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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Same as some others. Fox doesn’t offer a good salient explanation of the basis of their opinion. They do promote the right with the right’s positions. Fox often doesn’t survive fact checking. In this respect it is not the reciprocal of MSNBC, which does survive fact checking almost all the time. Fox is entertaining as is MSNBC but neither is news. So for me it’s CNN for video and NPR for in depth. The ‘The Economist’ for a periodical, Barron’s also, and Time for light reading.

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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Same as some others. Fox doesn’t offer a good salient explanation of the basis of their opinion. They do promote the right with the right’s positions. Fox often doesn’t survive fact checking. In this respect it is not the reciprocal of MSNBC, which does survive fact checking almost all the time. Fox is entertaining as is MSNBC but neither is news. So for me it’s CNN for video and NPR for in depth. The ‘The Economist’ for a periodical, Barron’s also, and Time for light reading.
    I likewise hold that CNN is just Web 2.0 nonsense mixed with celebrity news (which gets us back to Web 2.0). For me NPR is pretty decent, but nothing to gloat about. Time, I only saw two articles within the past 6 months I thought were somewhat insightful, but they both had to dumb them down in order to make it readable to the average Time reader. The Economist gets my approval. Barron's I might say I have never come across, so shame on me.
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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    This right here.

    This is why I don't watch Fox News. It's mostly propaganda that panders to the conservative base.

    Now that's not an indictment on conservative thought or expression. I actually really like getting exposed to that. It's just that Fox News isn't an accurate view of it.

    Which is one reason why I come to this forum. If I want to know what conservatives think I find out from them directly. I think that's a more accurate source of what they think than getting it second-hand from pundits paid to keep an audience to sell commercials.
    Ah, but some decent chunk of the time, you just end up getting recycled Fox program bits in a different form from conservatives or liberals here. The narrative on all of the networks is just like what that whiny piece of documentary "OutFoxed" thought was only symptomatic of Fox News.

    People usually end up just repeating what the waring stations say about each other and what most of the employees at said station think of politics. Very rarely are specialists or politicians of any sort are given the opportunity to speak. In the end, all we hear about is the media narrative of the day or week.
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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Ah, but some decent chunk of the time, you just end up getting recycled Fox program bits in a different form from conservatives or liberals here. The narrative on all of the networks is just like what that whiny piece of documentary "OutFoxed" thought was only symptomatic of Fox News.

    People usually end up just repeating what the waring stations say about each other and what most of the employees at said station think of politics. Very rarely are specialists or politicians of any sort are given the opportunity to speak. In the end, all we hear about is the media narrative of the day or week.
    You absolutely right. But I've been extremely selective about which posts I read and respond to. This has allowed me to dodge those things for the most part.

    Also, I think I have a good sense of an opinion that has been rehashed and one that is original. Those that are rehashed are usually pretty easily refuted or dismissed. Sometimes what happens is that someone will rehash an opinion and while it is being addressed the poster's own thoughts come out.

    And you're right that we don't have near enough specialists and professionals commenting on their areas of expertise. Maybe something could be done about that. Not on this forum but just in general - seek out more opinions from professionals ourselves.
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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Which is one reason why I come to this forum. If I want to know what conservatives think I find out from them directly.
    Same here. I don't watch the news, period. Not local, not national. I come here, and I follow links at news.google.com. That's probably why I'm always shocked when somebody accuses me of cherrypicking. I just brought back the most comprehensive post or article. I can't be giving a **** who slapped it up there.

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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    For entertainment.. I watch Fox News..

    For news I watch the Cobert Report and The Daily show..

    Fox News to me has no value at all except as a mouth piece for christians and republicans.. I am glad they got rid of Beck Though.. But Fox News is sadly one of the problems of this nation.. The misinformaton it is spewing isn't doing anyone in the nation any good.. In some ways I feel that our nation will never get better and never move forward as long as there is a Fox News..

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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    None of my news sources are television based, whether they are CNN, MSNBC or Fox. It is a needless waste of mental energy to sit there and actively sift through fact and agenda, only to have to go online and look up other sources anyway. I prefer to get my news from the internet and from many sources, including those outside of the United States.

    I have a lot of respect for the BBC as their reporting seems to be the most centrist. They represent what news used to look like before corporate profit interests became the dominant factor in what gets reported.

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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post

    For entertainment.. I watch Fox News..

    For news I watch the Cobert Report and The Daily show..

    Fox News to me has no value at all except as a mouth piece for christians and republicans.. I am glad they got rid of Beck Though.. But Fox News is sadly one of the problems of this nation.. The misinformaton it is spewing isn't doing anyone in the nation any good.. In some ways I feel that our nation will never get better and never move forward as long as there is a Fox News..
    Case in point.
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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    FOX's "other side of the story" isn't even the from the same book. What a truly ridiculous news channel. MSNBC can be just as bad, too, that dummy Ed Schultz gets me riled up easier than that has-been Beck. Don't watch TV for news; read books, newspapers and magazines.

    If I want to hear the real other side of the story from the RIght, I'll read David Frum or George Will or David Brooks. At least they usually manage to steer away from hysterics and hyperbole.

    TV is entertainment, not news or reality.

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    Re: Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “Do liberals watch fox to get the other side of the story?”

    The choices are “Hells yeah!” or “Are you [friggin'] kidding me??” What do either those two options mean? Nothing to this liberal.

    Where's the “I don't waste my time watching fake news and lyin' opinion programs” option?

    All this poll shows is how weak another conservative's grasp of reality is.
    I think you missed the point of what he was going for here.
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