You should never use Fox News as a source -_-
Instantly discredits anything following it, or anything said by the user who used it.
In the end, what America needs socially is less intolerance from all parties. Why are we split 50/50 in almost every issue? Polarization, of course. Where does intolerance derive its roots? The aforementioned polarization, primarily. Then you have the WBC, an extreme example of intolerance that doesn't deserve to be compared to mainstream religions when considering its general damage to society. The nature is similar, but not the social outcome.
Still, what can our president do about intolerance and polarized Americans? Not much, I'de think.
Not that other news sources don't lean left, of course. MSNBC deserves special mention.
Fox tries to act as if their program is completely unbiased and fair. The entirity of it. Don't try to tell me that you think even O'Reilly's and Hannity's punditry portions are fair, balanced, or unbiased.
If you wish to take O'Reilly and Hannity as news pundents and not opinion commentators then we also have to look at MSNBC which does it with practically their whole line up. CNN that does it atleast with Piers Morgan, the list goes on and on and on.
Last edited by BigLutz; 18th February 2013 at 3:07 AM.
In the end, my point was simple: Fox news uses its "Fair and Balanced" angle on all of its shows, then fails to differentiate between what is punditry and what is news.
Not only this, though. Their day to day news on, say, current events generally have tie-ins with some political agenda. It's worse when they interview political candidates, report on Occupy, talk about anything vaguely Church related, specifically ACLU, or any right-wing talking point under the sun. Nobody who isn't already deluded can say with a straight face that the recent reporting on gun violence by Fox didn't heavily support the NRA and other "gun rights" organizations.
CNN doesn't act as a political idealogue nearly to the degree of MSNBC or Fox. Hell, its arguable that not even MSNBC goes as far as Fox in its "neutral" reporting.
Right now, there isn't a more biased and partisan station on TV and the radio than Fox.
Last edited by BigLutz; 18th February 2013 at 4:04 AM.
Anyhoo, Maddow at the very least advertises herself as a news and opional show, which is probably less than anyone on Fox can say.
And I am curious, do you think that Olbermann ( Who was the top person on MSNBC at the time ) could do the same with President Bush?
Last edited by BigLutz; 18th February 2013 at 4:42 AM.
How about Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly, Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, etc? I could go on, but I would have to list most of the other anchors throughout the day.
Fox is different in the way their reports encourage Republican values and even go so far as to suggest organized opposition to the government. Remember that? I think it was beck who suggested that.
Fox is top-down bais, while MSNBC is bottom up bias, and, while both have a largely opinionated broadcast, nobody scews the news quite like Fox.
Last edited by BigLutz; 18th February 2013 at 6:22 AM.
As long as we are talking about ridiculous scenarios, the only one that needs to be nuked is Iran.
"What good is it for a man to gain the world, yet forfeit his soul?"
Since I was infracted for not going into detail in my previous post, I'm now going to go into detail. We need to nuke Pakistan because they betrayed us by harboring bin Laden. That should be quite obvious. Israel thinks that they're so much better than everyone else because they have America protecting them when they piss off their neighbors. We should teach them a lesson in humility. Perhaps we don't have to nuke them. All we have to do is denounce them, and they'll be dead by the week's end.