The only time I enjoyed watching Fox was when Scotland freed Al Megrahi. They were all so angry, and there was **** all they could do about it.
Thu 14 May, 2015 07:35 am
And in a related note.
71% of people trust other news sources more than they trust Fox.
Thu 14 May, 2015 03:36 pm
I would simply observe that unquestioning gullibility is a universal human trait. The bullshit that people here, many of them English, post about Americans, is every bit as bad. It's easy to take pot shots at Americans by dredging up Fox News and Dittoheads. But it wasn't hard to find material like this online:
By the way, the Fox News numbers are disingenuous. In the 1940s and -50s, you only got radio or television because there was a station within range of your home (we didn't get a television until 1956, because there would have been nothing broadcast in range of our home). In the 1970s and -80s, the "cable wars" brought cable television to many American markets, and in the 1980s and -90s, the satellite boom brought television to many rural areas for which there was not cable coverage. Something Europeans don't understand is how much of the United States is not densely populated. One of the consequences of competition with cable and satellite competition was that small, independently owned radio and television stations went out of business.
But there were those who were able to exploit this. In the early 1970s, Clear Channel (now renamed iHeartMedia) began taking out licenses for radio stations in thinly populated rural areas. In the 1990s, Fox Television began doing this with television station licenses. The FCC requires that to operate in the public interest, these stations must broadcast 15 minutes of news every four hours, or an equivalent total. For those too lazy to do the math, that's an hour and half a day. Fox is, of course, happy to broadcast an hour and a half of "news" every day. Because Fox can do economies of scale, they were now able to charge whatever the market would bear for television advertising (Clear Channel had been doing that on radio for 20 years). The 29% figure for Fox News is misleading because in many parts of the country, it's the only game in town.
According to Information Please (online), the population density of the United Kingdom is 96 person per square mile. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population density of the United States is 88 per square mile. Even that is misleading. The population density of the state of Wyoming is six persons per square mile (all figures here have been rounded up). In Montana, it's seven, in North Dakota, it's ten. In South Dakota, it's eleven, and in New Mexico it's 17.
It's easy to be "the most trusted" when you're the only game in town.
All replies are from ****heads on my ignore list.....
Oh man, this guy is hilarious. You can't make up **** like this.
Fri 15 May, 2015 12:59 am
I have now written a long reply to this on two separate occasions in the last half hour, and each time I've pressed send I'm told "You are now offline" and the bloody reply box is blank when I've jiggled my wotsit around to see if I can get the wifi up and running again.
<insert manic scream here>
In a nutshell......
I should have been canny enough to realise that the figures were probably fictitious when I shot my gob off.
My bad, as they say nowadays.
PS.....It's nice to know that the right honorable Gungadim is ignoring us so effectively.
I will now copy this post just in case I lose wifi again.
Fri 15 May, 2015 01:05 am
I don't know if anyone else has a samsung galaxy tablet, but mine seems to bugger me about first thing in the morning, and I'm beginning to suspect that it may be because of all the automated updates that take place when I switch on. This update involved, among others, something called "ChatOn" whatever the hell that is.