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    I think it's much simpler than this. Sure, if you're choosing between Maddow or O'Reilly, then you're choosing between political viewpoints. But during most hours of the day, if you turn to any cable news channel, you're going to get things like balloon boy. Who does balloon boy better? Fox. They have more eye-catching and interesting sets, their news is better produced (aesthetically and technically), their graphics are flashier, their anchors/commentators are witty, etc. etc. I think it's these sorts of things that catch the channel-surfers.
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
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    I think some of the best production values and content in network news today can be found on the Onion News Network. Very sharp, very professional, very highly produced. Good stuff.

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    Fox obviously focuses on ratings. They're hosts are often radical and incredulous. Therefore, demographics from all across the board are tuned in for the entertainment; whether they're looking for the truth or just a good laugh.

    Even the fact that they boast about being #1 indicates that they like to use the "Bandwagon" technique when reeling in viewers. They don't regard logical arguments or the "truth" when trying to capture the hearts of TV watchers.

    Ironically, every time they emphasize the statement "Fox: the show America trusts for fair and balanced news", they aren't being objective. It makes me cringe sometimes.

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    [YOUTUBE="7Fpji9lJmWE"]LIBERAL!!!![/YOUTUBE]
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    I think the exchange between Major Garrett and Obama's press secretary this morning is a good example of why more people are watching Fox News. The Obama administration claims Cash for Clunkers is responsible for 50% of the 3.5% growth in the third quarter, then turns right around and says the Recovery Act is responsible for 100% of the third quarter growth. When pressed, Gibbs brushes it off arguing it all comes from the same place (government) and without the Recovery Act the growth would have been zero.

    The point is that if the Obama administration was speaking the truth in the first instance, and Cash for Clunkers was responsible for 50% of the third quarter growth, then the Recovery Act could only possibly be responsible for, at most, the other 50% of the third quarter growth obviously. Does anyone know if MSNBC is looking into this glaring discrepancy in the administration's claims?
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
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    Because they have radical and sometimes naive and insensitive conservative views, such as my parents.

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    I thought this was hilarious.

    The Quislings of Fox - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine


    The Obama campaign manager who called FNC a conservative propaganda station will be appearing on Greta Van Susteren's show On the Record to promote his book. What does this prove? Politicians are animals, and they just go where there's the most food (in this case, viewers/potential book buyers).
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    I watch Fox news because I cant stand listening to angry liberal activists bash the United States and the idea that we are a good nation for whatever gripe du jour. At least when this type of person shows up on Fox news its actually a funny ambush and they bring in Ann Coulter or Bill ORielly to rip the little weasel to shreds. Its not really informative, but its fun to watch. I get my actual news from the internet. Drudge Report is one site I visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millerm277 View Post
    Such as if they watch fox news. (kidding).

    However, I'd the original topic makes sense for a number of reasons.

    -CNN and MSNBC are known as Liberal networks, according to my Conservative friends, and Fox is the only Conservative leaning one, so the liberal group is split, conservatives are not.
    -Fox's commentators seem to be much more sensationalist (Watch Glenn Beck for 5 minutes) than the other networks, while not really leading to good or accurate reporting in my opinion, it does certainly make the news more entertaining, probably interesting more of the population than a "dryer" reporting style on CNN and MSNBC.
    -Like it or not, in the USA, the Republicans skew much more toward the "Grumpy old white men" category, than the Democrats. Democrats are much more often younger (especially with Obama here..), and/or poorer. As such, you could safely assume that they both may have less time for news, and are more likely to get their news from the internet, rather than the TV.
    They are sensationalistic because our country is being turned into a socialist dump by the democrats, people watch because they are worried, they see sensationalism and get in tune with it. They go looking for someone who has the answers, this always happens. No one is going to tune into a liberal talk show or liberal news piece which is drumming the beats to Obamas socialist nightmare, so people swarm to Fox... its incredible people don't realize this stuff.

    You cant say the only reason Fox is the best is because all conservatives watch it and all liberals are split between all the other news networks, who only watches 1 news show if they are inclined to watch network news? I myself flip between 3 or 4 of them. Fox is just better, better messages, more optimistic and upbeat, they are unabashedly pro American (like that's a bad thing) Liberal stations in contrast spew misery and backtalk to defend Obamas policies which no one wants.

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    If you want to know why the MSM ends up partisan, follow the money.

    Who owns the corps that own the channels?

    Who is that ultimate owner in bed with politically?

    Who are the owners of the networks donating to?

    What political concessions are they earning for their patronage?

    More often than not, once you've answered these questions, the rest answer themselves.

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