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Anyoneelse think Fox News Is a Vehicle For the White House?(16 posts)

Anyoneelse think Fox News Is a Vehicle For the White House?CARBON110
Mar 7, 2003 6:05 AM
Those guys are just horrible at being sutle backers for Bush and the Republicans. In the past 3 weeks they have stepped further and further away from hiding it too. They tell protesters to shut up with thier 1st amendment rights, they have scrutinized other reporteers critical of the war and Bush and all they have to say in rubuttleis : we have Heraldo, would he be on a network that was a voice box for the white house? Just when I thought I had found a good news channel, Fox news displays unbearable bias. I highly recomend you change the channel. Now I have to find another news channel....I guess its back to CNN at least they arent as forwardly stupid as the haughty brandish adolescent ankers on Fox spouting out thier opinions like they were facts. So glad 60 minutes is doing the Clinto/ Dole thing..now I have something to look forward to.
Anyone else think CNN Is a Vehicle For the Democrats?Alpedhuez55
Mar 7, 2003 7:14 AM
And CNN is not Biased? The rest of the Cable News & Major networks are at least biased to thr left. Or maybe an network is only biased if the disagree with your views.

I usually watch a mix of Fox CNN & MSNBC. There is some bias there. Fox is not a perfect outlet. I will agree on you with Geraldo. His reports for Afghanistan where close to his Al Capone's Vault show. He would go into a shack that was evacuated and pick up papers written in some arab script and say "This miht be important evidence". Even though I am a conservative, I cannot stomach Bill O'Reilly. He is way too abrasive for me. I like Brit Hume & Tony Snow though.

Switching from one biased network to another is not the best answer. The trick is to know how to see through it and to not let the bias effect you.

Mike Y.
YepSteveS
Mar 7, 2003 9:58 AM
Obviously the original poster doesn't remember "Baghdad" Peter Arnett's sycophantic pro-Iraqi reporting during the first Gulf War. Probably also doesn't know that part of CNN's fall came about after they aired a false documentary of U.S. troops using Sarin gas in Cambodia (?) during the Viet Nam era days. That slanted debacle helped them on their slide. CNN's bias obviously has been obvious to millions of disgruntled viewers for over a decade.
How about the whole world?torquer
Mar 7, 2003 7:22 AM
Or at least the vast left-wing conspiracy (to paraphrase Hilary C.) that is the "liberal media".

http://slate.msn.com/id/2074115/

I mean, seriously, here's a network headed by a Republican strategist (former as well as current).

My favorite comment about the Ailes/White House memo was in the New York Times (I'm not sure they even labelled it "analysis") comparing the "revalation" about Ailes continuing political cheerleading to Rock Hudson's admission (literally on his deathbed) that he had AIDS.
CNN vs. FOX: the gloves come offtorquer
Mar 7, 2003 7:27 AM
This may also relate to the "Peventive War" thread below:

http://www.bsnn.net/Headline%20News/Media%20War.htm
CNN vs. FOX: the gloves come offAlpedhuez55
Mar 7, 2003 8:03 AM
That was pretty funny. I love the graphics. Did anyone see the FOX news graphich Esquire did a couple of month's back. They posted a bunch of pictures of the female anchors & comentators, icluding ones in short skirts one of Ann Coulter drinking with a straw and had a logo that read "FOX News: Not Porn, But Close" ;-)

CNN has exchanged some Talent with FOX. CNN is not too happy about losing their market share to Fox & MSNBC. I guess it is tough not having a Monopoly on the 24 hour news market anymore.

Mike Y.
...and the mini-skirts go on: FOX(y)News infobabes rule!Dale Brigham
Mar 7, 2003 10:43 AM
I likes 'em young, leggy, and conservative (in speech, not apparel)! Rupert Murdoch knows what sells, and it ain't insightful analysis. Here's a link to those infolicious cuties: http://www.bsnn.net/Infobabes/Fox.htm

They put the "Schwing" in Right-wing!

Dale
pale compared to Maria Bartiromo :-) nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 11:50 AM
The "money honey"moneyman
Mar 7, 2003 1:33 PM
She's bright, too. Her reports from the floor of the NYSE make my day.

$$
...most beautiful, articulate, intelligent woman ever on TV nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 1:43 PM
Kinda sucks when you don't hear just what you want, huh? nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 8:18 AM
Check out the CBCJon Billheimer
Mar 7, 2003 8:42 AM
Last night they did a two hour special on Iraq, which featured a formal debate between Lloyd Axworthy, former Cdn. Foreign Minister and an American scholar from one of the Washington think tanks. In addition they featured respondants from Paris, Melbourne, London, Paul Celucci, U.S. Ambassador, an Iraqi expatriate, etc.

This was the most informed discussion from all sides of the issue that I've heard to date. BTW, Celucci, the American advocate, and the French govt representative I thought had the weakest cases.
it's a vehicle, all rightDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 8:33 AM
It's a vehicle for half of America who tired of the left-bent other networks. About time for some balance.

Doug
Which network has Pat Cadell (Dem pollster) last night,OldEdScott
Mar 7, 2003 9:22 AM
looking all pissed & crazy & chewing his beard, calling the Bushites 'Jacobins' while the Repub pollster just sputtered in disbelief? HA HA HA HA HA! Great political theatre, just outrageous. I've never heard the term 'Jacobin' used in American political dialectic.

We all remember the Jacobins, don't we?:

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist255/kat_anna/terror.html
Kind ofCaptain Morgan
Mar 7, 2003 11:35 AM
It is well known that FoxNews caters to the right. I watch Hannity and Colmes -- that's an interesting right vs. left show. The famous "liberal bias" isn't what it used to be (at least on TV and radio).
Good Grief Charlie Brown ! My retort with respect to you all :)CARBON110
Mar 7, 2003 12:15 PM
ahhh well I can read between the lines pretty ell most of the time ad its even easier to do on Fox news. I have been watching it for about 6 months cause I was sick of CNN becoming another "" Good Morning America"" but after the last 3 weeks I think its time I just turn off the tube with the exception of HBO's 6 Feet under and 60 minutes. I am very well educated when it comes to political science and especially history in the making but Fox has just gone to far for me the past few weeks. They get more and more obnoxious everytime I turn it on. As for ladies as news anchors I'm all for especially since most of them are just fun to watch. The guys ae usually to self-indulgent and it takes to much effort to sift through thier over articulate, self-appointed importance for me to give a shiat about what they think. I want a news agency that has a petty face but just lists the facts, or perhaps both sides at the same. I'm not really interested in anyone who thinks they know something cause they have a double major degree from VA or DC in political science and Journalism. I will listen to face the nation and NPR any day. The rest of them are just unintelligent and its hard to keep track of what they are talking about after thier 30 seconds of 300 crammed words to make themselves look good at the expese of the public and convuluding the subject itself. I do appreciate the repsonses above and I am just saying this as what will work for me now. I thoughtperhaps there might be some similarly frustrated people out there, this being a knowledgable board n all, who could empathise. In the words of Chris Bordmen Fox news is """" For the person who can appreciate a supermodel without the need to strike up a conversation; it look fantastic and will stand scrutiny, but if your looking fo depth of charecter, your in the wrong place"""" Tht is Fox News to me.....CNN is a far cry from News in itself recently so perhaps I will stick with Dan Rather at 5:30 everynight.