Originally posted by "RPG"[quote
using a performance to push their opinions the crowd didnt like it anyway.
fox (and the rest of the US) see TDC as a joke anyway, and i dont think fox lean either way to be honest, they tend to lean on the side of what'd get most viewers
I must say I am very surprised at this view. Fox certainly is not neutral in any way.
Watching Fox News Channel can be like visiting a cult.
Since its inception in 1996, the 24-hour cable news channel has hammered viewers with the slogan "We report. You decide." The implication is that the other national news organizations -- ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN -- present the news from a liberal perspective.
Even if that's true, at least those networks have the good sense to be subtle about their alleged politics, thus maintaining a modicum of credibility as unbiased sources of news. With those networks, there is at least the possibility that viewers will get something approximating unbiased reporting and analysis.
On Fox News Channel, mostly everything is infused with right-wing politics. And most of the people who watch Fox's "reporting" have already "decided." That's why they're watching Fox in the first place.
Some of the presenters on Fox News actually look reasonably good to say that they have been up since 3 in the morning and make a honest effort to meet the company quota for smiles per hour!"
Based on the program's ratings success, that appears to be OK with a lot of people.
But in the morning I don't really like right-wing ideology drummed into my head.
I don't care whether Fox News Channel wants to present a right-wing political perspective. The channel's popularity indicates there's a market for it.
But just because there's a market for something doesn't mean it's any good.
I just wish they'd lose the pretense and be honest. Enough with the "fair and balanced" nonsense.
If they're so "fair and balanced," why do they need to point it out so often? Shouldn't it be self-evident? Or do they think I'm too stupid to realize? I get the distinct feeling they're trying to sell me something, and I have an inherent distrust of people who try to sell me stuff.
In the end, I guess I don't mind a news channel with reporting and analysis that challenges my beliefs, whatever they might be.
If you're more concerned about discovering the truth than merely having your opinions fit nicely into some rigid political ideology, you want to hear what everyone has to say.
Especially the people with whom you disagree.
I don't really take any of it as gospil but I can imagine how many people would! I do find it quite entertaining sometimes.[/quote]