Friday, November 25, 2011

Once again, the Fox Crocks are exposed

SOMETHING TELLS ME that I shouldn't be too surprised about the latest polls that are not too kind to Fox News. But on the other hand, when was the last time that you learned the downside of the Fox Crocks more or less confirming that "no Fox news is good news"?

Here's what happily inspires me to mention this: According to a Farleigh Dickinson University poll, "people who watch Fox News are 18-p0ints less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew the government" than people who don't watch any news at all. There are more examples of the network's abiding slow learners. It reinforces something that the University of Maryland's research turned up last year. Alas, people who watch the Fox Crocks are more likely to be misinformed. Well, now.

We thought of this as Fox News "legal expert" Megyn Kelly joined Bill O'Reilly in putting a happy face on the pepper sprayers in Oakland. She called it a "food product". But as one commenter dared: Let's see you spray it on your own food.

And another thing: O'Reilly didn't hesitate to slip in the thought that UC Davis, where the horrendous event occurred, is a "fairly liberal" campus.

Never mind. That explains everything.


Anonymous said...

You watch Fox? You watch O'Reilly? How high is your pain threshhold?????

Grumpy Abe said...

I always take two aspirin and call the doctor in the morning,. .

KrauthammerFan84 said...

Why are liberals so obsessed with Fox News? Are you guys really that threatened by differing opinions?

If Fox News didn't present conservative viewpoints then who would?

Grumpy Abe said...

OK, Krauty. I am most pleased to note that you describe purposeful misstatements, uncorrected lies and generally sloppy reporting - all in the name of sustaining viewers as gullible as you are - as "differing opinions" and "conservative viewpoints". At least we liberals can now have a reasonable understanding of the nature of your beast. Thanks.

Mencken said...

KrautDawg, I doubt that anyone here would deny that Fox News is very influential and a force to be reckoned with in this country. That's why it gets the scrutiny it does. And that scrutiny reveals Fox to be an incredibly sloppy and biased source of information.

Your basic problem is that you can't grasp the fact that news and opinion are two completely different animals. That you can't seem to find any other credible" conservative" news outlets just shows how profoundly lazy and incurious you truly are.

Krauthammer would be embarrassed if he knew you were one of his minions.

JLM said...

It's not a question of being "threatened". It has to do with a "news outlet" that seems "obsessed" with twisting facts and spinning misstatements and untruths, all the while maintaining that they are "fair and balanced". They had quite a heavy hand in promoting and helping to create the "Tea Party". Of course, they would deny that. The point is not that Fox News presents conservative viewpoints, it's that they present misinformation. By the way, the study cited in Abe's post is not the first to reach this conclusion. Numerous others have, also.

And him...


David Hess said...

Simply more convincing evidence that those who watch Fox News want reinforcement of their biases. It enables them to continue to believe what they already think, and damn the facts. As for UC Davis being a "liberal" bastion, it has long been regarded as one of California's more moderate and mainstream campuses. UC Berkeley is deemed by many as the state's most firebrand redoubt of liberalism. Ms. Kelly, I presume, was making a lame joke. If not, she should sample a generous puff of pepper gas on the tip of her tongue, then swallow hard.

KrauthammerFan84 said...

Why can't you guys just be honest? You really aren't concerned about media bias or sloppy reporting. You are only concerned about media bias or sloppy reporting if it comes from a conservative source. For all other bias you are more than happy to bury your head in the sand and pretend that it doesn't exist.

The blog Media Matters is a perfect example of this. They obsessively "monitor" Fox News and conservative talk radio to the point of derangement. All other inaccuracies and distortions coming from liberal media are ignored. I think that kind of distorted mindset is reflected by most of the people commenting in here.

The real problem liberals have with Fox News is that it ended the their monopoly on the news. Like I asked above, if Fox News did not exist, where in the mainstream media would conservative viewpoints be given equal time? I certainly don't know of anyplace. That is why Fox News drives the left absolutely insane. For the first time in history, their beliefs, viewpoints, and assumptions are being challenged in a widespread forum.

Mencken said...

As I said Egregious, you're incredibly lazy when a liberal has to tell you what to read to get your side of the argument..

Might I suggest the Wall Street Journal, The National Review, the American Conservative, the Washington Times, or the Weekly Standard? Not to mention dozens of easily accessed conservative websites.

BTW, show us where Media Matters has erred.