Outfoxed!

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If you are disgusted and dismayed by bile and propaganda thinly disguised as news, if like, Adam Smith you abhor views presented “with all the passionate confidence of interested falsehood”, if you wonder how you could possibly get your case heard through the distortion and bias of a TV show where everything is designed to intimidate and bamboozle you and leave your adversary (the interviewer) in triumph, if you wonder how you could ever get your case across when the interviewer can and does just throw people off the set when they’re starting to get their case across, go watch this clip and live in hope.

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Cameron Riley
2022 years ago

Violent theatre that has a statist purpose.

John Quiggin
John Quiggin
2022 years ago

Great stuff!

James Hamilton
James Hamilton
2022 years ago

Do I pay for Fox? I pay for the ABC. At least I agree with Fox & Friends (actually I don’t, they’re very naughty, but in a good refreshing way that I don’t get on the station I pay for) so I probably would pay if I chose to afford it. I’d get Fox over the ABC. If I had a choice. Which I don’t.

So what was your point, again?

Mork
Mork
2022 years ago

Well, yeah, James, you DO pay for Fox, as part of your cable fee and by exchanging your time to sit through its advertisements (unless, of course, your time is worthless).

But if voluntarliy subjecting yourself to state propaganda is your bag, far be it from me to question your judgement or taste.

Pity Pravda is not what it once was, eh?

Andrew Leigh
2022 years ago

Phil does an extraordinary job, but he’s also given more rope by Bill than most of the guests get. Love how he keeps calling him “Billy”, tho…

zoot
zoot
2022 years ago

Hey I pay for Fox! Admittedly it’s not much, because I don’t have cable. I just haven’t figured out a way of not paying for the advertising component of the goods I purchase.

Yobbo
Yobbo
2022 years ago

Im disgusted by the bile and propaganda thinly disguised as news, which is why I don’t watch SBS or the ABC. Unfortunately I still have to pay for it, which is not true for the Fox haters who don’t subscribe to Foxtel.

And Zoot’s argument is rubbish: advertising decreases the price of goods you purchase, not the reverse.