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so can you call them "news" anymore?

“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.”

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 5:10 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • So what.....?

    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.


    Answer by momof030404 at 5:17 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • sweet-a-kins. Pardon me, but you are a loon. Everyone knows is the commentary site for fox news.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • commentary ( NOT equal news(
    You are like the liberal media.... Twisting, smearing, and warping to fit your agenda

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • I kind of feel like both MSNBC and Fox are no longer news anymore. It seems like they're just becoming stations for talking heads and I don't want to be told what to think.

    Answer by smalltowngal at 5:23 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Well the anons covered it, but that seems to be the same basic ignorance of all foxphobes - they don't understand the difference between news and commentary.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:23 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Cnn and Msnbc both organized and helped Obama get elected. They did not report his many gaffs and downplayed his involvement with terrorist Bill Ayers and the fact he went to a racist church for 20 years. If that is Ok what Fox is doing is fine too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • None of the news organizations are true reporters of the news anymore. They are ALL entertainment shows based on current events.

    Anyone who thinks that THEIR preferred "news" program is staffed by true reporters needs to think again. This goes for MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and any others. Want to see balanced news? Watch several sources - especially opposite sources like MSNBC and Fox. Then pick apart what each says and doesn't say to get some vague idea of the truth.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Sweet- do you need a tissue because you were called a loon? Lol.

    Morning and afternoon has "news" evening "shows" are just that...shows.


    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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