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June 21, 2011

The Truth About Fox "News"

From Jon Stewart.

For a long time, I've wondered about where Fox "News" comes down on the ideological spectrum - or at least how they see themselves. Do they see themselves as unbiased or do they see themselves as a counterweight to what they perceive as a liberal bias in the media.

Are they in the middle of the seesaw or are they on the other side?

Well now we have our answer:

A partial transcript from Huffingtonpost. After Fox host Chris Wallace says that Fox "tells the other side of the story, Stewart's analysis is in full mock mode:
We don't tell both sides of the story, we tell one side...the other side, the one we perceive is never told. Because as you know, news only comes in two sides. And if the conservative side isn't being told what's being told must be liberal. Fox News isn't fair and balanced. It's balancing the system, man. Don't you get it? The system's unfair and unbalanced. To balance the system, Fox has to be the purest form of right wing resin. Because of how heavy left wing America is. Hollywood, comedians, every single news organization, the Internet, facts, history, science, it's all just left wing bullshit, man....
He summarizes the mock:
Is Fox unbalanced? Yeah. Seriously, their ears are nearly touching the floor. But it's only because the system is unbalanced.
They're not at the center of the seesaw, they're miles to the right.


CSI w/o Dead Bodies said...

Chris' dad must be so disappointed.

EdHeath said...

The National Institutes of Who Gives a Sh*t now suggest you watch Fox News only 50% of the day, to get the Recommended Daily Allowance of Conservatism. But you want to be careful, for example watching just an hour of Glenn Beck could give you all your RDA of ideologue "C", but it also contains some non-reality items. You want those to pass through you, not build up.