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Everyday the paper boy brings more
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Real? Faked? Seems almost too good to be true:

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reflex
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finally, truth in advertising! [Smile] [fish]

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Rehcsif
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It may or may not be fake. It's not that uncommon to have a "ticker flash" like that in the format of:

SPEAKER: WHAT THE SPEAKER SAID ABOUT SOMETHING

such as

REHCSIF: BUSH HEADLINE PHOTO MAY NOT BE FAKE

And in that context it makes sense, although "BUSH: KATRINA ONE OF WORST DISASTERS IN U.S. HISTORY" would have been more clear, since the OP doesn't even say WHAT he was saying was the worst disaster (although in the current social context it's blatantly obvious).

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quote:
Originally posted by Rehcsif Mit:
It may or may not be fake. It's not that uncommon to have a "ticker flash" like that in the format of:

SPEAKER: WHAT THE SPEAKER SAID ABOUT SOMETHING

Well, yeah. I don't think HOW the screencap came about is in question. The question is whether it's real or not. Anyway, I find it completely plausible that a tired caption writer simply copied down what Bush said verbatim and didn't realize his mistake (if he realized it at all) until after the caption had been put up.
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...or the person at Sky News who wrote the caption was trying to get his opinion out to the masses.

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Isn't Sky News affiliated with Fox?
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I'm sure whoever wrote the ticker meant Katrina when he/she wrote it, but yes, there is a subtle (and probably unintentional) double meaning there.

No, I don't watch Sky News (never even heard of them!), so I can't vouch to its veracity.

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Actually, sky news is the news here in the UK. "Sky" is the name of our main satellite company (the newest satellite with the menus and such, pretty sure USA has that too by now).

And with this satellite package comes such programs as "sky news", "sky sport", "sky movies" and "sky one".

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quote:
Originally posted by react2distract:
Isn't Sky News affiliated with Fox?

Both BSkyB and Fox are owned by News Corporation, which is of course controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

However, Sky News does not have the same reputation for journalistic chicanery and lack of integrity as Fox does. It's generally considered to be a reasonably reliable news source here; perhaps not quite as respected as ITN or the BBC, but not, to paraphrase Al Franken, lying liars who tell lies.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dara:
However, Sky News does not have the same reputation for journalistic chicanery and lack of integrity as Fox does.

At least Fow News is not as politically biased as CNN is. They are more likely to tell the straight story without a slant...and would never hire a bigot like Wolf Blitzer ("...and they're SO black...")

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I don't know how they put in headlines exactly but it may simple be a case of entering data in different places and the unforeseen result was what we see.

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quote:
Originally posted by Griffin2020:
[QUOTE]They are more likely to tell the straight story without a slant...

You can't be serious... Fox has their head so far up bush's ass they use his kidneys as earmuffs.

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The other night on Jon Stewart's show he showed a clip from Faux News of Bush talking about John Roberts. The caption said "News Alert: Bush calls Roberts a gentleman."

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steve s I saw that one. Too funny! It had DH and me in stitches. I couldn't believe that they had that running as a FOX Alert.

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Sony 50" Widescreen Plasma Flat-Panel TV with Integrated HDTV Tuner = $4200

Digital cable = $75.00/mo.

Seeing W's picture with the caption Bush: One of the Worst Disasters to Hit the U.S. = Priceless

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Jenny
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Pretty sure it's genuine. Not sure it's that remarkable, though. They have to put up hundreds of these captions every day, with very little thinking time, and probably a few seconds later this one was replaced with another quote from Bush's speech. And then another. Viewed in context, you probably wouldn't even notice there was anything "odd" about it.

I'm more concerned about the fact that some idiot is watching Sky News's 4:3 output stretched to 16:9.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dara:
quote:
Originally posted by react2distract:
Isn't Sky News affiliated with Fox?

Both BSkyB and Fox are owned by News Corporation, which is of course controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

However, Sky News does not have the same reputation for journalistic chicanery and lack of integrity as Fox does. It's generally considered to be a reasonably reliable news source here; perhaps not quite as respected as ITN or the BBC, but not, to paraphrase Al Franken, lying liars who tell lies.

Those who tell both sides of the story are newscasters. I hate to break it to you but Al Franken is a comedian, not a newscaster. Although the "talk" shows lean conservative (including having horrible counter points to the conservative host and I mean horrible as in not a fair check) the news itself on Fox is far from biased. They have mind you broke more stories on Bush in a bad light than liberals can make excuses for.
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quote:
Originally posted by gizard:
quote:
Originally posted by Dara:
quote:
Originally posted by react2distract:
Isn't Sky News affiliated with Fox?

Both BSkyB and Fox are owned by News Corporation, which is of course controlled by Rupert Murdoch.

However, Sky News does not have the same reputation for journalistic chicanery and lack of integrity as Fox does. It's generally considered to be a reasonably reliable news source here; perhaps not quite as respected as ITN or the BBC, but not, to paraphrase Al Franken, lying liars who tell lies.

Those who tell both sides of the story are newscasters.

Well... that's not the only or indeed the defining characteristic of a newscaster. That would be 'the dissemination of news.'

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I hate to break it to you but Al Franken is a comedian, not a newscaster.

I'm well aware of what Mr Franken does for a living. I in no way see why that in and of itself should invalidate his argument and critique of Fox News. If you take issue with the critique itself, then by all means display why you do so, rather than merely rejecting it because of his occupation.
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Although the "talk" shows lean conservative (including having horrible counter points to the conservative host and I mean horrible as in not a fair check) the news itself on Fox is far from biased.

I'm afraid I disagree, and I think you are speaking against the prevailing view. Please give me some examples of some even-handed reportage.
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They have mind you broke more stories on Bush in a bad light than liberals can make excuses for.
If there's so many of them, then you should have no problem at all finding one and showing it to us, because I'm afraid I can't think of one. Show me one story negative to the Bush administration that was broken as an exclusive by Fox.

Regardless of all that, even if Fox News were a paragon of journalistic probity, my comment was largely on their reputation, and, even if you can display that Fox News are a perfectly even-handed and moderate broadcaster, the reputation that they have is still that of not being so.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jenny:
I'm more concerned about the fact that some idiot is watching Sky News's 4:3 output stretched to 16:9.

{hijack}
At our fitness club, they have a huge 16:9 TV in one of the lobbies, which is typically tuned to a football or basketball game, if there's one in season (which means about 11 months, 3 weeks of the year...) I don't know that much about these new TV's, but evidently it has a mode where it takes a 4:3 broadcast, tries to keep the middle portion of the screen at the correct aspect ratio, but stretches the screen more and more as you get toward the edges. I guess the idea is that the stuff in the middle is more important, so it doesn't get stretched, whereas the periphery is less important.

The problem, when watching something like a game on a court or field with lines, is as the camera pans back and fourth, it looks like you're watching through some sort of distorted lens. Makes you wanna hurl...

Not sure why they don't just use the black bars on the side and view it in the correct aspect ratio...
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-Tim

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