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How Fox News covers Obama

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A little satire with a pretty good point:
clipped from www.cagle.com

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But where’s Bill?

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Glenn Beck: If you trust what I say “you’re an idiot”

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Mr. Beck sees himself as “a rodeo clown.” Ironically, he trades in slanted information that many listeners —mistakenly— take seriously.
clipped from thinkprogress.org
beckf.jpg Today, the New York Times has a front-page article on the success of Glenn Beck’s Fox News show. According to the Times, Beck has become “one of the most powerful media voices for the nation’s conservative populist anger.” Although he says he believes every word he says, he doesn’t think smart people should actually listen to him:

Mr. Beck says he believes every word he says on his TV show, and the radio show that he still hosts from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday. […]

“At the same time, though, he says he is an entertainer. ‘I’m a rodeo clown,’ he said in an interview, adding with a coy smile, “It takes great skill.” […]

“He added later: “I say on the air all time, ‘if you take what I say as gospel, you’re an idiot.’

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How to read an American newspaper

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US good; foreigner bad: note this contrast between two rather similar economic stories told in two very different ways.
clipped from nielsenhayden.com

America GOOD!

Detroit Bailout May Bring On U.S. Oversight

Congressional Democrats were weighing options for government control of the auto industry, including the possible creation of an oversight board.

Foreigners SINISTER!

In Hard Times, Russia Moves In to Reclaim Private Industries

The Kremlin seems to be exploiting the economic crisis to establish more control over weakened industries.

Yes, when we do it, we’re “weighing options” and possibly creating an “oversight board.” But when Russia—excuse me, I mean “THE KREMLIN”—does it, they’re “exploiting the economic crisis” in order to “establish more control.” You can hear their commissars cackling as far away as Sarah Palin’s house!
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Written by Monte

December 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm