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StoneRoots November 14th, 2014 2:19am

Whenever you see someone use Fox News as a reference is it safe to assume their info is biased towards the conservative right?

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/13/14 8:47 pm

No I think they are actually using the correct info

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chickencookie It really is
11/13/14 9:30 pm

Hush. Don't want to start a riot at night.

gamerguy217
11/13/14 8:18 pm

Same with libs & msnbc, cnn, or cbs

Rotavele Alabama
11/13/14 8:28 pm

CNN is more independent. They rag on Obama a lot.

Rotavele Alabama
11/13/14 8:28 pm

Actually if you wanted a unbiased TV source CNN is probably the way to go. They air around the world.

gamerguy217
11/13/14 8:34 pm

I read the guardian more often than I actually watch the news. But there's an app called flipboard where you build your own digital newspaper by choosing what outlets stream into your feed.

gamerguy217
11/13/14 8:37 pm

Choose a few outlets with different biases & it paints a fuller picture

gamerguy217
11/13/14 8:38 pm

Except for Salon. It's one of the defaults & I haven't figured out how to block them in the top stories feed. They're so biased it's like reading the onion, but they're serious.

skinner Wisconsin
11/13/14 7:36 pm

It's not an ideal source, but it's a reputable one.

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Arananthi Literal Ninja
11/13/14 7:48 pm

Sure, if the reputation you're looking for is "provably produces the least informed consumers of television news media in the country."

skinner Wisconsin
11/13/14 8:00 pm

Again like I said it's not an ideal source, but if they report something objective it's probably true

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
11/13/14 8:12 pm

Reputable? Seriously?

skinner Wisconsin
11/14/14 3:46 am

I'm explaining this poorly, but what I mean is that while Fox is a biased news station if they send an objective notification like 'EU spacecraft lands on comet' I can be pretty confident that it's actually true.

skinner Wisconsin
11/14/14 2:22 pm

Well yes, that is paraphrasing what he said. While many on Fox News do believe that Obama was not born in this country I don't see any bias by simply stating what this Sheriff is reporting. They also include statements by the Arizona Democratic Party

skinner Wisconsin
11/14/14 2:27 pm

and mention that "Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship... Courts have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue."
This is not to say that there have never been biased articles masquerading as news on Fox, but I think as long as you

skinner Wisconsin
11/14/14 2:28 pm

read it instead of watch it and stay away from the opinion pieces then it is an acceptable news source.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/13/14 7:34 pm

Depends on the content of the statement. Lol

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RJ1969 SoCal
11/13/14 7:33 pm

No. They are severly biased, but, no. That's a logo al fallacy.

However, with that being said, this situation is usually resolved after looking up facts on the issue because they are often wrong and/or misleading.

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Maj Worth Economist
11/13/14 7:28 pm

Not at all. Sometimes they're referencing the idiocy. And on very rare occasions, sometimes Fox is actually reporting something accurately.

Rotavele Alabama
11/13/14 7:44 pm

It's been seen 3 times since 1973

Rotavele Alabama
11/13/14 7:28 pm

If someone uses God as a reference is it safe to say they're a Christian?

:P

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Rotavele Alabama
11/13/14 7:43 pm

Yeah I thought about that afterwards. :/ I think I was thinking of Jesus but then that still doesn't work. Bad example :P