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26 July 2013



What a xenophobic, nationalistic, homophobic,
racististic, traditionalistic, misogynistic,
paranoidistic, hurtfulistic, NAZIistic,
Neandertalistic, superioristic, simplistic
Opinionistic, Unsomebodyelsepayforitistic,
Unfairistic, Uncaringistic, Unempathyistic,
Onetracknarrowgaugemindistic, tripeilistic,
Unphilosphyistic, unPCistic diatribe. (:



I believe the preferred term these days is "Nazitastic".

Ben Emery

George and all those who believe that FOX is a legitimate "news" station, check out this interview that has a 100% agenda to try and discredit the author. FOX is a propaganda channel and very little to do with news.

Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done?

George Rebane

BenE 954am - given (but not confirmed) that you understand the subject raised in my commentary, what is you point?

Ben Emery

George, 28 July 2013 at 10:08 AM

Nothing to your point on the post but there was no other place to put the interview. It goes more towards the underlying way we perceive the world by the "news" we consume.

Here is another interview on dreaded NPR, which is becoming more and more corporatized with less and less public funding.

Terry Gross vs Lauren Green on professional journalism.

Terry Gross wins hands down.

Christ In Context: 'Zealot' Explores The Life Of Jesus

I agree with what Reza says in this interview about Jesus story as metaphor not literal.


Ben has conclusively proven that Fox News isn't news by digging out one interview from an ONLINE, not broadcast, religion opinion program by a 'religion correspondent' who is not ready for primetime. Cute though; she was apparently a 3rd runner up for Miss America in 1985.


Sometimes I wonder if you guys really know what is going on here:


George Rebane

BenE 1142am - see 28jul13 update.

stevenfrisch 1239pm - it really doesn't matter, because when you feel the time is right, you'll explain the whole thing to us. Until then, we can do naught but wait in your shadow.

Ben Emery

Greg, 28 July 2013 at 12:22 PM
It is a microcosm of the entire channel. Here is a more evidence of FOX being athe republican party propaganda channel. FOX is the tv portion of the right wing echo chamber. Propaganda is usually short on truth long on lies.

Fox News Viewers Uninformed, NPR Listeners Not, Poll Suggests

Bob Hobert

Wow! You media scholars can find bias and propaganda on FOX News. Have you any time left to apply your keen observational talents to NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/MSNBC? Why are you watching television anyway? Maybe all media "news" is "metaphor not literal". BTW, I drop in here infrequently just to see if the opposing camps have anything new. Sorry to report - no. Back in 6 months....

George Rebane

BenE 544pm - Thank you for that most illuminating link of the poll of 600 New Jersey viewers. As a regular Fox News watcher I can tell you uncategorically that the poll is suspect. The highlighted questions on which the New Jersey sample of Fox News watchers did so poorly are ones that are covered extensively on EVERY FN newscast and commentary program. This means that any brain-functional viewer cannot help but be exposed to the 'answers' at least fifty times in every 24 hour viewing period.

The main reason such a small sample size, regionally restricted poll is suspect on such a topic matter is a bit technical. Most people get their news from primarily one outlet that becomes their favorite for one reason or another. With the sample dividing between, say, six or seven outlets, the sample of any given news outlet in this poll would easily be below 100 watchers of any given channel. Taking percentages from such small samples yields very large error ranges. For example, from the 95% 'banana (error) curves' the error for a ratio taken from a 100 member sample is +/-15%, a 30% !! range.

In short, attempting to extract meaning from such a poll, and then extrapolate the results nationwide is sophomoric at best, and academically unforgivable at worst. Professor Dan Cassio of Farleigh Dickinson University should be hiding his head under a blanket somewhere, and someone should be putting the Forbes reporter through remedial ding-dong school for writing up something like that so uncritically. Consulting with anyone who passed a basic stats class would have warned him of the pitfalls of such a poll. But the main fault lies with the university for structuring such a questionnaire, restricting it to a dubious region (I don't want to start on New Jersey), and applying it over an effectively diminutive sample size. But you Ben, you in your zeal may be forgiven for you didn't know what you were promoting.

Michael Anderson

Bob Hobart nailed it.

Ben Emery

Propaganda in the 70's and propaganda today.

Report: Roger Ailes Started Planning Fox News While Working for Nixon

"A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News," the 41-year-old memo that Cook says was a lynchpin in a "nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the 'prejudices of network news' and deliver 'pro-administration' stories to heartland television viewers."

Todd Juvinall

So BenE, answer Hobert's post. All you can do is one network and it isn't even 20 years old! I applaud Ailes foresight in his creation of a network that allows both sides to chatter box. And above the fold! So take your bias and massage it again and see if you have been mislead.


Oh, and apparently there are atheists in foxholes!

George Rebane

stevenfrisch 723am - not a conclusion you can draw from the available data, should that be a prerequisite.

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