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Changing Journalism Explained

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 29. 1 Reply

Mitchell Stephens provides a historical overview of how and why journalism is drastically changing.…Continue

Tags: false balance, journalism business model

The Nixon White House origins of Roger Ailes' faux-news propaganda machine

Started by Grinning Cat May 18. 0 Replies

Now that Roger Ailes has died, this overview of how he managed to reshape the media landscape is worth revisiting:…Continue

Tags: Republicans, Ailes, Roger Ailes, Republican Party, Nixon

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Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2015 at 11:49am

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FACT: The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is falling. FOX [Roger Ailes wearing FOX logo]: 'Illegals are overrunning America!!!' / FACT: Federal taxes are lower than they've been in 60 years. FOX: 'Obama is taxing us to death!' / FACT: America has never been richer. FOX: 'America is broke!' / FACT: The U.S. spends twice as much on health care but gets worse results than other developed nations. FOX: 'We have the best health care in the world!' / FACT: Wall Street crashed the economy in 2008. FOX: 'Shiftless lazy poor people did it!' / FACT: Roger Ailes [with arrow] was the GOP's top media strategist (i.e. party propagandist) before becoming head of Fox News. FOX: 'Bagley [cartoonist's signature] is a socialist!'

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 10, 2014 at 8:12pm
Fox … has moved derangement into the mainstream of Republican politics.

How Fox News Dresses Up Extreme Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories as News

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Comment by Grinning Cat on April 1, 2014 at 4:45pm

Excellent illustration, Ruth, of the all-too-common false equivalence assigned to an opposing opinion! (At Fox News there was a memo from upper management to never mention climate change without also mentioning that it's "disputed".)

The speculative opposing view gets more apparent weight if propounded by a person in a business suit, or a clerical collar.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2014 at 1:44pm

Great bloopers, Grinning Cat.

 

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