FOX is NOT a news network

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  1. Industrialsize

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    If anyone really believes FOX is a NEWS network, read and watch:

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    Media Matters has caught another Fox fabrication.
    This time, Fox News 'reporter' Wendell Goler repeatedly aired a video clip in which President Obama seems to declare his support for imposing a "European-style" universal health care system on the United States. Goler used the clip to support Republican attacks on the President's spending policies and his supposedly "European" priorities.
    The problem is, President Obama never said any such thing. The clip Goler used was from a March 26 online town hall event, and President Obama was paraphrasing a written question submitted by the audience. In his answer, the President said that while he does support universal health care, he doesn't support imposing a European or Canadian system on the United States."


    Daily Kos: Fox manipulates video to attack Obama
     
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    magnify that by 25 hours a week and you've got the show outline for Hannity's TV and radio programs.:cool:
     
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    Yet somehow they lead in ratings year after year after year...
     
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    Absolutely - right on - Fox is (especially Hannity) getting tiresome with its' constant innuendo, half-truths & manipulating videos to their own end. They are actually inviting insurection & revolt - it's amazing how the Republicans can keep the billions spent OFF THE BUDGET during the Bush years off subject - I'm only interested in getting this country back on track - get behind this administration(&I have some doubts about some of their ideas) The anti-Obama train, indeed!
     
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    ...and what influence does Mr. Murdock have on the voting (?!)_ He's cornered all the anti-obama nuts... they're on his payroll!
     
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    Whenever I hear Fox referred to as a news network, I can't help but try and compare it to the BBC, NPR, Newhour with Jim Lehrer, and even the nightly news programs. Each time, I can't do it, there is no way to compare.

    The cornerstone of proper news reporting has always been neutrality, sticking-to-the-facts, and a healthy lack of bias. No news agency is perfect, and some (more than others) have left bias from both sides creep in to a certain degree. But never do we see such examples of blatant, intentional bias that we do on Fox News. No other news program goes out and encourages its viewers to participate in protests, let alone do what Fox does and help ORGANIZE them.

    In most newspapers, the section where you see the most bias is in the Op-Ed section, which is universally acknowledged as not being news, but Opinion (hence the name). The Op-Ed is where very wackjobs of every political bent spin and twist and yell what they think everyone else should believe. It keeps it out of the general reporting, which is reserved for things such as facts. Fox News is one giant Op-Ed network, not a news network.

    Sorry for the disjointed composition of the post. I realize that I'm mostly preaching to the choir, and those who don't agree with me most likely never will. I just felt like going off on my own opinion of Fox News. If someone can refute me with good, solid facts (with citations!), I would be more than happy to listen.
     
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    It leans right.

    Just as ONN (Obama News Network) leans left. And NPR, NBC, CNBC, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, etc., etc.
     
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    Leaning is VERY different from manipulating.(Lying)
     
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    ONN? I was not aware that folks over at WBNS 10TV : 10tv.com - Ohio News Now were the mouthpiece for our president's new socialist administration.

    I've always found it amusing when conservatives interpret proper journalism with "leaning left". Apparently, traits such as fair reporting, neutrality, exposing corruption, letting the viewer decide for themselves, etc are "liberal" qualities.

    So, since we're all in agreement with what makes up the "liberal" news, what qualities make up the "conservative" news?
     
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    Do they have an emoticon where the guy laughs so hard that he explodes into a seizure?
     
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    If there is any doubt Fox is unfair and unbalanced look at foxnation.com
     
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    The "conservative" news is anything the neocons can rub two un-related sticks together to make a spark, and then whip it all up into a conflagration that plays to the fears of otherwise normal people. Notice how Star's hate of all things Pelosi was made into alarmist news, just because she made an honest observation about the Republican't Party to -- the horror! -- a group of children. After all, it's the Republican't Party neo cons and their holier-than-thou members with one foot already in heaven who are burdened with the repsonibility to teach the children of the USA how to hate.

    And so it is with Faux News Infotainment. They play to the lowest IQ in the room, in the same time-honored tradition of Hearst News Corporation. P.T. Barnum was a wise man.
     
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    it's fun to watch the fundies defend faux news and they wonder why the gop is in the crapper.
     
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    What's more fun is to watch ONN Obamabots believe they have the high moral ground with CNN/ONN and MSNBC, when Anderson Cooper loses his professionalism on the air making vulgar jokes with pundit David Gergen, Olberman and Matthews have to be suspended they fawn so much over Obama, CNN reporter Susan Tea Party embarrasses the network and they follow it up by trying to hide her unprofessionalism. The Democrats may be enjoying the upper hand right now, but Pelosi can't get her lies straight and Obama the celebrity is more popular than his policies. :rolleyes:

    Bush got himself elected, had a high approval 100 days in and then re-elected so...

    What is interesting is that CNN is in the crapper...
     
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    you conveniently neglected to address the topic of the OP, mainly that Fox was caught with it's pants down MANIPULATING the news. Instead you DEFLECTED.
     
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    Wow... the desperation is comical...

    I know we "liberals" like to point out Fox's bias... but television is a dieing medium... It really doesn't matter what these talking heads repeat, and repeat.

    Yes, Susan "Why is Obama a Fascist? - Because he is" was a little dramatic on CNN, but I would hardly say that CNN has any reason to hide the video.

    Pelosi lies? I've missed those. Are you talking about torture briefings, I urge you to read the detailed reports and not sound bites.

    As for Obama, I agree with you that his celebrity is high -- I don't get your point however.

    Bush -- high approval first 100 days... what was his approval for his last 100 days??



     
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    Fox was caught with its pants down manipulating the news?

    CNN Admits Error in USC College Republicans Story

    By Noel Sheppard July 25, 2008 - Newsbusters.org
     
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    In trade parlance, Fox was always referred to as a 'netlet," as opposed to a network.

    The truth of the matter is that Murdoch really doesn't have a political pov unless it coincides with him making a buck. The guy would throw away the political right in this country, the UK, and Austrialia in an instant if he thought he could make more money provoking from the left. It's all about ratings, and money for Fox, which really only has one decent show, and that's "The Simpsons," which ridicules everyone - as it should be. What's really funny is that The Right thinks Murdoch, and Fox are "their people." He's your man, if you are love to react to incendiary provocations intended to desecrate emotional touchstones, like the flag, marriage, defense, etc. It's the proverbial waving of the red cape before the bull.

    As to the rest of the media being totally lefties, (and granted some reporters are) that has not been the case since Ronnie Raygun ushered in media deregulation in the '80's. Many networks, such as, NBC, as well as MSNBC are owned, in whole, or part, by the likes of GE: the corporation which brings you definitive leftist opinions on jet engines, corporate finance, and dishwashers.
     
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    A 'netlet' is spanking CNN's and MSNBC's behinds! :spankme:
     
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