Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Now You Know Why I Call Them Faux News

From CNN: 3/22/2011
CNN correspondent rejects Fox report on human shields

And if we can't trust them on matters of this magnitude and this easily disputed, can you really trust them when they talk about Obama's secret socialist intentions or how many people showed up at a rally organized by one of their pundits or climate change for that matter.

14 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

FauxNooz is the Paris Hilton of journalism. They
are running three of their
'employees' for president.
IMO, were it not for the credulous, they would be
out of business.

Murnablogs said...

Feux News, how appropriate! The only anchor doing a good job, in my opinion, is Shepard Smith

Toad734 said...

Well you are certainly entitled to your "opinion" but opinions don't equal facts...And why do you think he is doing a good job? Is it because Carl Rove tells him what to report?

On Faux News the closest thing they have to centrist reporting is Special Report With Brit Hume, the rest are all pretty much right wing propaganda / opinions and entertainment...not news.

dmarks said...

They do tend to be more centrist than the leftist CNN, CBS, etc.

"ight wing propaganda..."

"Propaganda" here obviously meaning a word means information you dislike. A pointless pejorative.

They thrive because of the credulous.

Smith is a good accurate reporter. Karl Rove has nothing to do with anything.

Toad734 said...

CNN is leftist?? What planet are you from? Oh, wait, no one questions the nationality or our President so they are "leftist"?? I get it.

dmarks said...

I am on the planet where you measure left or right relative to the actual political center, not your own point of view. So CNN is leftist if you at matters from the center.

It has nothing to do with birther stuff, but with their actual bias.

Toad734 said...

and I am sure you have numerous examples of their bias...Even though one of the most centrist news shows on TV is on CNN, none are on Faux.

dmarks said...

There is no news channel known as Faux. If you want to be taken seriously, perhaps attempt some accurate discussion instead of using Limbaugh-esque cutesy playground insults.

Which centrist TV show is on CNN that you want to refer to? Or should I think just like you do and call it "Communist News Network"?

Toad734 said...

There is no news channel known as the Communist News Network.

And for the record, based on a Media Bias study from UCLA, the most centrist outlet proved to be the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." CNN's "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" and ABC's "Good Morning America" were a close second and third. Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a survey on journalists for news shows that shows 4% admit they were Republican, while 50% admit they were Democrat? If so, I would expect bias from that. Plus, channels like NBC and CNN wouldn't let the founder of the weather channel make his case about global warming being a scam.

Toad734 said...

And about 90% of Faux News reporters would say they are Republicans...Which is why they reported things like Iraq having WMDs and that Bush was a fiscal conservative...Oh, and when something isn't real, there is no reason to report on it...Would it be biased if CNN didn't report that I stated the Sun was square?

Anonymous said...

When something that was claimed to be real but actually being fake, people would want to know about it. But sadly, there's still a lot of people out there that believes manbearpig exists and we have to waste money on it.

Rorshack said...

There was so much hype and so many people believed in global warming because of the hockey stick graph. So, saying the "sun is square" is a really bad example because nobody would pay any attention to it. I mean, it could be popular, just for the wrong reasons... Anyway, Al Gore will do everything in his power to save the world from manbearpig! I'm super serial.

Jake said...

Okay... The last name was a reference to a protagonist in the movie Watchmen. I realize that choosing a name based on a comic book character can be considered stupid and/or childish, and it can be just as bad as putting Superman in. So, apologies to the fault of my action to those who are annoyed by that. Because I would be if someone posted the name Superman!