Fox News Attacks Environmentally Conscious Games

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I am sooo surprised that Fox News is continued to air with such atrocious newscasts.

Are there no intelligent people looking at Fox and saying, "Why are we letting them do this shite?"

You know, I think any game not named "Jesus Camp: The Game", no matter what the content involved in the game, is automatically going to be on Faux News "hit list".

..And even then, they might rail on that for Jesus being "too un-American".

You just can't win with these people, when it comes to video games.

Don't forget: Liberals are the devil. Games are merely the Devil's tools.

Also: terrorists communists sympathizers hippies weaklings teens un-american.

ShadowsofHope:
You know, I think any game not named "Jesus Camp: The Game", no matter what the content involved in the game, is automatically going to be on Faux News "hit list".

..And even then, they might rail on that for Jesus being "too un-American".

You just can't win with these people, when it comes to video games.

better yet, they might say that he is too left wing because he loves everybody

THis is a dumb question, but in Sim City Societies couldn't you go out and create an Orwellian super state? Yes being green was an option, but you could also play as the biggest asshole to ever walk the earth. Or I could be misinformed....

Anyways, my point is Sim City Societies didn't force the player to play green. BUt wait, that is a logical argument, obviously Fox won't even acknowledge its existence.

EDIT: FATE OF THE WORLD IS NOT FOR CHILDREN. If parents don't know the content of the game THEY GOT FOR THEIR OWN CHILD they are irresponsible idiots.

Ldude893:
This is why I watch Al Jazeera.
I swear, there's a secret room under the FOX News studio where they use manatees to determine their news topics.

So, the Family guy way of choosing episodes?

my reation apone watching the clip

seriously fox news has completely lost it (not that they had much to begin with)
these games are premoating a good view and they bash it

and the whole flower part flower is an art game not much message there
if they were gonna use a flower based game they should of used Chibirobo: park patrol
at least that has you fighting smog based monsters

Has anyone noticed how funny it is to put an FPS beside Flower and it's FLOWER that's considered the bad guy in this case? That's...an interesting change of pace. Give props to Fox for being creative at least. This would maybe be funnier if it was a parody or something. But it's not, so I guess it's just depressing.

And nice job in saying how safe nuclear power is compared to solar and wind when earlier this year there was a country in a nuclear crisis. Surprised he could keep a straight face. Not saying that nuclear is going to make us glow, but what the fuck is this guy so scared of solar and wind power? Oh right, I guess solar panels could blind everyone with reflecting light and a wind turbine could come loose and mow down a group of Sunday school children. Silly me.

BHAHAHA AHAH haheeHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHEEHAAH! *Repeat for a full minute*

That is what i did when i read the title.

Just when I thought Fox news couldn't get any stupider...

dashiz94:

I'm sorry but what's your final argument here? That Fox is an actually credible news source with reliable information?

Because that is just plain dumb.

Since O'Reilly, Fox has become notorious for pulling people on the air (usually of a conflicting viewpoint) to talk them down and interrupt them to espouse their point. This isn't even a matter of semantics, you let the other guy talk. And how many times do they portray false information? I don't have the time as of now to go search for multiple Fox articles to prove it, but when the issue of games receiving federal grants due to them being classified as an art form was introduced, Fox reported the story as "Should Call of Duty get a federal grant?"

That's not fair and balanced. That's taking a violent video game and placing it as the poster of ALL video games, even though it falls so far from what the guidelines dictated an art game was. As much as you may hate the "liberal media" and what not, I have never seen a radio station like National Public Radio pull this kind of crap. They get their facts. Today I listened to a report about a faulty counter-terrorism unit within the Mall of America and how the system there is not working. Know what they did? They brought in people accosted by this counter-terrorism group, explained their story, explained the origin of the CT group, and also got a quote from a spokesperson from Mall of America as well as John Cohen, the man who started the program there.

Point it, THAT's proper journalism. Not what Fox News does. It doesn't matter if they're conservative or liberal, they're not a reliable news source. For Christ's sake, watch Glen Beck's report on why he believes Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president. I was appalled, as a US history student, to see so much false information about his policies displayed as "fact."

Believe whatever political philosophy you wish, it's your right, but at the end of the day you have to realize that Fox News is unreliable, untrustworthy, and run like a business. And right now, radical statements seem to make the most money.

Good points definitely, and I'm not saying Fox News is the end all new channel, but when you look at the actual news reporting, (opinion shows like Glenn Beck, O'Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, among others don't count due to their status as opinion shows) the news reporting is generally reliable and unbiased. Hop on over to foxnews.com and check out the general news articles for proof. I myself derive my news from multiple locations, including Fox, CNN, the Wall street Journal & Time magazine. The point is, Fox News isn't this giant propaganda machine people make it out to be. It is a perfectly good network with mostly reliable articles and headlines. However, because they broadcast opinion shows that generally fly in the face of most mainstream thinking, they are portrayed as a bunch of 'evil right-wing liars'.

The article this comment thread is based on is a perfect example. "Fox News Attacks Environmentally Conscious Games" is practically dripping with bias spin, looking to vilify an entire cable network based on what a pundit had to say during an opinionated talk show on Sunday. From the sound of it, this segment on Fox and Friends was an all out attack against any game with environmental leanings, when all it is is one guy expressing his opinion about preachy environmental games on national television. If this had happened on twitter, You Tube, or even another network like CNN or NBC, it is likely it wouldn't have been mentioned. However, because it's that 'evil' Fox News, it gets a headline and 9 pages of comments.

I'm a journalism major, so I usually explore multiple sides of an issue before making up my mind. It just bugs me when people form opinions on something, like Fox News, based on hearsay, that often comes from Fox News' competition. Guess that's just how things go sometimes.

P.S. Big thing to keep in mind while looking over news reports: the opinion of those interviewed does not represent the opinion of the reporter or the network. The bias of a network is determined by it's ability to hide it's own opinions, and I think Fox does that pretty well.

Russian_Assassin:
Give them a break! Gaming hasn't had any controversial events for a long time and Fox is just trying to find something to complain about, making them relevant in the eyes of dumb people again.

Does anyone really watch Fox news nowadays anyway?

Only old white, old men and grannies. *BA-ZING!*

I couldn't resist.

FOX NEWS REPORT: A game has you sit in a room and play tic-tac toe. This game supports satan, because the color red is so vivid on the chips. And the blue chips mean that god is dead and you should go to red chip for advice.

Ok... I really really want to say something highly degratory about Fox "News". But for the good of all involved I am not going to say anything at all involving their mothers, or similar insults.

I am also not going to refference /facepalm or other internet memes. So im going to actaully state the single most anoying thing in their entire "article".

Sim City Societies came out in 2007.

Enough said.

How dare they! Trying to change the world and make it a better place. What complete and total jerks [/sarcasm]

It's Fox News, only people who are too stupid to try to think for themselves watch it, or take it seriously.

Clonekiller:

dashiz94:

I'm sorry but what's your final argument here? That Fox is an actually credible news source with reliable information?

Because that is just plain dumb.

Since O'Reilly, Fox has become notorious for pulling people on the air (usually of a conflicting viewpoint) to talk them down and interrupt them to espouse their point. This isn't even a matter of semantics, you let the other guy talk. And how many times do they portray false information? I don't have the time as of now to go search for multiple Fox articles to prove it, but when the issue of games receiving federal grants due to them being classified as an art form was introduced, Fox reported the story as "Should Call of Duty get a federal grant?"

That's not fair and balanced. That's taking a violent video game and placing it as the poster of ALL video games, even though it falls so far from what the guidelines dictated an art game was. As much as you may hate the "liberal media" and what not, I have never seen a radio station like National Public Radio pull this kind of crap. They get their facts. Today I listened to a report about a faulty counter-terrorism unit within the Mall of America and how the system there is not working. Know what they did? They brought in people accosted by this counter-terrorism group, explained their story, explained the origin of the CT group, and also got a quote from a spokesperson from Mall of America as well as John Cohen, the man who started the program there.

Point it, THAT's proper journalism. Not what Fox News does. It doesn't matter if they're conservative or liberal, they're not a reliable news source. For Christ's sake, watch Glen Beck's report on why he believes Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a bad president. I was appalled, as a US history student, to see so much false information about his policies displayed as "fact."

Believe whatever political philosophy you wish, it's your right, but at the end of the day you have to realize that Fox News is unreliable, untrustworthy, and run like a business. And right now, radical statements seem to make the most money.

Good points definitely, and I'm not saying Fox News is the end all new channel, but when you look at the actual news reporting, (opinion shows like Glenn Beck, O'Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, among others don't count due to their status as opinion shows) the news reporting is generally reliable and unbiased. Hop on over to foxnews.com and check out the general news articles for proof. I myself derive my news from multiple locations, including Fox, CNN, the Wall street Journal & Time magazine. The point is, Fox News isn't this giant propaganda machine people make it out to be. It is a perfectly good network with mostly reliable articles and headlines. However, because they broadcast opinion shows that generally fly in the face of most mainstream thinking, they are portrayed as a bunch of 'evil right-wing liars'.

The article this comment thread is based on is a perfect example. "Fox News Attacks Environmentally Conscious Games" is practically dripping with bias spin, looking to vilify an entire cable network based on what a pundit had to say during an opinionated talk show on Sunday. From the sound of it, this segment on Fox and Friends was an all out attack against any game with environmental leanings, when all it is is one guy expressing his opinion about preachy environmental games on national television. If this had happened on twitter, You Tube, or even another network like CNN or NBC, it is likely it wouldn't have been mentioned. However, because it's that 'evil' Fox News, it gets a headline and 9 pages of comments.

I'm a journalism major, so I usually explore multiple sides of an issue before making up my mind. It just bugs me when people form opinions on something, like Fox News, based on hearsay, that often comes from Fox News' competition. Guess that's just how things go sometimes.

P.S. Big thing to keep in mind while looking over news reports: the opinion of those interviewed does not represent the opinion of the reporter or the network. The bias of a network is determined by it's ability to hide it's own opinions, and I think Fox does that pretty well.

As a reporting channel, Fox is ho hum. NBC/ABC/CBS/CNN all do better in that regard.

Its schtick is that it's a bullhorn for the repugnican party, aka the theocratic lunatics that want to give all our money to the ultra-rich and tell everyone else to die in a fire who need to be kept out of power at any and all costs within the confines of the law.

Well... I'm siding with Fox. Which is truly a first.

... anti-nuclear-power propaganda from kid up, as if we didn't have enough uninformed fearmongering?

Pro-solar and pro-wind lessons to kids? This could really fuck up things. Solar and wind are neither good options for much of anything.

EDIT: Naturally, Fox could be entirely wrong about the content involved in the games, though. The article didn't touch that, and it wouldn't be a first for Fox.

something tells me their running out of things to mock.

Well, I'm good for tonight.

Clonekiller:

Father Time:

Clonekiller:

So, have any fact to back that up, or are you making like a talk show pundit and formulating a statement based on hearsay? I'm gonna guess the latter.

For starters

Right... That's what we call hearsay. Notice how the guy doesn't say who said what? What do you want to bet he was quoting the opinion shows? In addition, he was using politifact.com, which is about as reputable as Wikipedia. Try harder.

Yeah both of them cite their sources and can generally be depended on. Try another excuse, that one sucks.

Clonekiller:

You'll also notice hey have a higher average of neutrals. (Except CNN with Democrats) Since the main slogan of Fox is "Fair and Balanced", I'd say their doing a better job than the other two.

I'm curious does that study count the times they bash liberals or liberal ideas or just general Democrats.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-20-2011/fox-news-channel---fair---balanced

And here's a pretty nice example of conservative bias. Basically implying through weasel words that a conspiracy theory where Obama allowed people to get killed so he can promote gun control might have some merit to it.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-27-2011/oh--for-fox-sake

Clonekiller:

CarlMinez:

Yeah, that's sorta a subjective statement to begin with. So I don't need to back it up with facts. Also, Fox News is a joke. You don't need a source, just ask any rationally thinking human being and you'll get the same answer.

Ah. I see. So, anyone who thinks Fox News is bad is obviously and intelligent human being, and anyone who favors Fox News is an unintelligent fool. Sure, Fox News might have the largest and most diverse viewership among cable news networks, but who needs those irrelevant facts getting in the way.

Fixed that for you. It's just an appeal to popularity fallacy.

dashiz94:
And being environmentally friendly is bad because?...

Japan's nuclear disaster for one. There's environmentally friendly, and then there's "green", where you pretty much randomly associate things under "green" (solar, wind, no nuclear, recycle everything, fluorescent bulbs, resistance against nuclear placement sites, no reprocessing of nuclear fuel) - without actually doing research on how those things affect the environment. Take a random guess how many of the things I listed are actually good for the environment.

What's the actual endgame of a story like this? Won't it just fuel the irrational fears of idiots and make level-headed people say, 'my goodness, what irrational fears. Idiots.'?

It seems like they're just preaching to the converted.

Mahorfeus:
Of all the... I mean, of ALL the games that have been out and are coming out, they pick THESE to rag on?

ok i tend to like fox news (would prefer something else but its this or CNN) but even i have to say this is just stupid. i understood how they got so mixed up with mass effect and bullet storm seeing as there's alot of misinformed people out there who jump on anything that even seems "bad" but this..... this is just stupid and not worth my time.

uguito-93:
Really? Really? Are Fox news just extremist conservative idiots just for the sake of being extremist conservative idiots?

Pretty much. They are pretty much the only news show that has to promote itself as "FAIR and BALANCED" apparently because people were catching on to their shit. I guess they are trying to go with "If you say it enough times it will become truth" approach.

Fox news is arguing against using fear as a motivator? Damn, this is like my dog saying that licking yourself is disgusting and wrong. While licking himself.

Even if FOX's site isn't, much of their television programming is decidedly biased. I know some lovers of FOX news, and they're very nice people, but I think it's funny how the same people who have been refusing to believe in global climate change (a.k.a. global warming) are now attempting to make supposed "environmental" games look like spawns of evil.

hmm, this is perfect bait for govermnet/politics class tommorrow, I'll have to bring it up!

Father Time:

I'm curious does that study count the times they bash liberals or liberal ideas or just general Democrats.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-20-2011/fox-news-channel---fair---balanced

And here's a pretty nice example of conservative bias. Basically implying through weasel words that a conspiracy theory where Obama allowed people to get killed so he can promote gun control might have some merit to it.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-27-2011/oh--for-fox-sake

The study covers general reporting. On another note, have any videos not done by a comedian, who makes a living off of context corruption? (Context corruption: When you take what someone says out of context, making them say what ever you want them to say)

Ilyak1986:

As a reporting channel, Fox is ho hum. NBC/ABC/CBS/CNN all do better in that regard.

Its schtick is that it's a bullhorn for the repugnican party, aka the theocratic lunatics that want to give all our money to the ultra-rich and tell everyone else to die in a fire who need to be kept out of power at any and all costs within the confines of the law.

Okay... So, small government, less taxes, and fiscal responsibility = neo-nazi, racist greed bags. Totally logical conclusion right there.

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You've gotta be kidding me, Fox News... Seriously? You're really going to go there?
*sigh* Well, haters will be haters...

OK, I know Fox is an absolute joke of a 'News' channel - but this is just asking themselves to get f***ed up REAL BAD. My....my mind cannot comprehend the absolute stupidity of this.

Well, I didn't think it was possible for Fox News to get any stupider. I guess I was wrong.

HAHAHAHAHA FOX NEWS COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING BEING POLITICALLY BIASED HAHAHAHAHA
seriously get some real stories as far as I know Flower being pro environmentalism isn't really breaking news.
PS
I just saw the first few seconds of the segment and was this close to bashing my head against my keyboard out of sheer stupidity.

If this is the case then Fox news should report about games like the "Tycoon" series for promoting the conservative capitalist agenda.

TheRightToArmBears:
Fox says something stupid, no one surprised.

We could just do away with these articles and just show 'FOX IS FUCKING STUPID' every now and again, it would save a lot of effort that, frankly, Fox isn't worth.

This is a new level of stupid though. Before they at least picked on things some (pretty stupid people) were actually concerned about. I don't think anyone has had a problem with environmental games. They're fully making s*** up now. The last drops of logic have dripped out of the holes in fox news' collective hive mind, leaving nothing but a ranting gibbering moron. I wonder if their viewers will finally realise how insane they are now.

Galimor:
That's it, they are officially idiots.

haven't we established that years ago?

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