Re: Murdoch's Falsehoods [Was: Kuchar/McDowell screen on Fox News!]

From: Scott Stark (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Aug 03 2009 - 12:03:12 PDT

Hi Fred, since you asked (not that my opinion's that important), I'll say
that while I agree with everything you say about Fox -- that's what they do
best, make stuff up and spread it around as truth to work their base into a
frenzy -- I actually kind of like the fact that they're publicizing this
film 30+ years after its release, and I also like the little edit they did
of it: quite a nice little 30 second experimental film if I may say so. And
I like the idea of the hypocrites at Fox going through it frame by frame,
pretending not to get off on the pornie bits while registering their faux
outrage. I doubt they're going to change anyone's mind who isn't already
brainwashed by that nonsense so I consider what they're doing pretty
irrelevant. Well, yes, they may use this sort of crap toward their own
political ends, but that's why we should all be aware of what they're
saying, no? (George K. himself, by the way, told me he was quite tickled by
it, and was proud that Rush Limbaugh even took a swipe at it.)


At 01:39 PM 8/1/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>Quoting Scott Stark <email suppressed>:
>I looked at this clip, and it is full of distortions and lies, to the
>point that it made me sick to think of Americans lapping up this
>nonsense and then voting accordingly. Falsehoods should be no
>surprised coming from the lying liars at Fox News, but why post a url
>linking to Fox News (and thus giving them a few more hits) without
>Singling out a couple of San Francisco based erotic art events whose
>organizations got some NEA money, they try to tar the whole stimulus
>package with them. Among many other problems, they single out one
>film, "Thundercrack," that the SF Cinemtheque is showing, as if,
>somehow, the $25,000 grant went to that film.
>I don't even have cable, and don't watch Fox, but I assume that they
>didn't blame the millions of dollars in bribes paid to that good
>conservative Republican, Randy Cunningham, now in prison, on the whole
>military industrial complex. Yet they somehow try to tar the entire
>$50 million extra to the NEA (which, contrary to the statement they
>make, is a minuscule portion of the stimulus total) with
>"Thundercrack." And according to Fox, Biden is somehow doing a poor
>job by not watching every last $25,000 in stimulus dollars.
>This is classic demagoguery, constructed solely to make fake points
>rather than to present anything resembling the truth. It reminds me of
>the way Pat Robertson's TV show used to illustrate stories on gays
>(who he habitually referred to as "sodomites") with the most way-out
>"performers" at pride parades. It reminds me of the way the right-wing
>"conservative" and "Christian" American Family Association acted as,
>in effect, pornographers, when they published a fund-raising brochure
>with small excerpts of explicit sexual imagery from
>not-all-that-sexual art works by David Wojnarowicz, who then sued them
>for copyright violation, and won.
>Some of Fox News's distortions and lies have more had deadly
>consequences. Would Bush II even have been elected in 2000 without
>them? Would we have started a war by invading Iraq? How do these liars
>sleep nights?
>I think if you're going to post a url so something toxic, and arguably
>evil, you should at least give a description of it and state your
>opinion of it too.
>Fred Camper
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