[quote="seanflynn, post:18, topic:201683"]
Fox puts ideology before truth. Since you have made the charge, examples are in order. Our are you just bloviating?/
I don't feel like taking the time to look up "bloviating," so I'll stipulate that I may have been doing it. However, my charge that Fox News puts ideology before facts is generally known and accepted, as far as I know. I say generally, but I suppose not unanimously.
For details, look into the story of journalist John Du Pre, who was fired from Fox News several years ago for not slanting his stories enough. Maybe you could find archives of Sen. Al Franken's old radio segment, "Wait, wait, don't lie to me," and hear Bill O'Reilly's and others' "Weasels" which are factually true statements given the precise wording the speaker used, but intend to mislead the audience into making obvious, and false, assumptions from the implications.
A specific example I remember is from "The O'Reilly Factor." A member of the U.S. Congress said to a member of the Bush Cabinet something along the lines of, "Don't we have, as Americans, a duty to the truth?" It was about the war in Iraq, WMD, reasons for invasion, etc.
O'Reilly played the video clip of the exchange, and spoke for several minutes on how the Bush leadership and military had, in no way, failed in their duty to the troops. That's right: Troops. He was arguing against an accusation that was never made, and tried to shame someone by implying that she made such an offensive accustation.
So, in conclusion, Fox News has earned a reputatioin for saying whatever it wants to say, and framing it in the sphere of current events.
blo·vi·ate /ˈbloʊviˌeɪt/ Show Spelled[bloh-vee-eyt] Show IPA
–verb (used without object), ‐at·ed, ‐at·ing.
to speak pompously.
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1850–55, Americanism ; pseudo-L alter. of blow to boast; popularized by W. G. Harding
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intr.v. blo·vi·at·ed , blo·vi·at·ing , blo·vi·ates Slang
To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner: "the rural Babbitt who bloviates about 'progress' and 'growth'" (George Rebeck).
[Mock-Latinate formation, from blow 1 .]
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