Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Interesting - CORRECTION

Updated 9:00 AM
I found the headlines this morning very interesting. "One of these things is not like the other..." It looks like my Internet Explorer might have defaulted to the incorrect FOX News page (SC - thanks you for correcting me). Updated pages are below. Different tenor, but not as far off as I thought. I'm relieved and proud.

MSNBC:

FOX News:

CNN:

6 Comments:

Blogger Jon said...

Ha!

November 05, 2008 7:59 AM  
Anonymous SC said...

Not to be contrary, but why did you cap the top pages of msnbc and cnn, but the US news page from fox? The front page of fox looks pretty much like the other two.

November 05, 2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger jwer said...

I was wondering about the fact that the Fox site seemed oblivious to the Election, but the updated one (which is still there) is not much better.

Reminds me of the Clinton coverage when I lived in DC; the Post would have something like "Clinton Signs Law X" and the Times would have something like "Clinton Further Ruins Country; Eats Babies?"

Hopefully Fox News will be the next to be voted out of office.

November 05, 2008 9:34 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

hahaha i love listening to the radio today. it's hilarious.

November 05, 2008 3:22 PM  
Blogger Jim-the Classical Liberal (Views from the Right) said...

jwer, are you actually suggesting government censorship? No one forces anyone to tune in to Fox News...don't like it? Then don't watch it. Personally, it is not much better when the three main networks, the NY Times, the LA Times, and Washington Post all report "Bush Further Ruins Country, Eats Babies" while Fox News reports "Bush Signs Law X"...

November 05, 2008 8:20 PM  
Blogger jwer said...

Jim: not in the slightest, although thanks for putting words in my mouth.

I am merely hoping that people will realize that the time of thinking that Neoconservatism has anything valid to say is over, and thus Fox News will become increasingly irrelevant to the point that they fire all the idiots like Shepard Smith and rehire all the good journalists they fired when Murdoch took over.

The difference is, Fox is ALWAYS the one spinning things, and the only ones using "some people say" ledes and so on; Bush may not eat babies (and I challenge you to find an example in which the non-Fox sources spun anything anywhere near as badly as Fox does routinely), but he is the worst President we've ever had, and hopefully worst we ever will have. Suggesting otherwise is just bad journalism.

As I said about McCain's campaign persona: you can only be a "maverick" for so long before it becomes clear that you're either a visionary, or an asshole. And Fox News is NOT visionary.

November 06, 2008 9:22 AM  

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