aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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fox: right to lie
Posted by dav at 2004 September 9 01:43 PM
File under: News

Pretty much everyone who cares about Truth is of the opinion that FOX "News" doesn't put much stock in it. I wasn't aware until reading this summary of a recent court ruling that FOX had set its lawyers out to defend its right to lie to its viewers though.

During their appeal, FOX asserted that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on public airwaves. Fox attorneys did not dispute Akre's claim that they pressured her to broadcast a false story, they simply maintained that it was their right to do so.

This century sucks.

Comments:

"Fair & Balance??" Amazing..

Jane Akre is also in a very good documentary that came out last year call "The Corporation"

www.corporation.com

With many of the "news" outlets following Fox's methods, it's become virtually impossible to discern fact from editoral. With their new court decided right to lie, they have nothing to check them from stating that a fact is a lie or a lie is a fact.

it's not looking good

-pm

Posted by: Paul on September 10, 2004 06:15 AM

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