Jamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
I have come out so to speak as a conservative albeit a moderate one. I have also come out and said I am a big fan of FoxNews and their approach to news, but who besides me things that Sean Hannity of Hannity and Colmes goes overboard sometimes? So stubborn that even conservatives what him to shut up and get with the program. Don't get me wrong I think he is rather brite, but I just watched him completely ignore a guest whilst talking about the Israeli/Palestinian situation all because the guest was offering a differing view. That seems to be the problem on this forum as well, if someone has a view different than the "popular" one they are either ignored or attacked, it is r-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s.
FDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 36 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Yes I agree. But more so on his WABC radio show where I think he needs a partner such as in the Curtiss and Kuby format. When he has the show to himself, such as on WABC, there is no counterbalance and he caters to callers who in essense "preach to his choir".
It's frustrating that once in a while when a good debate gets going and things aren't going his way, he breaks for a commercial.
I also consider myself a moderate-conservative but I enjoy hearing an intelligent debate not simply a monologue of his opinions.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2699 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
Interesting you should bring this up now. Many people here (A-net) seem to love Fox news but I had never seen it.
Now visiting US I have had a chance to see it for the first time and it is really crap ! Not news at all, rather some kind of quasi-intellectual talk show, a thinking mans Jerry Springer ...
A few of the people are quite good at their presentation and flow on screen but when will they learn that viewers of real news are not interested in their (presenters or Journalists) opinions but rather the events themselves and the people involved in those events. I don't watch the news for what amounts to endless editorals from some journalist but rather I hope for a presentation of the facts as objectively as possible which help me to form opinions of my own.
When guests appear who disagree with the Fox news authorised version of events they are shouted down, even insulted. The other US network news shows are simply lame and vapid, Fox news is simply a joke !
FDXmech From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
I disagree. I feel Fox has a balanced approach to the news. I think such news shows such as "Special Report with Brit Hume" is excellent as is The O'Reilly Factor and Neil Cavuto.
I agree with Sean Hannity on many issues but his arrogant presentation probably does more to turn listeners off than sway people in his favor. This opinion is based more on his radio show though.
I also enjoy watching "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on MSNBC. Whats good about him is he doesn't let his guests evade or dodge questions and he cuts through their canned rehearsed BS answers.
One particular episode a couple of weeks ago, Matthews had an expert commentator pontificating on the mideast situation. I guess CM keeps a dossier (sp) on his guests and is not afraid to draw on it should he feel compelled to keep his guests in line.
So partway into this guys diatribe, Chris interrupts him and asks him "How many times have you been to the middle east?", to which he basically answered, never, but that's not the issue.
I guess the show is called "Hardball" for a reason.
Jamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 992 times:
I agree with Mech here, to me FoxNews presents the most balanced news of any of the networks, often reporting on things that the other networks wouldn't think of touching. I agree with Sean Hannity on many issues but again it is his being stubborn and sometimes rather uneducated attitude that turns people off. As for his on air partner, I agree with him sometimes as well, but for the most part he is just a bed wetting liberal.
Where else did you hear about the charity scandal, or Jesse Jackson bilking corporations for millions under the auspices of race (whilst not paying any taxes I might add), or the fact that Hillary didn't go to any funerals after 9/11, or that Hillary lied about her daughters whereabouts during that vicious attack. I know it seems petty for me to bring this up, but things like that speak volumes of someones character and Fox has the nuts to report it.