out that Nixon planed the bombing of the Twin Towers; Bush was just the fall guy. Good job, keep finding those secret plots, they are everywhere.”

    LOL! Kind of like what the Wingnuts tried to do with Clinton…you know, except for not having actual documents and shit.

    But, at least you seem to be putting FAUX News in the same league as the folks planned the bombing of the twin towers.

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    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    The word is that Beck’s last show was, as usual, unwatchable after the first 10 minutes..

    Wrong again moronic fool. As always you drink left-wing kook-aid and your posts prove it time and again.

    BTW I was working moron. Something you should try instead of cruising in your t-shirt and pink lace panties sitting with your laptop looking for the latest in useless creepy left-wing lies!

  13. 14

    Steve spews:

    @1 “The word is that Beck’s last show was, as usual, unwatchable after the first 10 minutes..”

    I recorded it and tried to watch it this morning. It really was unwatchable so I sped through to the end to see if he blew up or anything. Nope. Boring as hell to the bitter end. I suspect that only a mindless drone or a lefty determined to document the atrocities could watch that crap for more than a few minutes.

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    Americafirst spews:

    @12. Darryl spews:
    Americafirst @ 6,
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    I have more proof, Nixon wouldn’t have botched the Iraq WMD deal the way Bush did. Nixon would have planted so many WMD’s in Baghdad that Saddam couldn’t fart without setting one off.