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Jon Stewart and Chris Wallace, sensationalism vs. partisanship

Chris Wallace of Fox News hosted Jon Stewart in a pretty interesting exchange about the state of media in the U.S.. Stewart is a long time critic of Fox News; not as much for the sensationalism, misinformation, and leanings towards conflict which he finds in America’s mass media, but the ‘partisanship’ he thinks Fox News partakes in. It’s a 24 minute video and I highly recommend viewing in its entirety. In my view, the ENTIRE American media is in ‘partisanship’ against the world. The media is worthwhile examining, and I invite you to share your thoughts.

  1. colin
    June 27th, 2011 at 11:06 | #1

    I agree. Fox is certainly one of the worse offenders, but most of American mass media have this malady. What’s ironic, is from what little I watch of fox, they sometimes aren’t the worse critics on China. I think this has to do with their pandering to large multinational corporations that have large ties to china. You see worse on china on the more liberal outlets such as NYT, CNN and MSNBC.

  2. raventhorn2000
    June 27th, 2011 at 12:34 | #2

    It’s arguably a sad state of politics, when ONLY a comedian can raise reasonable arguments without being depicted by the “free media” as “extreme” or “radical”.

    Sort of like a royal court where only the Jester can poke fun at the King, because the King knows that the clown has no powers. But the King would squash any Nobles who laugh with the Jester.

  3. JJ
    June 27th, 2011 at 20:53 | #3

    Another way they do this is putting up bleak and “scary” photos to accompany any news piece, even if it’s supposed to be congratulatory.

  4. xian
    June 28th, 2011 at 09:42 | #4

    Partisanship in part fuels the sensationalism though, actual news wouldn’t need to be categorized under “liberal” or “conservative”. Of course few neutral outlets exists, and multi-party democracy just makes it even worse.

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