Posted by 10derHeart on September 7, 2005, at 20:42:34
In reply to Re: Bill O'reilly, posted by caraher on September 7, 2005, at 11:16:33
> I can't stand him. I avoid him as much as possible... as I do FAUX News in general.
> (I think last year a study showed that people who identified FOX News as their chief news source were by far most likely to believe demonstrably false things like that there were Iraqis among the 9/11 hijackers... "we distort, you comply" would be a more accurate slogan)
Many, many people feel as you do, I know that based on the reactions I often get to my liking him - most far more....blunt than yours :-)
Interesting about the study. Do you have any idea where I could read more about that? A link or something? Guess I could try to Google it...
Also, I'd just like to say Fox News *is* my chief news source. Despite that horrifying fact, I've never thought any of the 9/11 highjackers were Iraqi. Not sure how anyone reading or watching any accurate report, documentary, etc. about 9/11 would think so - it's just false. I can't recall that being reported by any news source - did Fox News report that at some point? I'm not saying they didn't, but I'm unaware of it.
Over the course of, let's say, a month or so, I also get news from at least 2 other networks, C-SPAN, a newsmagazine or two, at least two newspapers, and sometimes from the internet. I'm a bit of a news junkie, I suppose. But I like the variety, to observe the differing viewpoints and so forth.
I don't believe any of these, including Fox, could ever get me to "comply." Not sure what I'd be complying with...? If a reported story, or even a commentary, doesn't pass my common sense test, sound right, or doesn't check out through other major news sources, I am skeptical.
Finally, I just wanted to mention that as far as I know, Mr O'Reilly is a commentator, or an analyst, and as such, I don't listen to him thinking he's giving me unbiased *news reporting* by any stretch of the imagination. As for Fox, it's clearly coming from a conservative place, and I'm glad it exists to do that. Sometimes I find them "fair and balanced," and sometimes not so much, and at those moments I'm usually found yelling angrily at my TV.....
Which I do when *any* TV network appears to be feeding me a line of what sounds like biased b.s.