Understanding The History And Purpose Of Fox News

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    THE MORE YOU WATCH FOX, THE LESS YOU KNOW!

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    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/24/understanding-the-history-and-purpose-of-fox-news/

    Understanding The History And Purpose Of Fox News

    Author: Randy Reynolds August 24, 2013 6:50 pm


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    You’d think a thing like FOX couldn’t happen in the United States. Although they’re free to be crazy and free to support the Republican Party, you’d think Americans would be too smart to fall for the made-up outrages, dishonest reporting and relentless appeal to our meaner nature. Unfortunately, many Americans are not as smart as we used to assume: a huge swath of Americans (especially elderly white Southerners) believe FOX is just another news media outlet. They aren’t.

    What is FOX? Pensitore Review pulled no punches in answering that question back in 2009:


    FOX News is indisputably the most popular cable news channel. And yet in 13 years, Fox has never broken a story. That’s okay, because it is not in the news business. It is in the news-shaping business. Its programming is an admixture of right-wing propaganda and fear-porn for feeble-minded paranoiacs, served up by spokesmodels who have no clue what they are reading.


    Whew! Could that be true? I report/You decide:

    Nixon White House aide Roger Ailes in the 1970′s created fake news stories that favored President Nixon. He shipped these pre-mixed video packages to TV stations around the country at the expense of rightwing extremist Joseph Coors. It was all b.s. all the time, but the TV stations, pretending they had a correspondent in Washington, ran this propaganda as straight news. Now that Ailes runs FOX News, his goals are the same: to spread republicanism by altering the news.
    FOX is a “relentless agenda-driven 24 hour news opinion propaganda delivery system” ~Jon Stewart
    “They’re a Republican brand. They’re an extension of the Republican Party with some exceptions” ~Larry King
    ‎”[Fox is] widely viewed as a part of the Republican Party: take their talking points and put them on the air, take their opposition research and put it on the air. And that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news organization like CNN is.” ~Anita Dunn

    There are thousands of examples of FOX not just “leaning” in a particular direction on an issue… but actively changing around the words and meanings of interviews to make them seem to say the opposite of what the person interviewed actually said; of lies about what happened; of incorrect graphics…for example, calling Congressman Mark Foley a Democrat when he got caught in gay chatter with pages and calling Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a Republican when there was an outpouring of sympathy for her after she got shot.

    FOX took a sparsely-attended tea-party rally in Washington and spliced in video of a heavily-attended event of an entirely different nature from months earlier.

    FOX has gotten caught using image manipulation software to edit the appearance of people they don’t like to make them appear more sinister.

    FOX alters poll results to mislead its viewers; in one case, their massacre of a Rasmussen poll on climate change ended up with a poll number of 120%–mathematically impossible, of course, except in FOX world.

    On 4-24-09… White House correspondent Wendell Goler cropped a comment by Obama and took it out of context — effectively reversing the statement’s meaning — to falsely suggest that Obama supports creating a health care system “like the European countries.”

    A 2010 Ohio State University study of public misperceptions about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” found that viewers who relied on Fox News were 66% more likely to believe incorrect rumors than those with “low reliance” on Fox News ~Wikipedia

    A study by the Program on International Policy Attitudes showed 67% of Fox viewers believed that the “U.S. has found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization” (He wasn’t. He hated, feared and banned them, but you’d never know that by watching FOX).

    Wait, it gets worse: For all other networks and news sources, the MORE you watch them, the MORE you know about the actual facts. Those who view CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, & NPR the MOST, have the BEST grasp of the FACTS. With FOX it – is- the – opposite!! Which is what gave birth to the mocking slogan: THE MORE YOU WATCH FOX, THE LESS YOU KNOW.
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    What would be your excuse then?
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    apparently someone discovered addictinginfo.com this morning
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    This is a hit job thread designed for... nothing more than arguing.

    I LOVE THESE KINDS OF THREADS... YAWN!
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    996 must have been banned for a week. Or perhaps had homework assignments. Boy was it nice.
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    Cause I don't live on here like you? :laugh:

    There are no more sophomoric arguments than those presented by you on here.


    I do you more honor than you deserve by saying you even present arguments.
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    What's with the huge spacing on your threads?
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    :laugh:

    Actually I did.
    I was reading the Whittle story and ran into these others.


    The one thing I like is that they reference the source article.

    I think in at least 1 case I started there rather than the addicting info story.
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    What is a whittle story... Who is he?
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    996, don't know how long you have been a member. I have been on here for 77 months, ave 123 posts/month which is 4.1 posts/day. I hardly live on here.

    Your "shrillness" regarding your posts reminds me of a leading democratic politician. What difference does it make? Hillary Clinton
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    You all remember the Schmoo.

    I loved that show..

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    One of my favorite items from the old Little Abner comic strip http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmoo
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    Never broke a story? I could name 20 if I had time but the latest was the Benghazi story and another was the NSA foul-up. They were onto it days before the other cable news outlets jumped on it.
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    Benghazi was straight off the RNC fax machine. It's the opening salvo of the Stop Hillary project.
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    shab- your continued bloveating concerning what happened in Benghazi is an insult to those who died
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    And it's working and we didn't even have to break a sweat doing it:) Republicans are learning the game too - never let a good crisis go to waste.
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    You seriously think he cares one iota about who died there? Or what could have prevented it? Not a chance in hell.

    After all, his queeness gave all her loyal orifice dwellers marching orders with her utterance..."Does it really matter at this point?" They follow it to the letter now.

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