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How Fox News does it
Posted on Tuesday, November 08 @ 21:54:47 PST by raul
Politics In doing some readings today I stumbled across an excellent example of how Fox News insidiously tries to bias news reporting and influence discourse on topics around the world. Have a look at the first few paragraphs of this Fox News story on the burning of a woman during the France riots. Now look at the actual story, close to as moved by AP (corroborated by a Google news query).

Read on for the explicit analysis.

Here's what Fox said, emphasis added:

Marauding bands of Muslim youth set fire to cars and warehouses and pelted rescuers with rocks early Saturday, as the worst rioting in a decade spread from Paris to other French cities. The United States warned Americans against taking trains to the airport via strife-torn areas.

A savage assault on a bus passenger highlighted the dangers of travel in Paris' Muslim-filled and impoverished outlying neighborhoods, where the violence has entered its second week.

Here's what the Guardian's posting (close to the original story) said:

Marauding youths set fire to cars and warehouses and pelted rescuers with rocks early Saturday, as the worst rioting in a decade spread from Paris to other French cities. The U.S. warned Americans against taking trains to the airport via strife-torn areas.

A savage assault on a bus passenger highlighted the dangers of travel in Paris' impoverished outlying neighborhoods, where the violence has entered its second week.

If that's not underhanded, I don't know what is. The original story says nothing to indicate the people who perpetrated this very visceral crime were Muslims. But in its corrupt zeal to support the American right wing's warped ideology, Fox News has ADDED references to give the impression that the attackers were.

This is how they play their readers. This was brought to my attention because someone was decrying Muslims based on this story. If you're reading this site, I already assume you know to take "Faux News" with a 5-lb. rock salt crystal. But I thought I'd post my "caught 'em red-handed" moment for you all to share.

Fox is about the worst news source out there, and here's a prime example why. It shoud alarm every U.S. citizen that it has as much prominence as it does.

Re: How Fox News does it (Score: 1)
by Red on Wednesday, November 09 @ 07:37:49 PST
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Nice work, boss.



Re: How Fox News does it (Score: 1)
by gsohappy on Wednesday, November 09 @ 12:53:30 PST
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despicable! i can't believe so many people actually like Fox News...



Re: How Fox News does it (Score: 1)
by Raul on Thursday, November 10 @ 01:21:19 PST
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Tricky, isn't it? And it could be conveniently explained away in pseudo-journalistic terms (getting this importaint detail "higher up in the story") or on technicalities (it doesn't actually SAY the people who committed the crime are Muslim) ... but in the end there's good reason to not emphasize the religiosity of the people or the area. Good journalism consciously shuns the ambiguity that gives the Fox deceit cover. It's the epitome of bad journalism.


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