new study shows FOX news viewers significantly more misinformed than those who get their news from other sources

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Johnny - posted on 12/17/2010

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I'm sorry but equating the president of one of the most powerful nations on earth with "other celebrities" is pretty much proof of my statement. No snark intended. I am completely and totally serious.

I'm pretty clear on how seriously edited Fox News is. Just like CNN, MSNBC, etc. They all hold a bias. I watch a variety of different channels, from CNN, CBC (Canadian), CTV (different Canadian bias), CityTV (yet again a different Canadian bias), MSNBC, BBC News World and even occasionally Al-Jazeera. Plus reading the New York Times & and sometimes the Washington Post online, as well as perusing our local paper. I think it gives me a fairly broad perspective on the issues. I also enjoy more investigative reporting from PBS and Canadian channels that delve more deeply into these issues. What Faux News reports bears absolutely scant resemblance to anything else anyone else is reporting, and occasionally manages to contradict what every other outlet, despite how disparate their perspectives, are saying. It is just a propaganda machine. With a minority share actually owned by one of the main financiers of the "Ground Zero Mosque". It is designed to make people stupider and get them riled up about complete bullshit so that they don't recognize all the truly terrible things that are going on in the world. If you've fallen for it, it's time to take a look in the mirror and log on to some other information. You'll be shocked.

Sara - posted on 12/17/2010

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"And honestly, Fox News does not 'edit the crap' out of their stuff. If they did, then NO ONE would go on there- EVER. But they have celebrities and the like go on there all the time! It's pretty much the president that refuses to go on there."



There are so many things wrong with this statement, I dont' even know where to begin. Let's start with the falsehoods fox news has presented and "edited the crap" out of:





http://mediamatters.org/research/2009101...



http://mediamatters.org/research/2009111...



http://mediamatters.org/research/2009050...



http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/20091216004...



These are only a few...I think it can be said with certaintly that Fox News absolutely edits and doctors video (and in some cases, uses footage from other events) to help support and push their conservative narrative.



As far as trying to imply that if celebrities go on Fox that somehow makes them a legitimate news outlet...uh, what?

Tah - posted on 12/17/2010

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Ali..i sure hope that's a joke..



@Christina...I love you. but fox news sucks big time. The president doesn't go on there because they are not a credible source, i think that people will find anything that goes along with what they believe in, if they didn't want Obama to be president in the first place they are going to watch, listen too and side with a news station that says what they think they feel. If fox leaned anymore to the right you wouldn't be able to see their heads as they are speaking...

Iris - posted on 12/17/2010

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Yes, they do edit crap out to mislead their viewers. You should take a look at these links that Sara posted. The problem is exactly this, believing blindly what they air and stand up for them without even check how legit it is.



Celebrities, really? Since when are they the 'go to' for a credible new source? I bet they don't even remember most of the time what news or entertainment shows they have been on last several days. Or if they talked about world hunger, world politics or plastic surgeries. They are there for the publicity.

Sara - posted on 12/20/2010

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Here, I just found this:

PolitiFact's "Lie Of The Year" Is One Of Fox's Favorite Health Care Lies
PolitiFact recently named "a government takeover of health care" as its 2010 "Lie of the Year" -- a lie that Fox News hosts and contributors have repeatedly promoted.

PolitiFact: "Government Takeover Of Health Care" Is The "Lie Of The Year"
PolitiFact: "Government Takeover Of Health Care" Is The "Lie Of The Year." In its article declaring "a government takeover of health care" the Lie of the Year, PolitiFact wrote:

"Government takeover" conjures a European approach where the government owns the hospitals and the doctors are public employees. But the law Congress passed, parts of which have already gone into effect, relies largely on the free market:

· Employers will continue to provide health insurance to the majority of Americans through private insurance companies.

· Contrary to the claim, more people will get private health coverage. The law sets up "exchanges" where private insurers will compete to provide coverage to people who don't have it.

· The government will not seize control of hospitals or nationalize doctors.

· The law does not include the public option, a government-run insurance plan that would have competed with private insurers.

· The law gives tax credits to people who have difficulty affording insurance, so they can buy their coverage from private providers on the exchange. But here too, the approach relies on a free market with regulations, not socialized medicine.

PolitiFact reporters have studied the 906-page bill and interviewed independent health care experts. We have concluded it is inaccurate to call the plan a government takeover because it relies largely on the existing system of health coverage provided by employers.

It's true that the law does significantly increase government regulation of health insurers. But it is, at its heart, a system that relies on private companies and the free market.

Republicans who maintain the Democratic plan is a government takeover say that characterization is justified because the plan increases federal regulation and will require Americans to buy health insurance.

But while those provisions are real, the majority of Americans will continue to get coverage from private insurers. And it will bring new business for the insurance industry: People who don"t currently have coverage will get it, for the most part, from private insurance companies. [PolitiFact, 12/16/10]

Fox News' Sammon Directed Fox Reporters To Use "Government Option" Instead Of Public Option
Fox News Boss Ordered Reporters To Use Term "Government Option." As Media Mattersreported, at the height of the health care reform debate last fall, Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington managing editor, sent a memo directing his network's journalists not to use the phrase "public option." Instead, Sammon wrote, Fox's reporters should use "government option" and similar phrases -- wording that a top Republican pollster Frank Luntz had recommended in order to turn public opinion against Democrats' reform efforts. Two months prior to Sammon's 2009 memo, Luntz appeared on Sean Hannity's August 18 Fox News program. Luntz scolded Hannity for referring to the "public option" and encouraged Hannity to use "government option" instead. [Media Matters, 12/9/10]

Fox News Has Repeatedly Promoted The "Government Takeover" Lie
Cameron Uncritically Advances The "Government Takeover" Lie. On the August 12, 2009, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, correspondent Carl Cameron reported that protesters at a health care town hall forum held by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) were "angry that Grassley is participating in the negotiations with Democrats out of fear that he might give away the store and let what critics say is a liberal big government takeover of health care advance unabated." [Fox News' America's Newsroom,8/12/09]

O'Reilly: "If The Government Takes Over Health Care ... More People Will Be Harmed." On the August 19, 2009, edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly stated during a discussion of health care reform: "If the government takes over health care ... and begins to tell people when they can live and when they can die and the country goes bankrupt in the process ... more people will be harmed, including poor people." [Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, 8/19/09]

Fox & Friends: Public Option Is A "Government Takeover"; "Should Technically Be" "Government-Run Health Care." On the October 27, 2009, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "wants to kick in ... a new name for the public option, which is really government-run health care. That's what the name should technically be." Co-host Steve Doocy added, "Government takeover." [Fox News' Fox & Friends, 10/27/09]

Carlson: "Shouldn't What We Really Call [The Public Option] Is A Government Takeover Of Health Care?" On October 28, 2009, Fox & Friends hosted Frank Luntz to criticize Pelosi's "rebranding" of the public option as the "consumer option." During the discussion, Carlson asked Luntz: "Now we have Nancy Pelosi not wanting to call it the public option. Shouldn't what we really call it is a government takeover of health care? Is that why she now wants to call it the consumer option, to kind of shield that?" [Fox & Friends, 10/28/09]

Van Susteren: "If You Think We Should Have More Government-Run Health Care, Listen To This." On the February 3 edition of Fox News' On the Record, host Greta Van Susteren stated, "If you think we should have more government-run health care, listen to this." Van Susteren then explained that a Canadian official was seeking medical treatment in the United States and asked: "[I]f this guy is leaving Canada for treatment, should we really change our system to be more like Canada's?" [Fox News' On the Record, 2/3/10]

Morris Calls Health Care Reform "The Government Takeover Of The 16 Percent Of Our Economy That's Health Care." On the February 4 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor Dick Morris called health care reform legislation "the government takeover of the 16 percent of our economy that's health care." [Fox & Friends, 2/4/10]

Beck Calls Health Care Reform The "Government Takeover Of The Health Care System." On the March 15 edition of his Fox News show, Glenn Beck called health care reform the "government takeover of the health care system." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 3/15/10, accessed via Nexis]

Hannity: "[D]octors have been railing about what a government takeover of health care could mean for families." On the March 16 edition of his show, Sean Hannity hosted a doctor opposed to health care reform and stated that "doctors have been railing about what a government takeover of health care could mean for families across the country." [Fox News' Hannity, 3/16/10, accessed via Nexis]

Palin: "This Is Government Takeover." On the March 17 edition of Hannity, Fox News contributor Sarah Palin stated: "[Y]ou know, we've spoken a lot, Sean, about what real health care reform, with a lot of broad based support, could look like for America. It could be patient centered. It could be free market oriented and it could actually have some results. This isn't reform. This is government takeover. This is about control." [Hannity, 3/17/10, accessed via Nexis]

Palin: Health Care Reform Is A "Government Takeover Of 1/6 Of Our Economy." On the March 22 edition of Hannity, Palin stated during a discussion of health care reform: "Now thankfully, we have Michele Bachmann and we have others already out there on the road who are proposing ways to undo, to repeal this government takeover of 1/6 of our economy." [Hannity, 3/22/10, accessed via Nexis]

O'Reilly Suggests Health Care Reform Is A "Government Takeover." On the March 22 edition ofThe O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly said to guest Gov. Ed Rendell: "There are good things in the bill, and I think fair-minded Americans across the board would say the pre-existing conditions, the tossing people off the rolls when they get sick -- all of that has to be controlled, but it could be controlled without a government takeover." [Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, 3/22/10]

Beck Declares Health Care Reform To Be "Total Government Control Of Our Health Care System." On the April 6 edition of his show, Beck stated that President Obama "has taken the first step towards socialization. Total government control of our health care system." [Glenn Beck, 4/6/10]

FBN Reporter Byrnes: We're Moving Into An "All-Over Take-Over Of Health Care," And People Need To "Prepare For It." On the April 24 edition of Fox News' Cashin' In, Fox Business reporter Tracy Byrnes stated during a discussion of health care reform: "We are moving into pretty much an all-over takeover of health care, and people just need to sit back and prepare for it." [Fox News' Cashin' In,4/24/10]

Crowley Calls Health Care Reform A "Government Takeover." On the October 19 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News contributor Monica Crowley stated: "You have had over the last two years government takeovers of the auto industry, the banks, health care, student loans, and an attempt to take over of the energy sector." [The O'Reilly Factor, 10/19/10, accessed via Nexis]

Luntz: "Buck ... Had One Of The Best Ads Of The Election Cycle When He Said That Washington Didn't Listen When They Took A Government Takeover Of Health Care." On Fox News' November 3 election coverage, Luntz stated that "Ken Buck from Colorado had one of the best ads of the election cycle when he said that Washington didn't listen when they took a government takeover of health care." [Fox News election coverage, 11/3/10, accessed via Nexis]

Napolitano: Bachmann Is "Fighting Democrats On The Constitutionality Of A National Takeover Of Health Care." Guest-hosting the November 4 edition of Glenn Beck, Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano hosted Rep. Michele Bachmann and said that Bachmann is "fighting Democrats on the constitutionality of a national takeover of health care, and she wants your help in the fight." [Glenn Beck,11/4/10]

Fox News Contributor Luntz Coined The Lie Of The Year
PolitiFact: Luntz "Urged GOP Leaders To Call It A 'Government Takeover.'" From PolitiFact's Lie of the Year post:

In the spring of 2009, a Republican strategist settled on a brilliant and powerful attack line for President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to overhaul America's health insurance system. Frank Luntz, a consultant famous for his phraseology, urged GOP leaders to call it a "government takeover."

"Takeovers are like coups," Luntz wrote in a 28-page memo. "They both lead to dictators and a loss of freedom."

The line stuck. By the time the health care bill was headed toward passage in early 2010, Obama and congressional Democrats had sanded down their program, dropping the "public option" concept that was derided as too much government intrusion. The law passed in March, with new regulations, but no government-run plan.

But as Republicans smelled serious opportunity in the midterm elections, they didn't let facts get in the way of a great punchline. [PolitiFact, 12/16/10]

I understand that other news programs have leanings, but Fox really takes it to a whole new level.

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Kelly - posted on 05/11/2011

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Really!?!? Fox hired Sarah Palin at one point... thats reason enough to never take Fox news seriously.. LOL!!

Sarah - posted on 05/11/2011

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I think anyone who doesn't realize that EVERY major news station is biased and pushes some agenda is just ignorant.

Jenn - posted on 05/09/2011

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I think many Republicans have bought into the bull that only Fox tells the news as it is, with truthfulness and without bias. ALL media is bias! All news has spin...just look at how headlines read to draw you in to their story. Unfortunately, Fox has touted itself as the conservative man's only true choice for news...that all other is too liberal and slanted to be true. I've watched Fox before and it is laughable the angles they take. It is all by design that the women are beautiful, usually blonde and wear national colors. Patriotism. The other channels aren't patriotic, you see. I think it is dangerous for anyone to get their news from just one source or at least to do so without cross-checking. Having choices is one of the greatest things about being an American, but it is still up to us to use our intelligence to weed out the crap that's shoveled in all directions.

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2011

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My husband and I have a joke when we hear something that sounds really unreasonable. "Were you watching fox news again?" Though CNN is no better, I have seen both news stations out right lie, and I refuse to watch those news stations. In Canada if a new show or reporter reports anything that is untrue, they are charged a fine.

Jenny that fox channel is why Haper tried to change the laws on false boardcasting. Thank god Canadians spoke up, and the new bill did not past.

The Harper government was quietly attempting to change this rule to make broadcasting false news illegal only in cases where it could be proven that the broadcaster "knew" the news was false prior to broadcast. Coincidentally - or not - the change was being discussed just in time for the launch of a brand new right wing television news station in Canada.

Sun News, the brainchild of Harper's former chief of staff Kory Teneycke, promises to bring "hard news and straight talk" to Canadians. The network, nicknamed "Fox News North," was expected to provide vitriolic political rhetoric and right-wing attacks in much the same vein as Fox News in America.

Based on the outcry from Canadians who were uncomfortable with giving media outlets a get-out-of-jail-free card for broadcasting false news ("honest engine, we thought it was true!"), as well as with the timing, The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) last week abandoned the attempt to change the wording. Given the push to make the change seemed to be politically driven rather than publicly driven, the CRTC appears quite willing to let the matter die.

Sun TV is still expected to launch on schedule in the spring of 2011. How this decision will affect their planned approach to news reporting is as yet unclear.


We will see how long fox news lasts here with all their fines.

Lora - posted on 05/02/2011

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Thank you for this information. I've thought for a long time that FOX news wasn't telling the real story. I have yet to understand why anyone would even watch FOX anyway.

Barb - posted on 12/20/2010

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We had plans to go to the rally, my sister even lives in silver springs MD, so we had a place to stay. but i had just had surgery and was in a wheel chair. would NOT have been handy, but at least i would have had a place to sit!! LOL I have the take it down a notch t-shirt and my husband has keep fear alive, because i wanted to donate to both causes. oh who are we kidding, both t-shirts are mine, just depends on which time of the month i need em

Sara - posted on 12/20/2010

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LMAO, Barb. I ♥ the Daily Show as well. I couldn't go to the "Rally to Restore Sanity" but I did get a bumper sticker for my mini-van that says "Take it down a notch, America". Love that show.

Barb - posted on 12/20/2010

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i just cut them all out and get my news from the Daily Show, the best fucking news team EVAH!

The real fake news!

Dana - posted on 12/20/2010

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Erin, I am talking of Fox News literally cutting and pasting video clips to lie. I've not seen MSNBC or CNN do that nor have I heard it reported, you would think if they did Fox would be all over that...and surprisingly I watch Fox News more than I do the other channels. I haven't watched MSNBC in years and I this week I tuned into the news watched CNN for about 1/2 hour compared to Fox for a couple of hours.

Desiree - posted on 12/20/2010

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Thanks Erin SA is a great Country but in the same breath don't think for one minute that everything we hear about other countries is great, because it isn't . Politics is the worst thing that could be invented it shows man at his worst. Next to Lawyers which we all hate we need one is the Politician. and he makes the media jump to his comand.

Sara - posted on 12/20/2010

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Yeah, we have a channel called "CSPAN" that is in the House and Senate Chambers live.

Jenn - posted on 12/20/2010

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Just out of curiosity - are you guys talking about them editing news stories on politics only? Do you (mean Americans) have anything like we do where you can actually watch what goes on in Parliament? As in, we can watch it live so that nothing is edited or altered.

Erin - posted on 12/20/2010

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Dana- Yet again Devil Advocate, I have seen clips of CNN and msnbc editing clips as well. They all do it. I repeat, ALL. What I don't get is why you guys do not believe the others do it as well. This is leading me to believe you are limited in where you get your news from. You need to hit many sources, not just one. And many leanings since they all seem to lean one way or another these days (sadly)

Desiree- I've heard horrible things via the news. But I am lucky to have known some people who have gone over to South Africa and told me great things about the country. It all goes back to getting more than one perspective. And I agree as well about the propaganda, people just need to see they need to do their own research on a story because there will always be some sort of spin on it to benefit someone else. I personally think they are all equally biased and misinforming. We live in an age of misinformation, those who don't believe it are in the dark.

Desiree - posted on 12/20/2010

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It all depends on which side of the world you are in. I am sure you have heard some horrible things about South Africa, but have you ever stopped to ask just how much of it is true?



Edit: Just a thought, but its not only the lying that is a problem the blatend error as well. For instance we had the world cup here in June and one of the News shows in one of the state did a thing on it but the continent they showed was South America, a little far west me thinks. That also spreads misinformation. The news has always been used for propaganda by politicans so what makes everybody think it is something new.

Dana - posted on 12/20/2010

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Erin, everyone agrees that there can be bias but, out right lying or editing clips to lie is a whole other story.

Erin - posted on 12/20/2010

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See and I could say that about all the stations. I mean I hate to play devils advocate here (which I seem to be doing) do you watch their actual NEWS shows, I'm not talking their political opinion shows (which I have seen them time and time again say they are opinion ex. Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, Gretta and Geraldo) I can turn to say CNN and they are reporting on the SAME thing, and saying in essence the same thing. So are you talking about their political pundits/political opinion shows or their actual NEWS reporting, because there is a VERY VERY big difference.

Rosie - posted on 12/19/2010

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i've actually never heard of another channel deliberately lying or not representing the whole truth. sure they're biased, but downright lying? never seen it happen. not saying it hasn't i guess, i've just never heard of it. everytime someone of fox news opens their mouth it's guaranteed partial truth.

Isobel - posted on 12/19/2010

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not as guilty as fox...sorry, I watch ALL the regular news stations and I've NEVER seen any of them proved wrong on an almost daily basis. I would also like to say that I've seen other stations be wrong...but then they've always had a consequence (often the firing of the offending party)...I've yet to see ONE person get fired for lying or misrepresenting on Fox. ever...In fact...most of the time when one of the reporters gets fired for misconduct...FOX scoops them up immediately ;)

Desiree - posted on 12/18/2010

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And do you think this is the first time or the only new broadcaster that pulls these stunts?

Erin - posted on 12/18/2010

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@Kati - I could say all of the major news sources deliberately misinform to get higher ratings. Sadly it is not about news anymore, its about ratings. All are guilty.

C. - posted on 12/18/2010

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@Kati: "FOX news doesn't give facts, they intentionally mislead their viewers with crap information disguised as news."



Oh for Heaven's sake.. This is ridiculous. Honestly, if they are giving misleading information, then the President should go on there and straighten it out. He doesn't. Why?? B/c Fox doesn't like him.. What a whanny.. 'Nobody likes me [on Fox], everybody hates me [on Fox].. I think I'll go eat worms WAAAAAH..'



If BUSH, of all people, could go on ALL the news stations even if they blatantly stated they were not in support of something he had done, or anything that he had done.. If HE could suck it up and put his big boy pants on and face the Nation when all they did was mock him, WHY can't Obama do it?? HMMMMM?????



And @Tah.. Believe what you want my dear. I love you, too, so I am not going to go further into this political debate with you. I don't want something to be said that may end up being regretted later.

C. - posted on 12/18/2010

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@Jodi: "So you are Fox News fan then Christina? I mean, if you had ANY news you could watch, what would you choose. After all, the remote control has a mute button, you can choose not to watch the ads (yes, choose). I am just curious."



Uh, Jodi.. I do not recall EVER saying that *I* was the one that didn't like the ads. Oh, puh-lease.. I've watched the NBC news regularly with my mom and we've never had a problem. When we first came out here, I didn't like the Hawaii News (it was just weird to me. Different- and by different, I mean poor- quality compared to what I'm used to and every time they had Obama in the news, everyone practically worshipped him b/c he's from here). Anyway, so in that time I DID watch Fox News most of the time.



What I DID say was that I know SOME people that watch Fox News b/c of the ads not being offensive. My oldest sister is one of them. She has 3 very young kids (ages 4 and below) and she would rather not watch the news with soap opera commercials, or any other commercials that may be deemed as offensive when watched with such young kids around. That is her choice, they are her kids.



One of the points that completely lost our immediate family on the Obama bandwagon, was that he said during one of the campaign debates that he was in favor of PBA (partial birth abortion). I think it's inhumane. I just can't support someone that states they are in support of something like that (and no, this was when we were living w/ my mom and watching NBC, not Fox). So there you have it.



I really don't know where you got that *I* was offended by the commercials. I've even stated on here that most of the day, Nick Jr is on. No news until after my son goes to bed, so why would the commercials be offensive if my kid is already asleep??

Rosie - posted on 12/18/2010

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biased doesn't necessarily mean intentionally misleading erin. ther's a huge difference. if you think you are getting "facts" from a "news" source and then use those same "facts" to make decisions in your political life, then i would hope that those facts would be right. FOX news doesn't give facts, they intentionally mislead their viewers with crap information disguised as news.

Erin - posted on 12/18/2010

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Oh good lord, they are all biased. Its YOUR personal preference which one you wish to watch based upon your own belief system. Just like with entertainment their is a genre for everyone. Because someone likes one station better doesn't make them have less brain functionality. People who state this are just feeding into the frenzy of liberals bashing conservatives and playing into the fight.
Educate yourself, use many resources to do so. Not bash someones religion or political opinion because of something they watch. If they are uniformed it is their problem. If they make uniformed decisions it is their issue.

And I watch all of those stations CNN, FOX, MSNBC. They are ALL BIASED. Just pick one you like the best. Not everyone will agree with your opinion on why you like that station, but what matters is why YOU like it. Not some random person across the country.

Rosie - posted on 12/18/2010

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once again WHAT ADS?? LOL! what the hell are you all talking about. is there a condom commercial or something?

Dana - posted on 12/17/2010

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Julianne, I think you're wrong actually. All news programs do not edit things to fit their agenda, they may be biased but, editing clips or lying is a whole other issue, which Fox News has (proven) to do over and over.

JuLeah - posted on 12/17/2010

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Duh. Sarah P has a Fox News show - 'nough said

But, a point worth making again and again

Krista - posted on 12/17/2010

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NOOO.... ya think? I had NO idea Fox was slanted in ANY way... holy crap.

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Christina i do agree with you 100% ALL news programs edit things out in favor of their opinion. No one knows what really happened in a situation, unless they seen it first hand. No one really knows the truth about anything.....they only think they do... :P

Tah - posted on 12/17/2010

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i don't read my bible everyday...doesn't mean i beleive any less, doesn't make me any less of a christian...i also don't watch fox unless i am too happy and want to be pissed off. I know what christina said, and maybe where she is that is a problem for some christians...i personally don't know any christians who don't watch other stations because of commercials. I pray daily and i do devotions, and i don't do that everyday, i don't go to church every sunday either, i am not perfect...but i watch cnn, msnbc, read news online..etc...and the commercials don't bother me one iota..if they do....i change them..and it's always because it's annoying if nothing else..lol

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I always take these threads off topic and I'm very sorry for that. I wasn't saying that Christians who watch Fox News spend all day in front of TV, but the statistics are worrying to me. The average American who claims to be Christian doesn't read their bible every day and even those who do only read it for an average of 5 minutes per day. Of course I can't judge all Christian Fox News viewers as giving more of their time to Fox than to God, but the statistics seem to suggest there are many that do. I think all of us (Christian and non) should spend less time believing the media and more time fact finding. It worries me that people are so ready to form their opinions based on what they have learned from the media. I'm not saying that all Fox News viewers are like this and I'm sorry if my post came over as making sweeping generalisations, but I don't understand all this loyalty to a particular TV broadcast regardless of it's agenda.

C. - posted on 12/17/2010

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@Ali: "Also Christina, I have to say that Christians could and should be putting their time to more productive use rather than wasting it watching Fox News. Imagine if they spent that time reading the bible instead."



Um, excuse me?? I know people, Christians, who watch Fox News and they DO read their Bible. Just b/c they watch it everyday, doesn't mean they spend their ENTIRE DAY in front of the TV! Ignorant at best.. As for the rest of you, I'm done. I think it's funny that you all talk crap about Fox news editing things out, but yet you are so blind to see that every other news station does the same thing except they edit it in FAVOR of the President. Still misleading, if you ask me, so I really don't see what the problem is..

Isobel - posted on 12/17/2010

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I apologize for marking your post as funny when you said they don't heavily edit their stuff...but tears were running down my face.

They also use phony pictures to go with their made up stories. They are a wing of the republican party...I can't believe there is ANYTHING about it that ANYBODY really believes...cause if you were willing to watch anything else, you'd be seeing their stories PROVEN wrong on a daily basis.

Dana - posted on 12/17/2010

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See, you don't even have to watch it, just talking about it kills brain cells!

Dana - posted on 12/17/2010

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Iris, you and Sara have nailed it on the head and it is very unfortunate that people blindly stick up and fight for something as vile as Fox News. I, at least, have faith that half of those people would be as disgusted as we are if they actually opened their eyes. Fox news is a big contributor to helping tear this country down and that is why President Obama will not step foot in their studios.

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When I watch Fox "News" I can slowly feel brain cells dying. It's so comical really and very ill informed.

As far as trying to blame the President for Fox viewers being ignorant. Let me just LMAO over here....



And I think I rest my point.

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Also Christina, I have to say that Christians could and should be putting their time to more productive use rather than wasting it watching Fox News. Imagine if they spent that time reading the bible instead.

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I'm not a huge fan of Fox News and I think most of these news/commentry channels are misleading. I'm not surprised, but it's not the biggest load of garbage I've seen on TV. It comes close, but I've seen worse.

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So you are Fox News fan then Christina? I mean, if you had ANY news you could watch, what would you choose. After all, the remote control has a mute button, you can choose not to watch the ads (yes, choose). I am just curious.

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"Christina, they could watch some other news if they were that damn keen to hear their President?"



The reason that a lot of people watch Fox News is b/c there aren't certain offending commercials during breaks in the show. To some Christians, it's that important to them to not watch TV like that.



And honestly, Fox News does not 'edit the crap' out of their stuff. If they did, then NO ONE would go on there- EVER. But they have celebrities and the like go on there all the time! It's pretty much the president that refuses to go on there.



And Carol, I resent your snide little comment. Just b/c some people watch Fox, doesn't mean their brains function any less than someone who watches CNN.



Also, I've noticed that Fox refuses to 'bow down' to everything the President says until things become clear.. But the Pres. never goes on to make it clear b/c they don't 'worship him' like other news stations.



And yes, I said it. I've watched other news stations and I've compared. Fox News refuses to treat him like a god, others don't. They practically worship the ground he walks on. It's really just personal opinion, I guess. But that's what I've noticed going from ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and yes, even CNN.. To each their own, I guess..

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Ditto Loureen.

" How can viewers that religiously watch Fox News be oh-so-informed when the President downright refuses to go on there to set things straight?? NOT their fault, IMO."

Christina, they could watch some other news if they were that damn keen to hear their President? How is it not their fault if they aren't choosing to watch any other news? As was said by someone else - personal responsibility. People can't blame someone else for their own ignorance.

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