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2 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 7:32PM #11
REteach
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Apr 10, 2012 -- 8:10AM, MysticWanderer wrote:


Apr 10, 2012 -- 12:22AM, Erey wrote:


another thread started by liberal people designed to express judgemenet, hatred and vitrol against people that dare think differently




Did you bother reading the article.   While it was critical of Fox it also pointed out its popularity and a phenomenon called the Dunning Kerr phenomenon which states that people will more likely believe those items of news or science that agree with their current notions rather  than those that can be proven accurate.  It goes on on both sides but those who are authoritarian are more likely to even watch only that which agrees with their own view point.  The fact is I am  not all that liberal but I watch or read four news services including ether the BBC or Al Jezeera.



Ah, but you think so you must be liberal.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2012 - 10:50PM #12
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 11:16PM, solfeggio wrote:


Yeah, well, faux news may be the most distrusted news channel around, but it is also one of the most popular.  So, they're saying something that a lot of people want to hear.


Various studies have shown that people who watch Fox news are generally of a right-wing persuasion.


Gee, what a surprise.


 




Yep, we conservatives much prefer Fox. In fact, if anyone turns a TV set in my house onto MSNBC the set immediately self destructs. CNN, however, and BBC are both acceptable alternatives depending on the program.


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 5:43AM #13
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Apr 17, 2012 -- 10:50PM, rangerken wrote:

Yep, we conservatives much prefer Fox. In fact, if anyone turns a TV set in my house onto MSNBC the set immediately self destructs. CNN, however, and BBC are both acceptable alternatives depending on the program.


Ken


You could just listen to the radio, particuarly AM stations. Watching televised news is like reading a children's book with pictures. 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 10:50AM #14
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Apr 17, 2012 -- 10:50PM, rangerken wrote:


Apr 9, 2012 -- 11:16PM, solfeggio wrote:


Yeah, well, faux news may be the most distrusted news channel around, but it is also one of the most popular.  So, they're saying something that a lot of people want to hear.


Various studies have shown that people who watch Fox news are generally of a right-wing persuasion.


Gee, what a surprise.


 




Yep, we conservatives much prefer Fox. In fact, if anyone turns a TV set in my house onto MSNBC the set immediately self destructs. CNN, however, and BBC are both acceptable alternatives depending on the program.


Ken





Of course, people who are confident and competent in their reasoning skills and powers of discernment watch all of them.  When you see the same story from different slants, it is much easier to siphon out the truth from the slant.


Limiting your news sources to only those which re-enforce your own bias (yes, we all have bias) tends to limit one's entire worldview.  Therefore, I watch Faux Noise daily.


I also read their websites regularly.  Try this sometime:


On Thursdays, the unemployment figures come out for the previous week.  NBC, CNN, CBS will have always headlines at the top of their page and If the figures are good Faux Noise will bury the story somewhere at the bottom, sometimes not even on the homepage.  Only if the figures are bad, all of a sudden Faux Noise sees fit to print headlines.


I also enjoy adding The Daily Show in for good measure.  Occasionally, they distill the entire story to pure truth, and that can be very entertaining.Money Mouth

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 11:18AM #15
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 5:43AM, costrel wrote:

You could just listen to the radio, particuarly AM stations. Watching televised news is like reading a children's book with pictures.


That's why Faux is so popular with Republicans. They purposely lower the grade level at which their entertainment is presented. The GOP knows that most of their sycophants are "low information" voters and many are not all that bright. That's why the GOP has their propaganda department, aka Fox, do things they way they do.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 2:00PM #16
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 5:43AM, costrel wrote:


Apr 17, 2012 -- 10:50PM, rangerken wrote:

Yep, we conservatives much prefer Fox. In fact, if anyone turns a TV set in my house onto MSNBC the set immediately self destructs. CNN, however, and BBC are both acceptable alternatives depending on the program.


Ken


You could just listen to the radio, particuarly AM stations. Watching televised news is like reading a children's book with pictures. 




I just almost spit tea all over my keyboard and monitior. 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 2:52PM #17
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 5:43AM, costrel wrote:


Apr 17, 2012 -- 10:50PM, rangerken wrote:

Yep, we conservatives much prefer Fox. In fact, if anyone turns a TV set in my house onto MSNBC the set immediately self destructs. CNN, however, and BBC are both acceptable alternatives depending on the program.


Ken


You could just listen to the radio, particuarly AM stations. Watching televised news is like reading a children's book with pictures. 




(Bolding mine), Yes that is a good comparison.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 7:21PM #18
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Hey... I LIKE books with pictures!!!!! Just try teaching students how enantiomers differ, particularly when dealing with macromolecules, or how cis and trans configurations of alkenes which have identical chemical formulas differ... or try explaining turning an ester into a thioester...or...or...any of that and more... withOUT 'pictures'!!!!!


Hmmmph!!! Yell


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 7:53PM #19
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Apr 18, 2012 -- 7:21PM, rangerken wrote:

Hey... I LIKE books with pictures!!!!! Just try teaching students how enantiomers differ, particularly when dealing with macromolecules, or how cis and trans configurations of alkenes which have identical chemical formulas differ... or try explaining turning an ester into a thioester...or...or...any of that and more... withOUT 'pictures'!!!!!


That's fine for the college level, but we're talking about "Fun With Dick and Jane" style picture books being passed off as "news."

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 18, 2012 - 9:04PM #20
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Well, perhaps at my age I am in my second childhood, but I enjoy the evening TV news, particularly Diane Sawyer (local girl makes good.) It's important to me to know what is going out to the public. I devour the daily paper, and search the internet news extensively. That's just me.

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