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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:11 AM
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Just a thought. Fox Politics =Fox Sports (Same game plan)
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 09:26 AM by AsahinaKimi
Now if I am not mistaken, and you can correct me, but wasn't Fox originally just a Sports Network, before doing Politics?

IF so, then one can see how they treat Politics like its some kind of Sport. Their so called "News" people treat political events like it was a sports event.

Every response of the Republicans, the tea baggers, and all the crazy right wingers, after being handed a defeat, is just as if their team lost the Superbowl.


During the Bush Years, watching Fox was like watching the local Fox Affiliate cheer on their own local baseball team. Sports terms are often used on the network during political events.


Sports announcers were never really supposed to be rooting for their favorite teams, unless of course it was the local Team guy, for example Vin Skully, who is being paid by the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The Fox Network has their team, the Republicans. The people who watch them, are like those who watch WTBS and the Atlanta Braves.

Fox Network even has their own Cheerleaders.


Agree? Disagree?
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WeekendWarrior Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:19 AM
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1. All the networks treat politics as a sport
Stats, players, moves, predictions -- all designed to keep the viewers watching. It's pretty shameless actually.

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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:23 AM
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2. Yes, they do...
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 09:28 AM by AsahinaKimi
But it seems like Fox does it more. It makes me think, maybe when they started their "News" network they had to hire on all those Sports announcers that they couldn't fit in for their Sports Network.

And the way the Republican base is whipped up, its as though they are rabid sports fans. They act like rabid sports fans. When they lose, its the end of the world..

When Bush won the election the phrase was "We Won, you lost, Get Over it". I have heard the same thing from Yankee fans after the World Series.

Fox and Friends seems like the ultimate "Sports Fan" show.


Tell me this is not just a coincidence.
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WeekendWarrior Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:31 AM
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3. You're right. Fox is over the top in nearly every aspect
Fox reminds me more of sports talk radio than sports TV.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:36 AM
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4. Everyone agrees Glenn Beck is nuts
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 09:39 AM by AsahinaKimi
But you could almost imagine him being on Sports Talk Radio. He's the JIM ROME of Politics.
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