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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The thing is, if you just watch C-SPAN, you'll never get the entire story. Watching individual events occur is meaningless without any analysis or context. But analysis is primarily where the bias gets introduced.
    If you follow the news closely enough, you already have the context. You could do the analysis yourself, but even if you're interested in other people's analysis, that's a form of commentary, and shouldn't be mixed with the news.
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Fox uses pretty much every textbook dishonest rhetoric technique. They rely on misinformation, misdirection, outright lies, ad homenim, straw man arguments, backhanded comments, repetition, ad populum, doublespeak, emotional appeals... And that's just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    No matter what ideology you hold, or what political positions you espouse, Fox News does not report honestly. Especially not by calling the whole station "News" and making their prime time programming "opinion shows" that are disguised as news shows. They do everything that journalists are trained not to do.
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The news section is about as "fair and balanced" as any other news station. The news "entertainment" section however is about as far right as you can go.
    Actually, there's not much of a difference between their entertainment section and the news section.

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Fox uses pretty much every textbook dishonest rhetoric technique. They rely on misinformation, misdirection, outright lies, ad homenim, straw man arguments, backhanded comments, repetition, ad populum, doublespeak, emotional appeals... And that's just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    No matter what ideology you hold, or what political positions you espouse, Fox News does not report honestly. Especially not by calling the whole station "News" and making their prime time programming "opinion shows" that are disguised as news shows. They do everything that journalists are trained not to do.
    Well, I do have a journalist hat that I occasionally wear, and I disagree. If you really think that Fox is somehow alone in its alleged failing to be "fair and balanced," then I suggest that you check Newsbusters.com every single day and sift through the partisan claims about how MSNBC and various partisan talking-heads skew the news. Do you do this?

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    An earlier post got me thinking: What is it with the liberal media's fascination with federal prisons? I caught two of my foster kids riveted to an MSNBC story about two gay inmates sharing a kiss on the yard. Do liberals enjoy this kind of trash? Is this your idea of educating the masses about cultural diversity?
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbelt View Post
    An earlier post got me thinking: What is it with the liberal media's fascination with federal prisons? I caught two of my foster kids riveted to an MSNBC story about two gay inmates sharing a kiss on the yard. Do liberals enjoy this kind of trash? Is this your idea of educating the masses about cultural diversity?
    Ask MSNBC, don't ask us. I'm not responsible for their programming.

    In other news, why the hell does the History Channel broadcast all this stuff that has nothing to do with history?

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Well, I do have a journalist hat that I occasionally wear, and I disagree. If you really think that Fox is somehow alone in its alleged failing to be "fair and balanced," then I suggest that you check Newsbusters.com every single day and sift through the partisan claims about how MSNBC and various partisan talking-heads skew the news. Do you do this?
    Where do you get that he thinks FOX news is alone in failing to be fair and balanced? Seems to me he was just staying on topic.
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    Is Fox News Fair And Balanced as their slogan tends to claim?
    Of course they are. I heard it on the news; Fox News. As a good Republican, that is the only news I need to hear.....

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    Where do you get that he thinks FOX news is alone in failing to be fair and balanced? Seems to me he was just staying on topic.
    Gosh, it must be this:

    "Fox uses pretty much every textbook dishonest rhetoric technique. They rely on misinformation, misdirection, outright lies, ad homenim, straw man arguments, backhanded comments, repetition, ad populum, doublespeak, emotional appeals... And that's just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    No matter what ideology you hold, or what political positions you espouse, Fox News does not report honestly. Especially not by calling the whole station "News" and making their prime time programming "opinion shows" that are disguised as news shows. They do everything that journalists are trained not to do."

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Gosh, it must be this:

    "Fox uses pretty much every textbook dishonest rhetoric technique. They rely on misinformation, misdirection, outright lies, ad homenim, straw man arguments, backhanded comments, repetition, ad populum, doublespeak, emotional appeals... And that's just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    No matter what ideology you hold, or what political positions you espouse, Fox News does not report honestly. Especially not by calling the whole station "News" and making their prime time programming "opinion shows" that are disguised as news shows. They do everything that journalists are trained not to do."
    LMAO so?

    well GOSH, you must be GUESSING lol

    AGAIN I ask, How do you know he only holds that opinion about fox alone?

    There is absolutely NOTHING in the posts that even suggests that. The topic of the thread is FOX, he voiced his opinion about FOX, that does not mean in anyway what so ever he thinks fox is alone LMAO

    If this thread was "do you like blue" and he said no blue sucks ass, its a dull color and reminds me of feeling blue its terrible, would you then ASSUME he thinks blue is the ONLY bad color? Because that makes no sense.
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