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(Townhall)   Fox News portrays itself as "fair and balanced," and while many of its hosts are conservative, a fair number are liberal, and even on their commentary shows, they almost always have liberal representatives present the left's position on issues   (townhall.com) divider line 156
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2012-12-11 10:58:32 AM  
they have liberal guests but they almost invariably have "Everlast" written across their foreheads
 
2012-12-11 10:59:34 AM  
A sure sign that Republicans are not ready for reality, they still try to claim Fox news is fair and balance despite all evidance against it.

Double down conservatives!
 
2012-12-11 11:00:54 AM  

NateGrey: Whenever they have Kristen Powers or Juan Williams they end up agreeing with Hannity or O Reilly through the whole segment.

Liberal? Yeah right.


A few times Colmes argued a position opposite Hannity's and he was shiat canned.
 
2012-12-11 11:02:05 AM  
born_yesterday

urbangirl: FTFA:
Indeed, many liberals are so certain that only their views are legitimate and that contrary ones are dangerous (they often lead to violence) that they flirt with the notion that vocal opposition ought to be muzzled -- as witnessed by campus speech codes, their crusades against so-called hate speech and the Fairness Doctrine.

I don't think that means what you think it means.

Goddamnitsomuch. It's really, really starting to grate on me how everyone and anyone that disagrees with the far right morons in this country is a "liberal". I guess this asshat didn't get the memo about losing the elections badly due to extremism and alienation of every demographic in this country save one. That's all I need to hear from some shill to place them in the same boat as Rush and Beck.

A boat that I would then set adrift, and target with an Archimedes death ray.


Didn't MythBusters debunk the Archimedes death ray?
 
2012-12-11 11:02:17 AM  

AirForceVet: Whar the "liberal representatives?"

Whenever I catch Fox News on at work (which nearly every TV is tuned to all over the building), I only see the Fox News announcers interviewing Republicans, conservatives, or former members of Republican administrations.


Listen for when a bunch of them are shouting somebody down. That person will be a liberal.
 
JW
2012-12-11 11:02:17 AM  
Like many myopic liberals, he is blind to liberal media bias and intolerant of the opposing viewpoint. As a result of their arrogance and the cloistered echo-chambered environments they inhabit, most liberals don't believe liberal journalists slant their reporting, but present the only reasonable take on the issues.

At least conservatives, both in the media and in public service, are more honest with themselves and others about their own beliefs and biases, and thus represent much less danger to the republic than liberal politicians and media masquerading as neutral, unbiased, objective or bipartisan. Even so, conservatives would never advocate chilling or suppressing liberal speech in any way.


That is a statement that can only come from the unbiased and nonpartisan point of view. If any of you need an example of textbook objectivity, this is it right here. Anything that does not agree with it is liberal myopy.
 
2012-12-11 11:02:37 AM  

mrshowrules: NateGrey: Whenever they have Kristen Powers or Juan Williams they end up agreeing with Hannity or O Reilly through the whole segment.

Liberal? Yeah right.

A few times Colmes argued a position opposite Hannity's and he was shiat canned.


oh please, Colmes was ALWAYS contrary to Hannity. He just sucked at it... which doesn't explain why he was fired of course
 
2012-12-11 11:03:01 AM  
Grandmas and Grandpas everywhere thank Townhall for telling them Fox News keeps them infromed.
 
2012-12-11 11:03:30 AM  
What liberals really want is to destroy America, poop on Jesus' constitution, hand your daughters to young bucks eating t bone steaks with SNAP cards and establish a European socialist marxist regime, because they hate success and anglo saxon heritage.

I just presented the liberal point of view, deal with it liberals.
 
2012-12-11 11:03:55 AM  
I've argued this with my parents many times, as they cite "Look, that guys is a Liberal. They have both sides.". The reason is that many of their shows use the same techniques my HS AP Government class teacher taught us on how to frame an argument.

1. Lead with a thesis.
2. State the oppositions argument.
3. Discredit that argument, lead with your counter
4. Make 2 more arguments, finishing with your strongest
5. Restate Thesis/conclusion

I don't watch Fox really, but my parents had me watch "The Five" with them once. They come back from commercial, throw out the topic of discussion, let Bob the liberal chime in with a mediocre point, and then dog pile on him.

The whole show is built to favor the four and discredit the liberal. Much like most of Fox News.
 
2012-12-11 11:06:15 AM  
Publikwerks

I've argued this with my parents many times, as they cite "Look, that guys is a Liberal. They have both sides.". The reason is that many of their shows use the same techniques my HS AP Government class teacher taught us on how to frame an argument.

1. Lead with a thesis.
2. State the oppositions argument.
3. Discredit that argument, lead with your counter
4. Make 2 more arguments, finishing with your strongest
5. Restate Thesis/conclusion

I don't watch Fox really, but my parents had me watch "The Five" with them once. They come back from commercial, throw out the topic of discussion, let Bob the liberal chime in with a mediocre point, and then dog pile on him.

The whole show is built to favor the four and discredit the liberal. Much like most of Fox News.



When you grow up and move away from home you can watch anything you want!
 
2012-12-11 11:07:03 AM  

CreamFilling: RexTalionis: Conservative Media Are Is Not the Problem

Someone should get this man a grammar checker.

Dude, you're smarter than that.


Why? The general rule for collective nouns (team, media, group, etc.) is to use the singular verb when the group is considered as a single unit: 1) Our team is really good.

Pluralization is then used to emphasize individual members of the group: 2) The team are in disagreement over their positions.

Same rule applies to media, since the word is generally considered a collective entity. 1) Conservative media (all of it) is not the problem. 2) When it comes to television and radio, well, two media are better than one.

So I think his correction stands.
 
2012-12-11 11:08:01 AM  

skullkrusher: oh please, Colmes was ALWAYS contrary to Hannity. He just sucked at it... which doesn't explain why he was fired of course


My suspicion is that he had a talk with the producer about maybe standing up for himself a little more on air, and the conversation ended with "Well, you wanna quit or be fired? Your choice, buddy."
 
2012-12-11 11:08:57 AM  

DeltaPunch: CreamFilling: RexTalionis: Conservative Media Are Is Not the Problem

Someone should get this man a grammar checker.

Dude, you're smarter than that.

Why? The general rule for collective nouns (team, media, group, etc.) is to use the singular verb when the group is considered as a single unit: 1) Our team is really good.

Pluralization is then used to emphasize individual members of the group: 2) The team are in disagreement over their positions.

Same rule applies to media, since the word is generally considered a collective entity. 1) Conservative media (all of it) is not the problem. 2) When it comes to television and radio, well, two media are better than one.

So I think his correction stands.


yep.

/achtung!
 
2012-12-11 11:09:40 AM  

incendi: skullkrusher: oh please, Colmes was ALWAYS contrary to Hannity. He just sucked at it... which doesn't explain why he was fired of course

My suspicion is that he had a talk with the producer about maybe standing up for himself a little more on air, and the conversation ended with "Well, you wanna quit or be fired? Your choice, buddy."


more likely. Colmes was a pussy but he didn't agree with Hannity on most things.
 
2012-12-11 11:09:44 AM  

DeltaPunch: Same rule applies to media, since the word is generally considered a collective entity. 1) Conservative media (all of it) is not the problem. 2) When it comes to television and radio, well, two media are better than one.

So I think his correction stands.


Either one is still better than "Conservative mediums"
 
2012-12-11 11:11:36 AM  
"To them, it is not biased to denigrate the conservative viewpoint, because to them that viewpoint is aberrational. To them, for example, there aren't two sides to manmade global warming; there is just the fact-based community and the deniers. To them, science-based intelligent design is, oddly, anti-science, whereas macroevolution, which can't begin to explain the formation of matter from nothing, much less life from non-life, is an incontrovertible fact. "

Yup, anyone who doesn't drink the derp is obviously biased.
 
2012-12-11 11:11:40 AM  

Diogenes: [www.interestingtopics.net image 447x341]
We attempted to reach one of Fox News' liberal voices but were told she
was unavailable for an indefinite amount of time.


I have the strangest boner looking at that picture.
 
2012-12-11 11:12:33 AM  
Townhall

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-11 11:14:00 AM  
Satire tag broken?
 
2012-12-11 11:14:03 AM  

RexTalionis: Conservative Media Are Is Not the Problem

Someone should get this man a grammar checker.



Media is the plural of medium.
 
2012-12-11 11:14:16 AM  

incendi: DeltaPunch: Same rule applies to media, since the word is generally considered a collective entity. 1) Conservative media (all of it) is not the problem. 2) When it comes to television and radio, well, two media are better than one.

So I think his correction stands.

Either one is still better than "Conservative mediums"


www.thealgonquinplaza.com
I see Obama taking your gunssssss....
 
2012-12-11 11:15:11 AM  
zarberg

Diogenes: [www.interestingtopics.net image 447x341]
We attempted to reach one of Fox News' liberal voices but were told she
was unavailable for an indefinite amount of time.

I have the strangest boner looking at that picture.



Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?
 
2012-12-11 11:17:30 AM  

karnal: zarberg

Diogenes: [www.interestingtopics.net image 447x341]
We attempted to reach one of Fox News' liberal voices but were told she
was unavailable for an indefinite amount of time.

I have the strangest boner looking at that picture.


Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?


if your boner is sharp, I think the "weird" adjective is redundant
 
2012-12-11 11:18:22 AM  

karnal: Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?


img267.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-11 11:22:01 AM  
It's just odd that somehow people feel like something would be lost if Fox News just came out and said 'we're a conservative media platform'. I know we like to have this glossy facade of "goodness" and "rightness" in our world, but I don't see how there would be any impact if Fox News just embraced the notion that they provide a conservative slant on current events.
 
2012-12-11 11:22:16 AM  

Leeds: This just in- People who get all of their news and commentary from one network are ALWAYS less informed than the rest of us.

And yes, that holds regardless of political leanings or affiliations.


i98.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-11 11:22:58 AM  

karnal: Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-11 11:23:19 AM  

skullkrusher: mrshowrules: NateGrey: Whenever they have Kristen Powers or Juan Williams they end up agreeing with Hannity or O Reilly through the whole segment.

Liberal? Yeah right.

A few times Colmes argued a position opposite Hannity's and he was shiat canned.

oh please, Colmes was ALWAYS contrary to Hannity. He just sucked at it... which doesn't explain why he was fired of course


Well he sucked at the arguing. My impression was that he was actually showing some backbone and that is why he got fired. All second hand information for me because I never watch Fox.
 
2012-12-11 11:23:20 AM  
Fox News: The "We have liberals on news shows, but we tell them to SHUT-THE-F*CK-UP-DONNY" network.
 
2012-12-11 11:26:58 AM  

mrshowrules: skullkrusher: mrshowrules: NateGrey: Whenever they have Kristen Powers or Juan Williams they end up agreeing with Hannity or O Reilly through the whole segment.

Liberal? Yeah right.

A few times Colmes argued a position opposite Hannity's and he was shiat canned.

oh please, Colmes was ALWAYS contrary to Hannity. He just sucked at it... which doesn't explain why he was fired of course

Well he sucked at the arguing. My impression was that he was actually showing some backbone and that is why he got fired. All second hand information for me because I never watch Fox.


as incendi said. He probably got tired of being told to rein it in
 
2012-12-11 11:27:00 AM  

karnal: zarberg

Diogenes: [www.interestingtopics.net image 447x341]
We attempted to reach one of Fox News' liberal voices but were told she
was unavailable for an indefinite amount of time.

I have the strangest boner looking at that picture.


Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?


Strange as in "I probably should be aroused at a bound and gagged pretty woman"

But it's the exact same boner I get when I see this
 
2012-12-11 11:28:09 AM  

karnal: Publikwerks

I've argued this with my parents many times, as they cite "Look, that guys is a Liberal. They have both sides.". The reason is that many of their shows use the same techniques my HS AP Government class teacher taught us on how to frame an argument.

1. Lead with a thesis.
2. State the oppositions argument.
3. Discredit that argument, lead with your counter
4. Make 2 more arguments, finishing with your strongest
5. Restate Thesis/conclusion

I don't watch Fox really, but my parents had me watch "The Five" with them once. They come back from commercial, throw out the topic of discussion, let Bob the liberal chime in with a mediocre point, and then dog pile on him.

The whole show is built to favor the four and discredit the liberal. Much like most of Fox News.


When you grow up and move away from home you can watch anything you want!


I drop my son off in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon at my parents. They get him on and off the bus. I watched "The Five" once. Now, I just leave the room.
 
2012-12-11 11:28:11 AM  

zarberg: Strange as in "I probably should be aroused at a bound and gagged pretty woman"

But it's the exact same boner I get when I see this


Oooops ... "shouldn't"

/typo
// ... or is it?
 
2012-12-11 11:31:00 AM  

zarberg: karnal: zarberg

Diogenes: [www.interestingtopics.net image 447x341]
We attempted to reach one of Fox News' liberal voices but were told she
was unavailable for an indefinite amount of time.

I have the strangest boner looking at that picture.


Strange how? Like a weird sharp or color? Is it a strange color?

Strange as in "I probably should be aroused at a bound and gagged pretty woman"

But it's the exact same boner I get when I see this


giggity - is that Lacey or just an adorable girl who looks remarkably like her?
 
2012-12-11 11:31:20 AM  

Klippoklondike: Shepard Smith seems like an alright guy.

That's about it.


Shepard Smith seems like an animatronic puppet. He gets props for being able to occasionally calling out real facts, but I find myself unable to look at the guy since he seems to be on the wrong side of the uncanny valley.
 
2012-12-11 11:32:24 AM  
The Fox News chairman's message was delivered to Petraeus by Kathleen T. McFarland, a Fox News national security analyst and former national security and Pentagon aide in three Republican administrations. She did so at the end of a 90-minute, unfiltered conversation with Petraeus that touched on the general's future, his relationship with the media and his political aspirations - or lack thereof. The Washington Post has obtained a digital recording from the meeting, which took place in Petraeus's office in Kabul.

McFarland also said that Ailes - who had a decades-long career as a Republican political consultant, advising Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush - might resign as head of Fox to run a Petraeus presidential campaign. At one point, McFarland and Petraeus spoke about the possibility that Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp., which owns Fox News, would "bankroll" the campaign.

"Rupert's after me as well," Petraeus told McFarland.

McFarland said she had spoken "directly" to the Fox News chairman and the "advice to you from Roger Ailes is. ... He says that if you're offered [JCS] chairman, take it. If you're offered anything else, don't take it; resign in six months and run for president."

Petraeus demurred, saying he would consider the CIA directorship if Obama offered it, as the president did several weeks later. Petraeus was confirmed and sworn in as director on Sept. 6, 2011. He resigned a year later, on Nov. 9, after the disclosure of an extramarital affair with his biographer.

In a telephone interview Monday, the wily and sharp-tongued Ailes said he did indeed ask McFarland to make the pitch to Petraeus.
 



Fair and Balanced my ass. Goebbels would be proud of Murdoch
 
2012-12-11 11:32:31 AM  
...At least conservatives, both in the media and in public service, are more honest with themselves and others about their own beliefs and biases...

so true, take this article for example, they've really laid out an honest critique of the opposition and have rightfully come to the conclusion that they are clear eyed, thoughtful, and wise. If only everyone else would quit picking on them and realize this truth America could move into a golden age of prosperity.

GOP shill writer concludes GOP shill network is just fine in an article you can find on a GOP shill blog.

what bubble?

/this is the equivalent of a booger faced kid saying, "My Mom says I'm cool".
 
2012-12-11 11:33:43 AM  
Admittedly, many conservatives complain about the liberal media, but that's because they hold themselves out as unbiased journalists when their reporting is flagrantly slanted in favor of Democrats.

Their bias is obvious in their selection of news stories, in their presentation of those stories, and in the contrasting treatment they accord politicians and policies of the respective political parties.

Conservative radio talkers generally don't hold themselves out as unbiased journalists but as commentators, and they have every right to voice their opinions.


So basically according to the author any reporting which doesn't reflect a perspective where conservatism is on a pedestal and liberalism is inherently evil, then the reporting is "liberally biased".
 
2012-12-11 11:33:57 AM  

skullkrusher: giggity - is that Lacey or just an adorable girl who looks remarkably like her?


It's her. I felt like a dirty old man watching Party of Five way back in high school and thinking she was gonna grow up hot. I feel rather vindicated now.

She's not just a cute face, either ... dat azz
 
2012-12-11 11:35:10 AM  
Fox News IS "fair" and "balanced", according to selective definitions:

Definition of FAIR (adjective) - 6b(1): conforming with the established rules; 6b(2): consonant with merit or importance (a fair share); 6c: open to legitimate pursuit, attack, or ridicule (fair game)

Definition of BALANCE(d) (transitive verb) - 1a (1) : to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account) (2) : to pay the amount due on

Definition of BALANCE(d) (intransitive verb) - 3 : waver (1 : to vacillate irresolutely between choices : fluctuate in opinion, allegiance, or direction)

/from merriam-webster.com
//hates Fox News
///thinks Fox News is news for morons from morons
 
2012-12-11 11:35:58 AM  
. To them, for example, there aren't two sides to manmade global warming; there is just the fact-based community and the deniers.

This is true.
 
2012-12-11 11:37:01 AM  

DeltaPunch: CreamFilling: RexTalionis: Conservative Media Are Is Not the Problem

Someone should get this man a grammar checker.

Dude, you're smarter than that.

Why? The general rule for collective nouns (team, media, group, etc.) is to use the singular verb when the group is considered as a single unit: 1) Our team is really good.

Pluralization is then used to emphasize individual members of the group: 2) The team are in disagreement over their positions.

Same rule applies to media, since the word is generally considered a collective entity. 1) Conservative media (all of it) is not the problem. 2) When it comes to television and radio, well, two media are better than one.

So I think his correction stands.


"The team are..." is ALWAYS wrong. "The team" is a single entity. Is it in disagreement with itself?  Should be "The members of the team are in disagreement over their positions".

So when it's "The Conservative Media" as a single entity, use "is".
When it's "conservative media" as a group of entities, use "are".

/writer
//pet peeve
 
2012-12-11 11:38:46 AM  

error 303: It's just odd that somehow people feel like something would be lost if Fox News just came out and said 'we're a conservative media platform'. I know we like to have this glossy facade of "goodness" and "rightness" in our world, but I don't see how there would be any impact if Fox News just embraced the notion that they provide a conservative slant on current events.


But then they couldn't be victims.
 
2012-12-11 11:39:01 AM  
Publikwerks

karnal: Publikwerks

I've argued this with my parents many times, as they cite "Look, that guys is a Liberal. They have both sides.". The reason is that many of their shows use the same techniques my HS AP Government class teacher taught us on how to frame an argument.

1. Lead with a thesis.
2. State the oppositions argument.
3. Discredit that argument, lead with your counter
4. Make 2 more arguments, finishing with your strongest
5. Restate Thesis/conclusion

I don't watch Fox really, but my parents had me watch "The Five" with them once. They come back from commercial, throw out the topic of discussion, let Bob the liberal chime in with a mediocre point, and then dog pile on him.

The whole show is built to favor the four and discredit the liberal. Much like most of Fox News.


When you grow up and move away from home you can watch anything you want!

I drop my son off in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon at my parents. They get him on and off the bus. I watched "The Five" once. Now, I just leave the room.



I'm sorry if my quip was misinterpreted as a request for your life story.....it wasn't.
 
2012-12-11 11:39:06 AM  

zarberg: skullkrusher: giggity - is that Lacey or just an adorable girl who looks remarkably like her?

It's her. I felt like a dirty old man watching Party of Five way back in high school and thinking she was gonna grow up hot. I feel rather vindicated now.

She's not just a cute face, either ... dat azz


long time fan. One of the many reasons why Mean Girls is the greatest piece of cinema created in a generation

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-11 11:40:27 AM  
The problem is journalists who once acted as watchdogs against abuses of power and who now function as co-conspirators in those abuses by liberal politicians. If they choose to abandon any pretense toward objective journalism, that is their prerogative, but it is ours to shine a spotlight on their fraudulent abdication.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-11 11:40:30 AM  
Fox News: literally farting on the tongue of America.
 
2012-12-11 11:42:55 AM  
Panel discussion with a conservative moderator, three conservative guests and one mildly-left-leaning guest. Moderator gives open-ended questions to the conservatives and allows them the lion's share of the time to respond. Moderator then asks the lib "have you stopped beating your wife yet?" and interrupts him 2 seconds into his stammering response.

Ta-dah! Fox Balance!
 
2012-12-11 11:46:18 AM  
I've been down this road before with FNC fans in my family.

Me: Look I know you have your opinions, but you should really try to take in some media other than Fox and talk radio, just so you have a better idea of what other people believe. Try NPR or PBS or something.

My loving but derpy family member: Actually Fox has liberals on all the time! They do a much better job presenting leftist arguments than those idiots on MSNBC and CNN. You should watch more Fox.
 
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