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Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question
    #1518020 - 05/03/03 07:49 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

FIrst off these are two totally separate subjects I want to addess:
First off: Can anybody give me a clear cut definition of Fascism?
Secondly: I have watched MSNBC along with other news channels (including Fox news for fun) for quite a while now, and I have really noticed a shift to the right on that channel over the past six months. Any body else noticed this?


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1518311 - 05/03/03 10:45 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Fascism

1. a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.

2. Oppressive, dictatorial control

I read recently that MSNBC has been trying to raise popularity by copying Fox News but there is nothing like the original most biased name in news though.


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1518352 - 05/03/03 11:29 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power."

[Benito Mussolini]



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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: Annapurna1]
    #1518426 - 05/04/03 12:12 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

One obvious drastic change which supports with your suspicion Buddha is the firing of Phil Donahue (One of the only true liberals who had a solo host job) and the hiring of righty fanatic Michael Savage. Besides that, I've always thought of MSNBC as slightly right-leaning. This probably has a lot to do with them being kiss-asses to a popular conservative President, however.


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: SlapnutRob]
    #1518461 - 05/04/03 12:23 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I really dont watch much MSNBC, but I wouldnt be surprised if they're tring to be like Ultra-Conservative Fox. Fox has the best ratings around.

And are you serious? They hired that Savage guy? From...WTF is that...The Savage Nation? On Radio? Christ. I can at least watch Bill O'Reilly. But that Savage fuck makes my blood boil.


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1518520 - 05/04/03 12:50 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yep... his show is even called "The Savage Nation." The only reasons I'll ever watch MSNBC anymore is for Buchanan and Press or Hardball.


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: SlapnutRob]
    #1518797 - 05/04/03 03:34 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah. Definately terrible stuff. I like Tim Russert too, hes on MSNBC, no?


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Re: Two questionsMSNBC, and Fascism question [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1519274 - 05/04/03 01:20 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

So the question is:
Is this about ratings?
Or are they catering to the gov't, so they look patriotic?
I think its a little bit of both


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