Sometimes the bias goes a bit too far

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    I go to Foxnews.com pretty much every morning while I eat breakfast. I just have found I like the setup of their site. I've seen some bias, but usually not enough for me to say anything.

    I was reading today, as usual, when I saw that one of their headlines was "NOTHING BUT 'A FRAUD'?
    Obama's Pal Ayers Blasts Teach for America Program"

    Here's a link to the article :Obama pal Bill Ayers calls Teach for America 'a fraud' | Fox News

    Now, this article has nothing to do with Obama. It's about a teachers program and Ayers reaction to it. Still, the headline and article call Ayers Obama's pal twice, as well as his confidant. There was no reason to bring up Obama, especially since everything I remember reading has said that he and Ayers were not 'pals'. Acquaintances, perhaps associates, but never close enough to be called pals. This seems like a very clear attempt to smear Obama in a backhanded way.

    This isn't an attempt to attack FOX and ignore any other media bias; I'm sure there are examples of liberal bias to be found as well. If I frequented MSNBC.com I'd probably have tons of them. Maybe if I read CNN.com more frequently I'd see more as well. I just felt compelled to post this example after I saw it. It's an egregious example of bias in media IMO.

    Finding unslanted news is a pain. :tongue:
     
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    Fox is nothing but radical right wing propaganda.
     
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    As opposed to all the other networks being in the bag for the left?
     
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    You would and there are. When people admit there is a left leaning bias in most media I might be ready to entertain discussing Fox News seriously
     
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    Yep too much forward bias will burn the device out and too much reverse bias will shut it down.
     
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    Cut the kid some slack...he's only a junior reporter.:D

    I'm sure the libs will get a kick out of this.:eusa_whistle:

    Junior Reporters Program | Fox News Channel Junior Reporters
     
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    Bias exists everywhere, it's a part of being human.
     
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    Okay okay I an fessing up. I go to the news where the cutest guys are! :D

    I actually rarely watch 24/7 national news anymore. Often tedious and they all repeat the news of the day over and over. Also if people were not such unthinking sheep they would be immune to bias.
     
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    It's a proper connection for Fox to make since Barry described Ayers as just some guy in the neighborhood while campaigning in '07 - '08, which, had the media done but a smidgen of homework, could have informed the public he was lying his ass off.

    Barry and Billy worked together for 5 - 6 years at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which is quite different that just being aware of someone in the neighborhood. But there's some reason Barry never dwells on his CAC days, didn't even mention that period of work in his books which I find quite interesting.
     
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    You're the one that's lying their ass off. For a more even handed analysis of their relationship check out:

    snopes.com: Barack Obama and Bill Ayers
     

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