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Should congress defund FOX News?

According to rep Jim McGovern, they should.  How would that affect FOX news? Would they have to shut down?

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 6:21 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Fox is not a federal company. Fox is private.
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 6:24 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I know that, but apparently someone should tell the illustrious rep McGovern that.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 6:25 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • The stupid! It buuuuuurns!
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:29 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I didn't realize they received federal funding.


    Maybe he was being facetious?

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 6:34 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Wow.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 6:36 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Whatever floats your boat... However. I think the advertisers are enjoying their profits!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 6:38 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Here's a more accurate assessment for this story...Ironically from FOX: "A congressman smarting over legislation to defund National Public Radio tried to take out his frustration with a ban on federal dollars paying for advertising on Fox News, but the effort was rejected in a party-line committee vote."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/17/congressman-tries-ban-federal-ad-spending-fox-news/#ixzz1HBNK15fX

    Sounds like he wanted to stop spending federal ad money at Fox.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 6:44 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Congressman Jim McGovern says if Republicans are serious about defunding NPR–instead of focusing their time on more pressing matters–he says “we should be fair and balanced in the way we do it,” and take funding away from Fox News as well".
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • If they do get federal money, stop it, fine.

    They can do without it.

    They'll still be there.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:39 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Another loon! It's a loony day isn't it.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:01 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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