Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fair and Balanced

Most days as I troll through the blogs and news sites on the web I usually check foxnews.com as well as msn.com, slate.com, salon.com, etc. I try and get a broad view from both conservative and liberal news outlets. One thing that always perplexed me was how many sexually explicit articles and ads there were on foxnews.com (I counted 5 today!) I guess Doug Wilson thinks the same way I do and he wrote about it in the Washington Post

Here is an excerpt:

"Fast forward to the present. A number of evangelicals are up in arms about President Obama himself, and Obamacare, and Obama-other-things, and Obama-anything-else, and are warning us in dire tones about the impending slavery that is involved in all this "socialism." And--full disclosure here--I am economically pretty conservative myself, just slightly to the left of King Arthur, so I am not pointing out this part of it to differ with any of it. But what I am noticing in this discussion is a striking public tolerance for right-wing skankyness. When I am cruising around for my Internet news, I am far more likely to run into Moabite women at Fox News than anywhere else.

I was recently was scrolling down a related "conservative" web site (Fox Nation), and near the bottom came upon a photo that plainly notified us all that Pamela Anderson is a member of a race, the human race, that is indeed mammalian. One of my initial thoughts was that it must be really nice to be able to go through life with absolutely no fear of drowning. The Fox News site is not quite as bad as that, but is pretty clearly keeping Balaam on retainer as well. While writing this, I conducted a brief, unscientific survey, and the Fox News site was busy displaying six large breasts with one naked Kardashian thrown in, MSNBC, that noted liberal outlet, had nothing objectionable at all, CNN, bane of the republic, also had none. Surely it should be possible to access fair and balanced news without running into women who think they are supposed to be a sale at Macy's--with 40 percent off"

Read the whole thing at http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/05/foxy_news.html

1 comment:

  1. This is so true Allan. I have been limiting myself to headline news only when I go to the Fox site. What trash!