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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 03:56 PM

Can we stop using the term "Fox News"?

It is not a news organization. It is a RW propaganda tool. Why legitimize their claim to offer real news by including the word "news" in their name?

Sure, we can say "Faux News," but that will never catch on outside of left wing circles. I'd like to see new terminology that is accurate, not inflammatory, and not obviously partisan, just accurate, so it develops mainstream usage.

Just call it "Fox TV." It is accurate, but does not support the illusion that it is a news agency.

I'd like to see Fox TV become the widespread, common usage term in everyday speech.

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Reply Can we stop using the term "Fox News"? (Original post)
wnylib Mar 9 OP
JohnSJ Mar 9 #1
MineralMan Mar 9 #2
SharonClark Mar 9 #3
MineralMan Mar 9 #5
wnylib Mar 9 #12
MineralMan Mar 9 #13
a kennedy Mar 9 #4
GoCubsGo Mar 9 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 9 #7
UTUSN Mar 9 #8
11 Bravo Mar 9 #9
Ferrets are Cool Mar 9 #10
csziggy Mar 9 #11
USALiberal Mar 9 #14
roamer65 Mar 9 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 9 #16

Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:29 PM

1. Of course that is what it is, and everyone her understands that

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:37 PM

2. The name of the company is Fox News...

Until they change that, people, including many DUers, are going to refer to Fox News, whether you approve of that or not. It's like General Motors. Now, you might think that GM Vehicles are crap, but you can't change the company name to Crap Motors.

You, of course, can call Fox News whatever you wish. That does not mean that everyone must adopt your renaming campaign.

Personally, I use the real names of corporate entities. My goal is avoid any possible confusion about my references.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:42 PM

3. Well said.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:46 PM

5. Thank you.

I remember CNN being called the "Communist News Network" and the "Clinton News Network" by right-wingers, as well.

I'm in favor of using accurate names for things and organizations that have official names. I can write, "Fox News is not a reliable source of news, and is heavily biased toward the right." I often have done just that.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:53 PM

12. I put my idea in the form of a question

and explained why I like it. It was not a command.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:16 PM

13. And I put my reply in the form of an answer.

And told you why. You can do as you please, of course.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:44 PM

4. I've always been partial to faux noise myself.....

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 04:47 PM

6. Or, just put the "News" part in quotes.

I prefer "The Propaganda Channel." But, that doesn't work as well now that The Chief Propagandist is no longer in office.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 05:47 PM

7. There already is a Fox Television. I watch one of their stations all the time.

WTTG



Washington, D.C.

Ownership
Owner: Fox Television Stations, LLC (a subsidiary of Fox Corporation)
Sister stations: WDCA
History
Founded: May 19, 1945 (as experimental station W3XWT)
First air date: December 10, 1946 (74 years ago)

Website: www.fox5dc.com

WTTG, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 36), is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WDCA (channel 20). The two stations share studios and transmitter facilities on Wisconsin Avenue in the Friendship Heights neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 05:53 PM

8. Faux Propaganda Network

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 05:53 PM

9. I always put the "News" part in quotation marks.

But I love your "Fox TV" idea. I hope it catches on.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 06:12 PM

10. I haven't used the word news in conjunction with Fox in about 20 years.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 06:19 PM

11. You mean Faux Noise?

Other than commenting here I never talk about them.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:18 PM

14. That is their name, we all know this is false. Nt

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:18 PM

15. Faux News.

Itís definitely fake news.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 09:21 PM

16. I usually call them Fux Noise

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