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Watching Fox Still Hazardous

Reported by Nancy - March 22, 2005 -

The last time I posted a selection of the letters we get that are addressed to Fox, it provoked a fair amount of comment & debate. Since I loved both the comments & the debate, here's an updated selection, again with only the names deleted to protect the ignorant. I'll make this update a regular feature, so readers can share the ... well, the amusement.

From:
Date: 19 Mar 2005
Subject: Interview with Karl Rove
Dear Mr. Cavuto,
I happened to catch your recent interview with Karl Rove. I was surprised and shocked that you would let him use polling data from the Washington Post to support the President's plan for social security and then, a few minutes later, you allowed him to dismiss polling data from the same source("we don't govern by polls, thankfully") when discussing the war on Iraq. I have reproduced the appropriate sections from your official transcript, below. I have a new suggestion for a name for your show, "Softball".
*****
Sturbridge, Mass

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From:
Date: 14 Mar 2005
Subject: Paul Sperry interview on O'Reilly
I think a better analogy for Mr. Sperry's observations concerning the infiltration of America by muslims would be the now (proven beyond a shadow of a doubt) attempted (quite successfully) infiltration of American Government institutions by Soviet spies in the 1930's & 1940's. They, too wanted to bring down America from within and worked the system pretty well -- even managing to get the only people smart enough to realize what was really going on branded as idiots. History has proven the only idiots were those on the political left who routinely defended people now proven to have been at the very least communist sympathizers and at worse actual Soviet spies. To draw comparisons with the Nazis is just another pathetic act on the part of people who are too lazy (or too intellectually challenged) to look at both sides of an issue and draw an informed conclusion. I personally don't agree with alot of things written by Mr. Sperry. I have read his first book (incidentally very damning of Pres Bush, VP Cheney, Condi Rice, etc) as well as some of his anti-Iraq war columns on antiwar.com. Nowhere have I ever read him calling for the expulsion of Muslims from America let alone their extermination. Come up with an observation that has some substance next time.

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From:
Date: 18 Mar 2005
Subject: Fox and Friends
Just wanted to say thank you, I watch almost all day in my office, in the AM at home and at night. Damit, why are you so good, I started watching Fox and Friends when I was in the hospital, and you know how hospital T.V's are, and hell got stuck. Please stop being as good as you are, so I can get back to the other shows.
*****
Cincinnati, Ohio

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From:
Date: 25 Feb 2005
Subject: The Pope
Can you please relate this to management of the station.   I love Fox News and I don't mean to be unsympathic, but please stop the overkill coverage of the pope.  I am a believer, but not of the catholic faith.  I will not be watching Fox if they continue their non stop coverage of the pope.  If Billy Graham whom I love was in the same condition I wouldn't want to hear that 24/7 either.  There is nothing new to report on him since they only make a statement once a day and not again until Monday.  So Please, let up on this subject.  There is a lot more going on in the world than the Pope.
Thank You

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From:
Date: 17 Mar 2005
Subject: Steroids in Baseball
Of course they should check the baseball players, Shep. They don't have walmart employees at capitol hill as they don't make "baseball" money, nor are all children and young people "wanting to work for Wal Mart" like they want to be baseball players. You do not have to be "big to work for Wal Mart!
*****
Sierra Vista

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From:
Date: 13 Mar 2005
Subject: Bill O'reilly, I think this is worth checking out. Our soldiers should not be crapped on.
Shame on Starbucks indeed. I am against the war, not against the soldiers. "Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support in their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it , and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee. So as not to offend Starbucks, we should not support them by buying any of their products. As a war vet writing to fellow patriots, I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house for what they and I believe is right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will never know. Thanks very much for your support of me, and I know you'll all be there again when I deploy once more.
Semper Fidelis

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From:
Date: 12 Mar 2005
Subject: President Bush Social Security
I caught your program March 12  you guys being in favor Of President Bush Social Security  Plan What do you have to say,  I retired in 1998 and has lost $80,00 over the 4 years in Mutual Funds and own little stocks. All you need another attack on the United States and the retirement plan money for the future retires will be lost.

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From:
Date: 11 Mar 2005
Subject: Good Morning,
Brian, surprising enough some places today still do not have running water or indoor bathrooms. I was lucky, the last time I used ours ( on our farm) was 1962. Then my father moved us to Southern California.
*****
Waterboro, Maine