An interesting article on “Fair and Balanced News” From "sweetjesusihatebilloreilly.com
The Most O’Reilly Moment of the Day
March 14, 2005 - O’Reilly quotes new study, draws insane conclusions
Bill O’Reilly, you sick little fuck. If you really believe this load of crap you spewed tonight, then you’re more delusional than we even thought. Here’s your spin:
"A new study from the Project for Excellence in Journalism at Columbia University examined the
Iraq War coverage. On cable news it broke down like this:
38% of the stories Fox News ran were favorable to the war effort
62% neutral, negative, or not able to be classified
Over at CNN 20% of the stories were positive
80% were neutral, negative or not classifiable
And at MSNBC just 16% positive
84% neutral, negative, or not classifiable.
So once again, you can decide which network is fair and balanced."
Actually Bill, from the information you just gave, you can’t decide which network is fair and balanced.
You see, you chose to not give all the results. You just took the ‘positive’ category and lumped all the others together. Basically, all you proved is that FOX News does more positive stories on the war.
Here are the actual results from the study.
You see, Bill? Actually CNN and MSNBC were far more balanced in their coverage of the war. They
provided nearly equal positive and negative stories. So, for you to take a valid report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism and then spin the results in the most deceptive way possible is just irresponsible. For you to then draw a conclusion that completely contradicts the report’s findings shows that you are neither a newsman nor even a man for that matter.
As for your pathetic little network in general, the report you so proudly quoted had this to say:
Fox journalists were even more prone to offer their own opinions in the channel’s coverage of the war in Iraq. There 73% of the stories included such personal judgments. On CNN the figure was 2%, and on MSNBC, 29%.
The same was true in coverage of the Presidential election, where 82% of Fox stories included journalist opinions, compared to 7% on CNN and 27% on MSNBC.
Those findings seem to challenge Fox’s promotional marketing, particularly its slogan, “We Report. You Decide.”
Don’t you get it, Bill? The report concluded that your whole network slogan is a joke. Read the report.
Here’s a link, you pathetic little charlatan.
Bill, we know you’re reading this… god, no wonder your father knocked you around.