Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Yep you heard it
I was reading a few threads on ATS and alot of people are bashing Fox News
They laugh that Fox News was your source? HAHAHAHA and posts like that
But how come these same people don't say that about MSNBC or CNN?
MSNBC is a horrible news station, maybe Dylan Ratigan is sometimes good but other than that it's SUCKS!!!
So why do they only hate Fox?
I'll tell you why... it's because though MSNBC spreads propoganda all the time it's liberal commentary so it's fine!
Same thing like all those who hated Bush for what they considered as war crimes now give Obama the pass after he expanded the war into the entire
middle east after campaigning as a peace candidate.
Some people really really need a reality check
And some consider themselves skeptics yet still behave like this
People don't like Fox because it spreads lies and hate. Yes, MSNBC is partisan, but it also tends to stick to facts a whole lot better than Fox.
Also, unlike Fox, MSNBC has some ethical bounds, so it doesn't show people committing suicide live on air. And YES, Fox did this on the Shepard
Smith Show (and Shep is the only decent journalist Fox has).
Did you watch the biased election night coverage on Fox? Fox's own statisticians already had determined that Obama won Ohio, but because Karl Rove,
a partisan hack pundit, denied it, Fox had to walk its anoouncement back for a while -- based on what? Just Karl Rove's say so. Fox's own survey
found that Obama was ahead by 5 points and yet all through the last two months of the campaign the official word at Fox was that Romney was ahead and
that all the polls showing Obama ahead were biased.
Then there are just the plain incompetencies of Fox, like when they had a segment about the Lincon-Douglas debates and showed a picture of Frederick
Douglass, the African-American abolitionist, who never debated Lincoln; it was Stephan Douglas who did. Then there's Fox big cheese, Bill O'Reilly
who wrote a book on Lincoln, which the Ford Theatre Museum won't allow in its gift shop because of the inaccuracies and language errors in it. Fox
also has a reputation for putting up a picture of the wrong politician involving a story about a particular politician; it also misidentifies party
affiliation not infrequently. I don't watch Bill O'Reilly much myself, but the few times I have, he as made gross factual errors are vastly
misrepresented the facts.
No doubt your argument will be that MSNBC does the same sort of stuff, but I challenge you to provide any examples. I freely acknowledge that MSNBC
is a DNC propaganda organ, BUT it sticks to the facts, unlike Fox.
As for CNN, it is just plain establishment MSM. To claim it has a liberal bias is laughable -- as is bothering to watch it.
There's a reason people scoff at Fox as a news source. It has a horrible reputation -- and deservedly so. There was a fairly recent study
conducted, which showed that Fox viewers are the worst informed members of society -- worse than people who don't follow the news whatsoever.
However, even a broken clock is write twice a day, so I imagine Fox gets a few stories corrects and, on occasion, breaks factually correct stories,
but they are the exception to the rule. If you want people outside of loyal Fox viewers to take a claim/story seriously, then provide a source other
than Fox -- and I don't mean Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, the Drudge Report, the World Daily Network, the Breitbart Report or the Washington TImes.
These are all highly partisan propaganda organs that twist the facts or make them up out of whole cloth.