Fox News, 10 Years on Top


Walter
#1
Best US news on the tube for ten years.
How Fox News has stayed on top - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com (external - login to view)
 
mentalfloss
+2
#2
By having American Gladiators contenders as hosts?
 
DurkaDurka
+4
#3
Google News is a much better alternative to any news you'll find on TV.
 
karrie
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#4  Top Rated Post
"Top rated" and best are not synonymous. lol.
 
TenPenny
+2
#5
The whole point of Fox is to 'sell soap', and ratings = advertising, so, Fox is doing what it's supposed to do. Like the Toronto Maple Leafs, doing exactly what they are supposed to do.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#6
Like Walter is doing what he's supposed to do.
 
spaminator
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Best US news on the tube for ten years.
How Fox News has stayed on top - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com (external - login to view)

i've looked at wutv and have never seen any news.

FOX 29 WUTV Buffalo (external - login to view)

 
Walter
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

i've looked at wutv and have never seen any news.

FOX 29 WUTV Buffalo (external - login to view)

Fox News is a different station, similar to CTV and CTV NEWS Channel
 
WLDB
#9
When it comes to American stuff I usually just listen to NPR.
 
spaminator
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Fox News is a different station, similar to CTV and CTV NEWS Channel

i see. rogers analog doesn't carry the fox news network. does wutv have its own news station?
 
DaSleeper
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Fox News is a different station, similar to CTV and CTV NEWS Channel

An alter ego to CNN and MSN....

Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

When it comes to American stuff I usually just listen to NPR.

That explains it....
 
karrie
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#12
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

When it comes to American stuff I usually just listen to NPR.

I tend to not listen to much of any of it. Too much of it seems designed to pit one American against the next, like the powers that be are afraid of what will happen if the whole country were to wake up and work together as brothers.
 
EagleSmack
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

When it comes to American stuff I usually just listen to NPR.

I listen to NPR as well... but basically you're getting the complete opposite of FOX. NPR is more left than MSNBC and it is government funded.
 
earth_as_one
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

Google News is a much better alternative to any news you'll find on TV.

I also use Google news for international stories. I read my local newspaper for events near me.

If you watch FoxNews and take it seriously, you probably have a severely distorted perception of reality.

May 29, 2011
According to recent polls, Fox News viewers are the most misinformed of all news consumers. They are 12 percentage points more likely to believe the stimulus package caused job losses, 17 points more likely to believe Muslims want to establish Shariah law in America, 30 points more likely to say that scientists dispute global warming, and 31 points more likely to doubt President Obama’s citizenship. In fact, a study by the University of Maryland reveals, ignorance of Fox viewers actually increases the longer they watch the network.
Chris Mooney | The Fox News "Effect": A Few References (external - login to view)

The FoxNews effect is measurable. Several studies now have confirmed and reconfirmed that the more you watch FoxNews the less informed you are.

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I listen to NPR as well... but basically you're getting the complete opposite of FOX. NPR is more left than MSNBC and it is government funded.

Just like accurate is the opposite of inaccurate.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_oneView Post

I also use Google news for international stories. I read my local newspaper for events near me.

If you watch FoxNews and take it seriously, you probably have a severely distorted perception of reality.

May 29, 2011
According to recent polls, Fox News viewers are the most misinformed of all news consumers. They are 12 percentage points more likely to believe the stimulus package caused job losses, 17 points more likely to believe Muslims want to establish Shariah law in America, 30 points more likely to say that scientists dispute global warming, and 31 points more likely to doubt President Obama’s citizenship. In fact, a study by the University of Maryland reveals, ignorance of Fox viewers actually increases the longer they watch the network.
Chris Mooney | The Fox News "Effect": A Few References (external - login to view)

The FoxNews effect is measurable. Several studies now have confirmed and reconfirmed that the more you watch FoxNews the less informed you are.

Just like accurate is the opposite of inaccurate.

No wonder you like his writings, he has a narrow vision bias just like you....he even posts a disclaimer...just like you
Quote:

It’s important to note that these studies do not prove causation. In other words, they do not prove that watching Fox makes people believe incorrect things. After all, it could be that those who are more likely to believe the incorrect things listed above are also more likely to watch Fox, to seek out Fox, etc. The causation could go in the opposite direction.

I found the comments at the bottom of that "blog" more interesting than the post
 
EagleSmack
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_oneView Post


Just like accurate is the opposite of inaccurate.

Not hardly... just that as FOX is right, NPR is left. NPR is so liberal that only government funding would keep it going.
 
Cliffy
#17
10 years on top. They only know the missionary position? How freaking boring can they be?
 
earth_as_one
#18
Yes it could be that FoxNews is not the cause. It could be that dumb people tend to watch FoxNews instead.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_oneView Post

Yes it could be that FoxNews is not the cause. It could be that dumb people tend to watch FoxNews instead.

Spoken like a true condescending arsehole
 
earth_as_one
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Not hardly... just that as FOX is right, NPR is left. NPR is so liberal that only government funding would keep it going.

People who watch NPR tend to be informed and have accurate perceptions. People who watch FoxNews tend to be misinformed and have inaccurate perceptions. Many studies have proved this relationship. I posted references to them above.

So yes NPR and FoxNews are opposites.

BTW, people who get their news from the Daily Show and the Colbert Report tend to be well informed compared to people who get their news from Fox:

The poll—which asked New Jerseyans where they find news and information about current events—found that Sunday morning news shows are the most informative, while Fox News actually leads people to be less informed than those who consume no news at all.
The poll focused partly on popular uprisings in Egypt and Syria. Asked whether the people of Egypt successfully topped Hosni Mubarak's regime, 49 percent of Fox News viewers answered "yes"—the lowest on the scale—while 68 percent of NPR listeners answered in the affirmative, the highest on the scale.

Those who watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart performed well on the questions. Sixty percent of Daily Show viewers correctly answered that opposition forces in Syria have not yet toppled the government, second only to NPR. Forty-five percent of Fox News viewers answered "no."

"The (poll's) results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don't watch any news at all," said Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson and an analyst for the poll.

The results probably won't come as much of a shock. In December, TPM reported (external - login to view) that a University of Maryland study showed that daily Fox News viewers were the most misinformed, regardless of political party.


Poll: Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than Those Who Read No News (external - login to view)


I watch FoxNews, but I treat it as comedy, rather than take it seriously.
Last edited by earth_as_one; Feb 1st, 2012 at 05:19 PM..
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_oneView Post

Poll: Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than Those Who Read No News (external - login to view)

I watch FoxNews, but I treat it as comedy, rather than take it seriously.

Be careful. Remember the old axiom: garbage in, garbage out. Even if you think something is funny, the filing system in your brain is non-discriminatory. Ten years down the line your mind will only remember the data and not the source.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by earth_as_oneView Post

People who watch NPR tend to be informed and have accurate perceptions. People who watch FoxNews tend to be misinformed and have inaccurate perceptions. Many studies have proved this relationship. I posted references to them above.

And people who watch/listen to both?

At any rate...hogwash. NPR is a liberal far left news outlet that is government funded because they could not survive without it being on welfare. It allows no real dissent among its writers/broadcaster as shown by their firing of Juan Williams.



Quote:

I watch FoxNews, but I treat it as comedy, rather than take it seriously.

Funny how you watch it. Thanks for making it #1!
 
Cliffy
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

And people who watch/listen to both?

At any rate...hogwash. NPR is a liberal far left news outlet that is government funded because they could not survive without it being on welfare. It allows no real dissent among its writers/broadcaster as shown by their firing of Juan Williams.

And the same could be said about FOX. They all speak the same ideology like a bunch of automatons. As far as I'm concerned all network TV is the same, biased garbage. All of it is the intellectual equivalent of diaper rash.
 
EagleSmack
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

And the same could be said about FOX.


It COULD be said about FOX? lol...really?
 
gopher
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#25
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

"Top rated" and best are not synonymous. lol.

The right wingers say all other media are "liberal". If that's the case, when you combine the ratings for all other 9 or 10 media sources, their numbers FAR exceed Fox. Therefore, it is not the best or even close to being so.
 
Cannuck
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#26
What exactly does ratings leader mean? So Faux is the most popular news station. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are the most popular artists. Popularity doesn't necessarily equal quality.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

What exactly does ratings leader mean? So Faux is the most popular news station. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are the most popular artists. Popularity doesn't necessarily equal quality.

Some people have difficulty grasping that concept.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#28
NPR and Fox are like CBC and The Sun.

One has credibility, the other has hot chicks.
 
earth_as_one
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

And the same could be said about FOX. They all speak the same ideology like a bunch of automatons. As far as I'm concerned all network TV is the same, biased garbage. All of it is the intellectual equivalent of diaper rash.

You must be a seditious-evil-lying-communist-scumbag-bastard who hates America.

Either that or you probably agree with this opinion.
Why Fox News Channel Is An Industry Joke

or

Welcome to Info-tainment Tonight!

by Ron Kaufman
"We paid $3 billion for these television stations. We will decide what the news is. The news is what we tell you it is!"
-- alleged comment by David Boylan, station manager for Fox Tampa Bay (WTVT Ch 13) to two reporters who are currently suing the network for firing them and censoring a story about the use of bovine growth hormone in Florida cows.

I have no doubt that if someone intimately tied into the Fox News Channel were to read this article they would immediately label me a seditious-evil-lying-communist-scumbag-bastard who hates America....
The rest of the article:
Why Fox News Is An Industry Joke - TurnOffYourTV.com (external - login to view)
 
EagleSmack
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#30
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

The right wingers say all other media are "liberal". If that's the case, when you combine the ratings for all other 9 or 10 media sources, their numbers FAR exceed Fox. Therefore, it is not the best or even close to being so.

Wow... did you really come up with this?

You need to "combine" ALL of the other's ratings and compare it to FOX... so therefore FOX is not #1?

This must really hurt you guys... year after year.......after year.
 

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