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Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« on: September 30, 2020, 05:46:55 AM »
From NPR News
You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917747123/you-literally-cant-believe-the-facts-tucker-carlson-tells-you-so-say-fox-s-lawye?sc=18&f=1001

Soooo... Fake News?
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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 12:56:40 PM »
As far as I understand, that's a common line of defence for some of the more colourful opinion sources in America. Alex Jones tried something similar during a custody battle with his ex-wife

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-playing-character-lawyer-conspiracy-theory-donald-trump-a7687571.html
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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 01:46:26 PM »
Yep it's a common and (somewhat) fair defense. The problem is that too many of his viewers dont know that he's not a real news source and take his word(s) as truth. The same goes for some of the more vocal personalities on the left...

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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2020, 04:55:00 PM »
As far as I understand, that's a common line of defence for some of the more colourful opinion sources in America. Alex Jones tried something similar during a custody battle with his ex-wife

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-playing-character-lawyer-conspiracy-theory-donald-trump-a7687571.html

The problem is an ethical one in that, unlike the Daily Show or something similar, someone like Tucker Carlson presents himself as a serious journalist. There aren’t disclaimers or obvious contextual clues to indicate that he shouldn’t be trusted.

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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2020, 05:37:17 PM »
As far as I understand, that's a common line of defence for some of the more colourful opinion sources in America. Alex Jones tried something similar during a custody battle with his ex-wife

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-playing-character-lawyer-conspiracy-theory-donald-trump-a7687571.html

The problem is an ethical one in that, unlike the Daily Show or something similar, someone like Tucker Carlson presents himself as a serious journalist. There aren’t disclaimers or obvious contextual clues to indicate that he shouldn’t be trusted.

The crux of the problem is people confuse commentary and entertainment with news.   MSNBC, CNN, FOX...  pure commentary and entertainment and no news.

Do you have a citation for this sweeping generalisation?

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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2020, 05:38:34 PM »
As far as I understand, that's a common line of defence for some of the more colourful opinion sources in America. Alex Jones tried something similar during a custody battle with his ex-wife

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-playing-character-lawyer-conspiracy-theory-donald-trump-a7687571.html

The problem is an ethical one in that, unlike the Daily Show or something similar, someone like Tucker Carlson presents himself as a serious journalist. There aren’t disclaimers or obvious contextual clues to indicate that he shouldn’t be trusted.

I trust The Daily Show over Fox anyday.
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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 06:55:23 PM »
The crux of the problem is people confuse commentary and entertainment with news.   MSNBC, CNN, FOX...  pure commentary and entertainment and no news.

Well, there is news, obviously.  It's confusing because you can't always distinguish the editorial from the information.

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Re: Tucker Carlson shouldn't be believed - Fox News Lawyers
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 03:10:31 PM »
As far as I understand, that's a common line of defence for some of the more colourful opinion sources in America. Alex Jones tried something similar during a custody battle with his ex-wife

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/infowars-alex-jones-performance-artist-playing-character-lawyer-conspiracy-theory-donald-trump-a7687571.html

The problem is an ethical one in that, unlike the Daily Show or something similar, someone like Tucker Carlson presents himself as a serious journalist. There aren’t disclaimers or obvious contextual clues to indicate that he shouldn’t be trusted.

I trust The Daily Show over Fox anyday.

With Jon Stewart the daily show was a must watch,  Now its just  as shadow of its former self.
Do you have a citation for this sweeping generalisation?