I can’t tell you how much contempt and loathing I have for this “news” station.
These happy, smiling people are some of the most twisted, cynical deceivers on air. The people at Fox “news” consistently misrepresent the facts, and their gullible audience suffers for it. Look at this 2007 Pew research study:
“the Pew Research Study shows that viewers of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report have the highest knowledge of national and international affairs, while Fox News viewers rank nearly dead last:
Fox “news” claims to be fair and balanced. Ironic since nothing they do is either fair or balanced. Here, just look at this short montage of one of Fox’s favorite tactics, shutting off your opponent’s microphone:
Oh yeah, that’s fair and balanced all right. I don’t see any other actual journalists engaging in that type of behavior, and Fox does it regularly. If I tried to list all the times Fox news has either misrepresented the facts or out right lied, I’d be here all day. Just search for videos on youtube catching them in the act. Here are the links to some examples off the top of my head:
Fox “news” purposely misrepresents health care reform as “government take over” despite what health care bill actually says. Video
Fox “news” omits facts to make it seem like school principle arrested for merely praying. Video
Fox “news” distorts facts on North Korean missile range to stoke fears. Video
Fox claims to be fair and balanced. In reality it is the most right wing station on tv and the radio. They have two notorious hosts that stick out from the rest. Bill O’ Reilly and Glenn Beck. Here’s Bill O’ stoking the flames that eventually lead to a crazy man murdering an abortion doctor. Glenn Beck can be heard here screaming his head off on air at a woman who disagrees with him on health care reform. Real professional. After Obama won the election, good old Glenn suggested that those who didn’t vote for him succeed from the union, asking if that was possible, if it had ever been done before. Yes, it was called the Civil War and it claimed the lives of 620,000 people.
Bill O’ Reilly loves to scream down his opponents. This video is a little old, so he’s done it more times than what’s in this clip, but here he is screaming at guests who disagree with him to shut up.
Another unprofessional media tactic Fox loves to employ is ambushing people. They have attack dogs who go out and try to corner people by surprise and bombard them with loaded questions. Here are two videos of them doing it to a liberal blogger on vacation, and to Bill Moyers.
Just search for these guys on youtube and you’ll find plenty more videos of unethical and unprofessional practices.
Fox “news” is a firm believer in that if there is a crime committed, it’s done by a democrat. If it was actually done by a republican, we’ll just say he’s a democrat until someone calls us on it. Here is South Carolina gov. Mark Stanford, president of the Republican Governors’ club. He got caught sleeping with a woman who was not his wife, after he left his job for several days without telling anyone in the government. Fox labeled him as a democrat…
Fox also loves conspiracies:
The truly funny thing is that Fox “news” knows it’s viewers aren’t the best at critical thinking, in fact Fox is scared that their viewers can’t tell the difference between reality and a Simpsons cartoon. I wish I was kidding.
The sad thing is that all this manipulation and lies from Fox “news” has a real effect on the people watching. It actively misinforms an audience that is easy to scare and quick to anger.
(In case you don’t know, the sign the man with the gun is holding is quoting Thomas Jefferson; “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.” Pray tell, who is this tyrant who’s blood needs to be spilt to water the tree of liberty?
Yep, that’s right. Obama is somehow linked to 9/11. He’s a muslim terrorist that wasn’t born in America and he’s here to take your bibles, guns, and money; at least if you watch Fox.
(ps. There was an entire documentary done a few years back on Fox’s tactics called “Out Foxed”. Go check them out.)