I am one of those guys who drive others crazy when the TV remote control is in my hand. For instance, I like to see which story leads the 6:00 P.M and 10:00 P.M. local news on each of the three channels in our city. The same holds true for the lead story on each of the big networks during their evening newscasts. It is my way of better understanding what is selling in the news world, and what the folks who have the power consider to be news worthy. So I was more than curious to read the findings of the Project For Excellence in Journalism as they reported on what made it to air on the cable TV news channels, and what did not. While I am dismayed, I am not shocked. Let us be real. How can FAUX NEWS shock anyone anymore?
Would you believe the network that claims they present ‘fair and balanced news’ favored the Anna Nicole Smith story over the Iraq War during the first quarter of this year? FAUX NEWS covered the Iraq War less than half the airtime that MSNBC did during this period. MSNBC used 31% of their airtime to report on the war, while CNN used 25% of their time. The Republican political news channel used only 15% of their time to cover the bloody civil war where roughly 165,000 American soldiers fight, and nearly 3,500 have died.
To put it another way the biggest and bloodiest story in the nation was deemed not as important to FAUX NEWS as the coverage of an over-sexed big-breasted bimbo who thrived on dysfunctional relationships. Of the two, the Smith story received 9.6% of all on-air time, while the all-important Iraq policy debate taking place in Washington was allotted 10.1% of air content time.
To prove that FAUX NEWS is a GOP tool, consider how the story concerning the politicization of the Justice Department was covered. FAUX NEWS gave only 2% of their airtime to this story while CNN provided 8% of airtime coverage. FAUX NEWS is not interested in providing news coverage that resembles in any way the high standards of most newsrooms, or serious journalists around the nation. The creator of FAUX NEWS, Roger Ailes, has a political mission, and that is to provide a wet nurse service to the intellectually bankrupt Republican Party, and their conservative allies. Bush and Company have no better friends than the crowd at FAUX NEWS who will bury any bad news, and create false impressions to mislead the country. William Randolph Hearst would applaud if he were alive to witness what Ailes has created. The rest of us are just embarrassed.
Is it any wonder then that given how FAUX NEWS bastardizes the news that the ones who watch it have a warped sense of reality? Can we now better understand why those who watch FAUX NEWS still cling to notions about the ‘real world’, which are in actuality just not true? Remember how the line was so blurred by FAUX NEWS (and President Bush) that many thought Iraq was responsible for 9/11? Yeah, Hearst would approve!
FAUX NEWS is not real journalism, and those who watch that channel are not the brightest, or best educated in the country. In the end that channel, and their viewers, are like the Anna Nicole Smith story. One big dysfunctional mess. Or put another way that they might better understand, they are just big boobs.
I report. You decide.
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5 thoughts on “Why FAUX NEWS Is Just A Big GOP Wet Nurse”
“FAUX NEWS is not real journalism, and those who watch that channel are not the brightest, or best educated in the country”
Thats right folks, unless you are not getting your daily NPR leftwing slant or unless you are not reading the NY Times you do not know the truth. I just laugh at people like you who are so threaten by a news network that you have to go on a tangent and whine and cry. You never see the liberal progressives go after the CNNs or NBCs for their far left slants to news coverage. Hell no, they would never say anything negative about DNC propaganda networks.
And so your thoughts about the thrust of the blog post concerning the FACTS that FAUX NEWS does not cover stories that make the White House squrim is………..
There is no one that has any real sense about journalism that says FAUX NEWS is anything other than I have described here. You like them for the shell game they play with you, and the comfort they give to you so that you need not think about things. But the result is not news, and the effect it has on the nation is plain to see.
Thanks for clearing that up, I knew there was something wrong over at FOX news when they said this, “Filmmaker Michael Moore’s brilliant and uplifting new documentary, “Sicko,” deals with the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, both real and perceived. But this time around, the controversial documentarian seems to be letting the subject matter do the talking, and in the process shows a new maturity.”
Thats why I watch MSNBC during the day, I don’t get that darn slant that FOX throws at us all of the time.
I do not watch Fox News because our budget is tight we have basic, basic cable right now. However I read from Foxnews.com daily. Bill O’Reilly and Neil Cavuto are my favorites. If in the near future we have a few more bucks coming in, the first thing I will ask for is Fox News. I am tired of being told by MSNBC and Air “Crash” America that America sucks and the moral relativism of the secular progressives is the way, the truth and the light.
Fox does it again! See and hear for yourself at: http://sojournersplace.blogspot.com/2008/05/they-just-keep-pulling-me-back-in.html
Much Obliged, SjP