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Taken Fox News Off Here In Khon Kaen

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I suppose it is all relative - I find all the news to be right wing. I mean, really, to expect any other kind to be disseminated seems unrealistic.

By the way, at my building we get BBC, Al Jazeera, and that French channel (has subtitles sometimes). We used to get the German channel (often in English), and Australian, but now those are lost to us. Things are closing in.. I may have to buy cable someday.

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We live in Khon Kaen but was not aware that Fox News was ever freely available.

We pay for cable and Fox is one of the channels on that though I wouldn't have chosen it. How anyone can present this as an unbiased news source is laughable. It's very much like the Sun newspaper in the UK or the National Enquirer in the US, ...............i.e. entertainment with a little (highly opinionated) news coverage thrown in. It's entertainment and admittedly I do watch it from time to time, but really only rednecks and hicks would take it seriously as a news source.

I must say the references to the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation made me laugh........how anyone would describe the BBC as right wing is also laughable, to me it's left biased agenda is unwatchable, thankfully they've removed it from the cable we have.

We do have Al Jazeera but that's mostly presented by rejects from the aforesaid Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation and also unwatchable.

I tend to watch Channel News Asia on TV and otherwise follow the news via the internet.

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As I have said before, none of them are unbiased, but you are right, FOX is at least entertaining. Other than the documentaries, the Bebe is just plain boring and CNN has no redeeming feature what-so-ever. In my opinion, one needs to read as many news sources as possible and you still won't get the unvarnished truth.

The thing I like about FOX is that you can watch it fairly constantly and not only get some idea of what is going on in the world, but also see some good musical groups, some pretty girls and some kooky liberal commentators getting trounced by O'Reilly and Co.. :)

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They didn't break any laws in exposing ACORN, otherwise they would have been arrested.

Actually James O'keefe -- the 25 year old 'activist' who posed as the pimp in the ACORN fracus -- WAS subsequently arrested for trying to tamper with the telephones in Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office.

court records / FBI Affidavit only (no text) at:

http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nat...avit_012610.pdf

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"Actually James O'keefe . . . WAS subsequently arrested for trying to tamper with the telephones in Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office"

True, but I was referring specifically to the ACORN scandal which was a huge story with nationwide consequences that was being almost completely ignored by the lame-stream media, while FOX was covering it extensively. I used it as only one example of a pattern of big media choosing to report only on news that meshes with their political bias.

I doubt the Louisiana event will ever have the reach that ACORN did. But, it's interesting to see how FOX detractors immediately insert unrelated issues like that to deflect attention from the real criminal activity, which is apparently OK with them.

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... and I was referring specifically to the orchestrator of the ACORN follies... The Louisiana event may have no other impact than to put that smug RW SOB in jail... when you receive a Federal indictment I don't see how criminal activity gets any more real than that...

besides I like FOX -- especially Gretchen.

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"put that smug RW SOB in jail" ... Who or what is "RW"?

Sounds like you have it out for O'keefe -- does that mean that you would have preferred that he didn't expose the ACORN scandal and they were allowed to continue with their criminal activities?

He's only a messenger in the grand scheme of events.

"when you receive a Federal indictment I don't see how criminal activity gets any more real than that"

I wasn't referring to anything "real" or otherwise - simply millions of tax dollars being funneled yearly into a criminal enterprise that was nationwide. Seems that the Senate didn't like that too much when they found out about it. Without O'keefe and FOX, it's likely ACORN would still be in operation.

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via Wikipedia:

An internal ACORN investigation concluded that ACORN had poor management practices that contributed to unprofessional actions by a number of its low-level employees.

On March 1, 2010, the district attorney for Brooklyn concluded that there was no criminal wrongdoing by the ACORN staff in the Brooklyn ACORN office.

An investigation report by California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. released on April 1, 2010 found the videos from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino to be "severely edited" and did not find evidence of criminal conduct on the part of ACORN employees, with the Attorney General stating "things are not always as partisan zealots portray them through highly selective editing of reality." The report also stated, "“Even if O’Keefe and Giles had truly intended to break the law, there is no evidence that any of the ACORN employees had the intent to aid and abet such criminal conduct or agreed to join in that illegal conduct.”

As of April 2, 2010, the other ACORN videos have not been released to the public in their full, unedited form, leading to speculation that the videos have been heavily edited to distort what happened during the tapings.

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I do not have it "in" for O'Keefe -- he just became a right-wing media darling after the ACORN expose and that led him to think it was a good idea to orchestrate the entering of Federal property to pull off another one -- he now faces a 6 months in jail misdemeanor charge rather than the original felony charge.

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fox was off about 4 days.am happy to see it,s back on again.i can see some good reporting again.i see there is some conservatives in khon kaen.this month on the 28th of the month i will be here a year.will be going back to the u.s on aug 6th to visit 3 months.the ones that like fox send me a email and we will discuss what is happening in the u.s.everyone have a nice day.bill

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You selected the Brooklyn and California ACORN events. The real "action" was in Baltimore and Washington D.C. -- the data from your same Wiki source on those ACORN offices appears below.

On Jerry Brown, personally I like him, but he's once again running for yet another office in Calif. ( he's held just about all of them over the years - I think this time it's Governor again).

There was a fair amount of speculation when he announced his "unbiased" :) decision "things are not always as partisan zealots portray them", that it was highly politically motivated. There's a huge contingent of "ACORNies" in Calif. that he would love to have vote for him.

In the Baltimore office, O'Keefe said that he and Giles were bringing up thirteen girls from El Salvador "like 15" years of age to live in their house and work as prostitutes "just to get them on their feet so they can do this type of thing."[48][49] Giles remarks "They are kind of dependent."[50] Although the Baltimore ACORN staffer pointed out their plans were illegal, after O'Keefe remarks "we are going to be putting a roof over [their] head" the ACORN employee states "well then you know what you can always claim them as dependents".[51] Later, the employee states "you are gonna use three of them they are gonna be under 16 so you is eligible to get child tax credit and additional child tax credit."[52][49] When O'Keefe asks "What if they are going to be making money because they are performing tricks too?" the employee replies, "but if they making money and they are underage, then you shouldn't be letting anybody know anyway."[53][49] The Baltimore employees were fired by ACORN after the video was released.[54][55]

In the Washington DC office, Giles and O'Keefe ask about how to account for the Giles anticipated prostitution income on tax forms, and Giles asks "is there a way I can make up two years of tax returns?" The ACORN employee tells her "No you can't make it up," but tells Giles that she could form a business and state that she provides a service.[56] The employee goes on to say "You can have a business. She's not going to put down that she's doing prostitution,"[57] and "you don't have to sit back and tell people what it is you do."[58][59] Giles later tells an ACORN employee that she will be giving the money earned from prostitution to O'Keefe and an ACORN employee tells them "when the police ask you – you don't know where its coming from."[60][59]

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Nobody in the leadership at ACORN or ACORN itself received a criminal indictment; the only person in the saga so far (along with he 3 cohorts) to receive a (federal) criminal indictment is O'Keefe...

I really miss Linda Vester.

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Yup, ACORN sure looks like a fine upstanding squeaky clean operation . . . :)

The Service Employees International Union's New Orleans headquarters location that also houses ACORN is home to more than 270 related corporations and non-profits. Their main affiliate is operating out of a former New Orleans funeral home and bringing in millions of taxpayer dollars.

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Former funeral home owned by Service Employees International Union and said to house 270 groups, including ACORN

Wade Rathke, a New Orleans resident, is founder of ACORN and also founder and chief organizer of Service Employees International Union, which donated $33 million to President Obama's campaign last year.

According to the New York Times, he failed to notify police in 2000 when he learned that his brother Dale, ACORN's chief financial officer, had embezzled $948,600 from Citizens Consulting Inc., the ACORN affiliate that handles its financial affairs.

Before the demise: ACORN received as much as $10 million in federal grants last year. But it could get up to $8 billion more after the House passed Rep. Barney Frank's amendment allowing organizations indicted for voter fraud or related crimes to receive taxpayer dollars today.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., urged Congress to block ACORN's access to federal housing funds.

"ACORN, as you know, is no stranger to the spotlight," Bachmann said outside the Capitol. "Yet no matter how many times prosecutors investigate and even indict ACORN and their employees, they emerge unblemished as far as the federal government is concerned from having access to federal tax dollars."

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Take 2:

Nobody in the leadership at ACORN or ACORN itself received a criminal indictment; the only person in the saga so far (along with he 3 cohorts) to receive a (federal) criminal indictment is O'Keefe...

As you seem to have a total disregard for the facts, I can now understand why you like FOX.

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I'm simply pointing out a few facts about a sleazy operation that has had many charges and indictments against it over the years. Hardly normal activity for a legitimate "community organization" operation.

Since you'd obviously prefer to see them back in business, write your Congressman and Senator - who knows? - maybe a little lobbying from a staunch defender might help . . . :)

As for FOX, I still prefer to have both sides of the news.

And if you locate the teen brothel, please let us know.

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