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Thread: Bush Coverage Negative, Iraq Coverage Slightly Negative, Fox Slanted Says Report

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    Bush Coverage Negative, Iraq Coverage Slightly Negative, Fox Slanted Says Report

    The Project for Excellence in Journalism, which is affiliated with Columbia University, released their analysis of bias in news coverage. Here's an article.


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    "The war in Iraq

    Using a similar methodology on 2,187 stories, the study found reporting of the conflict had slightly more stories with a clearly negative tone than stories with a clearly positive tone — 25% negative, compared to 20% positive. The largest number, 35%, had no decided tone and another 20% were on multiple subjects with no apparent tilt.



    Newspaper coverage most closely mirrored that balance, while Fox had the most pronounced slant. The cable TV outlet aired twice as many positive as negative pieces about the war."
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    And here is the important part you left out.

    That finding may be partly related to a larger tendency at Fox on all kinds of stories that allows on-air personalities to offer their personal opinions. Seven out of 10 Fox stories reviewed in the study included opinions not attributed to reporting. That happened in less than one of 10 CNN stories and in less than one of three stories aired on MSNBC.
    FNC is an opinion based channel, most of the time. CNN and MSNBC do not do as much opinion based programing as FNC. IMO that is why FNC is so popular. The only pure fact show I can think of is Brit Humes show, the 1st 30 minutes of it any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohall
    And here is the important part you left out.



    FNC is an opinion based channel, most of the time. CNN and MSNBC do not do as much opinion based programing as FNC. IMO that is why FNC is so popular. The only pure fact show I can think of is Brit Humes show, the 1st 30 minutes of it any way.
    You know I can't post the whole article so everyone is satisfied.

    It's the readers responsiblility to read the article in full. I didn't quote the section that says Bush got the shaft on coverage but it's in the title. I try to give the thread a title that provokes interest without being completely misleading - perhaps a futile effort. The articles are what they are and take them as you will.

    The words "fox" and "slant" were used in that article in the same sentence. Delivering a controversial or eye-catching intro to a story is something FNC does all the time. It's good marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMts
    You know I can't post the whole article so everyone is satisfied.

    It's the readers responsiblility to read the article in full. I didn't quote the section that says Bush got the shaft on coverage but it's in the title. I try to give the thread a title that provokes interest without being completely misleading - perhaps a futile effort. The articles are what they are and take them as you will.

    The words "fox" and "slant" were used in that article in the same sentence. Delivering a controversial or eye-catching intro to a story is something FNC does all the time. It's good marketing.
    I know you were doing the same thing you accuse FNC of.
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    I'd rather have news than opinion personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spydertl79
    I'd rather have news than opinion personally.
    Agreed. I like to form my own opinion. I could care less what a newcaster, who is getting paid by a contributor to a political party, has to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafiki
    Agreed. I like to form my own opinion. I could care less what a newcaster, who is getting paid by a contributor to a political party, has to say.
    Who is getting paid by parties to put forth views, besides the Williams controversy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8brady
    Who is getting paid by parties to put forth views, besides the Williams controversy.
    Jon Stewart is now officially bankrolled by the DNC.
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    So THAT's who's doing it? Glad that mystery is solved as I just couldn't quite put my thumb on his slant all these years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferretsquig
    Jon Stewart is now officially bankrolled by the DNC.
    Really?
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