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Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by bmc » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:14 pm

I'm starting to understand the appeal for this network.

That's quite the pie chart. It all adds up to....wait a minute....193% of popular opinion.

Stunning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbyhj8u ... r_embedded

...AND Palin's slice is smaller than the others, despite it being the largest number.


Fox...the joke that keeps on giving. :rolleyes:
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by . ._ » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:01 pm

OH MY GOD! You didn't just say that, did you FOX?

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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Siddley Hawker » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:34 pm

Al Jazeera English has just been approved for broadcast in Canada. It'll make a nice counterpoint for those who disapprove of Fox. :D
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:55 pm

Yes, then they will be able to get "the real truth" about what's going on in the world ... while they await their activation code words.

The former News Director of the CBC ... yes, the state owned Communist Broadcasting Corporation ... Mr Tony Burman now is the Managing Director for Al Jazeera, based in Qatar.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the programming ...it should go good as background entertainment while making bombs and sewing up your custom fitted suicide vest while sitting at the coffee table.

Its great to see so much interest in Fox News Channel, and their ratings and revenues for this quarter reflect your viewing habits.

I wish that I still had the physical facility from which to air a talk show, so I could borrow a line from "The Great One" Mark Levin, and say "Get off the line ya big jerk ... ya make me sick!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqmD9Zf8VUs

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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by hoptwoit » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:11 am

Siddley Hawker wrote:Al Jazeera English has just been approved for broadcast in Canada.
Yes they have and here is a point I find interesting. Al Jazeera denies the Holocaust ever happened and has been granted a broadcast license in Canada.

Don Cherry is on a 7 sec time delay for saying this about players to who wear visors.
"most of the guys that wear them are Europeans and French guys,"
One group gets a platform the other gets censored. :rolleyes:
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by North Shore » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:24 am

Al Jazeera denies the Holocaust ever happened
Source?
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by bmc » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:15 pm

Al Jazeera is staffed by former BBC people. It's not that bad actually. Similar coverage. In some case more than you'd get in North America.

Curious to read where they denied the Holocaust.

Long before the global network was formed. There was a local version that showed nonstop images of Palestinians dying. Not unlike western images of Israeli's dying, I guess. This is a different and more slick network. You'll think you're watching the BBC.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:40 pm

At least CBC reports news as news and opinions as opinion. I will take that any day over Fox reporting opinion as news.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Nark » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:00 am

I've long since joined the Fox News bandwagon simply because I want the best looking girl to tell me that the world is ending.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:06 pm

Mach1 wrote:At least CBC reports news as news and opinions as opinion. I will take that any day over Fox reporting opinion as news.

Mach1 .... that is almost a syllable by syllable quote from Robert Gibbs, Obama The Wonder Dog's Press Secretary.

Having spent considerable time "up close & personal" with a CBC News writer, its my experience that the CBC are far from unbiased, and the stories you see presented on the National, The World At Six, etc do reflect the personal preferences of the editor on shift that day .... he/she selects the stories that will run based on many factors, not the least of which is the corporate culture of the network.

The staff culture of a CBC News room is on average ... well left of centre. Some of the editors are raving nut cases for strange causes, and frame the content of the material to reflect their point of view.

That's just how the business is.

I found myself musing about the term "fear mongering" with respect to broadcast outlets recently. I thought " ... humm, pretty spectacular wording by those who have a turgid one on for Fox News..... and I was wondering just what constitutes the act of fear mongering?

For example, is a Fox News commentator speculating what would happen if the Taliban - Al Qaeda were to lay their hands on a nuke from the inventory in Pakistan? ... is that fear mongering? ... in the opinion of some ... yes, blatant BS, just trying to scare the heebeejeebees out of you. You are far better off to not hear anything of that sort ... you'll certainly sleep better with your head under the pillow.

Then I was wondering ....... the whole approach to teaching & learning pilot training drills like engine failures, forced approaches, single-engine landings, etc .... Is it really worth spending any time on .... or is it all just "fear mongering" on the part of training and check pilots? ...yup, I think so.

So next time I'm on a training flight, and an engine gets pulled, I'll do nothing, except turn the airplane back to the airport and land ... all the while saying absolutely nothing.

After all, the likelihood of a real failure is pretty remote, so its all just a big lie to make me think is important ... but I won't succumb to their fear mongering any longer.

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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:24 am

Whew... that is a pretty long stretch there TOF. Careful or you might pull something.

I have noticed a growing problem with the world. Conservative’s have gone so far right of field that anything even close to centre field looks like extreme left to the Conservatives. Of course, every action has an equal and opposite reaction and this is no exception. The Liberal movement has gone extreme left and anything in the centre looks pretty damn far right to them.

It seems as though all forms of communication have come down to this: I’m right. You’re wrong. That’s it, that’s all. To hell with evidence, fact and truth… opinion is all that matters anymore and no one will EVER admit being wrong.

Fox presents a great deal of misrepresentation and manipulation of the truth. Are other media outlets guilty of the same? Damn right they are. But the primary difference is that Fox is consistent at presenting an agenda. Facts be damned. That, in and of itself, makes them a propaganda tool not a news network. They are so blatantly inaccurate that I can’t trust them for my news. As for the CBC or any of the other Canadian news outlets… I find they present more fact and less opinion than ANY of the US news networks and I draw my own opinions… not accept theirs as fact. I will even say the same of the BBC or most of the European news networks. Are they going to make mistakes? Of course they are. The 24 hour news network has killed good reporting because there is no time to fact check anything anymore. Just get it on the air.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by BibleMonkey » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:56 am

I get all my news stories from the only unbiased , open and transparent source:


http://www.nakednews.com/
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:47 pm

BibleMonkey wrote:I get all my news stories from the only unbiased , open and transparent source:


http://www.nakednews.com/
Hear, hear.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:51 pm

Mach:

I guess you have your viewpoint as a consumer of the product.

I have another based upon decades of being a provider of the service.

As the expression goes ... "opinions are like schincters ... every body has one."

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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:24 pm

TOF, you would argue to the end of time as long as you get the last word.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:21 pm

I would not. Would too ... nope ... yup .... yes you would .. no I wouldn't .... yah well, my dad can beat your dad .... no he can't ... can so ...

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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:53 am

Would too.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:34 am

Look whose talking.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:50 pm

Now this has just become fun... and proving a point.

I wonder how long we can keep this going? :lol:
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:22 pm

A long time
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Post by BoostedNihilist » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:58 pm

Prove it
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:41 pm

Hey ... pee up a rope ... I've been busy for a few hours
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by bmc » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:11 am

Stop it.
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by The Old Fogducker » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:42 am

I still say my dad can beat your dad.....and your sister wears army boots, has hairy armpits, won't use deodorant, and refuses to shave her legs.....take that for a morning retort!
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Re: Another quality FoxNews moment

Post by Mach1 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:53 am

BoostedNihilist wrote:Prove it
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He will. He will.
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