Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Fox News: Flat Earthers-R-Us

Our regular readers will be aware of Fox News' comical inability to be accurate, when reporting anything other than its entirely right wing agenda. The tragedy is, Fox still maintains it's doing a "good job" - although precisely whose definition of 'good' is being used here is still open to healthy debate - alas, the latter also being in scarce supply at Fox.

Recently, they've deliberately contrived to falsify news footage, in a transparent attempt to promote one of their own pet causes. In fact they did this twice in one week - until Fox executives threatened to fire anyone else caught doing it again, as the feeling was that it might be making them "look bad".

This was followed rapidly by former White House Press Secretary, under President Gump Bush, Dana Perino, appearing on the Hannity show and claiming to all and sundry that "there was no terrorist attack on the US whilst president Bush was in power..." Oops!

Then, in an almost Kamikaze-like attempt at self-ridicule, they go and prove that, as a "news" entity, they don't actually employ anyone who is capable of doing junior school mathematics in the form of percentages.

And now, two new instances of Fox fuckwittage have come to light: one involving ineptly rearranging the geopolitical map of the Middle East on a whim; the other having the temerity to call into question the veracity of climate change figures - when (again) they can't even get their own percentage figures to add up to 100%

Firstly, let's see that map.

Now, Palin's claim to be able to see Russia from her house notwithstanding, in the pantheon of egregious schoolboy errors, even for Fox, this rates as a gem. I'm sure the Egyptians - to say nothing of the Jordanians, Syrians, Saudis and Iranians - might be forgiven for lodging a complaint with the UN at being mistaken for Iraq!

I think it only polite not to ask what Fox have done with the Pyramids.

[cough] Moving swiftly on....

Now, unless you've been living in a cave without cable for the last 10 years, you'll know that one of the things which confirms Fox as one of the leading flat-earth-minded broadcasters is its point-blank refusal to accept that there is any link or relationship between Man, the burning of fossil fuels, and how an otherwise increasing rise in the level of overall 'greenhouse gases' is having an adverse effect on the Earth's climate.

Indeed, so confident of this view are they that they've just released another of their polls which shows... which shows that yet again Fox can't even do basic arithmetic.

Anyone care to add up these percentages to see if they come to anywhere near 100%?

Anyone like to suggest how an organisation so atrocious at the basics in maths can have the crass audacity to question the data coming from the world's leading experts in the field?

Anyone care to explain how Fox News can still claim to be a 'news' organisation? Perhaps we could get them to point on a map to where they think global warming is coming from?
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10 comments:

  1. Cosmic Navel Lint9 December 2009 15:15

    UPDATE: it appears that whereas above I stated that Fox exec's had introduced a 'zero-tolerance' policy to broadcast errors, they've now gone and collapsed on that principle too and withdrawn it - so by Executive decree, accuracy's not important and errors are now OK on Fox News. It's official.

    Just as long aas we know their position on the imporance of accuracy... =-O   =-X

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  2. I bet those weapons of mass destruction are hidden in the pryamids.

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  3. Would have to agree. It's dreadful, more like a pilot episode done on the cheap for RTE. If a man like Bill O Reilly can make it's ( yes i said it's) head on to a network then this planet is surely doomed. What a hateful gob-shite. People should check him out on the Tube abusing his staff.

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  4. argh....this is so disturbing.  i can't bear to watch that network, let alone read about what crimes they commit against the truth.

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  5. I generally turn on Fox News late at night so I can get in a good laugh before bed.

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  6. Cosmic Navel Lint10 December 2009 01:28

    <span>FOX HEADLINE: "Tiger Woods' sponsors to throw him live to the alligators!" 
     
    BBC HEADLINE: "Tiger Woods' sponsors, 'Gatorade', to remove sponsorship."</span>

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  7. Cosmic Navel Lint10 December 2009 01:30

    Aye Dan,

    some of the clips fo O'Reilly losing it and going tonto are gems of utter pathos.

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  8. Ummmm...... do you think that President Gump was using the same map when he was looking for Bin Laden?

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  9. Cosmic Navel Lint10 December 2009 11:29

    Not sure Anne - I think the map Bush used was the one designed to find his own arse.

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  10. Cosmic Navel Lint19 December 2009 18:32

    This Twitter reminder in from my mate Rob about how Fox views facts:

    <span>@ruve<span> FoxNews criticizes AP for fact-checking. To paraphrase @StephenColbert, facts are for wimps. Go with your gut. http://bit.ly/6eKhKh</span></span>

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