Fox News fought a fight against government oppression of freedom of the press. Just like freedom of speech, I would rather idiots have the right to say their idiotic things than leave it up to the government to decide what idiotic things can be said.
The government should not exist to keep you happy nor to keep you from being sad/mad/whatever other emotion. If you feel a news outlet is lying to you, get your news from a different source. Trusting what ANYONE without verifying is your own damn fault.
Exactly right! And this should not only be true of news journalism, this should be extended to other industries as well...
- Is your doctor is lying to you about your tumor? Go to a different doctor!
- Engineer lying about the safety of that bridge, use a different engineer!
- Is your teacher lying to your children about whether the Holocaust occurred, find a different teacher!
All of these people should be allowed to make up whatever lies they feel like, cause I'd much rather have idiots have the right to say their idiotic things than leave it up to the government to decide what idiotic things can be said. Get yourself a medical/engineering/teaching/etc degree so you can verify everything anyone ever says to you. Obviously nobody should be held to any kind of professional accountability, because freedom of speech trumps all!
And because this is Slashdot, I feel the need to point out that the above post is sarcasm...
The plan is to take all the sales 'lost' to piracy whilst maximising theatrical profits and cutting costs. I bet you could pay your lead actors less if they didn't have to schlep around the world pimping the film. Wasn't Jurassic Park the first film whose advertising budget equalled its production budget?
As of 10 a.m. 6,454 people had voted in a poll on www.kbzk.com asking "What do you think of the City of Bozeman requiring job applicants to provide social network site login and password information?" So 6,347 people have voted "I'm against it — It's an invasion of privacy," 62 people have voted "I'm for it — It's important for the City to judge the applicant's character," and 45 people have said they don't care either way.
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