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(Fox News)   Roche accused of bogarting drug results   (foxnews.com) divider line 12
    More: Followup, Roche Holding AG, drug companies, European Medicines Agency, side effects, systemic problems, health care providers  
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2012-06-22 01:40:58 PM  
I was recently assisting a conservative woman with her laptop. Opening up her browser (IE) I found that her homepage was set to Fox News. Now, I basically never go there, and the few times I see links to it, it's probably on Fark.

I had no idea exactly how homogeneously consistent their headlines were with regards to expressing the idea that everything in the world is going wrong at this very moment. No wonder people who get most of their news from FNC and foxnews.com are typically the least informed about... well, everything. It's a front-page taken right out of some dystopian sci-fi story.
 
2012-06-22 04:09:04 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I was recently assisting a conservative woman with her laptop. Opening up her browser (IE) I found that her homepage was set to Fox News. Now, I basically never go there, and the few times I see links to it, it's probably on Fark.

I had no idea exactly how homogeneously consistent their headlines were with regards to expressing the idea that everything in the world is going wrong at this very moment. No wonder people who get most of their news from FNC and foxnews.com are typically the least informed about... well, everything. It's a front-page taken right out of some dystopian sci-fi story.


Fox "News" is run by people who think that OmniCorp is a utopian concept.
 
2012-06-22 05:30:03 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's a front-page taken right out of some dystopian sci-fi story.


It is now, sure. But when Bush was president, everything was perfectly happy 100% of the time according to Fox News.
 
2012-06-22 06:42:39 PM  
What is interesting to me is that many a Farker is very vocal about Fox's political slant, but no one ever mentions the obvious bias in the other direction held by the majority of the other networks, namely CNN and NBC.

While I certainly agree with the majority of observations posted here about Fox, it scares me to ponder the number of people would blindly accept "truth" from any news source, right- or left-leaning, without seeking confirmation of facts.
 
2012-06-22 07:26:44 PM  

DVDave: What is interesting to me is that many a Farker is very vocal about Fox's political slant, but no one ever mentions the obvious bias in the other direction held by the majority of the other networks, namely CNN and NBC.


I'll agree that Fox is slanted, but yeah - so are a lot of other "news" organizations. First off, you should really distinguish between their editorial content and their news content.

O'Reilly, Hannity, Glenn Beck (thank god they canned him) are (were) very biased. The morning show - Fox And Friends was so stupid sometimes it was unwatchable.

OTOH so is Rachael Maddow and a few others on the left. Editorial content is editorial content.

When they're doing straight news they aren't as bad. How much can you slant a news story about a wildfire in Colorado for example?

Since I dumped cable I no longer have Fox, MSNBC or CNN, but I've been watching a lot of international news programs on PBS. RT News is the worst, followed by CCTV. The BBC, PBS Newshour, Euronews, Al Jazeera, France 24, NHK and Arirang seem a bit more fair and balanced in their coverage. I usually tune out when Ethopian news comes on though because you know what? I really don't care about what's going on in Ethiopia. There's also news from Israel and India which I sometimes watch. It's interesting that there aren't any Mexican or South American or even Australian news programs aired on PBS though.

It's good to get different perspectives now and then though.

RT News was talking about slanted coverage of Syria the other day and specifically mentioned the BBC screw-up of showing a photo bodies from Iraq and attributing it to Syria. They did note that the BBC corrected it. It does make one wonder....did the BBC just drop the ball? Or did they purposely show the wrong photo as a form of propaganda. I'm leaning towards a stupid mistake by the BBC. There's enough shiat coming out of Syria lately that they needn't resort to that to make things look bad.

You'd think Brazil at least would have an international news program developed for PBS since they are clearly the powerhouse of South America Hell, if Ethiopia can have a news program shown in the US, surely Brazil could muster up something.
 
2012-06-22 09:34:51 PM  

Happy Hours: When they're doing straight news they aren't as bad. How much can you slant a news story about a wildfire in Colorado for example?


"Colorado burns to the ground! Is this Obama's fault? We report, you decide!"
 
2012-06-22 10:22:35 PM  

DVDave: While I certainly agree with the majority of observations posted here about Fox, it scares me to ponder the number of people would blindly accept "truth" from any news source, right- or left-leaning, without seeking confirmation of facts.


Why do you think MSNBC and CNN get such crap ratings compared to Fox News? Because liberals DON'T follow those sources blindly.
 
2012-06-23 12:18:22 AM  
Faux News: proof that corporate owned propaganda really works.
 
2012-06-23 12:48:57 AM  
In before the Altmed idiots come in here claiming that this is proof that the drug companies are all engaged in a nefarious conspiracy to poison you for profit. Oh, and suppress the cures to HIV, Cancer, and Travelers Diarrhea! Oh, and ALSO that they can't make money on anything in nature, at all, but they'll be happy to point you to where you can buy SuperMegaUltraAwesome Colloidal Silver Vitamins for 800 bucks a bottle.

/This is not sarcasm. This is what people actually believe.
//Crank Magnetism is strong.
 
2012-06-23 01:47:03 AM  
This doesn't go here but I am drunk. But big business in all its forms sucks major league dick. I bust my ass 5 days a week just to make this stupid company I work for a profitable place and I get nothing in return. I have no health insurance, no pension, no retirement, nothing. I get my eight dollars an hour and ask to be left alone to do my work and what do I get in return? Nothing except scorn from my managers because I have the gall to ask that the other employees not stand around and talk and the managers get off their ass and actually do some work. Hell, I have been a manager before and I never spent the amount of time goofing off that my managers do.

Is it so hard to find a company that wants to do what is best for their customers while not treating their employees like crap. I should have never gone to college. Two degrees and six years later, I find that I could have just started working at some grocery store out of high school and would be better off than I am now. I can't get a position I want or move up because I don't have the experience. Is it sad that I live my life to screw the bossman and his company at every opportunity? Why should any of us live to make these executives lives easier? They haven't earned it. I have been working long enough and went through enough business school BS to know that skill has nothing to do with compensation. Am I bitter for a 28 year old? Shiat yeah. But I am no different than the lot of you. I just can't suck ass like everyone else, it comes off as sarcasm even when I am trying to be sincere.

Again, is it too much to ask for a livable wage and some semblance of an opportunity to be more than the hired help? How does anybody survive? If it weren't for a roommate and generous parents, I would be on a corner asking for change and probably still making more than I am now. What does it take? I did everything they asked of me. I went to college, I did an internship, I work hard, I ask for so very little, and yet I still struggle. Hand to mouth? Not even that. Car loan, school loan, rent, power, water, and food. That is all I buy and yet I can not even meet those cost.

I like to consider myself a noble guy but if push came to shove, I would fleece you for everything I could take and wouldn't feel any remorse. Is this my true nature or am I so desperate that I would intentionally harm someone I have no reason to harm?

Oh well, at least I have tomorrow/today off so that I can brood over my troubles while not working. Screw the corporations.
 
2012-06-23 03:12:46 AM  
No way. These studies were published in peer-reviewed journals. Therefore, any suggestion that the results are less than perfect is just unpossible. End of story.
 
2012-06-24 02:45:39 AM  
Fox News reprints a non-partisan, run-of-the-mill Reuters article and there's nothing to do but lamely rip on Fox for shiat they do at other times.

Saturday night crew FTW!
 
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