Friday, February 18, 2011

More Evidence That Fox News Is Like Soviet State TV

By Manifesto Joe

I have sincerely tried to keep an open mind about this. I tried to watch it. The straight news seemed credible for short periods, but would be followed quickly by brazen opinion, with no transitions or labeling. The coverage of Barbra Streisand's brief involvement in politics a few years back was most revealing. The "crawls" leading up to the story said things like "Babs' babble," and "Has Yentl gone mental?" 'Scuse me -- "Fair and balanced"?

Now we're seeing more. Here's the latest on the right-wing answer to Soviet state television:

Here's the link.

I have to admit that I saw a few things on CBS News back in the 1980s that I couldn't say were entirely balanced. But two wrongs don't make a right, especially when the second "wrong" is so baldfaced and blatant. Fox "News" should have absolutely no credibility now. This is the result of the right wing ruthlessly grabbing control of the debate about broadcast news so single-mindedly that they have totally lost any sense of objectivity. Clearly, these people will do anything to advance "the agenda." The bias is now blatantly and shamelessly on the other side of the spectrum.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

Fox "News" is an insult to anyone with a functioning brain. It is just like Tass, Pravda, and even Joseph Goebbels before it. I would label it "news pornography."

I haven't seen Bill Hemmer in action ever since he left CNN. To see him doing the bidding of Murdoch and Ailes, and then calling "an honest mistake" the airing of a deliberately tampered with film clip, was disgusting. I gave him a lot more credit than that.

I view Fox as being a lot like "pro" wrestling: watched and believed in by mindless millions; full of noise and spectacle; thoroughly fake; and totally without substance.

Cletis L. Stump said...

Joe, arrogance leads to a sense of entitlement. Fox has moved to the stage where they no longer believe subtlety and nuance, however timid, is required. They are beginning to unravel and lose their audience. We need to continually confront their lies and beat these creeps into the pavement. Evil, like kudzu, begins as a sprig and grows in the shadows until it begins to assert its presence. That is when the man with the hoe must step forward and assert control. From the beginning, not even three months now, you have inspired me. I deeply appreciate your writing.