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Fox "News" - Nice Fact Checking  
User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2616 posts, RR: 7
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

I am no fan of BHO and won't shed a tear if he's voted out in Nov, but boy oh boy, these guys go way out of their way to make him look bad. They don't even worry about letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Of course they are simply preaching to the converted so I seriously doubt their rant would change anyone's vote. They really should take "News" out of their name. Nice that they only ran the retraction on Twitter according to the article.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/joke-photo-...ts-obama-met-pirate-194154000.html

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User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
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They didnt retract anything nor did they state is as fact, but as a joke.

Seems spot on IMHO.

Worth a laugh


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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2084 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Twisting the truth for a laugh and to rile up a few people? Who'd think the mainstream media would ever misrepresent the truth! They can't die quick enough as far as I'm concerned.

User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Clearly states it was a joke. I don't see the big deal.


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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2616 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Quoting mirrodie (Reply 1):
They didnt retract anything nor did they state is as fact, but as a joke.

No, I don't think they said it was a joke at all. That's not the way the article reads. Also, they DID retract via Twitter saying it was an old photo etc. So since they were going on during the show about Obama's too busy meeting with pirates to meet with Israel etc, I'd say they were dead serious. That network is the joke. Seriously - they are just a propaganda machine.


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1939 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting mirrodie (Reply 1):
they state is as fact, but as a joke.
Quoting flanker (Reply 3):
Clearly states it was a joke.

Where exactly was it stated?



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Honestly, who cares.


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User currently offlinepu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 777 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Why does anyone in America complain about a " liberal bias" in the news media since there is Fox News to provide a conservative bias?

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13766 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2497 times:
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Quoting ER757 (Thread starter):
They don't even worry about letting the facts get in the way of a good story.

If that were the case, they wouldn't have made a point of clarifying that the photo was from 2009. They did clarify, though.

Oh dear - it appears you're the one who won't let facts get in the way of what you think is a story...  



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1526 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Without seeing the original spot it's rather hard to judge if it was a joke or not. But one thing's for sure; no one is ever going to win a Pulitzer with the headline "Fox News warps facts to fit agenda shock!".


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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Quoting pu (Reply 7):
Why does anyone in America complain about a " liberal bias" in the news media since there is Fox News to provide a conservative bias?

Because the left thinks everything the left says is correct. They go crazy that Fox has a bias towards the right but MSNBC, NBC, CNN they can be bias to the left all they want that is ok. There is a reason Fox News has great ratings. Speaking of that we need to realize Fox number 1 priority is making money.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Is it a fact that multiple Romney campaign advisers are at the same time official Fox "News" analysts in a presumable journalistic function?

I am increasingly baffled at the practically total lack of any kind of media ethics oversight in the US.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 11):
I am increasingly baffled at the practically total lack of any kind of media ethics oversight in the US.

Well, Klaus we are sitting in a glass house here ...



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 12):
Well, Klaus we are sitting in a glass house here ...

How so? Even BILD looks like the epitome of journalistic integrity compared to the pigsty at Fox, and that's saying a lot.


User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 11):
I am increasingly baffled at the practically total lack of any kind of media ethics oversight in the US.


Oversight? Regulating the media? Sounds like a pretty big constitutional problem there. The government already has rules on what can't be shown and said on certain channels at certain times etc.. Now there should be an oversight on how they report the news. The consumer can decide which channel they like which they don't.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 13):
How so? Even BILD looks like the epitome of journalistic integrity compared to the pigsty at Fox, and that's saying a lot.

That''s perhaps saying a lot about Fox News, but not much - if anything - about the rest of the US media.
Besides, you mentioned ethics oversight and Romney's campaign advisers working for Fox. In this respect it does not look that much better in Germany. Remember Roland Koch helping to axe ZDF's Editor in Chief Nikolaus Brender?



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User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1163 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 10):
There is a reason Fox News has great ratings.

Sure, it's because they sell anger. Yellow journalism has a long history, it's hardly a new phenomenon.

By the way, you mis-spelled "Faux".



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Well Wednesday was International Talk like a Pirate Day...no joke. Maybe they were a day behind.


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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2180 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 10):

Because the left thinks everything the left says is correct

Says who?

Quoting flymia (Reply 10):
They go crazy that Fox has a bias towards the right but MSNBC, NBC, CNN they can be bias to the left all they want that is ok

MSNBC is very much the liberal equivalent of FOX and is usually widely denounced even on this site. CNN is just there to make money and overall has little political agenda, focusing more on the celebrity aspects of news than the political ones (although I'm baffled as to why they loved the idiotic "Occupy" movement so much).

BTW, the parent companies of all those outlets are actually pretty conservative, being that they're megacorporations and all.

Quoting flymia (Reply 14):

Oversight? Regulating the media? Sounds like a pretty big constitutional problem there.

  

You'd actually be surprised at how often the government tries to tell news outlets what to say (or what NOT to say), mostly in the print (newspaper) business.

Quoting flymia (Reply 14):
The consumer can decide which channel they like which they don't.

Bingo.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

If any of you fully read the story you would have noted that this was a real photo taken by the Obama Administration back in 2009 as a joke for a dinner party. So reusing it as a joke is fine with me and I guess the Obama Administration thought so too because they reused it later that same day. Now the point Fox News was trying to make was very real. The President blew off a requested meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel....to go on David Letterman


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 14):
Oversight? Regulating the media? Sounds like a pretty big constitutional problem there. The government already has rules (...)

Klaus did neither mention 'government' nor 'regulation'. It is fair to assume that he was takling about media self-control. This is how it works (or how it is supposed to work) here.

So where do you see the "big constitutional problem"?



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3379 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

The report says it's a joke...that's not how Fox and Friends presented it. But if a picture's worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a lifetime:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...riends-obama-pirate_n_1900945.html

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
If that were the case, they wouldn't have made a point of clarifying that the photo was from 2009. They did clarify, though.

Yeah...after the show was over. That's like saying to national TV that you're gay and then tweeting "No, it's just a joke. He's not really gay"...far more people will have watched the show than read the tweet.

Quoting flymia (Reply 10):
There is a reason Fox News has great ratings.

Maybe because it's the only conservative channel? When you have MSNBC, CNN, NBC, among other networks with more liberal leanings, your audience is spread across those three channels. How many other big conservative channels exist?



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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Only idiots wouldn't take that as a joke. He's meeting with a pirate for crying out loud...

Fox and Friends drives me crazy, but fox isn't alone. MSNBC is the equivalent on the other end of the spectrum... both channels are television for fools.



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