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If Fox News is so ignorant of facts, why so many viewers?

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 12:27pm

StarOfPathz

StarOfPathz

12 posts

I like Fox News. I know they are biased for Republicans, but I think they even out the Liberal bias on MSNBC and CNN. I have had people call me ignorant,stupid,biased,etc... for watching Fox News. I watch MSNBC too so I can get a perspective on things. I want to know why,if the people at Fox News are stupid, does Fox News have twice the viewers of other news places. Does this mean the Liberals don't stay up with the news and Conservatives do? what is your take?

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 1:38pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

People are angry not at the information presented, but the views presented. There's a difference.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 2:05pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

I dislike all domestic mass media news organizations, however, Fox holds a special little place in my heart reserved for sheer disgust. Their idea of 'good reporting' is ignoring everything that goes against their beliefs. Their idea of a 'good interview' is bullying someone who disagrees with them then cutting off the live feed.

To be honest? A lot of why I hate Fox News was Glenn Beck. And Bill O'reilly come to think of it. Yet most Beck.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 3:01pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,672 posts

Knight

I sat in on a blog tv show that had Dave Silverman on it. He was talking about his interview on Bill O' Reilly. (seen here)
Silverman said O'Reilly really isn't this stupid. What we are seeing from O'Reilly here is just an act. He actually doesn't hold many of these views he's spouting. So O'Reilly isn't stupid, he's a sell out.

If you want to see more on why people don't like Fox News here is a Youtube channel devoted to pointing out the bs they spew.
LiberalViewer's Media and Political Analysis

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 5:52pm

AatosLiukkonen

AatosLiukkonen

67 posts

Their idea of a 'good interview' is bullying someone who disagrees with them then cutting off the live feed.

Not going to lie, I've never actually seen them cutting a live feed. While I'm not a huge fan (I like them more than CNN or MSNBC, but that isn't saying much). While I won't attest to it not happening, I've never actually seen it myself.

In general, neo-libs don't like neo-cons. Therefore, just as many people and FOX news themselves shoot down other stations, the opposite will happen. The reason you see it more on the Internet is because, in general, there is a disproportionate number of liberals compared to conservatives, especially on many forums such as this one.

Though really, you would be better off finding better news sources than FOX or MSNBC.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 6:09pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

I like Fox News. I know they are biased for Republicans, but I think they even out the Liberal bias on MSNBC and CNN. I have had people call me ignorant,stupid,biased,etc... for watching Fox News. I watch MSNBC too so I can get a perspective on things. I want to know why,if the people at Fox News are stupid, does Fox News have twice the viewers of other news places. Does this mean the Liberals don't stay up with the news and Conservatives do? what is your take?

it's because of the fact that older people tend to be republicans, and younger people don't pay much attention to politics.

as for my take on fox news, they are the single worst news channel to get your information from (mainly because so little of it is fact). just watch one episode of fox and friends and you will see for yourself. this kind of reminds me of rachel maddow, and how she uses a ton of facts, but nobody watches her show. the best reason I can think of as to why is the fact that people hate watching informative TV shows (which explains so many channels showing really stupid crap like tru TVs Hardcore Pawn).

in esscence, you are ignorant, but you aren't stupid.

-Blade

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 7:16pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

Not going to lie, I've never actually seen them cutting a live feed.

Got a few examples in one video right here.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 8:13pm

rafterman

rafterman

623 posts

All media is biased, it's not just Fox News. However most people seen to believe that their favourite news channel is 100% facts.

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 9:44pm

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

All media is biased, it's not just Fox News. However most people seen to believe that their favourite news channel is 100% facts.

again the mark twain quote, "he who doesn't read the newspaper is uninformed. he who does is misinformed." comes into play. you're right on that matter.

-Blade

 

Posted Sep 17, '12 at 10:54pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,672 posts

Knight

All media is biased, it's not just Fox News. However most people seen to believe that their favourite news channel is 100% facts.

I think there may be a difference between biased and how Fox News is simply flat out untruthful.

 
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