FOX NEWS FAIL! (Video Inside)

  • Klutch84

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    Jun 22, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    Proof that Faux News, er FOX News likes to report news of which they have no clue. When will they learn to get the facts, compile them and THEN report it to the public. To all the (aspiring) broadcast journalists, this is what NOT to do.
    FAIL!

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 22, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    My guess is that they wanted to "outscoop" CNN by showing they had the information. Instead they showed disorganization and close to unprofessional behavior. I have to say I've never seen other networks in this situation (albeit it might have happened). In the "greed" to outscoop.. they damaged their credibility....

    But then with Fox.. what credibility....??icon_confused.gif
  • Klutch84

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    Jun 22, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    True, U.S. Media is almost as bad as Perez Hilton and the "news" he reports. Turns out someone knocked the fxck outta him this weekend.
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    Jun 22, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    Isn't "Fox News = Fail" a given?
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    Jun 22, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    HAHAHAHA
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    Jun 22, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    Way to go FOXY!
  • Anto

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    Jun 22, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    When will they learn to get the facts, compile them and THEN report it to the public.

    Sometimes it can't wait, like the stuff coming out of Iran for example.
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    Jun 22, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    Anto saidSometimes it can't wait, like the stuff coming out of Iran for example.
    OR like a bowel movement that can't wait .. one of those things best done in private icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 22, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidBut then with Fox.. what credibility....??icon_confused.gif

    Since when did Fox need credibility or even basic common sense with its core audience? This won't affect them in the slightest. If anything, they will turn any criticism into a biased liberal attack on them. I do find it scary, though, that there are some RJers who seriously LISTEN to these guys! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 22, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    That's why it's good to have the actual story, otherwise you like incompetent boobs! That’s one of the cardinal rules of journalism.
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    Jun 22, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    That was an OOPS
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    Jun 22, 2009 8:20 PM GMT
    Ducky45 saidThat's why it's good to have the actual story, otherwise you like incompetent boobs! That’s one of the cardinal rules of journalism.

    As a college TV Broadcasting Major, I once went in front of the cameras for a simulated audition judged by the co-anchor of the CBS-TV evening news at that time, Channel 2 in NYC, one of the 7 CBS O&Os back then. The format simulated a real news show, with commercial breaks. What we didn't realize was that this anchor guy was really looking for new talent; it wasn't entirely just a course exercise.

    During one of those breaks this guy handed me a simulated breaking news story, ostensibly to see if I could read it "cold." But quickly scanning it, I could see it was gibberish, and I ignored it, sticking to my original copy, despite frantic gestures off-camera that I should read it.

    Some of the other students made the mistake of trying to read it "on-air" and ended up looking like fools on camera, like those Fox people. The lesson of that exercise: the person on camera always has to protect his own ass against bad copy, and is responsible for what he reads or doesn't read. My decision was the correct answer.

    (BTW, I was subsequently offered a job with CBS but declined it, since I was still in the Army, just taking college courses as part of my officer career development. I often have second thoughts about my decision. I was also offered an anchor spot with the brand new CNN, perhaps another bad call that I turned it down)

    Later during that audition, this anchor guy deliberately knocked over an off-camera floor stand, the test for me being whether I knew it was loud enough to be heard over my lavaliere microphone, either ignoring it or explaining it to the home "audience."

    I decided it had to be addressed, but feeling cocky at that point, dared that I could have some fun. So I said:

    "A little upset in the studio you just heard there, nothing major. [The anchor's name] just stumbled into the studio drunk again."

    He laughed and laughed out loud, and the audition ended. As I said, I was offered a job afterwards, which I wasn't seeking and declined. One of my fellow students became a producer with CBS, doing the Sunday Morning News with the late Charles Kuralt for a number of years. Funny, because I tutored her on the video control board, and her first job with Kuralt was as a Technical Director (TD), the person who operates the board. I do wonder at times why I stubbornly stayed with the Army... icon_confused.gif
  • Anto

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    Jun 22, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    Anto saidSometimes it can't wait, like the stuff coming out of Iran for example.
    OR like a bowel movement that can't wait .. one of those things best done in private icon_redface.gif


    NO! If dogs and deer can have bowel movements in front of people then so should you and I!
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    Jun 22, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Let's watch that same clip (with others) set to music.

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    Jun 22, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Well, technically, that's not FOX News; it's the FOX Business Channel. Different network.
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    Jun 22, 2009 10:52 PM GMT
    Hey Vespa, not to digress or anything. I used to watch On The Road on Sunday mornings w/my father. To this day it is one of the only shows that I do NOT miss each week. My father always talked about just borrowing a neighbors camper and just driving around and staying in the camper. Crazy Head, (the mother) nixed that quickly. CK was the man for sure...