Sunday, January 31, 2010

Differences between Fox and CNN


A huge, huge story right now is the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. Some surprising revelations on this year's conference is the feeling that the world's economy cannot be correctly steered by free market forces alone. This, at the global center of capitalism, is a pretty amazing philosophical shift.
But don't expect to hear about the forum at Fox News, because there are ZERO articles on it as of Jan. 31, 2010, the last day of the conference. None.
It's interesting what they include and omit - Foxnews has a huge front-page piece on Obama's failures:
Watchdog: Catastrophic
Financial Meltdown Looms

All bad, bad, bad, despite some reports that the stimulus plan created 600,00 jobs.
Here's my final thought (of the day, anyway) on Fox News and its devotees: Fox News rana full page ad in the Washington Post today called itself the most trusted and popular news network (it's correctly the most popular, sadly, by a 3-1 margin).
So even though I feel that ALL educated people must and should know that Fox is dangerously biased, I can understand why people continue to watch it. I can understand because it's human nature to surround yourself with like-minded people. We want to hear what we already believe. Being challenged takes a lot of effort. So it's easier to watch Fox if you're a conservative or MSNBC if you're a liberal. Being educated doesn't really make a difference.

1 comment:

shesthesheriff said...

I'm always expecting some dumb hot girl we knew in high school to pop up as the next Fox News talking head...but now that I'm thinking of it they're probably too old now.