Thursday, February 04, 2010

Is Fox "The Most Trusted Name In News"?

You can't blame Robert Greenawald's Brave New Films for meanng to mock Fox News by ridiculing Fox news ceo Roger Ailes' claims FOX “News” is “the most trusted name in news.” So he's offering a free copy of his company's video excoriation of Fox's public mendacity to the commentator who can coin the best, and most precise rebuttal to the claim.
Write them a more truthful tagline and win a free dvd of Robert Greenwald’s "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism." To win, subscribe to the Brave New Films YouTube channel here & submit:

FOX News is up to its usual dirty tricks again. Write them a better tagline and win Outfoxed!
But Ailes' claim may be literally true, in a strange way.

I imagine Fox IS trusted by its devotees probably a great deal more than any other media consumer trusts the media to which they attend, because the Fox media consumer knows exactly what to expect when they tune in: they will RELIABLY have their prejudices ratified and their fears enhanced. It is trusted because iot reliably repeats their familiar biases and reinforces their accustomed fears...It's also similarly and justifiably trusted by its detractors.

So there IS a reason Ailes can 'truthily" say Fox is the "most trusted" news source...

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