posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by spiritualzombie
Yes, yes, we get it already, you hate Fox News. but consider this, in the older, more romantic days of the news and journalism, you used to have
sometimes as many as three main newspapers in a city competing against on another for readership. In those days, it was considered a coupe to break a
big story before any of others could. That was called a "scoop" and every paper had investigative reporters whose job it was to break the scoops. If
you were the only outlet reporting either a blatantly different angle on something or just reporting something period, you had an exclusive.
These were highly sought after.
Now let's look at today. We have the big three. How often do they deviate in what they say in any major sense? How often do they "scoop" one
another or break an exclusive? You understand that for the most part, what separates them is the talking head who's feeding you the news which is
mainly the same story from station to station.
When did they stop competing and is that a healthy thing for anyone and why did they stop competing?
Why does it seem that Fox news is often the only one with anything different to say or even different stories?
You say it's because they lie, but maybe it's because they're competing in the way news outlets were traditionally supposed to.