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Fox vs. CBC

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Goonie, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    I have always thought of the Fifth Estate as being extremely balanced in it's search for the truth. I admit I did not see this documentary, but they are renowned for putting on excellent documentaries, and have worked with PBS and the New York Times in the past.

    What is this O'Reilly character like? Just someone out there to stir the pot? Level, balanced? Hot head?

    Let's hear it.
     
  2. punkbass2000

    punkbass2000 Des An artiste

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    I would very much like to see this documentary.

    EDIT: Oh, and, IMO, Canadian healthcare is very socialist. So is both countries' education system. So what? This almost sounds like the McCarthy era.

    EDIT EDIT:
    Whether or not this is true, I don't think it necessarily contradicts the CBC. Politics is highly opininated, and it is quite possible for some thing approaching the Whole Truth to be known about a particular issue and for many people to have many different perspectives.

    EDIT EDIT EDIT: Beyond all that, is FOX funded (directly) by the American government, comparable to the CBC's funding? What is wrong with (arguably) the Canadian government criticizing an American journalist? Though I don't agree, I can mildly understand people's problem with direct attacks on the government itself (and the MP that called them all "idiots", etc., was way outta line), but we're not allowed to analyze and discuss American news programs?!
     
  3. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    This tells me that O'Reilly's definition of "socialist" is "something I disagree with." Either he doesn't know what socialism is, in which case he's a fool, or he does know but misuses the word anyway, in which case he's a knave.
     
  4. RedFusion

    RedFusion tOSU 37 scUM 7

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    Wow, out of any kind of bounds, that's pretty far out there!

    Let's just face it, fox "news" is not a news organization, it's entertainment media, that's all. MSNBC and CNN are also, but just too a lesser degree. These organizations, especially fox don't care about the truth, all they care about is ratings, hence the endless coverage of that laci petterson crap or the michael jackson stuff. I haven't met an intellegent person who could stand sitting through more than 5 minutes of the crap any one of those networks spits out. I'm just thankful that I have digital cable to give me real news sources, and I pity those that are subject to the crap on Fox E!.
     
  5. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    I've found this programme online, so I'll watch it later.

    Sounds good though. Well done the CBC. :goodjob:
     
  6. AceChilla

    AceChilla Goedheiligman

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    Can you give us the link?
     
  7. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    I don't have a link as it's on a news server. Do you have access to any? If not, maybe someone knows of somewhere I can upload it?
     
  8. Yom

    Yom Re-ese Mekwanint

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    I want to see this documentary.


    By the way, O'Reilly is a nutcase. Check out the "the fox news" thread to see a video about him and the many times that he tells his guests and those who disagree with him to shut up.
     
  9. AceChilla

    AceChilla Goedheiligman

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    If it isn't bigger than 30mb , you could try it here:

    Rapidshare
     
  10. Azadre

    Azadre One more turn...

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    Fox News is my Pravda
     
  11. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    Actually it's over 100...

    I have it split into 20mb files though...Does that help?
     
  12. AceChilla

    AceChilla Goedheiligman

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    I guess you could put those parts on there seperatly. I don't have experience doing that though. Maybe it has a limit to how much files you can upload. But you can try. :)

    maybe the file is available somewhere else on the net though. Do you have the filename?
     
  13. ~Corsair#01~

    ~Corsair#01~ Deity

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    Is the Fox News is the ridiculously Republican biased one, or the ridiculously Democrat biased one? I can't remember.
     
  14. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    Sure...the filename is: The Fifth Estate - Sticks & Stones.avi
     
  15. Yom

    Yom Re-ese Mekwanint

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    Republican. There's a station ridiculously biased toward Democrats? :confused:
     
  16. AceChilla

    AceChilla Goedheiligman

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    I found This torrent file where you can download the show.
     
  17. newfangle

    newfangle hates you.

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    1) I saw the documentary, and thought it was excellent.
    2) I hate the CBC and dispise the fact that the Canadian government finances something that competes with private corporations.

    So I'd have to say that Billy raises a valid point, but is still an idiot.
     
  18. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    The Canadian news I see here on cable is mostly notable for the high percentage of ugly anchor people. Being accustomed to the pornstars who read the news in the U.S., it can be very unsettling at first.
     
  19. punkbass2000

    punkbass2000 Des An artiste

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    Albertans:rolleyes: ;)
     
  20. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    No, Fox is a private company with no fedral funding.
     

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