It is an understatement when I say I don’t like Fox News. Donald love Fox News, and it’s not a surprise if you look at the Media Bias chart. Fox News has 14.6
on the bias chart and 35.92 reliability. This news outlet is further right wing in comparison to the New York Time, which I read daily. In 2016, Fox News switch it slogan from ” Fair and Balanced” to “Most Watched, Most Trusted.” This slogan perfectly describe the company as you’ll see later. (Note that in 2016, Trump become elected president). Over the pandemic, I went to live in Florida, to get away from the energetic NYC. Every location I went to, they would put on Fox News, at the nail Solon or the doctor office, you name it. Being an easily bored person that I am, I watched it. And I am disappointed. One of the first news I saw was about covid out break. I don’t fully recall what they said but they used the term “wuhan virus,” the same phrase Mr. Donald the Duck have been using to further the blame of the outbreak on Asian. So I decided to write a passive aggressive email to them. Let just say the email is more aggressive than passive. Their respond was “We do apologize if this has negatively affected your experience. It is never our intention to bother any of our viewers.” I might be bad at reading, but I don’t think their apology is sincere considering the fact that the week after, the same thing happen. They used the term “wuhan virus.” So I emailed them again. This time they took longer to respond…As in they ignored me which I am n
ot surprise about. The term “wuhan virus” is mostly used by Donald, then Fox News uses it, and that made it a popular racist statement.
As I mentioned earlier, a lot of place in Florida put on Fox News on their TV in the waiting room. And me, a person who like to talk to stranger, walked up to a few Florida resident and ask them a few questions about the current events. We talked about the vaccine, the pandemic, and most importantly Mr. Make American great again. I has the chance to talk with this lady at a nail salon, she is a Florida resident for 40 years, and have kids living in upstate NY. She said her daughter is a doctor and her daughter co worker said not to get the vaccine. She didn’t explain to me why her daughter coworker said not to get vaccinated but whatever the reason is, she bought it. She also mentioned stuff stuff about the vaccine being unsafe, maybe not fully tested. Which is reasonable to have doubt about it, but what I notice most is that Fox News said something similar a few
minutes earlier on the TV in the salon. For disclaimer, this woman seem to be highly educated, very polite, and reasonable. Then there is this asian man who I met at a coffee shop. We got into a heated ‘discussion’ about Donald. He said a lot of question able things and one of them is, ‘Trump is not racist because he create jobs for everyone including black people.’ I did not argue with him much because I was in a public setting, surrounded by angry white republicans. The common theme in all these encounter is that Fox News, being so right wing, and so popular in states such as Florida, really shape the way people think. The things that people says sound like a copy and paste from Fox News.
I think it is irresponsible for news outlet with over 133 millions viewers to uses such language. The one good thing about this experience is that I now have a better understanding of why people think a certain way, it all go back to where they get their information.
(A screenshot from Fox News to my passive aggressive email is attached)