Monday, November 07, 2011

How To Be Irrational
Fox "News" on OWS

This would make a good video for a critical thinking class--if it weren't so politically-charged, that is.

Here's a blueprint for how to be irrational: take every criticism you can think of against the other side of an issue. Ignore any evidence or reasons that support that side. Exaggerate their claims. Pick out the worst subset of supporters of the side in question and pretend they are representative. Pretend that your own view is the veriest common sense. Shout down opposition. Ridicule. Harden your heart against the evidence and hold on to your preferred position for dear life.

God bless Juan Williams for even trying to reason with this inveterate morons and liars. I didn't think that my opinion of Fox News could go any lower, but I was wrong.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with your assessment of this issue, but I disagree that it's a new low for Fox.
The most egregious case remains Fox coverage of hurricane Katrina, when Geraldo Rivera was begging for fair coverage. (Fox was all in on black rioting and lawlessness when the biggest story was (white) cops shooting unarmed blacks on the bridge to Mississippi.


12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that Hawks News claims that the OWS movement has no goal/cohesion but then with absolute certainty claims that they are all anti-capitalism. So, they have no idea what they want, but they are certain about what all OWS is against? Hmm... They seem to know OWS's faults a lot better than any of their actual points, which is interesting that Hawks is trying to report political news.

Tactic: vomit so many vague sensationalized accusations that are so far from tangibility that it makes them intellectually slippery--then, once theyve paddled far enough down stream from previous critiques, vomit up some more critiques that contradict previous critiques but are still smears. trying to keep up with the speed and slipperyness of their attacks is like trying to nail jello to a tree.

10:53 AM  

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