Monday, July 9, 2012
FOX NEWS IS A PERSON, AND A DIRTY ROTTEN LIAR
"How can FOX News lie time and again and still call itself a news agency?" Thom Hartmann takes us on a very informative trip through the legal history of a corporation allowed to lie, with legal protection, since people lie, and corporations enjoy all the rights of people, and have "ever since that 1886 Supreme Court case of Southern Pacific Railroad versus Santa Clara County when a rogue court reporter named JC Bancroft Davis slipped corporate personhood into the legal record." Did somebody get hit with the stupid stick? Is this any way to run a fare and equitable society? Of course not, but the courts have ruled time and again that corporations have all the rights of actual people--so while actual people have watched their civil liberties whittle away in this era of Homeland Security, they can rest assured their rights are alive and well--serving fat and happy corporations. To paraphrase Will Rogers, It looks like common sense ain't too common around here.