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FOX --FAIR and BALANCED????

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    2-16-2012
    Fox and Friends at 6:14 am.
    In the midst of criticizing President Obama and then Maxine Waters, Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson laughed when Eric Bolling (of "The FIVE")said, "You saw what happened to Whitney Houston... step away from the crack pipe...." After the break he said, "I was kidding about the crack pipe." Steve said, "We knew that."
    What Bolling said was inexcusable!!!, unbelievably callous and insensitive!!!!
    What Eric Bolling said was incredible, insensitive and unforgivable.
    A LEGEND is not yet buried and this is said?? VERY, VERY hurtful and disrespectful. Let's not allow him to get away with that absolutely terrible comment.

    PKDB
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    PKENBAR, Whitney Houstons death was a tragedy and should be used as a warning to anyone out there that is doing drugs. But unfortunately, anyone that is using drugs is in the throws of denial and the message will not resonate with them. But we can try buy pointing out Whitney's death as a warning as to what happens when engaged in addiction. I think that this  is the  best way to honor Whitney's death. I don't view his comments as disrespectful at all if it fell on just one listener who decides to put down his crack pipe. How is trying to save lives by using Houston as an example being disrespectful?
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    My first post:

    The newb's rant diddn't have the right ring
    So the old conservative took him under his wing
    Learn these code words
    Forget all those old turds
    Else the left will have your ass in a sling
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    I guess Fox is as fair and balanced as the New York Times and others..good for the goose and good for the gander
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    That the left wing rags and neutral sites come up with the opposite opinion of Fox, doesn't make them equivalents of Fox.  Though the NYT and Fox are both under the same tree, the NYT is always on the sunny side.
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    NYT fair and balanced??







    Daily Caller skewers New York Times' hypocrisy in nixing truth-telling ad on Islam, publishing anti-Catholic smear ad

    Seems the NYT has no problem publishing an anti-Catholic ad, but refuses to publish an anti-Islam ad...typical chicken s**ts.




    Good to see that someone is calling the dhimmi cowards to account. "Times nixes anti-Islam ad, runs anti-Catholic ad," by Neil Munro in The Daily Caller, March 14 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

    Executives at The New York Times have rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement that mimicked a controversial anti-Catholic advertisement they published on March 9.
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    Have you watched MSNBC??? Fox is a LOT more fair and balanced than the leaning forward network!! What a laugh!! Leaning forward??? How about leaning far left?
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    Chris Mooney has published an excellent article (April 8th) in AlterNet entitled: The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed with the subleading:

    Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

    I highly recommend it.  Just click on the link and keep an open mind. I'll lift a few points to get you interested.

    "There probably is a small group of media consumers out there somewhere in the world who are more misinformed, overall, than Fox News viewers. But if you only consider mainstream U.S. television news outlets with major audiences (e.g., numbering in the millions), it really is true that Fox viewers are the most misled based on all the available evidence—especially in areas of political controversy. This will come as little surprise to liberals, perhaps, but the evidence for it—evidence in Stewart’s favor—is pretty overwhelming."

    "My goal here is to explore the underlying causes for this “Fox News effect”—explaining how this station has brought about a hurricane-like intensification of factual error, misinformation and unsupportable but ideologically charged beliefs on the conservative side of the aisle."


    Oh there's so much to read here about Fox New misinformation: the Iraq War, Global Warming, Health Care, Ground Zero Mosque, Politifact Swings and Misses, and Fox and the Republican Brain.  Ha! I like that one. And he gets into the psychological topic of Cognitive Dissonance (which I have written about often) plus he references Robert Altemeyer's work on Authoritarians, which I have also written about.

    Mooney goes on to surmise that "Fox News is both deceiver and enabler simultaneously" by not only creating "the opportunity for conservatives to exercise their biases" but also by fueling "biased reasoning about politics, science, and whatever else comes up."

    Please read the article.  It is right on. 

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    Schmidt:


    Thanks for passing this one on to us.

    I read the entire article this morning, and then passed it on to most of my email friends under the title of "the FOX in the hen house", and asked THEM to pass it on to everyone that they knew.

    Since one of the topics covered in Mr. Mooney's article was the mosque near Ground Zero,
    you might as well read my thoughts on that topic:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2010/09/mosque-at-ground-zero.html