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Showing posts with label ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome). Show all posts
Showing posts with label ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome). Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Huckabee Joins Hannity in Misleading Fox Viewers

The Progressive Influence frequently includes pieces about Fox News's consistent broadcast of misleading hosted exhibitions some may call news shows.  Yesterday's posts were no exception, at least two posts focused on the fallacy of Fox as a news network. Hannity drew top billing in yesterdays posts and he is highlighted in the Crooks and Liars piece linked below.

Fox News is not about the business of News. The network is a veritable propaganda machine for the latest GOP cause (of the day) and today that cause is the Affordable Care Act. The ACA with a twist of "fewer jobs." As you view the Huckabee segment below notice the perfect shotgun messaging. Messaging that is often well shy of credible. 

Of course, Fox will always insert subliminal messaging in broadcasts. The network serves very effectively in reaching the inner psyches of people who tune-in for daily doses of ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) red meat. Who better to deliver the Fox News brand of propaganda than Sean Hannity? Yet, Hannity does not stand alone. Huckabee runs a close second when it comes to outright misinformation, subterfuge and anti-Administration lies.  Both highly compensated propagandist are chief purveyors of Fox ODS. 

When considering ODS, both Hannity and Huckabee share a unique niche on a network that also employees or contracts Host, guests or pundits the follows:

Sarah Palin
Karl Rove 
Dick Morris 
Steve Doocy
Elizabeth (legs) Hasslebeck
Anna ( Super legs) Kooiman
Gretchen (former legs) Carlson
Bill O'Reilly
Bill Hemmer
Bret Baier
Great Van Sustren
Neil Cavuto
Maria Bartiromo
Dennis Miller
Bernard Goldberg
Brian Kilmeade

While, viewing Fox News even for two minutes is far too much for my liberal paradigm and my moderately progressive psyche, reports of  Fox shenanigans can be entertainingly dangerous to society.  Entertainingly dangerous? 

Huckabee provides the perfect example. He entertains audience LIVs (low information voters/people) while thrilling the larger television audience (the ultimate target viewers of Fox's conservative mission). The clip while focused on the Fox anti-ACA mission also touches into Fox's mission regarding of the US economy (jobs). Huckabee and his producers strategically booked a very low information (two degree) guest to tell her story replete with a non-verbal aura of a defeated innocent victim. The C & L analysis of the segment adds fuel to this weeks reports of Hannity's misleading exhibition

Fact-Checking Fox: What Real Journalism Looks Like

Ashley Dionne, a recent guest on Mike Huckabee's show, claimed that her insurance premiums would jump from $75 per month to $319 per month for her family. She proclaimed the act to be the "Unaffordable Care Act" and went even further, claiming her future and that of her children had been 'raped.' 
Unfortunately, someone forgot to mention to Ashley that her premiums were offset with subsidies, so she would really pay $223 per YEAR as well as receiving assistance with copayments. Oops. 
Last Friday Sean Hannity hosted a special on how the Affordable Care Act is hurting Americans. It's a claim we hear every day from Ted Cruz on down to your average right wing Twitter troll. Every time I hear it, I wonder how it is even possible that so many are in so much pain over a law that opens up the health insurance market to everyone. 
Evidently I'm not the only one with those questions. Eric Stern, a former aide to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer and one of the key people involved in Montana's exchange, took a hard look at the "regular people" claiming they were harmed by Obamacare. 
Stern called the people who appeared on Hannity's show to get more detail on their stories. Surprise! It seems there was more to every single one.
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Did you notice the danger after viewing the clip and reading the Crooks and Liars analysis?  If you did not recognize the overwhelming propaganda perpetrated by Huckabee and his producers, you should check it out again.  You might be susceptible to misleading messages easily assimilated in your scope of knowledge; messages based on misinformation.

Fox News managers and producers know most people lock into paradigms and do not expose themselves to the rigors of seeking information to validate other information. The network has a  fertile garden that will yield produce. We frequently accept what we have read or heard as fact. The process is analogous to a set of building blocks.  After years of building a misinformation foundation, accompanied by right-wing radio hosts, Fox simply broadcast blocks of misinformation towards a growing base of people who take their misinformed paradigms to voting places.  The Danger!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Anderson Cooper's Non-smackdown and Deflection On Fox And MSNBC

The following interview interchange is being banter around as Anderson Copper handing a Congressional representative his lunch. When stoked with an accusation of affinity for a democratic position, Cooper did respond with his own slap at Fox News. He also (after few seconds) took a slap at MSNBC. His slap at MSNBC almost seemed a balancing after thought subsequent to his slap at Fox News.

While, I at times love the media positioning battles of CNN, MSNBC, and the entertainment channel Fox News Network, my thoughts on this interview is quite opposite the common perception of a slap down.  While the Republican member of Congress spoke "typical republican speak" about a silly "negotiate" position, he was not drubbed across the screen by Cooper. Give it a look.

Labrador said that $988 billion is not actually an accurate number, that this was the sequester level of 2013, whereas his caucus is now discussing funding for 2014. 
“Did Harry Reid lie?” asked Cooper. 
Labrador ignored the question at first, then said that he wasn’t present at the negotiations between Reid and Boehner, which he said may or may not have happened. 
Cooper argued that Obamacare has been passed, it’s the law of the land, ratified by Congress and the Supreme Court and two presidential elections. Labrador countered that he and other tea partiers were not yet elected when the law was passed. 
“So you’re nullifying two presidential elections and you’re nullifying the vote of Congress because you don’t like it,” Cooper said, “and I get that and your district is placed well.” 
“Your argument is that the House of Representatives doesn’t matter,” said Labrador. He accused Cooper of siding with the Democrats, saying that “just because you don’t like that the House of Representatives is Republican,” you can’t tell us when to vote on continuing resolutions. 
“Look, I don’t have a stake in this,” Cooper said. “This is the way it works in journalism. When you’re not on Fox News, you get contentious interviews. When you’re not on MSNBC and a liberal, you get contentious interviews.”

Are we so wound-up about gotcha you can find a smackdown in the segment?  Does the mere mention of Fox News and MSNBC's media slants constitute a smackdown?  Hardly! The GOP congressman speak for his programmed paradigm, seeming straight for Koch Brothers Kansas. He did not cowl-under as if smacked-down.

As to Cooper and CNN, since Copper found impetus to use MSNBC and Fox to make a point.  First, off a basic comparison of the two committing networks is fair. Fox News has a conservative model and MSNBC has a liberal model. There-in lies the extent of the comparisons.  It is clear which network serves more as a propaganda media outlet vs. an authentic news network: Fox News.   

Since late last year CNN has embarked on a host and regular guest house cleaning that has also been accompanied by an obvious move away from neutral reporting. One has to only watch the network for a few hours and count the number of conservative politicians and paid conservative pundits to recognize CNN's News Model.  The network is on a mission to take market share from Fox News as the cable news ratings leader. CNN also appears to want to do so without the obvious efforts to appeal to low information voters.  Fox News exists on LIVs (low information voters), ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) news segments and literal angst Barack Obama is in the Oval Office.  The network's appeal to LIVs will always lead to first place in cable news.

Copper's effort to expunge CNN of political leans fails. CNN has become FOX News Part Deux with a decided and obvious move towards conservatism.   While Cooper did not go here, there is another major difference in the three networks.  

We at the TPI have long posited about Fox's penchant for cheap (thrill) leg and thigh shots (strategic disclosure) of their many on-air personalities.  We published years ago about one such "couch" guest/host who literally raised her already lifted thigh shot for a deeper peep. Watch the host/guest in blue. 

That was but one example. If you desire more search this site for "UPskirts" or search for the Name Kilmeade and find a segment that confirms Fox's use of strategic disclosure.

CNN will not be outdone. The new "News Day show" Is well equipped for battle. While I am really not a prude, I do find the legginess (intentional camera shots to leverage the view) of both Fox and CNN a bit cheap and manipulative. If one considers demographics of early morning news viewing, one could find exactly why the networks deploy "strategic disclosure." 

I invite you to watch a segment from this morning's News Day Show. The on-air version of "strategic disclosure" includes strategic camera positioning with as many as 16 quick shot views during six minute interview. 

If you compare what you have just watched with the table just below, you will find men comprise the major viewer audience during the "strategic disclosure" shows. Early mornings and early afternoons seem to find more strategic disclosure target opportunities.  

(Larger version: Right click table and click again)
MPO Research this past January published a piece indicating the majority of people get their news digitally vs. newspapers. If two cable networks battle with which can be most conservative which can expose the most skin and which can tell the most lies, the American public will over time convert to LIVs.  A nation of predominately LIVs is a Koch brothers dream.

We are fortunate MSNBC does not deploy the couch "strategic disclosure."  Well, I should say for those who truly value news and current events analyses over the more prurient pursuits on a television screen.

Ultimately, Cooper's deflection off of Fox and MSNBC is a false balancing when one considers actual news coverage (false reports) and cheap ratings tricks. 

Morning Java: Politics Nation Does Fox News ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome)

I tune-in to Al Sharpton's, Politics Nation-MSNBC, for many reasons. The most noteworthy is the competency and diversity of his off-camera team. Diversity in the sense of segments presentation (content and craft) vs. ethnicity. Sharpton's team develops a topic with few stones will left unturned.  While I particularity crave the Politics Nation "We Gotcha" segments, his frequent Fox News expositions and its contributions to ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) for LIVs (low informational voters) are virtually riveting. 

Of course, we know that Fox News is about paying mega contracts to hosts and pundits as part of the Ruppert Murdoch anti-Obama, anti-progressive stratagem.  An unfortunate reality regarding Fox News: it runs 24/7. The network is the television equivalence of Limbaugh's EIB radio show. Often the quality of segment or show on Fox rivals Limbaugh's shameful demagoguery without overt racism and  utter misogyny. 

As part of Sharpton's October 7th show, viewers received a video exposition of Fox News ODS worth even second of its run-time. 

ODS at its most virulent!

Do you see my point?