A parodox about FOX

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  1. Speedpass

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    Why is it that FOX news is so highly respected by Conservative Americans, yet the FOX network has a reputation of so many family-unfriendly shows like Ally McBeal , Boston Public , and all those reality shows?!? :eek: :confused:
     
  2. Baptist Believer

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    Speaking of Fox shows, have you heard about the latest one? :eek:

    New on Fox: When objects impale people
    A special from '101 Things Removed' from body

    LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Eric Schotz has a dream.

    For more than a decade, the veteran producer of nonfiction and reality fare and the staff at his LMNO Prods. have combed the country for true-life stories of everyday people thrust into extraordinary situations and for inspirational tales of the human spirit beating the odds when adversity strikes.

    After years of research, hundreds of interviews and a long quest for a sympathetic ear for the project at a network, Schotz is only days away from seeing his dream become a reality -- a reality special, in fact -- that premieres at 9 p.m. Thursday on Fox.

    Schotz's labor of love carries an unusual disclaimer, even by Fox standards: "The people profiled all survived."

    It might have been called "Extreme Impalement," but in reality, the hourlong special's title couldn't be more precise: "101 Things Removed from the Human Body" is not for the squeamish.

    "There are a lot of orifices in the human body, and there are a lot of accidents that happen," Schotz says. "We've spent years compiling this show. ... Sometimes you'd just come across a picture that would just stop you, and you'd go, 'That's so wrong."'

    The special blends shudder-inducing footage and still photos of accident scenes, X-rays, objects in formaldehyde jars, etc., with interviews with victims and the doctors and emergency medical techs who saved their lives.

    In addition to the freak accidents, the special explores a whole subcategory of self-mutilation, ranging from the jewel thief who hides a diamond necklace too well to an array of kinky experiments gone awry.

    "It's one thing when a 2-by-4 gets picked up in a hurricane and it hits you in the head," Schotz says. "When you start getting into handlebars and Ivory soap, it gets more complicated."

    Read more and see a graphic X-ray at CNN:

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/28/television.impalement.reut/index.html
     
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    Exxon, I have asked myself the same question, I love Fox News, but really don't like Fox. Is FX a Fox network too?
     
  4. Jeff Weaver

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    I made a similar comment to your original in this thread in another thread, so I agree with you.

    As for news, I think that is important to get the facts no matter where they come from. For me this invovles several sources - newspapers, radio, TV, internet, etc. It is also important to not limit ones self to a particular set of preconceived notions of philosophy about the broadcaster/broadcast company. For example, is Fox News reporting information from a Christian perspective, or from Rupert Murdoch's perspective? A similar thought could be expressed about the Washington Times. It is sad, but the spin is more important than the facts. In order to get the facts it is usually necessary to consult more than one source. As for credibiltiy, Fox News has no more credibility in my book than CBS, PBS or the BBC. In fact Fox has less credibility because of its ties to Rupert Murdoch.
     

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