Don't you hate it when political pundits...

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  1. earllogjam

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    Give their explanations on why a vote went a certain way when they might as well be speaking out of their asses.

    I don't think I'm going to be watching Fox News for the next 9 months.
     
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    Look, earl, anyone who can't posture in front of a TV camera and pass off their half-baked notions as if they were the wisdom of the ages just doesn't belong in America. :rolleyes:
     
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    Chris Matthews is my hero, my friend pointed out to me how I seem to like people who yell. We noticed it during an oxiclean commercial with Billy Mays, who seems to always be shouting at the top of his lungs.

     
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    Why would you ever watch fox?:rolleyes:
     
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    I've never understood either. :confused: Nothing but trash!
    Sheppard Smith might be worth a look occasionally, but you can only look at him for so long..before the "Fox" words start coming through and ruin it all!! :rolleyes:
     
  6. earllogjam

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    When did we as Americans need "experts" to interpret the news for us?

    It's like tonguing a cold sore.

    I absolutely can't stand that asian bitch, Michelle Malkin. It would be different if they were accountable for their views but they are never called on their bullshit...ever. Remember all the pundits and Zogby polls that predicted a Kerry win? Yeah same folks this time around.
     
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    The sad fact is most Americans do need someone to interpret the news for them. These are the people whom the media outlets hope to turn to their advantage and mould to fit their advertiser and editorial profile. It's a subtle form of brainwashing. Repeat a lie often enough...

    They're not called on their bullshit because it's their venue! They control what is said and if they can't control that then they control what's edited. Networks invest millions in the talking heads we see, not just their salaries, but in promotion, grooming, public relations, psychological profiling, advertiser promotion, revenue planning, and editorializing. Why do you think CBS hasn't dumped Couric yet? The last thing any producer wants is their talking head put in a situation that he or she can't talk her way out of. Look what happened to Tucker Carlson. Not only did he get canceled but so did the entire show. Lot of people got fired just over that one John Stewart interview because Stewart called them on their bullshit and Stewart is smarter than Carlson. Still, Carlson's back on the air because the network has so much invested in him that they want to recoup some of their money and none of the management who okayed his presence to begin with want to look like they've backed a loser. Like in any other job, covering your ass is the most important thing and if you think that someone is going to choose integrity over a pink slip you're mistaken.
     
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    well i agree fox news is complete crap. i dont see how anyone takes it seriously. there is no denying that it is a republican propaganda machine...that's not to say other corporations dont put propaganda in the media, but fox news is completely unethical with it.
    bill oreilly, ann coulter are just awful. i dont see how anyone watches that and takes it seriously.
    for instance they attack barack obama because he smokes cigarettes and his middle name is hussein. what kind of crap is that? fox news crap that's what!
     
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    Sadly, I suspect its been since news and journalism became, well, quite dull. Walter Cronkite or Edward R Murrow would never rate today. Media consumers much prefer pontificating pundits and news talk show egos squabbling and posturing on the air like Rockem-Sockem robot toys.
     
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    Personally, I just plain hate political pundits...
     
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    Maybe the news wouldn't be so dull if it was only on for 60 minutes per day. Besides, there is only so much bad news one can take in a day before it starts warping your reality.
     
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    Agreed. That's why I don't have a TV.
     
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    I wonder if there is anyone who likes them or what use they are other than entertainment value. Yes, please tell me what I just heard and tell me what it really meant because I'm dumber than a door knob.

    As if the patriotic rhetoric coming out of each horses mouth wasn't nauseating enough we have to listen to what comes out of a horses ass as well?
     
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    Well, that is positively un-American. :eek:

    You have a DVD in your SUV though I hope.:rolleyes:
     
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    uhmmm... a Hummer is technically not an SUV.
     
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    Yeah, I like it when Keith Olbermann of MSNBC calls it "Fox Noise" and I just love how he slams Bill O'Reilly.

    I'll watch Fox News when I feel like I want entertainment and not news. To me it's like the Weekly World News. It makes me laugh until I'm sick. Then I puke and I have to turn it off. It's mind numbing crap.

    Of course, CNN is garbage, just in a different way. It's annoying and repetitive. Also they have their biases too.

    All news is about EDITING and BULLSHIT. You really need to read between the lines when dealing with any news network to get even close to the truth.
     
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    lol, nah, a Hummer is technically a blowjob.

    I had a friend in college that had magazine subscriptions to both the National Review and New Republic. He said it was the only way to figure out what really was going on knowing that the truth always sat in the middle of the two extremes. He got a kick on how a story could be spun and said it gives a better broader perspective than trusting one centerist moderate news source.

    Although I find that I roll my eyes a lot it's part of the reason why I watch Fox.
     
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