Faux News- What's Your Story?

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  1. Huntn, Apr 22, 2011
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    Fox News- the only major news channel that tells you what to think.

    I was in the workout room with a TV and no remote listening to Fox Saturday News. I'm glad I did. First there was the story about the Royal Wedding and English Authorities using security tactics that would not fly in the U.S such as police will have the authority to arrest anyone on terrorism charges with zero evidence. Underlying message- England realizes that terrorism is serious stuff (approval). Secondary message- Americans are whiners when it comes to taking off their shoes at checkpoints (disapproval).

    Coverage on Senator 'Guns' McCain in Libya calling Libyan rebels heroes.

    Finally before I left, Unions are going after Mickey Mouse. Overall unions are called socialistic. Up next Karl Rove, and the President pandering for reelection. :p

    Keep in mind this is not an opinion show, like Keith Oberman or Hannity. This is FAUX NEWS main news channel. Man... and the idiots are out there lapping this stuff up.
     
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    Honestly, most news networks (like CNN/MSNBC/Fox), at least in the U.S., seem to me to be nothing but the video version of an editorial shaped up to look like you're getting a real news story.
     
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    Regarding CNN and MSNBC news, not opinion shows, I disagree with you. None of them have the same prejudicial tone enforced with vocabulary that Fox carries on a regular basis.
     
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    I don't really watch any of those, I prefer to just read over articles online, but I bet the others do it as well. Maybe they're just more subtle about it to attract a wider audience?
     
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    It can be argued that they all lean in a direction. :) CNN is the most neutral source I listen to on a regular basis. I hold Fox in contempt, partially because I lean liberal, but not only do they fall over conservatively, there have been several instances were they flat out lie or make up things about their ideological enemies. I'm not talking about subtle innuendo, but bold face fibs. There were some reporters who posted an anti-fox news article. When fox condemned them their displayed pictures, had been subtly altered to make them look strange. No kidd'n.
     
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    I guess I haven't paid enough attention to Fox News to have seen obvious lying, but I always avoid it as a source of information anyway because it's so clearly designed for consumption by a conservative American audience.

    Also about the subtle photo altering, I think that might be pretty normal in the media. It would help get your article's point across by creating positive or negative feelings towards its subject.
     
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    FOX- Lies and propaganda with a smattering of news.

    MSNBC - News lite with heavy left lean.

    CNN - Fading star chasing Twitter trends.
     
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    Sure, Fox has strictly conservative segments, but sometimes they are the only ones to even venture towards questioning the left

    on a scale of 1(leftist) to 10(right wing), fox might land on a 7, whereas everyone else lands on a 2 or 3. Since people perceive these other stations as their relative 5, fox seems to be way away from center, when actually its no farther from objectivity than CNN etc

    and rdowns, I find it interesting that leaning right is "lies and propaganda" while leaning left is simply "leaning left". Perhaps since I'm slightly defending the right, I'm going to be treated in this thread as if I'm spewing propaganda and ignorance rather than simply leaning right
     
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    You're right - neither CNN nor MSNBC ever reported on the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But they did report and even question the buildup to war during Bush. These are only a couple of examples of the clear left-wing bias in the mainstream media.
     
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    Where did I say that leaning right was "lies and propaganda". I said FOX broadcasts lies and propaganda and stand by that statement. Every FOX anchor and right leaning guest parrot the same phrases over and over. Propaganda.
     
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    hmmmmmm, is it important to you that you be persecuted for leaning right? :p
     
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    I'd call their primary news broadcasting strictly conservative. It's more the entirety than just a segment.

    I find it odd that MrBass would say this too unless as you inferred, he's hoping, as if to prove a point about nasty liberals? ;) Whatever you do don't persecute the poor lad. :D
     
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    it is not just Fox News ... it is all about Ratings
     
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    That is probably true, but there is also to what lengths a news organization is willing to sell their souls to boost ratings?
     
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    The more sensational they twist the story into ... the higher the ratings
     
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    There is much pandering to the demographic. PBS appears to have a liberal bias because that is the demographic. Fox is on the other side of the stick, so to speak.
     
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    Is there actually a soul in the pursuit of the almighty dollar?
    I still chuckle at the "fair and balanced" slogan.
     
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    Simply not true. Msnbc focused so much attention on the Monica affair, Keith obberman quit the network in protest.
     
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    That didn't really come across as sarcastically as I meant it to... :D

    I'm just tired of people constantly talking about the "liberal media" when the media reports on something they don't want to hear. Don't get me wrong - I do think the media is biased. I just think it's more commercially and corporately biased rather than politically biased. Just my perspective.
     
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    I gotcha. My sarcastic meter is usually better then that...
     
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    What are you talking about? He was not even with MSNBC at that time.
     
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    From IMDB (and other google-searched sources):

    In 1992, he was part of the team that launched ESPN Radio, and then began what was to become his "signature" post at ESPN SportsCenter. He and Dan Patrick worked together until 1997. Keith then went to MSNBC, where he hosted "The Big Show with Keith Olbermann" and "White House in Crisis". However, he despised doing 24-hour-a-day coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton, and his contract was bought out by Fox to become anchor and executive producer of "The Keith Olbermann Evening News" on Fox Sports Net on Sunday nights. He was also host of Fox's Saturday pregame baseball studio show.
     
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    You actually think any large scale news media sources have as their primary purpose to provide informative, nonbiased news?

    I didn't know people still actually believe that :confused:

    People love saying the media sources that do not support their position are biased. It happens with both parties. "omg CNN is so biased towards the left!" "omg fox news is all lies!" "omg the new york obama times"

    News media is sensationalistic because they want viewers/readers. They don't give a damn whether what they say is true. Just look at the nuclear "HOLY **** THE WORLDS GONNA EXPLODE" reaction that went on for weeks directly in the aftermath of the tsunami/earthquake disaster. There was so much misinformation and incorrect information about nuclear reactors by ignorant media across the board. At the same time, the country of Japan had (and still probably does) have far worse problems by orders of magnitude than the nuclear reactor.
     
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    Media bias is an allegation that has been made many times throughout history. Wiki

    It's Murphy's law applied to politics. If the facts are against you, argue the law; if the law is against you, argue the facts; if both are against you, claim media bias.
     
  25. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    All the major news networks in America are very opinionated.

    I prefer to stick with the likes of AP/Reuters/etc for straight up news. And then if I want certain opinions, I'll tune into whatever opinion I feel like listening to. :)
     

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