GREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2988 times:
I found that it bashed the French to much especially on the O'Riley factor not giving all the right facts and in some cases making up stories like the fact they said a Chemical bomb factory was found in Iraq with weapons of mass destruction. No factory was found. Can you explain how that is good reporting.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2970 times:
It's not my favorite although I don't really think it's as bad as many say it is. While it does offer a lot of conservative-oriented programming, at least in some of it, such as in Hannity and Colmes, there is a liberal voice (ie Alan Colmes). I think it gets to become a little cheesy..they always have some self-promoting bit going on or some flashy intro for everything. I usually go for MSNBC or maybe CNN, at least they're a bit more to the point and deliver the news in a more professional manner.
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L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 10 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
What FOX presents are facts, just as every other news network on the planet. There are only 3 major wire services, and those "untruths" are exactly what was presented to every other news network. Whether or not they present it is their integrity, not my problem.
NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Fox is the most biases network out there, and you want me to admit the opposite is true? What are you smoking?
Come on, what are you saying? First you say Fox doesn't present facts, now you say they are the most biased. Which one is it?
Fox is biased, but just the opposite way from stations like CNN. Why do you have to have a double standard here, if CNN is biased towards the liberals, you are fine with that, but you hate FOX because they're biased for conservatives.
Get over yourself, don't complain just because not every single media source is biased for liberals. Not everyone is a liberal, hate to tell ya.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2920 times:
Cable news? *barf* Please tell me that isn't the most interesting way that you guys can think of to spend your time.
I don't watch FNC. I don't watch CNN. I don't watch MSNBC. I don't watch network news. I don't read newspapers. I don't care. If the world is going to hell, it's going to have to do it without me...
In other words, the eternal prognostications (especially the ones based on incomplete information--which is to say most) so characteristic of news sources are more than I can stomach. I have enough worry in my life as it is.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
I agree with you Alpha 1 when the war had just begun FOX did not show any anti-war demonstrations while ABC/CNN did. They are bias
Are you biased against good grammar skills? By the way, you said that you just said you watched the channel, then how the hell do you know if FOX showed the war demonstrations or not (which they did) .
FOXNews presents the news with a centrist-right slant, there is nothing extreme about the channel. It mainly has conservative hosts while CNN, PMSNBC, and the major networks have mainly liberal hosts. The reason why liberals hate FOX News Channel is so hated by liberals is because it gives a different view on things--no longer does television news just have to be presented by liberal point-of-view.
As for the reason for its success? Statistics show that conservatives watch far more news programs than their liberal counterparts. When FOX News became more widely availible all the conservatives switched to a channel that represented their views--thus sucking the conservative audience away from CNN and PMSNBC.
And yes, FOX News is the most successful news network. Nary a day goes by when four of the top rated shows aren't from FOX News.
GREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
Jcs17, Im sorry if English is not my first language!!!!!!! Wake up to yourself. I have watched FOX news before and quite often. You cannot deny that fox news has made up stories in the past. ALL the news sources owned by NEWS are nothing but sensational cr@#.
Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
I tried to post a topic concerning the fact that Fox was at one time selling a George W. Bush action figure on foxnews.com, however it was apparently deleted. It is terrible of them to masquerade as "Fair and Balanced" even when Mr. Nospin O'Reilly said himself that they slant "a little" to the right.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1057 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
I've learned to take everything I see on the Fox News channel with a grain of salt. They're sort of the cheerleaders of the ultra-right.
But I have to admit I like to watch it sometimes. There's always lots of screaming, name-calling, and blaring rock and roll music. It's a real spectacle! It kind of draws you in. Americans, for the most part, have a very short attention span. I think that's why Fox News is so popular here. There's lots of drama to keep it interesting.
Oh yeah, and everyone's very, very angry. I always wonder how they are able to find guests brave enough to appear on a Fox News talk show. Whether you agree with what they're attempting to say or not, its always fun to watch enraged "news anchors" and talk show hosts cut them off midsentence and scream insults at them while they sit frozen and doe-eyed, unable to speak. Classic.
"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
25 Bravo45: Sounds more like Al-Jazeera than Fox News. I am not very familiar with Al-Jazeera but if your view of Al-Jazeera is assumed right, then I would say th
26 Russophile: Feral Fox, as it is apparently the most watch cable news network in the US, just adds credence to the commonly held argument that Americans are ignora
27 Kevi747: "The nature of their 'world' news is "Around the world in 60 seconds", where Americans get to learn about a mass wedding in South Korea, or a cockroac
28 Zak: fox is a pretty impressive network. everything on fox is so carefully selected that i can only have, technically speaking, the utmost respect for whoe
29 VectorVictor: Well, one thing is certain, Fox's detractors on this board sure must spend a lot time watching the network to be so ready to "rapid-fire" their critiq
30 Ushermittwoch: Fox "News" most certainly is very entertaining. At least for people that know that their "news" are totally biased and full of assumptions. I am still
31 BREmer: I think Fox News is pretty much the tabloid channel of the US. MSNBC and CNN try to be a bit more serious, while Fox is trying to broadcast what the a
32 Russophile: Posting generalizations seems to be the tact of those who have no credible argument in the first place. But, don't let me deter you from letting the w
33 Alpha 1: I have to laugh when those Fox Fans say they're just like any other network. When you have one of their anchors, after the results of the '02 Midterm
34 COAB767: I hate Fox. I think they try too hard to be the best news station.
35 FDXmech: >>>It is no generalisation. It is undeniable that the average American Joe Schmoe is ignorant and insulated from the world at large. Want proof of thi
36 Continental: Perhaps L.1011 should read "Lies, and the Lying Liars who Tell Them." And yes, Al knows more than you do, so don't even try!
37 ConcordeBoy: I found that it bashed the French to much ...is such a thing possible?! I've been trying to achieve that status for years
38 N6376m: Part of the problem stems from the fact that people are perceiving and therefore judging THE FACTOR and similar Fox programing as news. Even the peopl
39 Kevi747: "Admit you watch, or shut the heck up." Vector, we've admitted that already. (My comment from above: "But I have to admit I like to watch it sometimes
40 Nicedream: How something like this could even be considered newsworthy, or anything short of a big Republican rah-rah session, is beyond me. http://www.foxnews.c
41 VS340: How something like this could even be considered newsworthy, or anything short of a big Republican rah-rah session, is beyond me. http://www.foxnews.c
42 PU151: "How something like this could even be considered newsworthy, or anything short of a big Republican rah-rah session, is beyond me. http://www.foxnews
43 L.1011: Continental, Al Franken is the lying liar. He said he would leave America if Bush was elected. He's unfortuntely still here. I'm dissapointed.
44 Alpha 1: Yes everyone, listen to L.1011. I mean, he's such a old-handed sage at world and national events. His whole 15 years of life experience should put the
45 NWA742: Yes everyone, listen to L.1011. I mean, he's such a old-handed sage at world and national events. His whole 15 years of life experience should put the
46 Dl021: Alpha 1 Do you really thinkthat FNC all that conservative? I know they hire announcers who are probably more middle of the road, and a greater percent
47 Continental: L.1011, perhaps the next lesson in school is when to recognize a joke from reality. Nice try, but no dice.
48 L.1011: I'm glad that he is indeed stupid enough to be serious. Unfortuntely he didn't keep his promise.
49 Continental: "Unfortuntely he didn't keep his promise" Are you talking about Al saying he'd leave the USA if Bush got elected?? What's with you and not being able
50 PHLBOS: Al Franken is the lying liar. He said he would leave America if Bush was elected. Sounds like Al Franken plagiarised Alec Baldwin ; who, may I add, st
51 J.mo: America is in a sad state. People are even taking sides on which news program is more right or left. I believe you're an ignorant fool if you rely on
52 L-188: Al can only back up his statements with facts that exist only his own mind. And why is it that only Fox News is reporting on the latest terror alert f
53 Continental: "Al can only back up his statements with facts that exist only his own mind." Typical response. I'm pretty sure he's not going around uncovering and e
54 L.1011: Al isn't the only one who makes up facts in his mind *cough*Continental*cough*