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    POLITICAL COMPASS: There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.

    There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.
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    "Worrying"? What does that really mean?

    Regardless, I think that Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all of those other cable "news" stations are in the entertainment industry, using NEWS as their foundation. Just as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL use SPORTS as their foundation for entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundrchild View Post
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    I hit the wrong button. I didn't mean "strongly disagree".
    I can change it for you...what do you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xotoxi View Post
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    "Worrying"? What does that really mean?

    Regardless, I think that Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all of those other cable "news" stations are in the entertainment industry, using NEWS as their foundation. Just as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL use SPORTS as their foundation for entertainment.
    Your assessment is not altogether untrue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
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    "Worrying"? What does that really mean?

    Regardless, I think that Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all of those other cable "news" stations are in the entertainment industry, using NEWS as their foundation. Just as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL use SPORTS as their foundation for entertainment.
    Your assessment is not altogether untrue.
    Thank you for your glowing endorsement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xotoxi View Post
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    Thank you for your glowing endorsement.
    Think nothing of it. I'd do the same for a friend.
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    Thank you for your glowing endorsement.
    Think nothing of it. I'd do the same for a friend.
    Your friend must be lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xotoxi View Post
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    "Worrying"? What does that really mean?

    Regardless, I think that Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and all of those other cable "news" stations are in the entertainment industry, using NEWS as their foundation. Just as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL use SPORTS as their foundation for entertainment.
    ^----- what he said.

    I'd call it worrying, because these "news" outlets are now more concerned with ratings than the facts. Which means they look to hook a viewer in for as long as possible using entertainment and sensational methods even if the story warrants It ot not. As a result they may downplay the actual important aspects of a story and try to upsell the sensationalist parts. Sometimes leaving the viewer with an extremely skewed aspect as to the true nature and nuances of the story.

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