Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Fox Biased?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Fox Biased?

On viewing the film about the investigation of Fox being biased and pro war really opened my eyes and at the same time disgusted me . As a media and communications student i have learned that our news should not sway to any side but be objective. In other words not have a bias. How can an audience truly experience and get the correct information , when the news is used as pro war propaganda . It is almost as if new isn't news anymore ; it is a story designed and edited in the favor of the news station's liking.
This is something that cannot be ignored , i feel like slowly our nation is becoming less of a democracy and our constitution is just a joke . The news should not be tampered with it says so in the constitution ; "Freedom of the Press", "Freedom of Speech".
Media figures such as Bill Oreilly should be dismounted , be fired . How dare he warn celebrities and people that if they dare speak against the war they should expect the worst to come . How can a man like that be so righteous and vocal when he was just recently involved in a sex scandal , he should talk more about his dysfunction as a human being and worry less about the young man he interviewed post 9/11 .
That young man had every right to say what he felt , he is after all protected by our constitution or is he ? Most of what he said was right anyways about the 9/11 possibly being a result of the U.S. government 's practices in foreign policy . The young man was just offering a mirror for many people to look at . Maybe if we were more aware of these conflicts overseas and given objective information about them we would have more of an understanding of what was done in the past and things to come .

2 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Good discussion. Should O'Reilly be fired because of his rudeness and extreme opinions? I think not. His treatment of dissenting guests is a distasteful show for the audience. But as long as his show is presented as commentary and opinion he should go right on ranting. If his work stimulates a backlash that's great, if it is a substantive debate and not just more invective and insult.

4/24/2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger Denisse said...

But he rants so much, and he is soo rude!

4/27/2006 5:35 PM  

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