Fox news or al jazeera?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by freeny, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    This question was brought up last night on the forums my wife hangs out on. I found it quite interesting in the fact that I couldnt decide. Who would you trust more in getting your news, Fox news or al jazeera?
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    al Jazeera legitimate and well respected news source,Faux news well do I have to say.
     
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    It depends a bit on the topic. I'd trust Al Jazeera more on US politics, FOX News on US pop culture and sports, neither on Israel/Iraq...

    I'd sort of trust my ability to gather information from FOX more in that I'm more familiar with it (I rarely read Al Jazeera) so I can interpret FOX news more accurately.
     
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    That article was somebodys idea of humour.
     
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    All news sources have some input, if for no other reason than you can get clues as to why and who wants something said. If a story gets picked up on Drudge, and bandied about the blogs for a few hours, then shows up on FOX as someone 'reporting that there's this story about a rumor' (rather than outright engaging in rumormongering), you can be pretty sure someone in the Republican establishment wants that rumor out in public. And that in itself is information.

    I guess what I'm saying, is that with very few exceptions, I'm not a big fan of ignoring one media outlet or another. Sure I have my preferences, but the internet makes it easy to peek in on some of the others.
     
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    Fox bought The Onion, and they write what they deem to be serious articles on that website. Every reader laughs at those articles, but the writers at Fox high-five each other for another job well done.
     
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    I'd rather be an idiot than get news from either of the 2.
     
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    I don't like either of them. Far too liberal for me. Damn liberal media.
     

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