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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The guidelines for the BN forum openly state that a post must contain a "[s]tatic link to an article from a bona-fide news organization."

    Fox News isn't a bona-fide news organization by any means. Say what you want about conservative media outlets but by its own admission it's not a news organization.

    We already know that it spreads conspiracy theories fit for InfoWars which obviously isn't a bona-fide news organization. There might have been a time when Fox was as such, but that time has long passed.

    Further to the point, the guidelines state that articles should not "contain overly partisan commentary and/or are otherwise clearly biased." This is pretty much every single Fox News article. Indeed the entire Fox News website is clearly biased based on what stories they emphasize and spend time on. Several prominent figures have given speeches at campaign rallies for Trump in an act of blatant bias.

    How much more blatantly biased and open about its status as "not a news organization" does Fox have to get before it's not allowed in the BN forum?
    great...we can take out FOX

    as long as we take out NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and i can probably add a few others

    CNN and MSNBC are the worst...but the others can be VERY biased on occasions

    i guess you dont want to hear what other sources have to say though do you?
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    It has admitted to not being a news outlet
    You keep claiming this, but not even your own article shows them doing this.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    great...we can take out FOX

    as long as we take out NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and i can probably add a few others

    CNN and MSNBC are the worst...but the others can be VERY biased on occasions

    i guess you dont want to hear what other sources have to say though do you?
    A conservative that hasn't read the thread. Yet another stereotype proven true.

    As has already been said, this thread is about Fox. If you'd like to start separate threads on those then be my guest.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    A conservative that hasn't read the thread. Yet another stereotype proven true.

    As has already been said, this thread is about Fox. If you'd like to start separate threads on those then be my guest.

    no...and i read the thread

    and SHOW ME where FOX has stated they arent a news organization?
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Your post is obfuscation.

    Fox has had several prominent people openly promote the President in a blatant act of partisanship. It has admitted to not being a news outlet which would make it against the rules of the BN forum on that basis alone. Its bias is open and unapologetic to the extent of Info Wars and Breitbart. It openly promotes and promulgates conspiracy theories which aren't newsworthy. It isn't like any other MSM source.
    Yes, Fox News also contains editorial and "news analysis" content - that is not, by any means, unique to Fox News. Your objection to the "slant" of such additional content to its news presentation is noted but rejected (by me) as cause to exempt its use in BN threads. I have objected to Fox News or any other source of opinion pieces being presented as BN - on that point we seem to agree.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?



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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    For the same reason that MSNBC is.
    They shouldn’t be either.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    They shouldn’t be either.
    That would depend on the specific story (article?) being used/cited - if it is labeled as opinion or "news analysis" (which are the same thing, IMHO) then it should not be acceptable from any source as BN, but fine for general political discussion.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That would depend on the specific story (article?) being used/cited - if it is labeled as opinion or "news analysis" (which are the same thing, IMHO) then it should not be acceptable from any source as BN, but fine for general political discussion.
    Well, you’re splitting hairs. Neither is a news source. They only report what comes from other sources of news. And most of the time with their bias thrown in.
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    Re: Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?

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    Why is Fox News allowed in the Breaking News forum?Whether someone likes Fox News or doesn't, it is a valid MSM source. If we're going to remove Fox News, as the author of the OP suggested, we would have to remove CNN, MSNBC and others - even though they all fit the definition of MSM. You don't have to like Fox News, in fact you can hate them, but it doesn't change their status as a valid MSM source per our rules.

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