John Stewart Skewers CNN Fact Checking SNL Skit

I just thought this was funny.

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6 Responses

  1. Although he makes fun of CNN for taking the skit too seriously, it is interesting that he doesn’t find a lot of teh stuff that Fox is legendary for, mixing opinion with news, such as when they promoted 9/12 on their news shows.

    Fox is popular, but numerous studies have shown the absolute lack of real current event facts that Fox watchers have.

    The most accurate news listeners (know more about current events) are NPR listeners.

  2. Although he makes fun of CNN for taking the skit too seriously, it is interesting that he doesn’t find a lot of teh stuff that Fox is legendary for, mixing opinion with news, such as when they promoted 9/12 on their news shows.

    Can’t you just laugh and call it a day? He was pretty critical of several things throughout this piece.

    Fox is popular, but numerous studies have shown the absolute lack of real current event facts that Fox watchers have.

    Who cares. That fact has nothing to do with the numbers.

    The most accurate news listeners (know more about current events) are NPR listeners.

    You’ve brought this up before. Again, who cares? It has nothing to do with this post.

  3. You hate CNN, but love one sided Fox. It’s your security blanket, makes you feel your one side is right.

    So long it’s one sided, you are only getting one side of the story. Who cares if you aren’t getting all the facts.

    You should care.

  4. I don’t accept that it’s one sided. I don’t hate CNN, but I do think they are biased. How many conservatives do they have working for them? How many independents? Now, how many liberals?

    We shouldn’t even have to ask these questions from anyone. Journalists should report the news. The problem is that they are so entrenched in the bubble that they fail to see their own bias.

    You assume that I get all my news from Limbaugh and Fox. I like the coverage on Fox, but I rarely get to watch the news coverage on any station other than the opinion shows (which are not news, they discuss the news.)

    This is hardly the point, but no, I don’t care what other people watch. Most are trending the Fox News way, ever wonder why?

  5. You pretty much have a war against CNN. Its not as if CNN and FOX are the only two networks. Still, CNN has Anderrson Cooper, Lou Dobbs, Michael Hayden, John Feehery, and Ed Rollins, to name several.

    What distinguishes CNN from Fox is that CNN always has representatives of two opinions on each newscast, regardless of the issue. That is traditional real journalism. Take health care: they put the republican and they put the democrat face to face. Take the nobel prize: one person for it, another against it.

    You would never see that on Fox. ever.

    That’s why you are getting just one side of the story. Who cares: you should care.

    Fox’s numbers are smaller than NPR. In 2008, NPR’s numbers far outpaced Fox.

    Fox’s numbers don’t represent converts, or people who believe they aren’t getting the news elsewhere. That would be bogus. Fox’s numbers often are a result of the off the wall, out of control, conspiracy mechants like Beck. No real converts.

    The question you should be asking is who is trending to Fox. Nut cases? Great, more proof that the news is totally slanted.

  6. More evidence that Fox News makes it up as it goes along. Yesterday, Fox News was “reporting” that the White House was shutting out Fox news.

    The real story
    http://www.atlargely.com/atlargely/2009/10/it-is-official-fox-fabricated-the-denied-access-story-.html

    Fox News clip

    The guys at Fox are a joke.

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