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War with Fox News? 
18th-Oct-2009 10:24 pm

I happened to see a few news articles on the supposed war between the Obama administration and the Fox news network.  Until now, I thought this was a joke - I could not imagine George Bush trying to "wage war" with any news station.  Then I read this on my friend's Facebook site:

www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/18/white-house-escalates-war-fox-news/

www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html

The first link was from Fox News itself and the second one is from the National Post, since I did want to be fair to President Obama's side of the story. Any opinions on this whole thing?
Comments 
19th-Oct-2009 10:11 pm (UTC) - Re: Fox "News"
Really don't disagree with anything you said.
MSNBC is the 'across the aisle' kissing cousin of Fox and, idealogies aside, competes avidly with Fox for the cellar position.
As far as the Administration goes, by "wrestling a 'pig' all they do is get muddy, and the 'pig' kind of enjoys it..." (Not my quote...wish it was.)

But any lucid person must see (I hope, I hope) that Fox is counter-informational, and while a rich venue for WWE style entertainment does not do the E R Murrow thing at all.
21st-Oct-2009 04:57 am (UTC) - Re: Fox "News"
Well ok, as long as you were not gonna try to say that MSNBC is "all honest news" with no slant. Quite honestly, I think the "Edward R Murrow" approach to journalism went out the window when ratings came into play for news organizations. Now it's all about sensationalism and "OMG OMTD!".

Also, what is news nowadays? If you listen to the media, The Gosselins and "Balloon Boy" are the biggest "news" stories around. This is considered by many to be news. Also, lots of TV stations are now including a "youtube" video (and the story behind it) as part of their local newscast.

Finally, I fact-check everything that comes out of an "opinion" news anchor any day, whether it be Bill O Reilly or Rachel Maddow.
27th-Oct-2009 04:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Fox "News"
Valid point: Staying truly 'up to speed' is at least time consuming, and for many difficult.

But if we (the world) want to have or support meaningful opinions, then prospecting for real facts, and the whole truth, is what must be done.

Personally I wish I were better at it. I must admit that adopting a cyinical approach (which is arguably just the other side of gulible) has become my modus operandi.
28th-Oct-2009 04:13 am (UTC) - Re: Fox "News"
I would rather be cynical and untrusting rather than gullible. Saves people money.
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