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Old 05-31-2005, 10:13 AM   #1
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Fox News *is* biased, so says FN London Bureau Chief

can we now put to rest any protestations that FoxNews is, in any way, shape, or form, "fair and balanced"? this should come as absolutely no surprise, but it's nice to see at least someone be honest, rather than coy.

also, some interesting comments about the BBC.



"Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly. And those who hate us can take solace in the fact that they aren't subsidizing Bill's bombast; we payers of the BBC license fee don't enjoy that peace of mind. Fox News is, after all, a private channel and our presenters are quite open about where they stand on particular stories. That's our appeal. People watch us because they know what they are getting. The Beeb's institutionalized leftism would be easier to tolerate if the corporation was a little more honest about it." - Fox News' London bureau chief, Scott Norvell

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Old 05-31-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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But don't you see, Fox News is biased, but it's the RIGHT SORT of bias.

The BBC is also biased, but there it is the WRONG SORT of bias.

I trust this clears matters up.

P.S. He does have a point about the license fee thing I suppose.
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SNL is biased and I dont hear anybody freaking out about that
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SNL is biased and I dont hear anybody freaking out about that
That's because nobody watches it anymore
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SNL is biased and I dont hear anybody freaking out about that


SNL is a comedy show. nowhere do you see "news" in the title.

many people of conservative leanings get all their news from Fox, and in opinion polls they tend to be far less educated than the average viewer of, say, the three major networks, let alone viewers of The Daily Show -- i have read (and if i weren't at work, i'd try to look it up) that almost a majority of people who watch Fox believe that we have found WMDs in Iraq and that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9-11.

while Fox, a private channel, can do whatever it well pleases, this quote should render any and all conservatives who wish to source FoxNews as either unbiased, or even as a source for reliable news, completely and utterly moot.

watch FoxNews for entertainment, not for serious journalism.

that's the message here.

and please do not reference, "well on Fox i saw ..." as a point for argument, since the source itself now admits it cannot be trusted.
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democrats should die

fox news rocks!
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SNL is biased and I dont hear anybody freaking out about that
how so?
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You can take this comment as individual boasting or as an official statement on FoxNews coverage.

If it is the "official" statement, then you could appreciate the honesty with which it is given in light of liberal news sources smuggly declaring that they are obviously not biased.

I find it amusing that now two sources of information can be discounted wholesale for their "conservative bias" as a way to avoid discussing an issue.
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democrats should die

fox news rocks!
Terrorist.

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You can take this comment as individual boasting or as an official statement on FoxNews coverage.

If it is the "official" statement, then you could appreciate the honesty with which it is given in light of liberal news sources smuggly declaring that they are obviously not biased.

I find it amusing that now two sources of information can be discounted wholesale for their "conservative bias" as a way to avoid discussing an issue.


but the quote goes beyond even bias -- with the mention of providing fodder for Karl Rove, the channel is clearly pushing an agenda.

i'm happy about the honesty. but i don't see a liberal counterpart to Fox's blatant agenda pushing and relentless slanting of news in order to provide the current administration with as much favorable spin on events, especially ugly events, as possible. what are these "liberal" news sources?

no one is advocating not discussing an issue. its just that FoxNews is about as credible as, say, Jayson Blair.
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There are some people who say.......Fox News is a reputable and legitimate news source.
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democrats should die

Maybe that stuff flies on other politics forums, but not in FYM.

And yes, I would say the same thing if a lefty posted that Republicans should die.
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SNL is biased and I dont hear anybody freaking out about that
not that it matters

but, they rip the left every chance they get

have you not seen the parodies of:

Bill Clinton
Sharpton
J. Jackson

Al Gore?

So if they parody Bush, also
is that bias?

I guess Fox viewers only want to see one side bashed.
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Not to mention Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Ralph Nader...
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All right-wing conservatives will die.

eventually, along with everyone else, well.
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