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Taken Fox News Off Here In Khon Kaen

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right now I'm watching live the NH Bus Bomb threat online. Go to foxnews.com and select the live option online.

live pictures without comment from the helicopter.

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Speaking of propaganda, shouldn't you be off obsessively writing hateful comments about the redshirts somewhere? :)

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It's really sad to read some of the comments that come bursting out just as soon as a non far-left idea is expressed on TV news or here on Thaivisa.

Actually, my dude, it is really sad to realize that people are actually fooled by the format of FOX to think that it is a real news station. They have news anchors and talking heads wearing suits, that's journalism, I guess! Never mind that they ignore clear facts, take people's statements out of context, cherry-pick content for ideological purity, hire commentators who play big-time on people's fears, and play up hysterical claims as if they were facts or real issues to be debated, I suppose that's all fair and balanced, right?

Regarding mainstream media, anyone who thinks it's "far-left" must either have changed the definition of "left" or not know what communism, bolshevism, the SDS in '60s America and the like is. Such people must not be able to define socialism, or even know about that most mild of American far-lefties, Noam Chomsky, who is dismissed as fringe by most of the "mainstream" (including by me on most of his published opinions).

Apologize for the long sentences. Stream of consciousness, it just flows out, you know. FOX News is a pet peeve, please bear with my rant just a bit, I don't do many.

When I came to live here it was amazing to me that the Thai cable companies don't seem to know the difference between CNN and FOX, as if they were anywhere near co-equal. I'm no big fan of CNN, going with the trend these days it seems out to entertain more than edify, but FOX is so clearly on a political/political entertainment mission that it's hard to see how anyone could miss it. But clearly, some people do miss it. I can only think they understand neither journalistic standards nor what "far-left" ideas really are. I'm sure I haven't burst your bubble, walt et al., but I wish something would.

I guess we agree that there is a difference between Fox News and CNN. Fox news has a much larger audience and is growing every day. CNN is getting smaller and smaller. This is a fact not a guess! On, by the way, have you seen that News Week has gone down the Tube and is up for sell? I guess those 6 or 7 full front page covers of Obama during the election sort of turned people off. Time is next up on the chopping block. CNN, fair and not left, yea right!!!!

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Odd argument. What do ratings have to do with this discussion?

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Whichever you're listening to ... both the GOP and DEM serve the same master and nothing substantial will change if people continue to vote for these two parties.

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Why do all the far left liberal socialists hate Fox News? I like it better than the Communist News Network. (CNN).

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"Why do all the far left liberal socialists hate Fox News?"

They're intolerant of anything that doesn't mesh with their deeply cherished beliefs.

It's simply amazing that anyone could be naive enough think that a propaganda film like "outfoxed" has even a shred of truth in it. Outdated and produced by some disgruntled former Fox employees. Clever editing, evil intent to misrepresent. Anyone who watches Fox programming with an unbiased open mind would know that.

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You would have to pay me to take Fox News and then I would renege.

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Why do all the far left liberal socialists hate Fox News? I like it better than the Communist News Network. (CNN).

Or the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation.

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"Why do all the far left liberal socialists hate Fox News?"

They're intolerant of anything that doesn't mesh with their deeply cherished beliefs.

It's simply amazing that anyone could be naive enough think that a propaganda film like "outfoxed" has even a shred of truth in it. Outdated and produced by some disgruntled former Fox employees. Clever editing, evil intent to misrepresent. Anyone who watches Fox programming with an unbiased open mind would know that.

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You're all wrong. The docu is VERY relevant today especially for their morning show. They use the exact same propaganda techniques as detailed in it. Not dated in the least. Not realizing Fox News is right wing propaganda is simply silly.

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Fox isn't journalism. It is propaganda.

http://www.outfoxed.org/

That came to my mind too. Avail here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXNvDD13hoY

I wouldn't go as far as to say it's propaganda, but the style of presentation does not hit my taste buds at all.

Most of the time I will look at it for 15 minutes for a laugh before it genuinely starts to annoy me.

Bill O'Reilly in particular strikes me as a loud mouth know-it-all, who's ultimately a complete coward.

I'm pretty sure it's done this way though because...it makes money.

And just to balance things out for all the FNC lovers: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,125437,00.html

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In the trailer for the "outfoxed" video on its homepage, there are many examples of a classic technique used to mislead. One such example is where Neil Cavuto is shown saying: "Assuming that the unthinkable happens and Senator Kerry becomes President"

That was a tongue-in-cheek comment parroting what lefties believe a conservative would say -- The problem is that the lefties actually think that was something said with serious intent and that Fox would allow a silly "opinion" like that to be on the air.

They don't realize that the joke was on them-- evidenced by the fact that they would take the comment out of context and use it in a film trailer in hopes that some naive person who they're trying to sell their video to would actually believe it. If the whole commentary had been shown, it would be clear that it was a joke-- but of course, that would negate their purpose.

The whole video is like that. Sound-bites taken out of context to create false impressions. It's amazing that their ideological filter is so strong that they can't see through techniques like that.

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I guess I don't blame the liberals for not wanting to watch Fox. It's possible that at a lucid moment, the truth may shake their repugnant beliefs and force them to actually think. Not likely but possible.

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