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Post  obervantone on Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:10 am

I stumbled across this and while I was not surprised by some of it I was amazed at just how misleading Fox News has become.
For example, a PublicMind survey out of Fairleigh Dickinson University found that “people who said they consumed no news” fared better on a current events questionnaire than people who had been using Fox News to find out what was going on in the world. Let that sink in for a moment. People who categorically don’t watch the news know more than people who watch a network whose primary function is ostensibly to relay the news
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The most-watched news in cable TV?

Post  News Hawk on Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:05 am

PublicMind ?

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Fairleigh Dickinson University?

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Post  obervantone on Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:59 am

You forget how to do basic research?

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Post  obervantone on Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:27 am

Fox just continues to prove it, over and over...check out this Fox Business report! Razz

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3993474494001/nfl-could-see-record-low-attendance-at-the-super-bowl/?#sp=show-clips

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Post  Anti Federalist on Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:42 am

What a bunch of nonsense.

You people who constantly argue about "media bias", when the true bias eludes you.

The mainstream media is pro-government biased.

The "left" or "right" spins are simply window dressing.
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Post  obervantone on Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:35 am

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What a bunch of nonsense.

You people who constantly argue about "media bias", when the true bias eludes you.

The mainstream media is pro-government biased.

The "left" or "right" spins are simply window dressing.
We are not talking about bias here, we are talking about presenting inaccurate information as fact, which Fox does on a regular basis.

Let's look at how many things they got wrong in the report and ask, didn't anyone edit this piece? Didn't an editor ask the question..."What reports say..." or "When was the last time a Super Bowl ticket sold for face value" or perhaps...if a stadium's capacity is 73,000 how do you get 100,000 into the stadium? And that is just off the top of my head without looking at the piece again.

NO ONE ASKED those questions before the piece aired, that says to me that nothing is fact checked by anyone before being presented on-air as true.

If, in their "business report", they don't get it right on something as easy as the Super Bowl then how can they be believed when it comes to something they actually have to analyze in order to factually present?  Simple, we can't.

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By far, FOX is #1 in Cable News...

Post  News Hawk on Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:51 pm

obervantone wrote:"...When was the last time a Super Bowl ticket sold for face value"  or perhaps...if a stadium's capacity is 73,000 how do you get 100,000 into the stadium?  And that is just off the top of my head without looking at the piece again..."

Maybe FOX News responds with information that is just "off the top of their heads"?

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Post  obervantone on Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:48 pm

The difference between "news" hawk and Fox "news" is what?

Time.com had an article on the price of tickets two days before the Fox piece and they actually checked to see what tickets are selling for and didn't just look at the face value and report that...but then why would anyone expect Fox "news" or "news" hawk to fact-check?
The NFL teams competing in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium won’t be determined until this weekend’s NFC and AFC championship games are over, but that hasn’t stopped football fans from paying top dollar for tickets. According to the ticket resale site StubHub, the lowest get-in price to the 2015 Super Bowl was around $2,250 as of Thursday. What’s more, the site says that ticket sales are up 260% compared to last year, when the cold-weather venue, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, was a much less attractive destination than Phoenix in the wintertime.

StubHub reports that over the past week, average Super Bowl ticket resale prices have risen from $3,017 to $3,106. Other ticket resale and research specialists, including TiqIQ.com and SBTickets.com, have been listing tickets starting at $2,100 and going as high as $5,900 lately.

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