Report: Journalists Debated Whether Government Should Shut Down Fox News

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A group of liberal journalists used a now-defunct listserv to debate the merits of whether the federal government should forcibly shut down Fox News, according to a report in The Daily Caller.

    The online publication earlier reported that the journalists in the private group discussed ways to shield Barack Obama from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal when Obama was a presidential candidate. The latest article showed that several members of Journolist aired complaints about Fox News on the listserv in March of this year and debated how best to rein it in.

    Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, who said he was "genuinely scared" of the network, reportedly said "peer pressure" and "self-regulation" were not working.

    "In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework," he said.

    According to the report, UCLA law professor Jonathan Zasloff urged the federal government to stop the network.

    "I hate to open this can of worms, but is there any reason why the FCC couldn't simply pull their broadcasting permit once it expires?" he wrote.


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    Upon first pass, I thought that this will never happen but then I thought of Lou Dobbs getting kicked out of CNN.
     

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