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Mizike



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell is wrong with you? Those aren't closed captions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said the closed captioning was off, right? Those are signs written in English on saran wrap to attract the attention of the West to the tyranny of the green-faced, handlebar mustachioed Fox News villains.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
"fox news" ahahahahaahwtuo4tqtob3

not joking, this is 100% a legit screenshot.



Combining this with the screenshots Kara found, yes, Fox news does this constantly, but only with republicans who are caught in dirty shit.

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Just one mistress, not even a professional?. This guy doesn't stand a chance in the next Italian elcetion.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm talking to someone, and they mention something to the effect of "Hey, I was watching Fox News last night, and..." I immediately begin to drift away. I'm neither R or D, but even if I was a Republican, I wouldn't watch Fox News.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a good reason for that. Fox News constantly gets bottom-of-the-barrel ranks for factual accuracy. Its viewers are pumped with literal misinformation and it has created documented resultant (as in, not correlational, but testably the result of exposure to Fox News) extremely high levels of factually incorrect views in Fox News viewers.

So basically watching FNN at this point is basically like saying "I want to be pumped full of misinformation, because, by golly, it's our misinformation and that's the kind of misinformation I want to believe is true."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindslicer wrote:
kame wrote:
All together class, what does FUD stand for?

"Fox Undercutting Democrats"?

Nooooo, but close. Anyone?

"Fucked Up Deucy"?

Good answer, but no, also, 2 weeks detention for swearing in class. Come on, it's doubtful that no one here knows this.

"Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"?

Good job Billy! In this case, Fox is trying to create uncertainty about the political party that the Governor belongs to. Not too much, but just enough for the cognitive dissonance in their core audience to take over.


Right, so those herring impaired people who eschew closed captioning, cannot read the lips of the commentators, don't access any other source of news, and have nobody to correct them, ever, will be totally fooled! And any of them who do manage to figure out what's going on get thrown down a mineshaft, muahaha!


What you ofcourse don't seem to understand is that it works. It works for the same reason headlines stick better than the article following them, and why people remember headlines even if the article disagrees with that same headline.

It doesn't matter that people have others who correct them, or hear that the guy is actually republican, for some people will now automatically associate him with democrats.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention it's just suspicious as hell. I mean... how many times do you have to have this same problem before someone either hires a copy editor or fires the guy who writes these on-screen bulletins?

Also, I'd like to see if anyone can find similarly greivous typos in screenshots from other networks. I don't recall seeing any, but it would be interesting to find out... I mean, FOX isn't the only one to call Obama Osama, but how frequently do other outfits mistakenly label a scandal-embedded politician as a member of the wrong party?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
Mindslicer wrote:
kame wrote:
All together class, what does FUD stand for?

"Fox Undercutting Democrats"?

Nooooo, but close. Anyone?

"Fucked Up Deucy"?

Good answer, but no, also, 2 weeks detention for swearing in class. Come on, it's doubtful that no one here knows this.

"Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"?

Good job Billy! In this case, Fox is trying to create uncertainty about the political party that the Governor belongs to. Not too much, but just enough for the cognitive dissonance in their core audience to take over.


Right, so those herring impaired people who eschew closed captioning, cannot read the lips of the commentators, don't access any other source of news, and have nobody to correct them, ever, will be totally fooled! And any of them who do manage to figure out what's going on get thrown down a mineshaft, muahaha!


What you ofcourse don't seem to understand is that it works. It works for the same reason headlines stick better than the article following them, and why people remember headlines even if the article disagrees with that same headline.

It doesn't matter that people have others who correct them, or hear that the guy is actually republican, for some people will now automatically associate him with democrats.


Yes, and those poor hair ring impaired people will avoid that mineshaft I mentioned.



Wait, is Barney Frank a U.S. Representative or an algorithm written to secure wireless networks that is now outdated? Why is Fox being so deceptive about this?!

(and 'hair ring' impaired now??? DUN DUN da da da DUUUUUNNNNN!!!)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you're in the "FOX hires incompetent writers" camp, then?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
So you're in the "FOX hires incompetent writers" camp, then?

It occurred to me last night that this R.->D. habit doesn't even have to be an intentional thing if the writers they hire are so incompetent yet also so partisan that they consistently make the same mistakes.
But, you know, that's just kind of freaky. It'd mean that their writers are unconsciously slipping up so that "Republican" scandals are mistyped as "Democratic" scandals, but never the other way around.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
So you're in the "FOX hires incompetent writers" camp, then?


If you want to call it that. I figure somewhere there's a guy at FOX who fat-fingers the keyboard here and there and never gets promoted because of it, but since he's someone's relative or something, never gets canned either. I don't have a tinfoil hat that insists otherwise, no.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, okay, I see where you're going with this. Nepotism is more important than accuracy at FOX. Got it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Okay, okay, I see where you're going with this. Nepotism is more important than accuracy at FOX. Got it.


Just stare at this picture of a Fox News executive and it'll all be fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so where are the e's and t's?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Senatod Batbata Bozet (T-Va) ammoyxes get teyorwmwnt fron pilorocs." followed by, "FOX news typist forced to apologize for 'giant fat fingers.'"
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