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The Media Is The Enemy - Fox's Mike Tobin Reports His Opinion As Fact

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Submitted by Sofasogood (United States), Jan 19, 2009 at 14:39

I saw the same report as you and had a similar response. Although Fox is 1000 times more honest than CNN, and many of their TV personalities try to do their best, Mike Tobin often reports his opinion (usually biased against Israel) as fact. It seems to me that Fox tries to keep him a bit reined in, or he'd be much worse. Reporters sit around in hotel bars and peer pressure influences them. He must get a lot of flak because he works for Fox, and being objective, much less Pro-Israel would amount to total social ostracism. It would take some courage to stand apart.

I completely agree with your analysis of his opinion, and your alternative report is excellent.

But the point is, where did he get that information? What was his source? Did someone take a poll? Baloney. It's either his opinion, or he's reporting the opinion of some Palestinian.

This is journalism without integrity.

Although, given the nature of most Gazans, it would seem he might be right, it's still nothing but opinion.

And what if, in all the calamity, a poll was taken? You are right. Most Gazans and Hamas are the same. But, also, any Gazan who expressed resentment of Hamas would be killed. He could report that. That's a fact.

I hope you will write to Fox every time you hear a sleazy report. Send copies to all of them.

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Helen Thomas doesn't know Hamas charter [634 words]gary fouseFeb 10, 2009 16:19150181
Re: racist Arab Helen Thomas: Arab-Palestinians should get back to ARABIA where they came from? [3723 words]DaisyJun 7, 2010 11:51150181
PALLYWOOD, Gaza edition - 2009 [424 words]TerryJan 27, 2009 19:42149289
UN, fire despicable 'massacres inspirer' Pallywoody bloody propagandist Khulood Badawi [298 words]NeillMar 22, 2012 03:40149289
Israel needs a strong commited leader. [215 words]vigilantJan 26, 2009 10:43149111
- - - JENINITIS - - - [641 words]AlJan 24, 2009 21:08148981
Jerusalem Post's invaluable Khaled Abu Toameh?? [72 words]james burkeJan 23, 2009 12:27148840
Yes, the INVALUABLE Abu Toameh! [85 words]saraJan 23, 2009 20:12148840
Israel Wins the Battles, Hamas Wins the War [198 words]Stephen HughesJan 20, 2009 16:07148543
Leon DeWinter Gets Inside the Palestinian Head - Harsh Lessons in Reality to Come [427 words]SofasogoodJan 19, 2009 13:54148428
Israeli Policy of Carrot and Stick [680 words]DemsciMar 15, 2009 04:51148428
Then what is the answer? [130 words]Kenny KomodoJan 18, 2009 02:01148328
The problem is the Arabs. Let them take responsibility for creating this problem so called a Palesltinian problem Huh?? [164 words]VIGILANTJan 26, 2009 18:03148328
They Supported Hamas Before Israel's Counter-Terror Operation [269 words]AmerisraelJan 17, 2009 13:02148286
The Media Is The Enemy - Fox's Mike Tobin Reports His Opinion As Fact [248 words]SofasogoodJan 19, 2009 14:39148286
Tobin is a great reporter for Fox news.Period! [47 words]vigilantJan 26, 2009 17:55148286
MIKE TOBIN TODAY OCT 9 2009 ONCE AGAIN MAKES VICIOUS ANTI ISRAEL RHETORIC [91 words]DAVID AARONSOct 9, 2009 06:00148286
I Think I Agree With Radu [316 words]AlexJan 17, 2009 10:59148283

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