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KHQ/Fox News F-Bomb Goes Viral

On Saturday, Spokane's KHQ reporter/producer Lindsay Nadrich suffered every newscaster's nightmare when a story she was producing for Fox News inadvertently aired a clip that should have been ash-canned, containing two F-bombs. The goof-up appears to be the result of error. (Warning: strong Language content).

Question: What would you do if you were management?

Otter: Beware Of Fox News

A reflective Gov. Butch Otter says depending on news from sources that one agrees with can complicate problem solving, citing a dysfunctional Congress, the state-run health exchange under Obamacare and the “Common Core” debate as examples. “My primary portal for looking into the world is Fox News,” Otter said. “So I get a certain contamination — maybe ‘contamination’ is the wrong word — get a certain feeling of relief that they agree with my conservative philosophy.” Otter said the practice of seeking news from outlets with an ideological slant also applies to the left. In recent months, Otter has led the enactment of the state-run exchange and supported adoption of Common Core education standards over objections of Fox News loyalists in the Legislature and the public/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Do you rely on a news source that you agree with politically?


Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/otter-on-the-price-of-relying-solely-on-fox-news/#storylink=cpy

Colvilles Join Stossel Protest

The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, joining Tribal leaders throughout Indian Country in protest of Fox News’ latest rant by commentator John Stossel, has some advice for Fox President Roger Ailes:  don’t fire Stossel, re-educate him. Michael O. Finley today sent the attached letter to Ailes, recommending that Fox attempt to improve its dismal reputation for biased reporting by sending Stossel to a course on American Indian History and then to live on a reservation for a month. Stossel had claimed, on a recent segment of Fox and Friends, that American Indians have benefited from the generosity of the federal government more than any other group/Colville Indian Tribe news release. Full release here. And: Letter to Roger Ailes of Fox News here. (AP file photo, of Fox President Roger Ailes)

Question: Do you understand the concern of American Indians, including the Coeur d'Alene and Colville tribes? Or do you think they're overreacting to comments by a Fox News talking head?

Vestal: Fox’s Stossel Short On Facts

Chief Allan has heard it all his life. Why do you Indians get so much help? Free this, free that, a check every month. Why do you have it so good? “My whole life, everywhere, going to elementary school, going to middle school, going to high school, going to college … I always heard, ‘Why do you guys get all that (funding)? Why do you get those monthly checks?’ ” said Allan, the chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. And so, when Allan heard Fox News bloviator John Stossel’s piece, “Freeloading Doesn’t Help the Freeloaders” – about the negative effects on tribes of the government’s “help” for them – it chapped his hide. Stossel didn’t mention the fictional monthly checks, but he managed to drag out every other element of the arguments Allan’s heard all his life/Shawn Vestal, SR. More here.

Question: Will John Stossel or Fox News respond to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's complaint re: Stossel's stereotyping of American Indians?

Task Force Rips Stossel Comments

Tony Stewart, of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, sent the following letter to Fox News President Roger Ailes re: reporter John Stossel's comments about American Indians: “It is with deep disappointment and sadness that we viewed the Fox and Friends commentary featuring John Stossel regarding his biased and hurtful comments regarding Native Americans. Mr. Stossel’s failure to understand and appreciate the tragic history suffered by the truly first Americans, the American Indians, demonstrates a lack of knowledge or support to remedy the wrongs of the past. We suggest that Mr. Stossel inform himself regarding the millions of acres taken from the American Indians, the U.S. military forcibly removing Indians from those lands, and the slaughtering of the men, women and children of the tribes.” (AP file photo, of John Stossel)

CdA Tribe Demands Stossel Apology

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is demanding Fox News employee John Stossel apologize for his on-air remarks regarding Native Americans and why the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs exists. Coeur d’Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allan sent a letter to Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes that addresses Stossel’s ignorant and insensitive comments he made during a March 24 broadcast on Fox and Friends/Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe news release. Read Chairman Allan's letter here.

Question: Should John Stossel of Fox News apologize to the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe and other Native Americans for his comments about them?

Fox News Ailes Apologizes For ‘Nazi’ Slip

Fox News chief Roger Ailes (pictured in AP file photo) apologized Thursday to Abraham Foxman, national director for the Anti-Defamation League, after calling NPR executives “Nazis” in an interview with The Daily Beast. Ailes, in a letter, began by following up on “the Glenn Beck situation with regards to George Soros” before getting into his own references to the Third Reich. “This morning you might be receiving calls because I used the word ‘Nazi attitudes’  to describe the NPR officials who fired Juan Williams,” Ailes wrote. “I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word, but I was angry at the time because of NPR’s willingness to censor Juan Williams for not being liberal enough”/Michael Cordelone, The Cutline. More here.

Question: Do we use the word “Nazi” too much in our culture to describe people or organizations with which we disagree? And/Or Is there any value to these kinds of forced apologies?

43SB: Allred Uses Fox To Tack Right

From 43rd State Blues (via YouTube), Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred explains to Fox News his support for the 10th Amendment and Bush tax cuts. Writes Sisyphus/43rd State Blues: “Keith Allred is asked to be on Fox Business News to chat about tax cuts and failed to read from their script. As the Democratic candidate in their punditocracy, he’s supposed to be the punching bag. But he uses the opportunity to deflate Otter’s primary talking points on a network that reaches much of the gubernatorial battleground in SE Idaho. Allred wants to “honor” the tenth amendment and reinstate the Bush tax cuts.” More here.

Question: What do you make of Allred’s support for the 10th Amendment & Bush’s tax cuts?

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