Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

MSNBC learns it should get a better twitter password

November 7, 2009

Breaking news from MSNBC’s twitter page: “Barack Obama is a stupid f*cking socialist.”

“Next on MSNBC: Is having one password for a news channel a good move? We bring in internets expert Jo… ”

Anyway. I don’t tweet but the posts looked pretty much like Fox News’ twitter page. And I love that it took them a half hour to fix the little glitch. The Daily What has a link to an archived site of all of the posts.

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Real Good Moment In Journalism

September 19, 2009

Fox News is too easy a target, but I can’t let this ad in newspapers owned by Fox New’s parent company go by. Here’s a scan of it from the Huffington Post:

 

This is not commentary (which stations, especially Fox, like to use because it gets the protection of “opinion”), it is manipulation by advertisement. The funny part is that, for anyone who pays attention to the news in the least, it was an obvious lie. What made them do that? And what made the only non-Fox-related paper, the Washington Post, agree to put the full-page ad in?

OK that last question was partially rhetorical; the Washington Post is not what it used to be. You might as well read Politico instead. But purposefully, demonstrably false advertising is generally a no-no. Revenue from a full-page ad wins every time, I guess.

Here’s an article on responses to the lie.

Real Good Moments in Journalism

May 1, 2009

Every workplace has someone who just has to talk politics every day. The guy at my work’s been particularly abrasive this week. One of his lines of argument (I use the word loosely, as no one else is talking when he “argues”)  is that Faux News is the only unbiased news source. No such thing, but if there were it would not resemble Fox. Yes, a lot of the footage below is commentary and not news, but this makes me laugh. The extreme uptightness, the preplanned anger, it’s funny stuff. And I actually hear almost verbatim a lot of the things he’s said at work over the last few months. Another of his little rants is that liberals are racist, which I actually see is an opinion in this video. That’s such a hilarious overgeneralization, but it loses force when the guy’s making racist jokes a few minutes later. Today he made three racist comments that I heard–one being a racial slur against Mexicans, said as a “joke” in front of a Mexican-American co-worker. I’m anti-politics and anti-racism; not cool work etiquette Mr. Politics Nut.