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Fox cancels airing of ad saying Trump should be impeached

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Because nothing, and I mean nothing, can penetrate the Republican/Russian media bubble.

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Easily triggered this Fox audience.

Anyway, let’s wait for attacks on CNN.

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Haha....Trump incompetent? Yes. Should be impeached? On what grounds?

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I think it’s perfectly acceptable for Fox to decide whose ads they print. Fox is a for-profit business in a country that has a free (mostly free) press. 

Rupert Murdoch’s built his global media empire knowing which market segments to cater his news to. Trump is a darling of Murdoch’s numerous outlets as well as to those Trump followers who listen to and read Murdoch’s perspectives on news and events. Trump followers only want to hear good things about their man. They know Murdoch will tilt the news to reflect this.

Bias is one of the costs of a free, for profit-media. But I’d rather have that than the state-owned media found in countries like China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia. I just wish media owners like Murdoch would also decline to accept ads and fake news from those states.

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Don't like it? Start your own television company.

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So, there are some things Fox will not do, even for money. Like tell the truth.

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Fox has been cancelled in the UK, plus their reporting on Manchester and pro-Trump bias on the Muslim travel ban means they broke impartiality rules.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/nov/06/fox-news-shows-broke-uk-tv-impartiality-rules-ofcom-finds

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I'm surprised Fox let the ads run in the first place.

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"This is an attack on free speech!"

Blablabla, pot calls kettle black.

I remember many regulars criticized YouTube and other platforms to censor free speech.

Do I care if they refuse to air the ad? No.

They do what they seem fit for their business.

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Fox News was very much against the New York city subway ban on "anti-Islam" ads posted by Pamela Geller, according to them that was a violation of freedom of speech.

Now Fox News refuses to allow others to exercise their freedom of speech because it might offend their sensitive viewers. The hypocrisy isn't surprising, but I think all stations should be forced to accept all ads, or lose their licenses.

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Hey I’m glad to see that at least one person has a long enough memory to know that CNN did the same thing last year.

http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-fake-news-trump-ad-2017-5

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Fox is Trump suppoooorting channel and MSNBC is anti Trump channel.

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Hey I’m glad to see that at least one person has a long enough memory to know that CNN did the same thing last year.

Who's defending CNN here? You constantly slate them while giving Fox a pass.

Why is this?

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Russian investigation, CNN is neutral. Any scandals, NBC's Rachel thoroughly dug.

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No surprise, the gutless "faux" news.

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The impeachment ads were personal opinions. Wasting money. The ad should dig immpeavhabllle actions of Trump. Unlike Clinton,, Trump does not have sexual misconduct. Soo,, ads did not attract viewers.

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"Due to the strong negative reaction to their ad by our viewers, we could not in good conscience take their money," said Jack Abernethy, co-president of Fox News.

I don't blame them for taking the ad off the air since it doesn't fit Fox's political agenda, but claiming it is doing so because they have a conscience is a bit large. The guy wanted to spend his money to possibly change an opinion or two or he was picking a fight.

Didn't John Oliver run ads on Fox with the Catheter man trying to teach Trump? Fox took HBO's money.

Fox has been cancelled in the UK, plus their reporting on Manchester and pro-Trump bias on the Muslim travel ban means they broke impartiality rules.

If the U.S. had those rules, Fox would be out in the U.S. too. I wouldn't want a full on everyone gets to talk forum, but Fox is just provda for the GoP and especially Trump. So, any idea that they (Fox and Friends, Hannity or Carlson) would consider an opposing view is laughable.

While poking a finger at Fox, I might as well poke a finger at a recent CNN jibe. CNN showed Trump apparently boorishly dumping fish food in a coi pond with Abe standing next to him. What CNN failed to do is show that Trump was following Abe's lead. There is no need to go out of your way to highlight the man's boorish tendencies. He is boorish enough throughout the day to have something to write about his nature. He is also nutty enough to have things to write about his policies (or lack thereof).

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Who's defending CNN here? You constantly slate them while giving Fox a pass.

Why is this?

Because the outrage never comes until Fox does something that CNN has already done without being criticized. Sometimes its that simple.

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As others say, there is plenty to criticize Trump about without making up things. Its counterproductive to what you are trying to do. Like for example publicizing that an anti-Trump billionaire is going to spend 10 million dollars on Trump impeachment ads. Then playing the victim when Fox decides not to run anti-Trump ads while knowing that CNN refused to run pro-Trump ones during the campaign.

What happened to letting the investigations run their course and accepting whatever results come. But no, gotta spend 10 million that could be used to feed hungry people to push your narrative. Makes (a) liberals look out of touch and (b) reminds everyone that liberals have an agenda but no vision or policies.

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No surprise, the gutless "faux" news.

Why? Not everyone believes in that, every network has the right to put on the air what they want, if people are not happy with it, start your own network.

If the U.S. had those rules, Fox would be out in the U.S. too. I wouldn't want a full on everyone gets to talk forum, but Fox is just provda for the GoP and especially Trump. So, any idea that they (Fox and Friends, Hannity or Carlson) would consider an opposing view is laughable.

There’s nothing wrong with that. Hannity is an admitted partisan conservative, the same as Lawrence O’Donnell is a committed liberal socialist, nothing wrong with that, since 98% of the media is left, having one or two networks that support more conservative, libertarian or traditional views is not and should not be a bad thing. Not everyone believes in liberal policies and not everyone believes in conservative policies. You might think they don’t have an opposing view, but FNC does. Go on CNN or msnbc and tell me how many conservatives are full time employees at those network and contrast that to the liberals that are on FNC. The other networks don’t even come close.

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Democracy and fre speech in action.

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Yes, it seems that for the non opinion shows, Fox News goes out of their way to have a liberal on every panel and as 1 of the 2 people debating an issue.

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this really makes me laugh. what a waste of money for that guy.  as if Fox viewers can be affected by such an advert. they just sit back and chuckle it off.  Fox staff just thinking ' sure we'll take the money.  like trying to advertise pork to saudis, i think.  AND Fox triumphs twice ethically by turning down the money after they had initially given fair airwaves to opposing views ( Fox is for conservatives, right?).  Oh, and tucker carlson rules

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Imo nothing to do with free speech but rather 'free entreprise' i.e. fox simply doing what's good for their business and trying not to upset their viewers. 

I'm surprised Fox let the ads run in the first place.

Same here. What were they thinking?!

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It’s very depressing that people get upset when their political beliefs aren’t being reinforced by what they watch. Goes for both sides.

I was always brought up to think you should be exposed to opinions from all sides, no matter how disturbing.

This Punch and Judy style media is utterly moronic.

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He wasted money. You don't begin ad during WS when Fox sport. channel was. busy and securl harassment stories are all day long in other channels.

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Why can't I view Fox News in Japan ?

Just the CNN (Completely Not News) channel here ....

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