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In White House Vs. Fox News War Of Words, Who Gets Your Vote?

In White House Vs. Fox News War Of Words, Who Gets Your Vote? - The Two-Way - Breaking News, Analysis Blog : NPR


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They are both in the wrong.

The White House is wrong to assume that the other stations are any better (and not as biased) as Fox News, and therefore is wrong to single out and attack Fox.

Fox News is also wrong to assume that they are 'fair and balanced', because they are just as biased as the other news stations. Just because the bias swings in a different direction, doesn't make it right. Bias has no place in proper news reporting.

Problem is, no one in Washington or the media can seem to muster up the common sense to figure that one out, so the Fox News vs. The White House war continues. It's a silly game, really.

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When Fox News started asking the tough questions not reported by the alphabet soup networks the response was to try and discredit and suppress the opposing opinion.

Public opinion is turning against the White House in this mater.


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When Fox News started asking the tough questions not reported by the alphabet soup networks the response was to try and discredit and suppress the opposing opinion.

Public opinion is turning against the White House in this mater.
The problem here is that Fox News wasn't nearly as critical of the Bush administration as they are now of the Obama administration.

Unfortunately, this is the sole basis for the White House attack too. So again, both sides are in the wrong.

As for the other networks, they suck a big one too. It would be nice if someone actually came out and made a real news network, and cut the bias crap and the political games out of the equation.

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I'll agree that Fox leans quite a bit to the right, but the other networks are much more biased to the left. In terms of who's actually right, probably on one, but Fox viewership is rising because the majority of the american poeple are moderate to conservative, and the Obama administration is becoming increasingly liberal (even though he campaigned as a moderate), and Fox is the only news agency that is covering these issues. I don't always agree with the views of the Fox News guys, but it seems to me, they are the only ones not blindly accepting every word out of Obama's mouth as gospel truth. Most of the other network anchors would probably drop to their knees & give the guy a BJ if he asked em' to. Just my opinion; I've been wrong before.
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While I think Fox News is the least biased of the news agencies, it's nearly impossible to take ALL bias out of the news. It's presented by humans, and thus has bias built-in. Heck, even "statistics/numbers" can be presented to give one side or another.

IMO, the smart folks listen to both sides of the "biases" and filter out the truth as best possible. Just saying'!


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IMO, the smart folks listen to both sides of the "biases" and filter out the truth as best possible. Just saying'!
And we have a winner!!!!

Very well said.

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I'll agree that Fox leans quite a bit to the right, but the other networks are much more biased to the left.
The problem with this is that it's a skewed view. When a person agrees with the bias (or the bias swings in a direction that correlates to the viewer's opinions and own personal bias), then the result is that the viewer believes there is less bias.

Compare the Bush administration to the Obama administration.

Liberal news sources were very biased of the Bush administration, and constantly aired stories that Fox News rarely touched.

Now Fox is doing the same thing to the Obama administration because they are biased against Obama and the democrats, while the liberal news sources rarely touch on those stories.

See the similarities? The bias just swings in a different direction is all.

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This opinion poll conducted by the heavily biased NPR probably isn't going the way they hoped.........

995,000 to 207,000

I think that speaks volumes.


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While I think Fox News is the least biased of the news agencies, it's nearly impossible to take ALL bias out of the news. It's presented by humans, and thus has bias built-in. Heck, even "statistics/numbers" can be presented to give one side or another.
True, bias can never be completely eliminated. Human nature always gets in the way. However, the idea of being objective in the news has really disappeared. Viewer trust in the news has been in serious decline over the past 10 years, and for good reason.

The main problem with media bias is their ability to skew the story. Most bias is presented by leaving out important facts of a story, or not presenting both sides of the story. By doing this, it skews the viewer's opinion of a particular topic. CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and others are all very guilty of this practice on almost a daily basis. That's why your suggestion of watching multiple news sources is right on the money. That is the only way to really get the entire story, use objective analysis of all the facts, and then come to your own conclusion.

Just because a person might think a news source is "liberal", doesn't mean that source should be ignored. Often, there is information there that isn't presented by a "conservative" source. And of course, vice-versa.

What needs to happen in news is that these media outlets need to keep their political views in check, and present stories in an objective manner, and stop withholding information from their viewers.

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