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#1    Br Cornelius

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

93% of all reporting on climate change on Fox News have been shown to be factually inaccurate;

http://www.livescien...rage-wrong.html

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Not surprising, the LA Times cartoonist got it quite well

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:27 PM

That site was so full of pop-ups I had to close it before I got some malware or something.
Do you guys get fox news over there?  Personally I don't because I don't have cable.  Most of my news comes from PBS so I watch alot of BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, etc.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 26 September 2012 - 03:11 PM, said:

93% of all reporting on climate change on Fox News have been shown to be factually inaccurate;

http://www.livescien...rage-wrong.html

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Fox 'news' are a joke.
I always think of Seth Mcfarlane's take on them in Family guy to be honest.
Expecially Al Harringtons 'audition'
"Fear based right wing agenda pushing news stories"



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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostOverSword, on 26 September 2012 - 03:27 PM, said:

That site was so full of pop-ups I had to close it before I got some malware or something.
Do you guys get fox news over there?  Personally I don't because I don't have cable.  Most of my news comes from PBS so I watch alot of BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, etc.

During the Iraq war you could even get it for free here, in fact the type of reporting of Fox News about the war (Anchor to Co-anchor: "You know what my dream is? That we march into Iran and find all those WMD to make the world shut up") turned more Europeans off from it than Dubya and Bambi, and that was quite a difficult achievement.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

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Fox 'news' are a joke.

sadly, all major news companies have become jokes/tools of politicians.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

People who get their news from 'Fox News' aren't looking for factual unbiased reporting.

So they aren't going to change because it's the exact combination of reassurance that their bubble will never burst and fearmongering that they are looking for.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostAtlantia, on 26 September 2012 - 03:29 PM, said:

Fox 'news' are a joke.
I always think of Seth Mcfarlane's take on them in Family guy to be honest.
Expecially Al Harringtons 'audition'
"Fear based right wing agenda pushing news stories"


They are not a Joke, they are carefully crafted propaganda mouthpiece for the Republican party and right wing interests.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

View PostBr Cornelius, on 26 September 2012 - 03:34 PM, said:

They are not a Joke, they are carefully crafted propaganda mouthpiece for the Republican party and right wing interests.

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No, thy are are carefully crafted piece of Don Rupert's (now disgraced) right wing publishing empire. They just happen to be in tune with the Republicans occasionally (right now they are clobbering Romney and Ryan a lot).

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 26 September 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

sadly, all major news companies have become jokes/tools of politicians.

There is certainly some truth in that, especially if you include sensationalism and fearmongering for their own sake along with political bias.
That said, it would be difficult to compare the 'usual' level of slant and bias with a continual largely factually incorrect reporting of a subject as important as Global Warming.


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostOverSword, on 26 September 2012 - 03:27 PM, said:

That site was so full of pop-ups I had to close it before I got some malware or something.
Do you guys get fox news over there?  Personally I don't because I don't have cable.  Most of my news comes from PBS so I watch alot of BBC, Al Jazeera, RT, etc.

popups? Do you still use IE? Get Firefox or Chrome and install adblock in one of them. I haven't seen an ad or pop up in a decade.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

No surprise to me.  That's why they call it Faux News. :tu:





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