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« on: December 15, 2010, 08:28:54 AM »


This, basically.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 09:27:20 AM »
The best part is their slogan.

Fair and Balanced


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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 01:29:03 PM »
The people who watch Fox News are much more misinformed. It's still undetermined whether being an idiot makes you more likely to watch and believe Fox News, or if watching and believing fox news turns you into an idiot.

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"Fully 48 percent of Americans believed that the United States had uncovered evidence demonstrating a close working relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Another 22 percent thought that we had found the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And 25 percent said that most people in other countries had backed the U.S. war against Saddam Hussein. Sixty percent of all respondents entertained at least one of these bits of dubious knowledge; 8 percent believed all three."

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"The researchers then asked where the respondents most commonly went to get their news. The fair and balanced folks at Fox, the survey concludes, were "the news source whose viewers had the most misperceptions." Eighty percent of Fox viewers believed at least one of these un-facts; 45 percent believed all three."

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"PBS viewers and NPR listeners, just 23 percent adhered to one of these misperceptions, while a scant 4 percent entertained all three."

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 01:37:44 PM »
The people who watch Fox News are much more misinformed. It's still undetermined whether being an idiot makes you more likely to watch and believe Fox News, or if watching and believing fox news turns you into an idiot.

Once you believe them you already are an idiot.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 01:54:51 PM »
Beorn... What the fuck? BBCode isn't that difficult.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 01:59:17 PM »
Beorn... What the fuck? BBCode isn't that difficult.

Sorry programming python atm got confused
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 02:32:45 PM »
The people who watch Fox News are much more misinformed. It's still undetermined whether being an idiot makes you more likely to watch and believe Fox News, or if watching and believing fox news turns you into an idiot.

Once you believe them you already are an idiot.
To clarify, and assuming both aren't correct, are you contending the former scenario is the more correct one?
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Beorn

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 02:36:17 PM »
The people who watch Fox News are much more misinformed. It's still undetermined whether being an idiot makes you more likely to watch and believe Fox News, or if watching and believing fox news turns you into an idiot.

Once you believe them you already are an idiot.
To clarify, and assuming both aren't correct, are you contending the former scenario is the more correct one?

No I think that it should be like this: It's still undetermined whether being an idiot makes you more likely to watch and believe Fox News, or if watching fox news turns you into an idiot, causing you to believe Fox News.
So, in the second case, once you've become the idiot you start believing Fox News. I think the former scenario is the more correct one tho.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010, 03:34:41 PM »
People believe that someone on the news has to tell the truth.  They think they couldn't say it (whatever "it" happens to be) on TV if it wasn't true.
I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 03:45:05 PM »
Tell that to Adolf Hitler.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 05:45:44 PM »
People believe that someone on the news has to tell the truth.  They think they couldn't say it (whatever "it" happens to be) on TV if it wasn't true.

Beck has used that line a few times, and apparently it's working.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 05:50:28 PM »
I love that the rest of the media is left out of these posts.  Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.  Its actually laughable.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 09:46:53 PM »
Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.
Because they are. I'm not going to claim they're ideal, but Fox News is far and away the worst offender.

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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 02:22:33 AM »
I love that the rest of the media is left out of these posts.  Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.  Its actually laughable.
Fox pioneered bias, and destroyed their own potential for legitimate journalism. Watch "Fox Attacks" and read the memo's headquarters were sending their employees. They prohibited talking about things embarrassing for republicans, pushed social issues, and invented speculative material to defame democrats. They have been so successful that other news outlets are beginning to adjust their own behavior.

This is why all information one get's from the news needs to be screened and verified through independent research conducted by the viewers. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the population holds a mentality in which they would prefer to reach an easy conclusion over a correct one.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 04:05:12 AM »
I partially blame 24-hours news media.  If there wasn't so much time to fill, I like to think Fox and other broadcasting networks wouldn't have so much filler-bullshit.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 04:41:48 AM »
Fox pioneered bias,

MSNBC. First aired July 15 1996
FoxNews. First aired Oct 7 1996


Which came first and is more bias.  I WIN!

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 05:04:18 AM »
MSNBC came first and Fox News is more biased = you win?
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 07:18:25 AM »
I love that the rest of the media is left out of these posts.  Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.  Its actually laughable.

The rest of the media is pretty bad, Wardogg... but not for the same reason.

I'm sorry. Am I to understand that when you have a boner you like to imagine punching the shit out of Tom Bishop? That's disgusting.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2010, 08:37:29 AM »
I think Wardogg missed Saddam's post.
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"Fully 48 percent of Americans believed that the United States had uncovered evidence demonstrating a close working relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Another 22 percent thought that we had found the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And 25 percent said that most people in other countries had backed the U.S. war against Saddam Hussein. Sixty percent of all respondents entertained at least one of these bits of dubious knowledge; 8 percent believed all three."

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"The researchers then asked where the respondents most commonly went to get their news. The fair and balanced folks at Fox, the survey concludes, were "the news source whose viewers had the most misperceptions." Eighty percent of Fox viewers believed at least one of these un-facts; 45 percent believed all three."

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"PBS viewers and NPR listeners, just 23 percent adhered to one of these misperceptions, while a scant 4 percent entertained all three."

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2010, 08:41:33 AM »
Saddam?
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2010, 08:49:24 AM »
Saddam?

D'oh!

His Santa looks like Saddam Hussein. It confuses me.

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2010, 10:49:02 AM »
I think Wardogg missed Saddam's post.

Or he watches Fox News and doesn't know that those are un-facts.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2010, 10:52:41 AM »
I love that the rest of the media is left out of these posts.  Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.  Its actually laughable.

I love that you think American news agencies make up the entirety of "the rest of the media". There's CCTV, RTV, Al-Jazeera and the BBC, and those are just the ones I watch. RTV and Al-Jazeera in particular, as they're willing to deal with the people that nobody else will touch to get stories and opinions out there that would never see the light of day otherwise.

I think Wardogg missed Saddam's post.

Or he watches Fox News and doesn't know that those are un-facts.


Or that he's paid not to care.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2010, 11:49:46 AM »
No one is suggesting that other news groups are unbiased, but the fact is, just like Franklin said, that Fox is simply the worst.

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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2010, 12:03:45 PM »
His Santa looks like Saddam Hussein.
<----  fix'd.
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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2010, 12:08:56 PM »
That actually looks even more like Saddam Hussein. :D
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2010, 12:14:19 PM »
Conclusion: Saddam Hussein is Santa Claus.
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« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2010, 12:48:55 PM »
Conclusion: Saddam Hussein is Santa Claus.

And lives in Canada?

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Re: Fox News
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 04:02:31 PM »
I love that the rest of the media is left out of these posts.  Because NBC ABC CBS MSNBC are all soooooooo much better.  Its actually laughable.

Considering that Fox News legally pioneered being able to lie in a news cast under the first amendment, I'm going to say you're laughable.
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Re: Fox News
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2010, 05:05:11 PM »
THIS JUST IN: ALL NEWS COMPANIES ARE BIASED. THEY HIRE COMMENTATORS, NOT JOURNALISTS.

That is all.