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(Politico)   Thanks to the likes of Fox News, we no longer have a fake sense of consensus in views. Or it could just be that our views are constantly evolving. Whichever you want to believe   (politico.com) divider line 10
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2014-02-20 10:52:02 AM
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SlothB77: People, especially on Fark, forget that Fox News only started in 1997 or 1998 - about then - and only in a few markets.  Before that, all we had was far-liberal slanted coverage with no alternative to call them out on all their bullshiat.  Libs had free reign for decades.  And as is obvious by the viewership that moved to Fox News, it *was* a fake consensus.


I must admit, I'm always impressed by your ability to type with all those GOP cocks in your mouth.  Do you wait between loads to do some editing, or are you just a good touch typist?
2014-02-20 11:01:51 AM
2 votes:

SlothB77: People, especially on Fark, forget that Fox News only started in 1997 or 1998 - about then - and only in a few markets.  Before that, all we had was far-liberal slanted coverage with no alternative to call them out on all their bullshiat.  Libs had free reign for decades.  And as is obvious by the viewership that moved to Fox News, it *was* a fake consensus.



Just a second, I'm almost finished masturbating to your post.
2014-02-20 10:49:32 AM
2 votes:

SlothB77: People, especially on Fark, forget that Fox News only started in 1997 or 1998 - about then - and only in a few markets.  Before that, all we had was far-liberal slanted coverage with no alternative to call them out on all their bullshiat.  Libs had free reign for decades.  And as is obvious by the viewership that moved to Fox News, it *was* a fake consensus.


...reporting from Derpistan, SlothB77, our John Birch Society correspondent.
2014-02-20 10:26:34 AM
2 votes:
Much in the same way that a debate between the Chair of Immunology at Johns Hopkins and ConcernedMommy2KheylytynandJheydyn is a debate, the difference between real news coverage and "Some are saying Obama ordered the Benghazi attacks personally to cover up his torrid underage affair with the Al Qaeda boss assigned to Libya back when the two met in art class at their atheist madrassa" is easy to see for the non-potato.
2014-02-20 11:20:12 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: must admit, I'm always impressed by your ability to type with all those GOP cocks in your mouth. Do you wait between loads to do some editing, or are you just a good touch typist?

Fark Libs are so bad at taking any criticism.

"You have to understand that I'm coming to these things as a member of the most pessimistic and ironic generation that has ever roamed the earth. When I hear millennials getting hurt by "cyber bullying", or it being a gateway to suicide, it's difficult for me to process. A little less so for my boyfriend, who happens to be a millennial of that age, but even he somewhat agrees with the sensitivity of Generation Wuss. It's very difficult for them to take criticism, and because of that a lot of the content produced is kind of shiatty. And when someone is criticised for their content, they seem to collapse, or the person criticising them is called a hater, a contrarian, a troll," Bret Easton Ellis.

If you say anything that isn't straight fark lib echo chamber, you must be a troll.  Until 1997 or so, there was no Fox News.  There was no conservative alternative to liberal spin.  The news has always been spun by the people who deliver it.  There is spin inherent in the prioritization and emphasis given to the stories you report and the stories you choose not to report.



Digging a little into your comments, what I find there is a profound cynicism. I see a faith that claims that there is no such thing as a verifiable fact, no such thing as a historical event, nothing in the universe that could possibly be undeniably true for everyone. Not in history, not in philosophy or religion or science or anywhere... so why not just give up and consume whatever infotainment we find that makes us feel good, whatever doesn't challenge any of our treasured myths and preconceived notions?

Call me old-fashioned, but I think there's a thing called 'reality'.
2014-02-20 11:12:58 AM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Until 1997 or so, there was no Fox News. There was no conservative alternative to liberal spin. The news has always been spun by the people who deliver it. There is spin inherent in the prioritization and emphasis given to the stories you report and the stories you choose not to report.


Which is why there was no conservative movement in this country until 1999. No JBS, no WF Buckley, no Rockefeller, no Reagan (1960s "spokesman" or 1980s "president" version), no opposition to Medicare, no opposition to Social Security, full-throated support for Vietnam (until that rat bastard Cronkite had to get liberal all over the place), no Nixon, no savaging of Dukakis in '88 (HAHAHA what a dork!), Watergate was just a fraternity prank gone wrong and Dan Ellburg is just a whiny pussy (thanks for blowing that out of proportion, libs), no Contract for America (in 1994, several years before Fox News), no Lewinskyghazi (spun up in 1996, right about when Fox News was), and the S&L scandal was swept under the rug because it was 5 Democrats and McCain.

Oh, but some guy named Bret Easton Ellis says millenials are soft-skinned liberal crybabies. I guess that means I've been living a lie.

// I'm gonna go buy some Brooks Brothers and get a job as an accountant
// serious question - are you a member of the John Birch Society?
2014-02-20 11:02:39 AM
1 votes:

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: must admit, I'm always impressed by your ability to type with all those GOP cocks in your mouth. Do you wait between loads to do some editing, or are you just a good touch typist?


Fark Libs are so bad at taking any criticism.

"You have to understand that I'm coming to these things as a member of the most pessimistic and ironic generation that has ever roamed the earth. When I hear millennials getting hurt by "cyber bullying", or it being a gateway to suicide, it's difficult for me to process. A little less so for my boyfriend, who happens to be a millennial of that age, but even he somewhat agrees with the sensitivity of Generation Wuss. It's very difficult for them to take criticism, and because of that a lot of the content produced is kind of shiatty. And when someone is criticised for their content, they seem to collapse, or the person criticising them is called a hater, a contrarian, a troll," Bret Easton Ellis.

If you say anything that isn't straight fark lib echo chamber, you must be a troll.  Until 1997 or so, there was no Fox News.  There was no conservative alternative to liberal spin.  The news has always been spun by the people who deliver it.  There is spin inherent in the prioritization and emphasis given to the stories you report and the stories you choose not to report.
2014-02-20 10:58:26 AM
1 votes:
My views are intelligently designed.
2014-02-20 10:47:57 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Well, I don't think Bill O'Reilly would be confused for a "news show", he's pretty much the very definition of a talk show about the news, not actual news reporting.


Wow, somebody should tell the people at Fox News:

For more than 10 consecutive years, "The O'Reilly Factor" has been the highest-rated cable news show on television.
2014-02-20 10:41:24 AM
1 votes:
People, especially on Fark, forget that Fox News only started in 1997 or 1998 - about then - and only in a few markets.  Before that, all we had was far-liberal slanted coverage with no alternative to call them out on all their bullshiat.  Libs had free reign for decades.  And as is obvious by the viewership that moved to Fox News, it *was* a fake consensus.
 
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