Saturday, August 05, 2006

Why you should watch FOX, and not CNN

I'm not a Republican. I'm not a Democrat. I selectively watch my news channels - and have no problem criticizing FOX news for its hard-lined right wing nature.
At the same time, I have no problem criticizing CNN for its extreme nature, majorly influenced by Arabs.

What happens is that people are used to watching a certain channel, be it CNN, for their stance on political issues is more closely aligned with Democrats. In other words, very few Democrats will watch FOX news which is a Republican heavy outlet.

Whatever is displayed through CNN becomes a reality for viewers, without even considering the possibilities that what they are seeing is in effect distorted.

Here is evidence of what I mean:

"CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson admitted that his anti-Israel report from Beirut on July 18 about civilian casualties in Lebanon was stage-managed from start to finish by Hezbollah. He revealed that his story was heavily influenced by Hezbollah’s “press officer” and that Hezbollah have “very, very sophisticated and slick media operations.”

When pressed a few days later about his reporting on the CNN program Reliable Sources, Robertson acknowledged that Hezbollah militants had instructed the CNN camera team where and what to film. Hezbollah “had control of the situation,” Robertson said. “They designated the places that we went to, and we certainly didn’t have time to go into the houses or lift up the rubble to see what was underneath.”

Robertson added that Hezbollah has “very, very good control over its areas in the south of Beirut. They deny journalists access into those areas. You don’t get in there without their permission. We didn’t have enough time to see if perhaps there was somebody there who was, you know, a taxi driver by day, and a Hezbollah fighter by night.”"
[read more here]

I have a serious problem with this behavior. A distorted reality and truth is being purchased by empathetic and sympathetic viewers worldwide, and focus which should be on Israel's defensive, has quickly become focused on Israel's offensive.

FOX News has my vote in its coverage of this current conflict. It understands and sees truth as it is, without Hizbollah, a terrorist organization, pulling the strings.

CNN - excellent work on your desire to portray reality as Hizbollah wants the world to see it - you have turned intelligent people into ignorant creatures.


Anonymous violentcyclist said...

I knew Nic was up to something. My brother and I had already branded him a pawn of Hizbullah based on his inept coverage and his seemingly pro-terrorist stance. These f'n reporters are so full of bravado, that they care more about their heroic reporting (look at me running through the streets of Lebanon dodging missiles) then meeting their responsibilities as western journalists who should be reporting with the big picture in mind. Instead they offer themselves up for manipulation in exchange for access again and again. Pathetic!

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never liked CNN! They have always had an anti-Israel approach to their reporting.

5:42 AM  

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