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

Posted Sep 21, '12 at 5:20pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,005 posts

Knight

Last night I watched the show Rock Center and they were talking about how different networks are purposely dividing people with their shows.
Some appeal to Democrats and others to Republicans and they make you feel that they are and you are right while the others are idiots. Meanwhile, they rack the money. I think it's bad for the Americans and especially for bipartisanship because it makes any progress almost impossible.
Those danm networks should be held accountable for this. >:(

 

Posted Sep 21, '12 at 6:06pm

SonOfVader

SonOfVader

113 posts

the problem i got whit the BCC is not that they lie like fox.
but in political interviews, the interviewer often cuts of the interviewed. pushing forward their view instead is listening what the other has to say. they could show some more respect for those they interview.

That's just Jeremy Paxman's style. It's necessary when you have to get straight answers out of people as slimy as the likes of George Galloway or Michael Howard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwlsd8RAoqI

 

Posted Sep 22, '12 at 12:16am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,977 posts

Meanwhile, they rack the money.

What of NPR (a non-profit) and others like it?

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 2:56am

TheMostManlyMan

TheMostManlyMan

2,923 posts

Say what you will about them, but they're not always biased about everything. One of he people who's on Fox News regularly (I think works for them) after the vice presidential debate was defending Joe Biden. He said that he knew him and in a personal bases that he was as nice as they get (paraphrasing) and that if you said you needed a shirt he would start taking it off right there. He continued to defend him by saying that he thinks that him laughing and smiling like that was just a nervous tick, which I can most certainly believe that something like that is a nervous tick (maybe no in his case, but maybe so). My brother-in-law once said that someone he knows would start laughing insanely when he got nervous.

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 9:01am

partydevil

partydevil

5,097 posts

Say what you will about them, but they're not always biased about everything.

that is the danger.
because sometimes they have real news. it makes it look like all their BS is real aswell.
if 100% was lies then their viewers will see that sooner or latter.
but by sending some real news from time to they can keep people watching their BS.
1 true story doesn't make the rest true aswell.

anyway, if it is a nervous thick then the only thing you need to do is find some other people he has a private relationship whit and ask them if that is really a nervous thick.
if those people do not acknowledges it. then it's nothing more then just another lie.

conclusion: it can be a nervous thick. but it doesn't have to. more info then 1 mans story needs to be found to confirm it.

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 8:45pm

fireangle

fireangle

133 posts

that is the danger.
because sometimes they have real news. it makes it look like all their BS is real aswell.
if 100% was lies then their viewers will see that sooner or latter.
but by sending some real news from time to they can keep people watching their BS.
1 true story doesn't make the rest true aswell.

partydevil-
your right. I have noticed that, also if they say it the right way it sounds more believable. It all depends how someone looks at something

 

Posted Oct 16, '12 at 10:52pm

TehBlackHat

TehBlackHat

9 posts

Fox isn't ALL falsified, but the only true things we already know. Gas rises, stock market, etc.. What I hate is their ,like you said already, ignorance (and sometimes plain irrelevance ) to the topic. And with news you never know what their side is on the subject.. Sorry if this doesn't make since but it's my personal opinion. As for all the viewers, they're just mostly gullible to believe the bull-crap.

 

Posted Oct 17, '12 at 6:36am

StDrake

StDrake

190 posts

your right

*you're

Also - many people don't want facts. They want THEIR facts. It's quite scary how many of those there are too.

 

Posted Oct 17, '12 at 12:30pm

handlerfan

handlerfan

192 posts

I only know from the Daily Show, which I see in the UK. I think that Fox news is aware of the facts and deliberately distorts them to suit their poltical bias. A lot like Mitt Romney does. I think that it suits a lot of Americans to see the world like Fox news does, even when Fox news is wrong. If Hitler was so evil why did so many Germans follow him? If Jesus was so good why did so many people shout for his crucifixion.

 

Posted Oct 25, '12 at 6:28pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,005 posts

Knight

I think FOX News is a terrorist organization and the idiots who comments on it are traitors because they always talk against the president.
The government should sue them out of business.

 
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