Friday, May 25, 2007
Why are Fox News viewers so screwed up?
Above is a screen cap of the FOX NEWS web site. This is first thing a viewer of the news site sees. Compare it to any of the other 4 major news org sites. Can anyone really claim that FOX is an actual news network? Or that they are really trying to present fairness? I guess by fairness they mean National Enquirer type stories. Let CBS, CNN, and the BBC do all those hard hitting “liberal” stories. Fox will make up for that with the cat fights, and strange pig stories.
I am not saying that the other news orgs are good and Fox is all bad. All of them have basically the same crap on them. The difference is the visual emphasis. Fox consistently has biased tag lines, biased stories, or non-stories, or muck raking stories. To Fox any journalism that is not slanted is “liberal” It has to be pro-right wing ideology or it can’t pass muster. The people who pay big bucks to Fox for ad placement understand this too. Look at who is advertising on a web site and you will know what point of view it is trying to get across.