Fox News according to Brian Stelter at CNN

Fox News according to Brian Stelter at CNN

Does Fox News talk about Hunter Biden and the rest of media too much compared to the rest of media? Do they have bad proportions in there news subjects?

 

Whateverman

Well-known member
Yes.

Fox News and rightwing media have been obsessed with Hunter Biden, for rather obvious reasons.

If Biden's guilty of something, let him be investigated, indicted, tried and convicted. Beyond that, talking endlessly about him is lame. Report the news (ie. "he's being investigated"), and move on until new RELIABLE/CREDIBLE information becomes available.
 
Yes.

Fox News and rightwing media have been obsessed with Hunter Biden, for rather obvious reasons.

If Biden's guilty of something, let him be investigated, indicted, tried and convicted. Beyond that, talking endlessly about him is lame. Report the news (ie. "he's being investigated"), and move on until new RELIABLE/CREDIBLE information becomes available.
Does it make a difference if some said they wouldn't have voted for Joe Biden if they would have known about this before the election, even without an investigation being started?

Does it make a difference if some didn't know about it from some media sources until after the election?
 

Whateverman

Well-known member
Does it make a difference if some said they wouldn't have voted for Joe Biden if they would have known about this before the election, even without an investigation being started?
It could, yes.

Does it make a difference if the information this voter hears is false or misleading?

It could, yes.

So the question then becomes how do we know if the information they hear - information that could affect who they vote for - is accurate...

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The reality is that this furor over Biden is meant to cause people to note vote for Joe Biden, or to get them to dislike Joe Biden. That's all it's meant to do. Normal media reported on the story, and told viewers about the investigation. Right wing media made a HUGE deal out of it, because they wanted the current white house occupant to win re-election, and because they want Joe Biden opposed at all cost.
 

Electric Skeptic

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Does it make a difference if some said they wouldn't have voted for Joe Biden if they would have known about this before the election, even without an investigation being started?

Does it make a difference if some didn't know about it from some media sources until after the election?
Sure it does. And many wouldn't have voted for Donald Trump if they had known about <some skeleton he has in his closet>. Part of politics nowadays is hiding and/or downplaying those things that would put people off voting for you. It's why Trump paid off Stormy whatshername. It's why Biden would love to keep the Hunter issue quiet. It doesn't matter how much truth there is in the issue; it matters how people see it.

Perception is reality.
 
Sure it does. And many wouldn't have voted for Donald Trump if they had known about <some skeleton he has in his closet>. Part of politics nowadays is hiding and/or downplaying those things that would put people off voting for you. It's why Trump paid off Stormy whatshername. It's why Biden would love to keep the Hunter issue quiet. It doesn't matter how much truth there is in the issue; it matters how people see it.

Perception is reality.
Is reality perception? Won't reality eventually win? Or is it that some people are so deceptive and have the ability to cover it up that reality may never be known?
 

Electric Skeptic

Well-known member
Is reality perception? Won't reality eventually win? Or is it that some people are so deceptive and have the ability to cover it up that reality may never be known?
The statement that 'reality is perception' doesn't really mean exactly that, of course. It means that when people perceive something, they treat it as reality and that the rest of us have to be prepared to deal with their reactions as if they were reality.

As an obviously example, tens of millions of people perceive that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. It wasn't, but their perception that it was will be a huge influence in politics in the US for decades. Their perception (false though it is) is the reality that we have to deal with.

And in general I would say that for various reasons yes, there are things about which the reality may never be known. Put together conspiracy theories, fallible witnesses, cover ups (or should that be covers up?) by people who have something to hide...and bingo. An obvious example is JFK's assassination. Marilyn's death is another.
 
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