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06-21-2010, 04:48 PM #1
Fox News: Fairly Unbalanced
There is nothing fair or balanced about Fox News - it's what us librodouches have been whinging about all along, but Joe Scarborough reminds us again today calling his own network an "organizing institution for the GOP".
"That is the wild card. If you'd wanna win, seriously, Roger Ailes, everybody goes who runs the Republican--Roger Ailes is the most powerful voice in the Republican Party. He has set up something that -- it is the only organizing institution for the GOP because everybody's let Republicans down in Washington DC. It's Roger.
06-21-2010, 04:52 PM #2
06-21-2010, 05:48 PM #3
06-21-2010, 06:35 PM #4
Nothing new there. Ho Humm. But did you see how irritated the Hostess looked the whole time? Is she always that crabby? I wouldn't know....I only watch FOX NEWS!
06-22-2010, 09:41 PM #5
06-23-2010, 06:02 AM #6
Totally unrelated but somewhat related to the OP's article but this is the issue with modern day "news" outlets. Viewers, TGR readers included, have trouble distinguishing between commentary shows on news networks and news shows on news networks.
I've noticed on Fox that they've started flashing the word "commentary" underneath some shows like Hannity and O'Reilly, I've even seen it used on CNN as well. I'd be curious to see how fair and balanced any network CNN, MSNBC, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC et al is in their strictly "news" coverage. Anyone got a link before I start my google quest?
No, nothing from Huffington Post or NewsMax will do, I'm talking something like Neilsen or similar. I'll see what I can find.I still call it The Jake.
06-23-2010, 12:20 PM #7No longer stuck.
06-23-2010, 04:02 PM #8
It is both hilarious and scary to watch the conservatards eat up the Fox News "news".
06-23-2010, 04:40 PM #9
06-23-2010, 06:15 PM #10
06-23-2010, 06:25 PM #11
It's The Age of the Moron.
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM #12gunit130 Guest
Fuck Jer, you're so addicted, you can't even take a week off?
And why are you linking to www.PMGear.com ?
If I keep mentinoning splat and PM Gear Skis too, can I get a Bro Model for free?
06-23-2010, 06:50 PM #13
06-24-2010, 12:39 PM #14No longer stuck.
06-24-2010, 01:24 PM #15gunit130 Guest
stuckat, you're wrong, because I watch CNN all the time!
06-24-2010, 06:42 PM #16
Exactly.No longer stuck.
06-25-2010, 04:24 PM #17
08-17-2010, 04:16 PM #18
Further evidence of "Fair & Balanced" - News Corp Donates $1 MILLION To Republican Governors Association
From the article:
Fox News and Wall Street Journal parent company News Corp donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported.
The media conglomerate, controlled by Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, took advantage of the unlimited donations corporations can give to governors' associations (from Bloomberg BusinessWeek):
The Republicans' biggest corporate donor was New York-based News Corp. Teri Everett, a spokeswoman, said the company "actively supports organizations that advocate a pro-job, low tax, economic growth agenda."
News Corp. opposes proposed federal rule changes that would weaken the position of its Fox network in negotiations with cable companies. Governors may have a stake in the issue. In March, for example, New York Governor David Paterson stepped in with a call for binding arbitration in a dispute over fees between Bethpage, New York-based Cablevision Systems Corp. and Burbank, California-based Walt Disney Co.'s ABC.
News Corp made the $1 million donation on June 24, according to Politico's Ben Smith (and a filing).
As Smith points out, News Corp's highest-ranking Democratic executive, former #2 exec Peter Chernin, left the company last year. Murdoch's liaison to the Democratic party, communications executive Gary Ginsberg, also left the company last year.
"News Corporation believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA's pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy," a company spokesman told Smith.
Democratic operatives have hit back with statements calling Fox News's RGA donation a final indication that their "Fair and Balanced" brand is less accurate than ever.
08-17-2010, 04:29 PM #19
08-17-2010, 05:08 PM #20
should a news organization be making political donations at all?
An entertainment enterprise sure, but!?!... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
08-17-2010, 05:32 PM #21
News organizations should never be donating to political candidates.
Endorsement is a close as they should ever get to the process of elections."You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit
08-17-2010, 05:42 PM #22
I like reading the endorsements in papers like "The Stranger" (Seattle) during political season. Pretty sure no canidates would accept money (publically anyway) from The Stranger!!!... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
08-17-2010, 07:05 PM #23
Last edited by skiballs; 08-17-2010 at 07:22 PM.
08-17-2010, 07:19 PM #24
08-17-2010, 10:22 PM #25
Fox news isn't fair and balanced? Oh wow man. That's crazy!