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Dedachan 07-29-2013 04:43 AM

Most cringeworthy interview...on Fox News, where else?
 
Speaking of bad news...

Video: Fox News' Lauren Green asks Reza Aslan why Muslim would be interested in Jesus.

I feel so embarassed for that reporter.

Fifi.G 07-29-2013 05:50 AM

I swear the media has become The Jerry Springer Fight Club. It affects most television outlets, and several publications, but goes double for Fox.

I recently read an article on how "Branding" is destroying journalism. Instead of being an honest reporter, you get "that guy/girl who yells". The public falls for it all too easily, and people proceed to rip each other apart of one persons study/theory, or a Rolling Stone cover.

Fifi.G 07-29-2013 06:01 AM

This. It was actually linked in a blog called Three Reasons Why You Need A Personal Brand. Reason #1. A Brand is a reaction to your face. Oh how I cringed at that one. Your brand is what others tell you you are.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl...thH_story.html

Hence the incredibly ignorant Amazon reviews mentioned in your article, and I am sure Facebook pages against the book have already been started.

mad scientist 07-29-2013 09:41 AM

I laughed so hard when I watched this yesterday. *face palm*

The New Black 07-29-2013 11:22 AM

oy

mrspoppers 07-29-2013 11:40 AM

For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

chupie 07-29-2013 01:06 PM

And Reza is fascinating. You should watch this:

http://youtu.be/3zi4o242d2s

spiderlashes5000 07-29-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mrspoppers (Post 2195294)
For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.

chupie 07-29-2013 01:53 PM

Shep Smith works there too and manages to inject reality into his comments fairly often.

spiderlashes5000 07-29-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by chupie (Post 2195343)
Shep Smith works there too and manages to inject reality into his comments fairly often.

They're both at the mercy of their assignment editor(s).

Dedachan 07-31-2013 12:09 PM

I read that after the interview, his book became a best seller, so ha ha!

mrspoppers 07-31-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000 (Post 2195341)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrspoppers (Post 2195294)
For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.

That is not true. Pundits and PR people are mouthpieces for their agencies. Journalists are ethically bound to be impartial as much as possible. I think you might be giving her a pass because we are used to blogs and web content being confused with actual journalism.

Also, while journalists are given assignments by their assignment editors, real journalists would not allow their editor to tell them what questions to ask or how to spin a story.

Maybe the word moron is inappropriate, but I stand by the sentiment. I have had countless religion classes, having attended Catholic school from first grade through college. Non-Christian religion classes are routinely taught by Christians and non-Christians are routinely hired as professors in Christian colleges. It's ridiculous (and moronic) to assume that only Christians can research and talk about Christianity and Jesus.

spiderlashes5000 07-31-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mrspoppers (Post 2195902)
Quote:

Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000 (Post 2195341)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mrspoppers (Post 2195294)
For someone who went to a fairly prestigious journalism school, she sure is a moron.

IDK if that's a fair statement. She works for an agency...that pretty much dictates the way she does her job. Journalists and other professional communicators are mouthpieces for their agencies.

There is always some degree of bias in any piece of research (and I would imagine moreso in this kind of situation). She was likely told to exploit this bias. And she did.

Not very elegant or probing but this might not have been the right venue for that.

That is not true. Pundits and PR people are mouthpieces for their agencies. Journalists are ethically bound to be impartial as much as possible. I think you might be giving her a pass because we are used to blogs and web content being confused with actual journalism.

Also, while journalists are given assignments by their assignment editors, real journalists would not allow their editor to tell them what questions to ask or how to spin a story.

Maybe the word moron is inappropriate, but I stand by the sentiment. I have had countless religion classes, having attended Catholic school from first grade through college. Non-Christian religion classes are routinely taught by Christians and non-Christians are routinely hired as professors in Christian colleges. It's ridiculous (and moronic) to assume that only Christians can research and talk about Christianity and Jesus.

My background is in journalism and I can attest to the fact "impartiality' is a myth. All media vehicles have their own biases and slants (and Fox's is pretty obvious).


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