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(Huffington Post)   Study finds MSNBC programming consists of 85% "opinion" and 15% "news", while Fox News programming consists of 55% opinion and 45% Republican Party press releases disguised as news   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 22
    More: Misc, Pew Research Center, MSNBC, Fox News, Republican, Tamron Hall, Chris Jansing  
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2013-03-18 10:08:32 PM
4 votes:
Comedy Central still has more news than either.
2013-03-19 02:26:35 AM
3 votes:

TerminalEchoes: For a group of people who hate Fox so much, you guys sure do spend a lot of time watching it.


Nah.  Through the magic of Mediamatters, The Daily Show, and the other poor souls whose job it is to monitor right-wing media for the best bits of bigotry, misogyny, and general hilarious ignorance, we the libby libs have to spend only a tiny amount of our day in direct exposure to Fox programming.

(Meanwhile on Newsbusters -- the right wing Mediamatters -- someone spoke the words "great leap forward" in an MSNBC ad, therefore  MSNBC endorses the slaughter of tens of millions of innocents in communist China, and Chris Matthews mentioned Sandy Hook truthers and Ted Cruz within ten minutes of each other, which is outrageous for some reason)
2013-03-19 12:17:25 AM
2 votes:

James F. Campbell: Comedy Central still has more news than either.


We need a 'Sad' button.
2013-03-18 11:55:30 PM
2 votes:

Happy Hours: Where does RT fit into this picture?

They are the most hilarious IMO. They air promos of themselves that compare them to AlJazeera and loudly proclaim they're not like MSNBC or Fox or CNN - and then they act just like MSNBC, Fox and CNN.


RT is really weird in that the few times I've caught it, they cover things like the Occupy Protests as well as some prominent libertarians who keep claiming the end times are near or something.

I think Russia just wants to prominently feature how farked up our country is because Russians are so insecure about theirs.
2013-03-18 11:48:22 PM
2 votes:
http://www.foxnews.com/fnctv/

According to this, a normal weekday on Fox Noise has 1 hour of Huckabee, Hannity, The Five, Cavuto, and Bret Baier and 2 hours of O'Reilly, Fox News Sunday, and Greta, for a total of 11 hours (45%), leaving 2.2 hours of opinion distributed among the rest of the day.

Now Fox & Friends is 3 hours, meaning this survey considers Fox & Friends to be at least 25% factual reporting.

That fact alone calls this entire study into question.

cman: So the website NBCNews.com is just a coincidence?


PROTIP: A television network and a website are not the same thing.
2013-03-18 11:15:20 PM
2 votes:

sammyk: This is silly. Seriously. I rarely see anyone cheerleading any flavor of network newsertainment on fark. Then again, anyone that would white knight RL or the faux news crowd has probably been ignored for a while now.

This is fark derp derp. We aren't supposed to argue about which news source is better or worse. They all suck and the whole farking point of this site is to make fun of them. derp derp.

/herp


All news channels are not news

They are "News Entertainment" (see the Wikipedia page for "Sports Entertainment"). They are there to make money. MSNBC targets a specific demographic while Fox targets a completely other demographic.

Listening to "newscasters" talking about tariffs doesnt bring in the viewers that something like "Look at JLos dress!" would
2013-03-19 10:47:15 AM
1 votes:

bronyaur1: The headline is right on the money.  MSNBC does not pretend that its opinion shows are hard news.  Fox is trying to pass off propaganda as news.


I have no problem with Fox News presenting a conservative/right view of the news. Just get rid of the "FAIR AND BALANCED" and "WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE" taglines. You're not fair, you are not balanced and you're not letting us decide.
2013-03-19 10:11:17 AM
1 votes:
Keith Olbermann is the God of News.

and that is why CumCast sh*tcanned him.
2013-03-19 10:07:08 AM
1 votes:
News (in no particular order): MSNBC, PBS, Internet (must have enough brains to filter out the bullsh*t on the last one)


Bullsh*t big business propaganda: FOX News, Corporate News Network (CNN), CNBC (to a small degree), Reich Wing Radio (all owned by Clear channel communications, a Republican stronghold full of bullsh*t artists) ABC, NBC, CBS.  some local news too, depends on city/town.


most Americans get their news from the second list.  which, of course, explains why this Nation is so screwed up. Obama, et al, is trying to get us back to where we were, but he's fighting an uphill battle of corporate bullsh*t on bullsh*t mountain.


--God
2013-03-19 08:56:39 AM
1 votes:
Fox is basically incapable of telling the truth under any circumstances, making their opinion/news ratio a divide-by-zero error.
2013-03-19 07:42:23 AM
1 votes:
I feel like television news, no matter what station, isn't really news.

The whole format seems to be filming people discussing their guesses on what is going to happen at some future date, or giving some poorly informed guess as to why something happened in the past.  There doesn't seem to be anyone actually doing investigations or actual reporting anymore.

Broadcast news sucks too.  They spend more time plugging an upcoming story than on the story.
2013-03-19 02:51:56 AM
1 votes:

Kevin72: Happy Hours: Where does RT fit into this picture?

They are the most hilarious IMO. They air promos of themselves that compare them to AlJazeera and loudly proclaim they're not like MSNBC or Fox or CNN - and then they act just like MSNBC, Fox and CNN.

What is this RT?


Rotten Tomatoes. They're a movie review aggregator. Not sure why they hate America.
2013-03-19 02:13:57 AM
1 votes:
Cable news sucks all around.
2013-03-19 01:13:12 AM
1 votes:
FTFA:: "Pew found that Fox News spent 55 percent of the time on opinion and 45 percent of the time on reporting."

45% of the time reporting what their opinion shows said?

'Some people have been saying  that Obama (insert bad thing here)'

If only Pew released some metrics on how meta the reporting parts were.
2013-03-19 12:21:47 AM
1 votes:
I can see this thread is going to turn the derp up to potato. I'll see myself out.
2013-03-18 11:50:17 PM
1 votes:
They call them Pew polls because they stink.
2013-03-18 11:10:55 PM
1 votes:
This is silly. Seriously. I rarely see anyone cheerleading any flavor of network newsertainment on fark. Then again, anyone that would white knight RL or the faux news crowd has probably been ignored for a while now.

This is fark derp derp. We aren't supposed to argue about which news source is better or worse. They all suck and the whole farking point of this site is to make fun of them. derp derp.

/herp
2013-03-18 10:24:19 PM
1 votes:
MSNBC does not claim to be "fair and balanced," nor do they call themselves MSNBC News. Fox does both.
2013-03-18 09:37:57 PM
1 votes:
Do you guys meet up to spooge on each other, or can you do it remotely?

Groupthink, it's what's for breakfast.
2013-03-18 09:25:37 PM
1 votes:
so once again Fox News shows that they are more Fair and Balanced than the other networks!

+1 internet for subby.
2013-03-18 09:20:15 PM
1 votes:
The headline is right on the money.  MSNBC does not pretend that its opinion shows are hard news.  Fox is trying to pass off propaganda as news.
2013-03-18 09:15:50 PM
1 votes:
subby nailed it
 
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