Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-15-2014, 01:13 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
FOX vs. The Daily Show

When will they ever learn?

Fox News Welfare Academy - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/13/14 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

2014: A Waste Odyssey - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 03/13/14 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

Is $4B more or less than $3B?

The Weakest Lincoln Game Show


Last edited by MTI; 03-15-2014 at 05:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,637
Figures lie and liars figure. Fox knows that if they just toss the numbers out there their average viewer is not going to take the time to think through them. Put a bit of spin on the ball and it is easy to make their viewers come to the conclusions they are supposed to reach.

Fox News biggest problem is that they leave themselves open to such corrections by people like Stewart. But then, if they didn't dress up their news with emotions they would have nothing to offer. The bottom line is their demo is not too worried about the truth as long as what they hear makes them feel good about themselves.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-15-2014, 05:58 PM
INSIDIOUS's Avatar
Electron spewer
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Honah Lee
Posts: 10,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idle View Post
Figures lie and liars figure. Fox knows that if they just toss the numbers out there their average viewer is not going to take the time to think through them. Put a bit of spin on the ball and it is easy to make their viewers come to the conclusions they are supposed to reach.

Fox News biggest problem is that they leave themselves open to such corrections by people like Stewart. But then, if they didn't dress up their news with emotions they would have nothing to offer. The bottom line is their demo is not too worried about the truth as long as what they hear makes them feel good about themselves.
Where did they hide the like button?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-15-2014, 06:04 PM
MS Fowler's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Littlestown PA ( 6 miles south of Gettysburg)
Posts: 2,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idle View Post
Figures lie and liars figure. Fox knows that if they just toss the numbers out there their average viewer is not going to take the time to think through them. Put a bit of spin on the ball and it is easy to make their viewers come to the conclusions they are supposed to reach.

Fox News biggest problem is that they leave themselves open to such corrections by people like Stewart. But then, if they didn't dress up their news with emotions they would have nothing to offer. The bottom line is their demo is not too worried about the truth as long as what they hear makes them feel good about themselves.
OK.
But saying it like that would lead people to conclude that no other networks engage in the same practice. Do you believe that it is only Fox that does this, or are they of the same cloth as the MSM? Or, do you not care because you agree with the bias of networks other than Fox?
__________________
1982 300SD " Wotan" ..On the road as of Jan 8, 2007 with Historic Tags
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-15-2014, 06:14 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS Fowler View Post
OK.
But saying it like that would lead people to conclude that no other networks engage in the same practice. Do you believe that it is only Fox that does this, or are they of the same cloth as the MSM? Or, do you not care because you agree with the bias of networks other than Fox?
wait, what . . . are you suggesting that folks here may be partisan?

Daily Show Takes on MSNBC

Daily Show Skewers Bashir and O'Donnell over Mormon Remarks
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-15-2014, 07:04 PM
MS Fowler's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Littlestown PA ( 6 miles south of Gettysburg)
Posts: 2,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTI View Post
wait, what . . . are you suggesting that folks here may be partisan?

Daily Show Takes on MSNBC

Daily Show Skewers Bashir and O'Donnell over Mormon Remarks
Nothing wrong with being partisan. It only annoys when they claim everyone else is Parisian and they are objective.
__________________
1982 300SD " Wotan" ..On the road as of Jan 8, 2007 with Historic Tags
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-15-2014, 07:08 PM
MTI's Avatar
MTI MTI is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Posts: 10,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS Fowler View Post
Nothing wrong with being partisan. It only annoys when they claim everyone else is Parisian and they are objective.
Yes, it is.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Inna-propriate-da-vida
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS Fowler View Post
Nothing wrong with being partisan. It only annoys when they claim everyone else is Parisian and they are objective.
I know some very objective Parisians....
__________________
On some nights I still believe that a car with the fuel gauge on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. - HST

1983 300SD - 305000
1984 Toyota Landcruiser - 190000
1994 GMC Jimmy - 203000

https://media.giphy.com/media/X3nnss8PAj5aU/giphy.gif
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-16-2014, 02:56 PM
pawoSD's Avatar
Dieselsüchtiger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 15,108
People who watch fox news are generally using it to keep their fantasy-land alive. Accuracy is not what they are looking for.

Makes it that much easier for shows like the Daily show to highlight their mistakes and misinformation.
__________________
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 83k - mine - (OC-85,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 13k - wifes (OC-17k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'01 E320 - 179k - dad's (OC-182,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 51k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'16 E400 4matic Sedan - 57k - Brothers (OC-64,000)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-16-2014, 04:36 PM
MS Fowler's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Littlestown PA ( 6 miles south of Gettysburg)
Posts: 2,208
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmbdiesel View Post
I know some very objective Parisians....
Are you objectifying people, again.
__________________
1982 300SD " Wotan" ..On the road as of Jan 8, 2007 with Historic Tags
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS Fowler View Post
OK.
But saying it like that would lead people to conclude that no other networks engage in the same practice. Do you believe that it is only Fox that does this, or are they of the same cloth as the MSM? Or, do you not care because you agree with the bias of networks other than Fox?
You are ignoring the fact that it is a matter of degree. Much like Fox News itself you seem to think that everything is equal when it is not and claiming such will not make it true.

It is one thing to offer your take on a subject and quite another to have a total disregard for the facts. It is also one thing to say this is our point of view and another to say these are the facts and can you believe it? They just so happen to line up with what we what you to think.

If Fox News is unhappy with anyone pointing out where they are shading the truth and pushing a line of nonsense then there is a simple fix for this. They can either buy every other network in the entire world or they can stop running stories full of invented outrage.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-16-2014, 08:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by pawoSD View Post
People who watch fox news are generally using it to keep their fantasy-land alive. Accuracy is not what they are looking for.

Makes it that much easier for shows like the Daily show to highlight their mistakes and misinformation.
I used to watch The Daily Show for the jokes. Their ratings were OK. When they made the decision to switch to skewering Fox News for the out and out nonsense they were pushing TDS ratings went up by quite a bit.

Fox's main problem is that they make it so easy to point out where they are pushing their agenda while ignoring the facts of the matter. But as long as they can keep people upset with the ones who are pointing out that they have nothing real to offer their ratings should do alright.

Rush Limbaugh had the same problem at one time. He finally started warning his aud to avoid specific web-sites since the sites spent too much time pointed out where Rush was wrong or making stuff up. Now that Fox News has started to do the same it can only mean that The Daily Show is starting to grate on them and they are scared for their ratings.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page