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Fox News vs OP ED'S

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posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 06:18 PM
I am and always will be a news junkie no matter how many times I hear the same story or the bashing or the negativity of it all.
I will start by saying that I do lean to the right. I mostly watch fox but I like to get all of the views, anyway I always see fox talking smack about the other news outlets, exagerating there leftyness and I also see it on MSN more than CNN bashing and exagerating about the right. I have noticed that the blogs and newspapers are mostly running OP ED's! and so I have been reading them alot and I came across perhaps in my opinion the most offensive "journalist I have ever read.." Liam Fox". With such titles as "Christianity Americana: It’s The Sex Stupid" and "Right wing america : Racism and religion"
Where he blames this on my hero Glenn
Beck LoL
I'm not interested in a bashing game here.
I am looking for a serious debate about political Ideology
in modern reporting. thank you

[edit on 3-8-2010 by madhadder545]

posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 07:48 PM
Almost all mainstream media has an establishment (therefore "right-wing") bias.

I've grown to almost-like Glenn Beck - all you have to do is think the exact opposite of the subliminal suggestion he projects.

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:35 AM
Meh, I just watch the BBC; It's about as unbiased as anything involving Humans possibly can be.

posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by madhadder545

First, new channels aren't about news. "News" is a form of entertainment with a targeted demographic; scripted to keep the viewers tuned to their particular channel and SELL for their advertisers.

Seemingly to disseminate the news is just the format used to sell the Depends, Viagra, Cat food, and other stuff to old people as it's the older segment of the population that watches the "news"

Young people and kids don't find the "news" entertaining or even interesting. When your system is raging with hormones; the focus of the media ex's to SELL crap via sex, music, violence.

The middle aged demographic watches cop shows, sit coms and reality goo.

I know it's an oversimplification but the TV/entertainment industry is researched by some very smart, well paid marketing/programing geeks in very posh offices in NY and LA. They know what people want and they give it to em. And the wheels go round and round and the painted pony goes up and down....

edit...Political ideology of the viewers is just another factor to be considered in programing. We in the industry know that some people are hard wired to be easily led by authority figures and conservative and others are hard wired to be outlaws, malcontents and mostly leftys.

It's all researched, planned, scripted, and designed to make money just like any type of product manufacturing such as fashion, cars etc.
With the advent of streaming programing via the www. Watch the internet to mirror TV with advertising. It's already started in a big way. Remember when there was nary an ad to be found on the web.

[edit on 4-8-2010 by whaaa]

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