TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media The Fox News Effect

The Fox News Effect

E-mail Print PDF

The FOX News EffectOn Monday, September 12, at 5 o’clock, Fox News’s rating was increased by one. My first reaction: where the hell is Glenn Beck? I was actually looking forward to seeing this journalist who I had been hearing was out there where the buses don’t run. But he was gone.

It was widely reported that Beck was fired by Roger Ailes for being too extreme, or what we progressives commonly call “all that right-wing crap.” All that right-wing crap has been replaced by a news show called The Five, which consists of five people sitting around a table talking simultaneously. What the Fab Five was talking about, I was to discover as the week wore on, were the highlights of the right-wing crap:

There is a liberal mob in control of the Senate and the White House trying to force things down our throats, like jobs.

The Republicans have been prevented from fixing the nojobsjobsjobs situation by the Democrats, who appeared to have invented over-regulation and over-taxation. Furthermore, the president’s jobsjobsjobs bill is appalling.

They discussed Michele Bachman’s stategy in the coming GOP debate on CNN, and shrewdly concluded that most viewers would be watching Monday Night Football.

I think that’s what they were saying. With five people all yelling at the same time, it was hard to understand them. Five newspeople all arguing might not work as communication, but it is the closest I’ve seen to a real libertarian news show.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices

Mark ThompsonMark Thompson, the chief executive of the New York Times and former director-general of the BBC,...

Israel silencing detained Palestinian journalist, says wife

Palestinian journalist detainedThe wife of a detained Palestinian journalist said Tuesday that Israel is trying to silence him.Omar...

Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau

Al Jazeera shut down in IraqThe Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has shut down the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera Media...

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdoğan

ErdoganA Dutch journalist was blocked from leaving Turkey on Sunday following her arrest on Saturday night...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!