News Synthesis Essay

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I would suggest that to use CNN and FOX as a basis for determing whether you get a good overview of intelligent opinions and news is not the best comparison. Now if you were to compare these news outlets with reading scholarly papers or reading books on a particular subject, that would be a better comparison. An analogy would tasting the frosting from two sides of the saame cake, expecting to know what the cake taste like. First and for most these staations are in the profit making business and that is what always comes first. I have seen a number of video clips in which Fox used stock video footage from one event to show a large crowd at an event they wanted to promote. One of Fox’s claims about the factualness of their stories is that “this is an opinion program not news”, that is all well and good, however I have also witnessed Fox reporting what one of their opinion people say as news. So in effect when they repport an opinion, they “create” the news, the version they want created.…show more content…
Bush and former adviser on domestic policy to President Ronald Reagan.” The following comes from the traditional style of investigative journalism, Tampa Bay Times Pundit Fact. It is partial in a graph form so I will have to type it. “This scorecard shows the ratings for statements made on air by Fox, Fox News and Fox Business personalities and their pundit guests. Rulings do not include statements made on air by politicians or paid spokespeople.” True 10% of the time Mostly True

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