Is Fox news reliable?
I have always wondered this, because they are labeled as biased. Is this true?
I think really that any news is biased and you should never take for granted something you hear from one source. That being said Fox does have a horrid reputation.
Yes. It has a horrible reputation, but I think everyone is over reacting when it comes to Fox news. You have to think about it for a second. The talk shows on Fox channel are very bias and they talk about the republican point of view. The news of Fox channel, on the other hand, is very objective. You cannot say that news that is being told is bias because news that is objective cannot be bias.
First of all FOX is NOT news it is a current events entertainment program It is a propaganda outlet to get people fired up and to promote nationalism.
Watch the documentary "outfoxed"
It points out how Fox viewers are not just uninformed, but they are mis informed. They had a banner(bottom left of screen) during the Bush years that read " 272 days until Bush is re-elected" this is planting subliminal information. They were also guilty of claiming Bush as victor in 2000, they announced it while votes were still being counted...turns out Bush had a relative at the station.
Wake up Sheeple....all of the main media outlets are owned by large corporations whos only goal is to sell you products....whether those be shampoo or fighter planes...it is all advertising and propaganda.....
Yes, Fox News is quite reliable and in addition to that, it has the best news coverage on TV, by far.
I must also add that, in my opinion, Fox News makes CNN and MSNBC look like kiddie shows, and the CBS, NBC and ABC news shows are not even worth watching (and that includes CBS's long-running "60 Minutes").
I think Fox News is a great news station, to me they are as reliable as any other news outlet..
The problem I have with FOX is you can't call yourself "Fair and Balanced" - your viewers have to decide that for themselves. Just like CNN can't call itself "The Most Trusted Name in News." Your viewers decide and it is not measureable.
Both of these channels too often make themselves (their reporters) part of the news. They are not. If they are getting shot at - it's not news - that's their job. Maybe if somebody gets killed it's worthy of a comment at the end of the broadcast - otherwise, reporters doing their jobs is not news.
And all broadcasters are guilty of asking a 100-word question, leaving the interviewee only seconds to answer. It's like they only want to hear a Yes or No to their very prejudicial question. In newspapers there is a rule that your lede paragraph should not be more than 35 words. Somebody should institute that rule for questions by broadcasters.
My biggest pet pieve though, is when a reporter asks someone, "Don't you feel (anything - sad, discouraged, thrilled, whatever)?" instead of simply asking, "How do you feel?" Don't put words in their mouths - let them speak for themselves.
The question was about FOX, right? Sorry.
You can't really rely on any one source for your "news" and information. You should always try to fill in the gaps by reading books on history and political economy, so that one can put the information feed (the information overload that all network and cable news subjects us to) in historical context, which makes the picture much clearer, and gives one a three-hundred-sixty degree view, as it were, of events.
I enjoy watching Fox News and I feel it is fair and balanced more than any other news source. The reason I make this statement is they present more than one side of an issue which provides information for us the viewers to decide how we stand on them.
The reason Fox is being attacked and given names is the reason many individuals watch them instead of other news sources. Granted it is not the only news source but the methods they use to present issues before the public is much better than many others. One distinction I have found in some programs are statements that the information being presented is an opinion. My perception though it may not be accurate is that this does not occur in other sources.
I do watch other news sources but my primary resource for getting accurate and complete information about issues is Fox News. There are many fine news journalists in several media sources but my perception is policy is to present specific slants on the news.
Having information on issues from both sides is important whether you like Fox news or another media resource. Sources that present complete and accurate facts and information allows us to make our own decisions on how we feel about events. In my opinion Fox News is one of the best if not the best news resource we currently have today. This is why other media trys to put labels on them since they are not meeting the needs of their viewers. Granted some individuals do listen or watch multiple news sources and this is great but we must have trust in the information being presented.
by Holle Abee 6 years ago
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by freddykrueger 8 years ago
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by Scott S Bateman 2 years ago
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by TheWatchman 8 years ago
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by Sarah C Nason 5 years ago
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