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Fox News crime coverage.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by fantome profane, Nov 25, 2022.

  1. fantome profane

    fantome profane Real men protect woman’s rights.
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    Apparently the number of segments on Fox News dealing with crime has dropped significantly lately.

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    I wonder what could have happened? Has the crime suddenly dropped in the U.S.? Why would the number for segments rise throughout the fall, and then suddenly drop like that? I can’t think of anything that could have happened around the first week of November that would change the programming on Fox?

    Can anyone shed some light on this mystery?
     
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  2. Father Heathen

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    Manipulating voters with scaremongering?
     
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    Are you suggesting rightwing inclined folk are driven significantly in their voting behaviour by fear?
     
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  4. Father Heathen

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    That, along with hate and religious sanctimony.
     
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  5. fantome profane

    fantome profane Real men protect woman’s rights.
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    Are you suggesting that the news is tailored to influence elections?

    hmm, I hadn’t thought of that.
     
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  6. Revoltingest

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    How is reduced crime reporting "scaremongering"?
     
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    Are you just being obtuse on general principles or did you actually miss the point?
     
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  8. fantome profane

    fantome profane Real men protect woman’s rights.
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    All things being relative.
     
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    I noticed that you couldn't answer my question.
    Who's the dumb one now, Rover.
     
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    So if Fox News coverage of crime recently is relatively
    less than in the past, then this is "scaremongering", eh.
    How so?
     
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    They’re so blinded they don’t even see the stupidity of their own responses.
     
  12. fantome profane

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    Hey, just like my idol Tucker Carlson, I am just asking questions.

    Why did the coverage drop like that? What happened around that time that could cause such a change? Why was the crime coverage so high, why did it rise throughout the months of September and October and the first week of November? And why did it drop so precipitously when it did? Was there really a drop in crime? Is there some reason the audience would be less interested?

    You are a very smart man who keeps up with current events. Do you have a theory?
     
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    Criminals are scared straight just hearing that Trump may be President again in 2 years.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

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    I still wonder if there's some understanding that I missed.
     
  15. Revoltingest

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    But not answering them.
    Is that you, Mr Gish?
     
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  16. fantome profane

    fantome profane Real men protect woman’s rights.
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    Did you have a question to ask me? Or do you just want to launch ad hominem attacks?
     
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  17. Father Heathen

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    It isn't, nor did anyone suggest that it was.
     
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  18. Father Heathen

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    What's stupid is being disingenuous and deliberately obtuse.
     
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  19. Revoltingest

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    I addressed a claim by a poster. You joined
    in, & launched a barrage of questions at me,
    but without answering mine. This resembled
    a Gish Gallop. I'll explore my question first.
     
  20. Revoltingest

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    You posted this answer to the OP's questions.
    Manipulating voters with scaremongering?
     
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