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Monday, November 2, 2009

What do NPR listeners think of Fox News?

NPR is conducting a survey on their news blog. The subject is the fight between the White House and Fox News. As of this writing there have been 1,362,903 votes cast. Any guesses as to how it's shaping up? Click here to find out.

41 comments:

Sarkazein said...

I took the survey. I guess somethings are so obvious even liberals can't deny them. Expect changes in Obama's core values soon.

Liberal POV said...

HD

I want to answer yes to both the top two.

No Fox News( Not really news entertainment opinion ) is not fair and Balanced

Yes, the white house should be able to handle questions from Fox.

Do conservatives still believe in lynching?

Not a very professional jourinalist question is it?

Fox misinforms the listeners and the more they listen the dumber they are.

Fox is not Journalism but billionaire propaganda defending polution, tobacco, Banking, High CEO income, insurance, and Military industry

Honest Debate said...

"Fox misinforms the listeners and the more they listen the dumber they are." -LiberalPOV

That's quite an indictment of NPR listeners that overwhelmingly disagree with your analysis. So, you're on record: NPR listeners are dumb.

Sarkazein said...

POV is waiting for Obama to comment before he reaches a definite answer. He is officially a Yes and No for now.

Liberal POV said...

HD

See my own answers to the poll.

The poll has nothing to do with the non journalism of Fox.

I might also add this poll is like those on Ms Fox's web site useless as to providing information on public opinion.

Sarkazein said...

POV- Still waiting for you to identify one fact made up by FOX.
If you can recall, that discussion came from an NPR poll you had posted.

DC said...

Thanks for this post.

Honest Debate said...

Let's see, which network used forged documents on the eve of the 2004 election to slander Bush?

Answer: Dan Rather at CBS

Which network used factual information and broke the story Bush's drunk driving record on the eve of the 2000 election?

Answer: Carl Cameron at Fox News

See the difference Liberals?

Answer: One network used facts to report without regard to ideology. The other network used ideology without regard for the facts.

In fairness to CBS the facts didn't really matter. Everyone knows (wink wink nod nod) that Bush didn't serve. Proof is over rated.

Sarkazein said...

HD, well said!

Anonymous said...

The news of this poll's posting is 10 days old. In that time, scores of viral emails were sent by and to large conservative mailing lists urging all good patriots to hit a link and submit their response. Basically, somebody had the wise (seriously, not sarcastically) idea to "stuff the box," as they knew libs wouldn't give a hoot about the unscientific NPR poll.

The only reliable conclusion one should draw from this poll's results is that a certain, albeit large, number of conservative emailers are perfectly willing and able to read a message, obediently follow its directives, and then robotically forward the information to others.

That's all.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous-

Wishful (HOPE) thinking on your part. I never heard about the NPR survey email, so the only reliable conclusion I can draw is that you are wrong.

Anonymous said...

Wishful nothing.

Google, in quotation marks, the full content of the "siding with FOX" option and you'll find close to 300 entries, almost entirely reflecting the directive content of conservative bloggers who commanded their e-bot readers to spread the word and load the box.

It's all part of the "let's act like there's more of us than there really are" plan of the pathetic, disgruntled alliance of myopic neo-cons, fundamentalist fanatics, aimless obstructionists, blind flat-earthers and, yes, I'll say it, both overt and closeted racists who couldn't even get FOX News to rig up live crowsnest coverage of their sparsely-attended "Million Cracker March" on D.C.

Rant on and play dress-up, y'all. We'll do the real counting next November. Uh, if you're counting, that'll be about 10 months AFTER healthcare is passed and signed.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- Sorry, you are wrong, because I never heard of it. Anyone can Google after the fact and find anything. This is why the polls say 40% of the people in the country call themselves conservatives and only 20% admit to being liberals. Remember Obama ran from the center, duping many. The chance of the con continuing through the next election is slim.

Honest Debate said...

Nonny (if that's your real name),

This poll is not scientific, no one said it was. However, it sure is fun seeing how it gets your goat. Are you claiming that only conservatives and not liberals stacked the vote? Do you dismiss studies by non-partisan groups during the campaign like this one? Can you make the case that Fox who slaughters ALL the competition COMBINED in ratings does so because people are stupid or brainwashed? Use your head.

You're just as obnoxious and illogical as you were when you used your other fake name.

Honest Debate said...

Link Fixed

Liberal POV said...

Sark

Obama won with 53% of Americans voting for him but won with a land slide of electoral votes.

Today 54% of Americans approve of Obama's policies.

Texas ands Alabama don't represent most of America.

HD: Nor do Iredell and Avery County in NC.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering.......what possible constructive purpose do teabaggers and conservative e-whackers (oh, I'm sorry, "bloggers") foresee any of this type of stunt publicity serving?

Really, are you hoping to whip Republicans into somehow acting more Republicany than they did during W's eight years?

Or are you somehow secretly hoping that a third-party candidate can be recruited to carry your aimless banner of frustated and trite bumper sticker sayings?

If one is to believe Glenn Beck, Republicans shouldn't feel at all comfortable because he and his minions are gunning for them, just as they are for Democrats.

So are Glenn and his parrot-like followers being dishonest, or are you kooks really hoping for a Huckabee to serve in the pathetically pointless tradition of John Anderson, Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan?

If that is the case, if you guys actually are sincere about being equally t'd off with the GOP and, thus, you're going to grow the nuts to "revolt" via a third-party campaign, I'd welcome it.

It's so cute when castrated conservatives rant against the inevitable, sort of like hateful little Don Quixotes sporting tri-cornered hats.

Climb every mountain, guys.

Honest Debate said...

"Really, are you hoping to whip Republicans into somehow acting more Republicany than they did during W's eight years?" -Nonny(if that's his real name)

Boy that'd be nice! Going mushy with politicians like McCain, Spector, Scozzafava, Collins, Snowe, Graham or pundits like Frum, Brooks and Noonan sure hasn't worked out.

But to answer your question, I posted this just to rile up the likes of you.

Mission accomplished!

guy faulkes said...

Anonymous and POV, Obama is losing ground. All scientific polls show his approval rating and the approval ratings for his policies are plunging. As POV has already indicated he puts Obama on an equal footing as the Savior, it is no wonder your are upset with Fox news. They have been instrumental in getting honest news out to the public.

i still think NPR should not be publicly funded.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

"i still think NPR should not be publicly funded."

You believe alot of things that are wrong and that would hurt our civilazation even more.

Sarkazein said...

Not funding NPR would hurt our civilization... good grief.

Honest Debate said...

Funding NPR, no matter how small the percentage, is nothing less than Soviet style state run propaganda. I don't see how it is Constitutional. I'm okay with their fund drives, they're annoying but at least people have a choice. That's as it should be.

I am a regular listener of WFAE in Charlotte and often post on their blog. A bigger bunch a uninformed, brain dead, sycophantic pompous asses cannot be found.

Liberal POV said...

HD

We have better choices over here in the mountains.
We do have WFAE but also WNCW playing everything from Doc Watson, the Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, Swing music lot of wonderful music that Commercial radio wouldn't play. We also get East TN NPR station.

The thing I like about NPR is they take much more time to inform you on the over all issue and interview well informed experts on subjects in the news often these people have spent entire careers studying the subject they are discussing.
Most of the time they leave Kate Plus Eight crap out of the news.
Guy would like science Friday.

Honest Debate said...

Yea Lib, I like WNCW too. I agree that they take time to get in depth. I heard a Bob Edwards program on a bass player (Carol Kaye) who played on all the Beach Boys stuff, Sonny and Cher, Barbra Steisand, Mission Impossible and on and on. It was great. They should stick to that kind of programing because their politics suck and is not at all balanced. Their world view is myopic. It's propaganda that should not be publicly funded.

Liberal POV said...

HD

How in Interviewing the last Ambassador to Iraq before a war with Iraq propaganda?

How about interviews with those on the receiving end of fire power directed at those we believe to be terrorist ( intelligence is not always correct )?
Because information you recieve on NPR disagrees with what you think you know dosen't make it left wing propaganda maybe its just facts or a POV you didn't know.

Honest Debate said...

Lib,

I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know. I'm a news junkie. That is why I know what they are not telling me and how they are spinning what they do say.

Bushod Gentry said...

Not many pranks this Halloween. I suppose the kids figure that the adults have the monopoly. My favorite prankster has to be Nancy Pelosi' Remember when she said this would be the most ethical congress ever? I thought that was hilarious! But I have to give the most points to the Pelosicare bill. At 20 pounds, 1990 pages and two and a half million dollars per word, it is the biggest piece of legislature ever! Sure, there are are a lot of hoaxes lately, such as the most transparent government or cleaning up Bush's mess, and I'll bet you have your favorite as well. Some people believe such claims are stupid, but remember, there are millions of people out there that continue to fall for such snake oil. It's comforting to know that no matter if I fall victim to senile dementia one day or even wind up in a coma, that I will still be smarter than the gullible imbeciles that believe such nonsense. Watch MSNBC or listen to NPR one night and prove it to yourselves.

Wolf's head said...

For the record, I listen to NPR on 88.5 and 89.9 FM.

I just love listening to NPR when they are having their "fund raisers" chiding people who listen but don't contribute.

THEY ARE TAX PAYER FUNDED!!!!! Everybody pays for NPR if they listen to it or not.

I find their news to be totally slanted to the left, and opposing Conservative viewpoints are NEVER given any play on their programs. The result is a propaganda tool for the Statists at our expense.

I listen to it because it gives great insight into our enemies and what they want to do to us.

They should receive NO public funding, as they receive monies from corporations to sponsor their programs just as commercial networks do.

The only difference is that NPR hasn't the audience to make them a viable business, so they use the fig leaf of "National Public" radio to convince stupid and irresponsible politicians to give them money.

Not a dime, for their time!

Liberal POV said...

HD

"I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know."

Sorry, I never realized you were that knowledgeable.

"I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know."

Really?

"I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know."

Do you share such knowledge by teaching or in songwriting?

"I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know."

Good comment , I though you were serious at first.

Honest Debate said...

Wolf,

89.9 is awesome. I love listening and playing classical music. Chopin and Liszt are my favorites.

Honest Debate said...

Lib,

Yup, it's true but not because I'm all that knowledgeable. It's because as I said, I'm a news junkie. I like going to the source. Most of the time I've seen the debate on C-span or read the bill or heard the words from the horses mouth instead of hearing the interpretation of the words from a horses ass.

I'll take it a step further. 99% of the time I can tell you what NPR said on a political issue without even hearing it. They're that predictable.

Honest Debate said...

Lib, you asked: "Do you share such knowledge by teaching or in songwriting?"

No, I try and keep politics out of my songs. Music is sacred ground to me. If I am moved to get into politics then I keep it subtle and let the listener fill in the blanks. That was the case when I wrote a little dittie during the Clinton impeachment entitled "Whole Lotta Hooey".

Liberal POV said...

HD

"I have NEVER heard ANYTHING political on NPR that I didn't already know."


You have to admit that's a BIG statement.

Statements that big make you look silly and loose creditability as an Honest Debater.

Honest Debate said...

Lib,

As much as I hate to admit it, you have a valid point. When Blogger enlisted my help it necessitated making an account at blogger.com. I chose "Honest Debate" for two reasons. It is my mantra and passion. It also would be a moniker that would hold me accountable for what I wrote. You called me on it so in that spirit I'll revise my remarks.

I have learned many non-political things from NPR but I can't remember ever being enlightened on any political issue. Surely there must have been something political that I've learned over the years on NPR. I just can't think of it and now my head hurts from trying.

Liberal POV said...

HD

That works for you and I can't argue with it.
I will try to keep the same tone, but I 'm not giving up your mild labels of GOP, Groupie or Know Nothings.

guy faulkes said...

POV, are you under the mistaken belief that we actually care what you call us? When you call us names, it only lowers any value your argument may have had.

Wolf's Head said...

I prefer Baroque with some Mozart and Haydn(s) thrown in. I try to catch "Biscuits and Bach" on Sundays and the "Motzart Cafe" when I can't pick up AM talk shows.

As for 88.5, the most informative program there, or anywhere on the radio concerning foreign events is the "BBC America" program from 9 am to 10 am.

There's a world of stuff going on that most Americans, including LPOV, have no clue about.

Honest Debate said...

Wolf,

I guess I'm just a romantic.

I do like Bach a lot. I spent a year learning to play his "Invention in F" and then learned that his book of Inventions was written as lessons for his kids. Man, that dude could play!

Liberal POV said...

Wolf

I agree BBC America is a great source of information.

Entertainment news is not whether CNN, ABC, FOX or ABC.

Ron said...

Humans are animals with lots of intellectual power that can be dimmed by physical or emotional bullying depending on how much they identify with the source.
Fox news consists of a mix of reporters and bullys pretending to be reporters. You can spot the bullys by their scowls and insults and the reporters by their interest in facts without emotions.
No comments from this level will sway the profit seeking mindset that needs to normalize fascist moves in the business and political circles of this country.
Please don't be entertained by the back and forth on this or other sites or in general discourse.
We will not solve the essential problems of our country until we sit down, accept each other as worthwhile beings and communicate.
Divide and conquer is the game, Please don't be distracted by it.

Honest Debate said...

Ron,

Sounds smart but it's feel good BS. Ask McCain.