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Less Trump media coverage in the UK after Sky drops Fox News

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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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Fox News is focused on the US market and designed for a US audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the UK



This I can understand.




posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: kamatty

Fox News is focused on the US market and designed for a US audience and, accordingly, it averages only a few thousand viewers across the day in the UK



This I can understand.


Just had a quick google and there are over 175000 US born folk living in the UK so less than 2000 is a little bit suprising unless that tallies with the percentages in the US which I doubt?



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Lmao... the US is more socialist than the UK... omg really how far disconnected from reality can one possibly be.


You obviously didn't read their post.

Their wealth distribution is more extreme than the states, hence the irony in calling them socialist.

Oh yes because poverty and wage gaps must mean they are not heavily socialist... or the exact opposite.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
a reply to: cosmickat

First all I'm fairly certain you're going to hear the word Trump mentioned more often on your beloved liberal news sources rather than Fox. CNN was complaining about Trump during the brunt of the recent hurricane whereas Fox was at least covering the storm.

Have fun living in your socialist echo chamber paradise you call the UK because trust me no one is jealous of you.

EDIT: also you want to talk about bias, which news outlet here looks the most balanced to you:


That's from Forbes, and directly about Trump negativity in all those news areas. The only person who's fault that is...is Mr Trump himself. Like I have said before, you can't put lipstick on a pig.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

finding your reply quite sort of agitated ....you feeling ok ?
my beloved liberal what now? socialist echo chamber ? maybe you should check out some BBC news before you go slapping labels about the place.


Anyhoo...don't shoot the messenger and all that.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Right, because 93% negative reporting on Trump is not biased at all...

a reply to: cosmickat


maybe you should check out some BBC news before you go slapping labels about the place.

Yes, because I've never watched the BBC before...
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posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
a reply to: cosmickat

First all I'm fairly certain you're going to hear the word Trump mentioned more often on your beloved liberal news sources rather than Fox. CNN was complaining about Trump during the brunt of the recent hurricane whereas Fox was at least covering the storm.

Have fun living in your socialist echo chamber paradise you call the UK because trust me no one is jealous of you.

EDIT: also you want to talk about bias, which news outlet here looks the most balanced to you:


What?

What's more telling from your graphic is that Fox are less likely to report negative stories(trump maybe?). They prefer to keep a balance of positive and negative rather than actually report on the news like the others in the graph.

What a completely moronic post.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Lmao... the US is more socialist than the UK... omg really how far disconnected from reality can one possibly be.


Well if you want to use the word in such an incorrect manner, it's true.

If you want to take measurements an actual socialist would be interested in, like income equality, potential for upwards mobility, wealth distribution and all that jazz, America actually scores better than the UK, and America scores very badly in all of them.

I consider it a damning indictment of this country

The pride of the British Welfare State, and model for others across the world, the NHS, has been stripped of everything useful since 1997, and now exists solely to funnel money into private corporations.

The Government generally seems to exist solely to funnel taxpayer money to private banks and Syrian terrorists.

I don't know what it's like in Australia, I hope it's better than here.

Our left wing are not socialists. The left in this country has been hijacked by the new left that has spread across the western world like a plague. They don't care about the poor, the working class, the NHS, welfare, they have abandoned it all in favour of ridiculous things like "gender fluidity" "combating the white male patriarchy" and no end of nonsense.

I watch some Australian commentators on youtube and they tell a fairly similar story of the left over there.

They also seem to really like being slaves to the big banks so there is very little difference between them and the tories nowadays.

So yep, at the end of the day I would actually consider America to be the more left-leaning country than the UK, but both firmly on the right.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
a reply to: cosmickat

CNN was complaining about Trump during the brunt of the recent hurricane whereas Fox was at least covering the storm.


... and covering it in a more positive manner than the other news channels. Strange.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder

originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
Lmao... the US is more socialist than the UK... omg really how far disconnected from reality can one possibly be.


You obviously didn't read their post.

Their wealth distribution is more extreme than the states, hence the irony in calling them socialist.

Oh yes because poverty and wage gaps must mean they are not heavily socialist... or the exact opposite.


Either way, aside from health care the two are quite comparable.

So calling either socialist is a stretch.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: cosmickat

You would think that a people who are subject to state-funded news corporations would enjoy more options, not less.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: cosmickat

You really can't blame Fox implementing the pull-out method--when they're trying to speak into a relative echo chamber that has a different message than their own, it's a lesson in futility that they apparently have learned from.

I used to get some Sky channels in the barracks when I was stationed in Germany back in the late '90s and early '00s, and even though I wasn't a big news guy, I could tell that UK news had a different spin or bias than general American news at the time. Now it seems that most MSM in America aligns more with UK news in narrative and bias.

While FoxNews is one of the hold-outs against that, it is in and of itself a very biased news channel, which doesn't make it any better.

I'm willing to bet that the low viewership reflects a higher degree of people getting their news online, and I bet that it's reflected in ratings here in the U.S., too--at least, that's my hope, that people stop watching MSM sources and do better at getting their news.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Painterz

a meaningless number - without the context of the viewing figures for comparable sky chanels



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Denoli
Don't mind it tbh but CNN is a total #show,
CNN is good for a laugh, but not for news.


Who calls CNN Faux News?

Fox watchers.


No one called CNN faux news.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: Annee


Who calls CNN Faux News?

Fox watchers.


Well back in the 90s we called CNN Communist News Network.... CNN has always been bias



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: cosmickat

You would think that a people who are subject to state-funded news corporations would enjoy more options, not less.


We can choose to watch the BBC news it is in no way mandatory and as to enjoying more options that would be based on the quality and content of the options hence the sub 2000 viewers of fox news.




posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Painterz

a meaningless number - without the context of the viewing figures for comparable sky chanels


I think it is fair to assume that a 2000 strong viewer base is not a viable option for a satellite based subscription tv service with the kind of subscriber numbers Sky has in the UK.



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Whats funny and strange is folks that aren't from the U.S. can see the fake news that FOX constantly spews and the American FOX news watchers can't! To quote Trump "SAD"



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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You will find more people watching dwarf porn online than fox news



posted on Aug, 29 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: ChaoticOrder

Right, because 93% negative reporting on Trump is not biased at all...



Read my post again!

Also, perhaps it hasn't struck you yet, but incredibly...
most of the rest of Western Europe doesn't care for Mr Trump...the same probably goes for much of South America.

BTW, here's the part you left out from that report,
'Republican voices accounted for 80 percent of what newsmakers said about the Trump presidency'
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