(2003 to 2005)

Fox News

Sun Oct 10 02:16:00 UTC+1100 2004


This is just a quick one.

I don't have the time to give this the attention (and flames) that it deserves.

Yesterday, while I was driving up the mountains to vote I was listening to TripleJ.

They were chatting about what was going on with the election, and playing cool music.

The DJs had a guest from Fox News. Some lady, don't know who she was, a journalist for Fox News.

Here's some classic quotes that I recall:

“I think it's impossible for a journalist not to be biased“

“Making a documentary is like making a movie. You decide what you want to say, and how you want to present it“

“You might need to interview ten people before you find the one who says what you want to say“

She explained on at least two occasions how she got in *heaps of trouble* when she pointed out that someone was being biased, back when she was 'young and naive'.

She basically said she used to think that you could present the news to people and let them make an informed decision about other people's views, but know she knows that journalism is a medium for her to express her view (i.e. infect the news with her company's agenda).

Needless to say, I was *disgusted*.

The thing that pissed me off the most was how 'pleasant' she was while she was saying all of this.

If I'm going to hate you, please do me a favor and don't present yourself as amiable. You're a nasty piece of work, and you aspire to the wrong ideals.


p.s. Being 'wrong' means that you don't agree with me.

Copyright © 2003-2005 John Elliot