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Faux news is actually telling the truth

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  • Started 3 years ago by Andy_brown
  • Latest reply from missing_kskd

  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    about 18% of the time. The second worst place finisher was almost twice as truthful, coming in at 31% of the time.
    And even of that 18 percent, only 8 percent of what they said was completely “True.” The other 10 percent was rated as “Mostly True.”

    A staggering 60 percent were found to be either “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.” The other 22 percent were rated “Half True.”

    Fox News, and other right-wing media sources, can lie as much as they want. Then if any other source debunks the nonsense they’re spewing, the conservative media simply dismisses it as “lies perpetuated by the liberal media.”

    It’s how conspiracy theorists manipulate their sheep. They perpetuate some kind of asinine conspiracy, then when it’s completely debunked, they claim the information debunking it is “all a part of the conspiracy.”
    And that’s exactly what the right-wing media does.
    Which is why tens of millions of conservatives believe that Fox News is a “fair and balanced” beacon of truth, despite the fact that Punditfact found only 18 percent of their comments to be factual

    http://tinyurl.com/pmo5al7

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 10:28 AM #
  2. Deane Johnson
    Member

    Andy, isn't that a left wing hack site you linked us to?

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 01:48 PM #
  3. jerry1949
    Member

    It's called "Forward Progressives." Sounds like an oxymoron to me.

    But undoubtedly it's a biased source and therefore not very credible.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 01:54 PM #
  4. darth talon
    Member

    I still like how back in 2012, Dick Morris on Fox News kept telling everyone that Mitt Romney was not only going to win the election. But Romney was going to win in a land slide in the electoral and popular vote. Give Fox News credit. After the election they handed Dick Morris his hat and showed him the door.

    But just a few weeks ago. Elisabeth Hassellbeck on Fox and Friends linked the NFL abuse problems with Benghazi. Only on Fox.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 02:21 PM #
  5. jr_tech
    Member

    "But undoubtedly it's a biased source and therefore not very credible"

    But the article quoted data from "Punitfact", which is part of the Tampa Bay Times:
    http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa_Bay_Times

    Is that an obviously left biased operation? IMHO, no.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 02:36 PM #
  6. Amus
    Member

    Seven studies.....

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 02:39 PM #
  7. missing_kskd
    Member

    Look guys, you can claim "left wing" all you want. That's not the point. OF COURSE the lefties are going to talk up FOX not being true very often.

    That is a given.

    The important part is we've got a lot of information about FOX and how true it's information is, and we've got that information from multiple sources too.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 02:49 PM #