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I would describe Fox News as being

Fair and Balanced
 7 (10.6%)
An instrument of the Right Wing designed to blind the masses
 41 (62.1%)
slightly liberal
 2 (3%)
Tries to be fair, but has a slightly conservative slant
 16 (24.2%)

Total Members Voted: 58

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Re: Fox News?
« Reply #120 on: June 07, 2004, 10:07:36 AM »
And if you do what you suggest how long will you keep your job?  It's called self-censoring

Motives man, if you vote Dem are you going to go out hunting for a story making Republicans look good?  How much effort will you really put into locating that obscure source that will make the guy you plan on voting for lose points in the polls?  When I questioned motives, I questioned all motives, including the owners' motives.  What owner wants even half of his journalists seriously peeved at them?  They want to make money and if doing so means they can only slightly control the stories they print then they say so be it.  The first time they try to editorialize a piece into their perferred slant they'll have freedom of the press lawsuits and publicity up to the eyeballs.  Lawsuits cost money, we are all potential lawyers we know this.  Oh wait this board is about Fox News being too conservative...



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« Reply #121 on: June 07, 2004, 07:07:33 PM »
The Guardian is good, I"ll admit.

But my news source of choice for the past three years (since 9/11, pretty much) has been London's The Independent - news.independent.co.uk.

I've actually heard that the consensus is that they're a "conservative" paper, but I think this is mostly referring to economic matters.  Their international news coverage seems to be incredibly informative and unbiased.  Plus, their Middle East correspondent is Robert Fisk, an absolutely amazing and hard-hitting journalist.   I was fortunate enough to have dinner with him a couple of years ago!

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« Reply #122 on: August 21, 2006, 02:28:58 PM »
is there even any question?

they are so biased they have some of there own people quitting.

and the shame is, it works!
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« Reply #123 on: August 21, 2006, 02:35:15 PM »
Last week, I was *fortunate* enough to catch a brief interview with an evangelical pastor, who in the span of three or so minutes managed to say that:

1) Islam is evil.
2) Katrina was the result of Buddhism.
3) That although governments are obligated to defend their citizens, that Israel should've "turned the other cheek".

They call it "balancing", I call it allowing complete crackpots on national T.V.
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« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2006, 02:36:33 PM »
the shame is, theres so many crackpots that watch it and take it as the gospel.

its like were living in 2 different worlds...
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« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2006, 02:40:03 PM »
Fortunately for myself, I've spent so much time being angry about it that I've worn myself out. Now I'm blissfully apathetic.
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« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2006, 02:41:40 PM »
after a few yrs, your apathy will be replaced by anger again...
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« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2006, 03:03:43 PM »
Fox News is about as skewed to the right as CNN and MSNBC are to the left. I don't watch it anymore because it isn't interesting not because of any bias issues (which to anyone listening critically are easy to identify). In fact, with the exception of Brit Hume there isn't anything on the channel worth watching on a regular basis (I'm excluding special events of course). On the other hand, CNN & MSNBC are equally worthless most of the time as are the nightly news broadcasts of NBC, CBS and ABC. The sole exception (and one of the only reasons I watch television news anymore) is PBS. Jim Lehrer is the best anchor in the news business, and his show single-handedly redeems what is an otherwise uninteresting field of broadcast news.

the shame is, theres so many crackpots that watch it and take it as the gospel.

This isnít a Fox News phenomenon.
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« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2006, 03:49:02 PM »
I love how the ad on the side of my screen says

"is fox news fair and balanced?"  from www.pollingpoint.com

goes perfect with this thread..
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