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Most cringeworthy interview...on Fox News, where else?

DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
Speaking of bad news...

Video: Fox News' Lauren Green asks Reza Aslan why Muslim would be interested in Jesus.

I feel so embarassed for that reporter.

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I swear the media has become The Jerry Springer Fight Club. It affects most television outlets, and several publications, but goes double for Fox.

    I recently read an article on how "Branding" is destroying journalism. Instead of being an honest reporter, you get "that guy/girl who yells". The public falls for it all too easily, and people proceed to rip each other apart of one persons study/theory, or a Rolling Stone cover.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    This. It was actually linked in a blog called Three Reasons Why You Need A Personal Brand. Reason #1. A Brand is a reaction to your face. Oh how I cringed at that one. Your brand is what others tell you you are.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fm.washingtonpost.com%2Flifestyle%2Fmagazine%2Fgene-weingarten-how-branding-is-ruining-journalism%2F2011%2F06%2F07%2FAGBegthH_story.html" class="Popup

    Hence the incredibly ignorant Amazon reviews mentioned in your article, and I am sure Facebook pages against the book have already been started.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    I laughed so hard when I watched this yesterday. *face palm*
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    oy
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

    I am the new Black.

    "Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

    Don Langrick
    Bonsai Culturist
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

    IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

    There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

    Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.

  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Shep Smith works there too and manages to inject reality into his comments fairly often.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    chupie wrote: »
    Shep Smith works there too and manages to inject reality into his comments fairly often.

    They're both at the mercy of their assignment editor(s).

  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    I read that after the interview, his book became a best seller, so ha ha!
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

    IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

    There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

    Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.
    That is not true. Pundits and PR people are mouthpieces for their agencies. Journalists are ethically bound to be impartial as much as possible. I think you might be giving her a pass because we are used to blogs and web content being confused with actual journalism.

    Also, while journalists are given assignments by their assignment editors, real journalists would not allow their editor to tell them what questions to ask or how to spin a story.

    Maybe the word moron is inappropriate, but I stand by the sentiment. I have had countless religion classes, having attended Catholic school from first grade through college. Non-Christian religion classes are routinely taught by Christians and non-Christians are routinely hired as professors in Christian colleges. It's ridiculous (and moronic) to assume that only Christians can research and talk about Christianity and Jesus.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

    Don Langrick
    Bonsai Culturist
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    mrspoppers wrote: »
    For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

    IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

    There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

    Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.
    That is not true. Pundits and PR people are mouthpieces for their agencies. Journalists are ethically bound to be impartial as much as possible. I think you might be giving her a pass because we are used to blogs and web content being confused with actual journalism.

    Also, while journalists are given assignments by their assignment editors, real journalists would not allow their editor to tell them what questions to ask or how to spin a story.

    Maybe the word moron is inappropriate, but I stand by the sentiment. I have had countless religion classes, having attended Catholic school from first grade through college. Non-Christian religion classes are routinely taught by Christians and non-Christians are routinely hired as professors in Christian colleges. It's ridiculous (and moronic) to assume that only Christians can research and talk about Christianity and Jesus.

    My background is in journalism and I can attest to the fact "impartiality' is a myth. All media vehicles have their own biases and slants (and Fox's is pretty obvious).

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