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Fox News Stereotypes

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According to Bruce Barlett, “Many conservatives live in a bubble where they watch only Fox News on television, they listen only to conservative talk radio — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, many of the same people. When they go onto the Internet, they look at conservative websites like National Review, Newsmax, World Net Daily. And so, they are completely in a universe in which they are hearing the same exact ideas, the same arguments, the same limited amount of data repeated over and over and over again. And that’s brainwashing.” Who is brainwashing whom?
Even only listening to Fox, Herman Cane, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity I would be getting plenty of political coverage of liberals. Fox News has many liberal commentators who are on the “conservative” network and regularly state the left-wing point of view. Rush and Sean, for instance, inform their listeners of liberal views perfectly plain if one is listening. Fox News itself has hosted many liberals Tamara Holder, ( a
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These news outlets, as well as talk radio, at least get people involved in the political world and drive conversations. Many who watch or listen to them have other sources from which to gather information, such as their local newspaper. For every disparaging remark made about my choice of news outlets, I can find 10 more to counter the remark anywhere on the web. For example, Rush Limbaugh said that Bartlett has now gone over to “the dark side.” Another example is from The Christian Science Monitor, “Fox News was among the top four outlets cited as people’s main source of news.” For a 19 year old actively involved and working college student, I do not have the time to find and read scholarly papers because any and all elections would be over by the time I did. In the meantime, I will continue to listen more to the news radio and read news websites while discerning what is actually news and what part is for entertainment
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