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News Fox News from a New Zealander's point of view.

  1. Apr 13, 2009 #1
    I joined this group to specifically comment on FoxNews.
    I watch it here in New Zealand on my cable channel.
    I watch it if for entertainment only. You can not watch that channel and seriously think you are getting an unbiased view of politics.
    One gets the impressions that their hosts think that Obama is a Lenin reincarnated from the dead whom spent a lot of time in the tanning salon up in the sky.
    As i say I watch it for entertainment only. When I need a laugh I watch the far right loonies like Hannity and O'Reilly squealing about something. You just have to laugh at them.
    I really believe someone should in your country should take this channel to court. Not because they are basically the media wing of the Republic Party, but because they call themselves "Fair and Balanced". Whom are they trying to kid?
    I mean, as an example Karl Rove gets interviewed about Obama all the time. Was he not George Bush's right hand man?
    Fair and Blanced my A##.
    When I want to watch real news, instead of having a laugh, I watch CNN and BBC.
    In fact, I don't need the comedy channel anymore - I just tune into Glenn Beck.
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  3. Apr 13, 2009 #2


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    Hi Kiwi - welcome to PF!

    I had no idea Fox was available overseas...well no surprise I guess, Murdoch is Australian.

    I hope you don't extrapolate what you see on Faux News onto the whole of the American population. Plenty of us feel as you do.
  4. Apr 13, 2009 #3

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    Kiwi-lad, welcome to PF.

    You do realize that by watching it, in effect you are supporting it, right?
  5. Apr 13, 2009 #4

    Hello there Lisa :-)

    Well, thats not surprising. I read a travel book once about an American woman whom travelled to New Zealand and was shocked to find out that we served in the Vietnam War!
    Yes, we get Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ESPN ...........
    I don't say that to sound condascending, but just that New Zealand is just a tiny country at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, whom not a lot of people know too much about.

    Murdoch is an Australian, and a very Conservative one at that. I am glad he is Australian and not a Kiwi !

    And I realise the Fox debate has probably been done adnauseum on this Forum, so sorry to all if I am going over old ground - but I just had too get my 2 cents in.

    Cheers :-)
  6. Apr 13, 2009 #5
    Absolutely. I maintain they have the right to spout off as much conservative waffle as they want. I enjoy the channel, I don't think the hosts are "Bad" people.....as I said, I watch it for pure entertainment.
    But I do think their "Fair & Balanced" mantra is just plain silly.
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    Oh, I should have elaborated...yes I know New Zealand is a different country than Australia. But I figured if Murdoch has such an extensive reach into the US market, he must have quite a reach into New Zealand as well.

    I would love to visit your country some day...looks so beautiful!
  8. Apr 13, 2009 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    The problem of course is all those people who don't see it as one big pathetic joke.
  9. Apr 13, 2009 #8

    Just out of curiosity...do you also receive MSNBC...the exact (left) opposite of FOX?
  10. Apr 13, 2009 #9
    Uh, No.
  11. Apr 17, 2009 #10
    g'day to ya mate. :biggrin:
    (ya ya wrong country. :wink: I know )

    I hope you got to watch the Tea bag tax protests.
    FOX coverage and the CNN coverage of the FOX coverage was good for a laugh a minute.
  12. Apr 17, 2009 #11


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    That sounds unlikely - an American travelled to New Zealand.
    Was she disappointed at not seeing hobbits?

    He is an American now - to get around US rules on ownership of newspapers.
    Only a true patriot would give up their country for the SEC
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