Why are so many in an uproar about this video that Fox News put on it’s sites front page when it aired?
Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign ‘petition’ to repeal First Amendment
Published December 16, 2015
Now Playing Yale students sign petition to repeal the First Amendment
Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd.
Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students.
“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”
Now if you watched the video then you would have seen a heavily edited video that made comments available to some and asked questions of others. However, they were never in sync. The responses of the alleged college students were never the same students who were asked a question on the video. Only some were in sync.
Why is that?
Why would anyone who had a straightforward agenda take the time to so obviously over edit this video?
Why are some over reacting to the video itself?
The alleged purpose of the video was to find out what kind of reaction would be elicited from Yale students at the possibility of having the First amendment repealed.
Let me just say that the way the video is edited and how it is pieced together leaves some serious questions as to whether
1) The students who signed the paper he was presenting actually were asked about t he removal of the First amendment.
2) The students who actually signed the petition were actually and honestly informed of the alleged intent of the petition they were signing.
The video’s editing make it almost impossible to believe what is allegedly revealed in the video. If the video in fact truly was legitimate there would have been no need for the exaggerated editing. The presentation of the video in it’s entirety would have served to convey the true message of the results found on the Yale Campus in question.
Adding to the very obvious attempt at manipulation of this story is the comment of one of the students in question on Youtube.
The students recounting of his experience that day does not even remotely resemble what the article claims. The message both Fox News and Ami Horowitz are conveying in this video and article seem to be at odds with what the student claims actually took place.
It is reminiscent of the coverage of OCCUPY by Fox News. All participants were dirty drug addled hippies with no moral or intellectual worth.
Hatred and dissent seems to be the norm for Fox News where any opinion, view or political leaning other than their own is the enemy. There is nothing unbiased or honest about them.
Case in point:
Monsanto Cancer Milk: FOX NEWS Kills Story and Fires Reporters!
Yet they did place this article on Fox Magazine in 2012
Once again it takes a fake news program to reveal where the real fake news is. Jon Stewart, of the Daily Show, continues to prove that he is a far better informed and a more insightful media analyst than just about any of the so-called professionals with degrees and awards and jobs on “reputable” news networks.
It is apparent to any objective observer that Fox is a journalistic wasteland. Their entire schedule is populated by partisan hacks whose intent is to misinform their audience with reporting that is so slanted as to be little more than press releases and promos for Republican operatives and issues. They even feature a Psycho-Chicken Little (Glenn Beck) who accuses Obama and his staff of worshiping Mao, even as he himself admits that he idolizes Adolf Hitler. But it took Stewart to artfully, and hilariously, point out that Fox has defined themselves into a corner. Stewart, noting that Fox regards their news day as the hours between 9:00am to 4:00pm, and 6:00pm to 8:00pm, rips to shreds the false Fox fiction that there is a distinction between their news content and their editorials.
After a brief but concerted challenge by the White House to the credibility of Fox News Channel as a legitimate news organization — including a detailed take down by Communications Director Anita Dunn on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday — a spokesman for Fox responded with a de facto admission that the channel is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
CNN described Fox’s statement this way: “In a written statement given to CNN, Fox News said its programming was comparable to the editorial page of a newspaper.”
The fact that Fox says its programming is based on opinions not facts would likely come as a shock to Fox viewers — but, of course, they’ll never know about it. Fox will protect them from this harsh reality the same way it deals with all news that makes conservatives look badly: by not covering it.
Here’s the statement by Fox to CNN:
“An increasing number of viewers are relying on Fox News for both news and opinion,” Fox News Senior VP Michael Clemente said in the statement, “and the average news consumer can certainly distinguish between the A-section of the newspaper and the editorial page, which is what our programming represents.
“So with all due respect to anyone who might still be confused about the difference between news reporting and vibrant opinion, my suggestion would be to talk about the stories and the facts rather than the [sic] attack the messenger . . . which over time has never worked.”
Not surprisingly, this statement from Fox was carefully crafted to obfuscate the truth from busy or hapless readers. Like the classic non-denial denial, it is a non-admission admission.
Why anyone would even entertain the idea that Fox News is news and deals in truth is beyond me. To give anything that this rag states as truth credence is ludicrous. If is is only on Fox and no other legitimate media source is stating the same story, then it is probably a lie!
So save yourselves some anguish and don’t get yourselves worked up due to anything that Fox News reports. Because in fact it is not news , it is simply their opinion on whatever the flavor of the week is over at Fox according to Murdock .