“Can’t get to a tea party?” Fox’s Bill Hemmer asked viewers the other day. “Fox Nation hosts a virtual tea party — you can check it out on the site, a location of a tea party in your area.”
Nobody’s covering the tea parties quite like Fox — and that’s prompting critics and cable news competitors to say that the network is blurring the line between journalism and advocacy.
“Fox appears to be promoting these events at the same time it is presenting them in a way that looks like reporting,” said Stephen Burgard, director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.
Burgard called the practice “pseudo-journalism,” adding: “We have seen this before from Fox News Channel, but its role as galvanizer of opposition to President Obama's policies and leadership posture appears to be emerging.”
Answer by BEXi at 5:13 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
It is news. And if the other stations were worth a damn they would be reporting these MORE and offering the same thing to their viewers. These are LARGE crowds. Larger than the global warming crazies and the gay rights advocates! This crosses party lines...which you would know if you actually paid attention to what the people being interviewed on FOX NEWS were saying.
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Answer by JackalsWife at 5:56 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
So what exactly is your point sweet-a-kins? Because I'm having a hard time seeing how any of this is different from the way Obama got elected. Of course, what would most libs know about the difference between commentary and actual news. Their stations make sure the mind numbed masses believe they are one and the same.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
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