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Coburn: Don't Believe Everything You Hear On Fox News

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At a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City last week, staunch conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) disparaged Fox News and told a constituent her fears about the health care law were unfounded.

When a woman in the audience asked Coburn if it was illegal for the government to jail citizens for not complying with the new health care law, Coburn responded by blaming TV news, and Fox News in particular, for that false rumor:

"The intention is not to put anybody in jail," Coburn said. "That makes for good TV news on Fox, but that isn't the intention."

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"Don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody's no good," Coburn added.

Coburn urged audience members to widen their points of view by reading and watching different media outlets, not just the ones they agree with.

"Don't just watch Fox News or CNN, watch them both," Coburn said. He said he read both The Washington Post and The New York Times -- plus The Wall Street Journal -- and urged his audience to do likewise. "Listen to the other side, because what it does, it makes you a better person."

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I usually turn on the news when I want to be sad and depressed, disgusted, misinformed OR need a really good laugh OR need to know what the weather will NOT be like tomorrow.

If I need to know the truth, I can usually find the answers in the deductions in my pay check :bonk:


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