Fox News in the news...are they callous?

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  1. ASLANSPAL

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1524856,00.html

    Speaking about the reaction of the financial markets, Brit Hume, the channel's Washington managing editor, said: "Just on a personal basis ... I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought 'hmm, time to buy'."
     
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    Well, you have to consider that most the TV pundits are multimillionaires.
     
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    It is a good time to buy. We can't let the terrorists change our lives.
     
  4. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Maybe now would be a good time to get into the stock market...perhaps, I will look into this. Thanks Brit, and thanks Aslan for pointing this out as a service to mankind... [​IMG]

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  5. KenH

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    I am fully invested in the stock market and have been since the middle of May and at the moment am sitting on about a 15.5% gain in my IRA. And in my 401(k) where I can't be as aggressive I am sitting on about a 9.5% gain.

    The Russell 2000 closed at an all-time high on Friday and it and the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 are all sitting above their 50-day and 200-day exponential moving averages. It also helps that my company's stock made an all-time high on July 7.

    I subscribe to an investment service that has an excellent, excellent track record and provides strategies where one can be as conservative or as bold as one is comfortable with.
     
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    Markets bounce back

    It appears to defy logic but investors have shrugged off the attacks

    Paul Murphy
    Saturday July 9, 2005
    The Guardian

    At 8am yesterday the FTSE 100 share index, the supposed barometer of Britain's corporate health, snapped back above 5,200. Within a couple of hours, share prices were back at the levels seen early on Thursday morning, before bombers struck to the east and west of London's financial district.

    - SOURCE
     
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    Buy High, Sell Low.
     
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    I always thought it was buy low sell high and keep what's left over after the government takes their share.
     
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    Oh the stock market things could go great for you
    for 6 or 7 years ..then bam! while the insiders
    have cashed in its 1987 and the small investor
    is burned once again!

    yeah right the stock market!

    Joe buy a nice piece of property and build your
    dream home, you will have more control.

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    Media Matters for America, a watchdog and frequent critic of Fox, criticised the comments on its website. "I think it's absolutely sickening three Fox anchors had such callous reactions to the bombings that took dozens of lives," said the Jamison Foser, of the group.

    The Fox News media relations office had not responded by the time the Guardian went to press yesterday.
     
  10. KenH

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    In all investments follow the trend. When it's going up be invested. When it's going down be in cash or go short if you can.

    The problem with the stock market for the past fifteen months is that it's been stuck in a trading range which is not good for investors like me who invest in the broad market and not individual stocks(except for my company stock). At least there's been a bit of a runup since mid-May.
     
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    Anybody here invest in Halliburton before the invasion of Iraq? :D

    I think I'll invest in bottled water.
     
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    What gets me about the pot shots at Halliburton is many Halliburton employees have been murdered in Iraq. If you would do the job cheaper, call up and tell Halliburton and sign a contract with them. When you have a nation where only a relative few volunteer, what other system are you going to have to provide them with the support that they need?
     
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    There are a lot of jobs that Halliburton is undertaking that the Iraqis could undertake for themselves, from sources I've read. If only a few Iraqis volunteer, it further emphasizes the point I've been making all along - there is no Patrick Henry in Iraq.

    All along we've been hearing that we took the battle to them instead of having to fight the battle in the streets of America. Well, it looks to me, from the news this week in London, the battle is not limited to Iraq, after all.

    PS: No one could pay me enough money to set foot inside an Islamic country, how about you, CMG? No thanks, I'll stay right here in Middle America where my town boasts of having the highest percentage of Iraqis in the nation. Of course, they aren't rushing to return to Iraq now that Saddam is gone. But they sure buy up a lot of bottled water at Sam's Club. Cases of it. Hmmmm.....
     
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    Foreigners are used to not drinking tap water I think. My suburb has well water so I enjoy it a lot.

    No, I am not headed for the Arab League or any other Arab nation. I will blame my health for that instead of admitting that I am too cowardly to live there.

    No, the battle is all over. That is the reason some are calling it a world war. However, most of it is in Iraq. And, no, Iraq did not have a viable alternative waiting in the wings. The Arabs overreached when they hit New York and the Pentagon. They riled us up and we are going to defeat them once and for all if we don't lose our will in the off-year elections. Of course, George W. Bush could decide to sacrifice the war and his party in order to put his friend Alberto Rino Gonzales on the court.
     
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    :laughing:
    You are defending Haliburton?
    Wasn't there some recent litigation reform that federalized class-action suits? [Cannot remember exactly how it works.] That certainly is going to help them with those nasty asbestos lawsuits, won't it? Also, did you know that Haliburton was doing business with Saddam?

    As for FoxNews, they don't have much in terms of credibility:
    Did anyone ever hear Sean Hannity clarify whether or not that doctor really had been nominated for a Nobel Prize?
    I saw Mark Fuhrman as an analyst on FoxNews. Now there is someone with some credibility.....
    :rolleyes:
    Geraldo Rivera is on FoxNews: remember Al Capone's vaults?
    Oliver North is on FoxNews: remember how he was selling weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States? Now that's what I call treason.
    Of course there is Bill O'Reilly on his own show and David Lee Miller out in the field, both of whom came from A Current Affair.
    I have seen Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter on the show frequently. We've already discussed them at length in other threads.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200507080005
     
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    And then there is Alan Colmes and General Wesley Clark. For sure, neither one of them have an ounce of credibility. And then there is Ariana Huffington and Juan Williams...no credibility. Interesting how you chose all the conservative hosts / correspondents / pundits to smear on FoxNews while ignoring the liberals.

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    I don't have to do that, because all of the "conservatives" do that for me.
     
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    I actually like Alan Colmes. He is probably one of the few liberals alive today who can hold a civil discussion with conservatives without making fun of them, and using the typical Dean / Durbin Style hate speech. He is wrong on many issues, but he is one person who I do think is genuinely a nice guy and sincere in his beliefs.

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