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The Ballad of Cell Cam Sousveillance or: Fuck You Fox News – Here’s What REALLY happened

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We, the people, now use it for nailing

The dim troglodytes

Who trample our rights

By spraying, and beating, and jailing


Thus, in factual real-time depictions

We see all the Fox ‘“news” contradictions

Now we all know our cell

Is the real show and tell

Exposing Fox News’ daily fictions


Believe what I say, not what your eyes see

Can no more support Fox hyperbole

Cell phones set to zoom

Counter lies by Brit Hume

And B.S. from the party of tea


Fox news cams are worth many mil

While a cell phone costs practically nil

But the Fox cam sees Hume

Bringing lies to your room

While the cell cam shows Hume’s just a shill


Hannity comes on with his spleen vent

Leaving out facts that are inconvenient

And on YouTube anon

Is what really went on

Caught by one on the truth of the scene bent

O’Reilly comes on hair on fire

And screams out his crap to the choir

And the faithful Fox News cam

Captures each new scam

But the cheap little cell cam screams LIAR!


So it seems that our cell phone’s the answer

In killing the Fox/News Corp cancer

Do we believe all their lies

Or believe all our eyes

The li’l cell cam’s the big lie’s de-pants-er


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9 thoughts on “The Ballad of Cell Cam Sousveillance or: Fuck You Fox News – Here’s What REALLY happened

  1. Great take on the media scam. We have a Public Enquiry into Press Standards going on here in the UK (thank you, Mr. Murdoch …..mock vomit) and they are being forced into admitting thatoften they just print lies for the hell of it.
    Media manipulation is everywhere and I’m grateful for the man in the street who can tell the true story. Sometimes it’s the man in the street who has broken the story…. which is perfect for getting there before the censor” .
    There is a famous bit of manipulation that everyone (okay, only those who care) knows about from Margaret Thatcher’s days. The miners were striking to preserve their jobs. Shown on TV News there was a stand-off between ranks of miners and ranks of mounted Police. The miners charged….the Police retaliated defending themselves…people got badly hurt… the public were outraged at the miners behaviour. It was some years later, when knowledge and the web could facilitate information flow, that the rest of us discovered that it happened the other way around. The cops waded in first. We, the Public, had been played.
    Fight to keep the web free.


    Posted by Single Malt Monkey | December 22, 2011, 8:14 am
    • Again, thank you man for the inciteful comment which adds to what i wrote. amazing how played we are, especially the folks who think murdoch reports “news”. oh well…we must keep going (i just felt like a character in a Beckett play) happy noo yeer anyway. continue…


      Posted by barkinginthedark | December 22, 2011, 10:17 pm
  2. I also am grateful for the “view from the street” now out there. I see local news showing clips sent in from viewers more and more; but we all have to take this source with a grain of salt as well though. My son’s friend is able to manipulate video with a fairly simple computer program into very funny videos – so it makes me wonder how easy would it be for someone to manipulate what they record as well. Hopefully all points of view will mesh together & we will see things for what they really are!


    Posted by MJ, Nonstepmom | December 16, 2011, 2:28 pm
  3. Excellent take down of the contrast between the citizen journalist and Fox. Thank goodness for those who are out there showing us what’s really happening.


    Posted by lisahgolden | December 16, 2011, 2:08 am
  4. Amen! I do worry someday that the powers that be will figure out a way to close down the internet or curtail it because as long as it exists and the cell cam exists, it’s all over for the purveyors of lies and propaganda. And no matter what they do, the cat is out of the bag, the genie is out of the lamp, the shit has hit the fan and the “revolution” has begun. Good luck to us all.


    Posted by Carole Monferdini | December 15, 2011, 9:47 pm


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