Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What the ... reporting?!?!?

Fox News is the most popular, most watched news network in America? (Please keep in mind when using words like news and media while talking about Fox it is hard not to have a laughing fit. As with the Korea Times it is hard to consider Fox a true media outlet.) If that really is the source of a majority of American's news you have to wonder just how stupid they are.

Fox has a habit of distorting (or just ignoring) reality when it suits their needs. Which seems to be whenever they talk about someone who isn't following their extreme right wing narrative. They also have a habit of faking things when it suits them.

It isn't the news. It is infotainment. They play to their audience rather than report. Just look at Gretchen Carlson. Either she is one fucking mook of a woman or she is deliberately mooking herself down. Last year Gretch and her friends were "discussing" Hugo Chavez calling Obama an ignoramus. She blurted out that she didn't know what an ignoramus was so she googled it. Or as she put it:

"I just wanted to see how much of an insult it was to be called an ignoramus. Since I didn’t know what it meant, I just googled it.”

Now she knows it means ... an ignorant lawyer. What the hell? She lookeded it up on google and still got it wrong?!?!?

Maybe she should have done what most people do and used a dictionary. I find it hard to believe that someone who graduated from Stanford with Honours didn't know what an ignoramus is AND that she could still fuck it up after looking the word up. I guess she wants to forever be typecast as the ditzy blonde infotainer.

Now you have the latest Fox Faux Pas. They are going hot and heavy after the people who want to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center in NYC. They are tracking the money! What have they found? Well they claim the main backer of the Iman who wants to build the Mosque/community center.

They have identified the source of the money as the Kingdom Foundation. Yet they never EVER mention the name of the head of this foundation that they claim sponsors terror. The unmentionable guy in charge is Al-Waleed bin Talal. His other claim to fame is to be one of the biggest shareholders (2nd after Murdoch himself) of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp! The folks who own Fox News.

On the Daily Show John Stewart wonders whether the Fox news people are simply too stupid to realize this or if they are deliberately trying to hide the truth. Based on what I have seen of Fox it is easy to believe either but I find the latter the most believable.

How people can take Fox News seriously is beyond me. A friend and former co-worker once said that Fox News wasn't representative of the American people. (She used to work in the media industry in the US.) She said that you shouldn't watch it and think that all Americans believe it. If a majority of Americans seek it out as their source of news one can only surmise that they do drink the kool-aid Fox is serving. Which would mean they are pretty fucking stupid.


  1. I remember when David Letterman used to burst out in hysterical laughter whenever he mentioned Fox. Then Michael Moore pointed out how they helped G.W. Bush steal the 2000 election. Shows like "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" constantly highlight the stupidity and mendacity that Fox News represents. How anyone can believe their lies is beyond me.

  2. Some people want to be deluded. (Mind you, I take all all news reports with a grain of salt. It is just that for FOX you need a train load.)