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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Their ratings would argue against your last statement.
    I would contend that popularity and ratings have absolutely nothing to do with journalistic integrity and quality of reporting. After all, most Americans watch television to be entertained, not necessarily to be informed, and for those who want to be informed, many simply want to listen to people who express similar points of view to their own, thus reinforcing their own biases.
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    IF we were indeed to gather a list of "fairest and least biased" media outlets, the Christian Science Monitor would be one of my top candidates.

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I would contend that popularity and ratings have absolutely nothing to do with journalistic integrity and quality of reporting. After all, most Americans watch television to be entertained, not necessarily to be informed, and for those who want to be informed, many simply want to listen to people who express similar points of view to their own, thus reinforcing their own biases.
    Good point. However, if that was the case, and liberalism is as widely spread as some would have us believe, MSNBC would have those ratings, no? Or do you think MSNBC and CNN split the liberal audience?
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Good point. However, if that was the case, and liberalism is as widely spread as some would have us believe, MSNBC would have those ratings, no? Or do you think MSNBC and CNN split the liberal audience?
    Well, personally i don't think liberalism is that widely spread. There are many more left-leaning independents than people who actually label themselves liberal (slightly, moderately, very liberal or otherwise). There's certainly a lot more people who label themselves conservatives of any stripe in this country than liberals.

    That being said, I don't know what accounts for the ratings differential. One popular theory is as you said, Fox is the only dedicated conservative-leaning network while "all other networks are liberal" and they split the liberal viewership.

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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?
    This is something that a great many conservatives will never be able to comprehend. And that is, a certain percentage of people are "different" (IMO, abnormal)..they too must be understood and tolerated....in prison or no....
    Note that one will never see these shows on "conservative media" !
    And the question is : has intolerance caused this large prison population ?

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This is something that a great many conservatives will never be able to comprehend. And that is, a certain percentage of people are "different" (IMO, abnormal)..they too must be understood and tolerated....in prison or no....
    Note that one will never see these shows on "conservative media" !
    And the question is : has intolerance caused this large prison population ?
    Has intolerance caused the large prison population?...........WHAT? Yep, you're right. We should just tolerate people stealing, doing drugs, dealing drugs, etc. I won't make the jump and say you would support tolerating murder, rape, and other violent crimes. That would be posturing and putting words in your mouth. However, what exactly should we tolerate to lower the prison population in your opinion? Illegal immigration? Child molestation?
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Who are the 7 yes people?

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    I dont really consider CNN biased... well.... they def. lean democratic at times, but for the most part, they are pretty fair in my opinion. Whenever I watch CNN I always get two opinions on every political subject, usually from a democratic contributor, then a conservative contributor. Fox news in my opinion is as biased as it gets, along with MSNBC. CNN does not slam liberal views in your face, and do not take their feelings about President Obama to extreme. Sure, they give Obama some slack on the economy, but in reality, this may speak for the majority of mainstream America. It just really angers me that Fox news uses "fair and balanced" as their slogan when they are about as far away from "fair and balanced" as possible. For example, last night fox news had a story on how Obama is a beaten man, hates his job, and is ready to hang up his jacket. This to me is a pathetic excuse of a news station. Show some REAL PROOF that Obama hates his job, show some numbers that he is a beaten man, because the majority of credible polling agencies have Obama as a two point leader over Romney, and this is still a year out from election day. The man hasn't even started campaigning yet. Some people actually believe this who don't fully comprehend the reality of Fox News's credibility. Kids watch that crap at home, especially if their parents are republicans.

    Im an independent, so I really like getting REAL political analysis. I know that really doesnt make sense, considering any political news you get will be opinionated, but you catch my drift. Show some numbers, have a democratic analysis, then a republican analysis. DONT CONDUCT YOUR OWN POLLS, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR FOX NEWS. I think we all know the outcome of a poll when it comes to Obamas approval rating is they are polling the majority of Fox News's viewing audience, and the same goes for MSNBC. CNN is the fairest news station on TV.... this is coming from an independent. Sometimes I think the Republican party calls CNN liberal biased.... because at times they are in denial of how mainstream America views their policies.

    Even the majority of polling agencies are biased... GALLUP leans conservative, I dont care what anyone says. A good portion of polling agencies had Obama a big underdog last election, and look what happened. In the end, I think you really need to just go with your gut, There are more poor Americans than rich Americans, hispanics and blacks tend to lean democratic, unemployment is high, the economy is on its way back... but slowly. This claim that Americans are worse off today then they were before Obama took office is just B.S. The economy has been steadily recovering for the last few years, the automotive industry has been revived, Unions are being dismantled. Based on everything that has happened over the last few years, I don't see how Obama loses this election. Again, I could be wrong, I am not spewing liberal BS, I am independent. As of right now, I dont see myself voting for any current GOP candidate. The ONLY GOP candidate I would have voted for was chris kristy.
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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointy View Post
    The Question asked was 'IS FOX NEWS FAIR AND BALANCED?'
    My response to that was a resounding yes.
    Now had the question been 'IS FOX RESPONSE TO THE NEWS FAIR & BALANCED' then quite obviously it is not, but in mitigation neither are any of the other NEWS CHANNELS FAIR AND BALANCED.
    Each News service reports with a bias dependent on the political leanings of those who edit and then read the News.
    I must agree, the human factor is huge; its not only what IS said, but what is NOT said, and how its said..
    For a man to be knowledgible, he would have to take in equal times of FOX and PBS, ABC and CNN...
    Or, we could have a machine present the news....
    BTW, advertising and silly slogans are a turn off.

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    Re: Is Fox News "Fair and Balanced"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no. it is geared towards a right leaning audience, much as MSNBC is geared towards the left. although at least fox sticks to a 24 hour "when news attacks" cycle rather than MSNBC's few hours of news followed by 20 hours of prison shows.

    in my opinion, MSNBC's Dr. Nancy show was the best show on the network. not surprisingly, they cancelled it.
    Exactly, as both use political intertainers more than they present anything close to news. The actual news, as little as there is, is largely the same on both.

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