The E.A.R.: Outsourced


 

At my gym there are about 12 TVs lined up next to each other. Two of them to the very left show both Fox News, and CNN. It’s really intriguing and hilarious to see both juxtaposed. Fox News tends to bounce around on multiple issues while CNN tends to stay stuck on multiple angles of one issue for several hours. This would instantly give the impression that Fox News cares more about what goes on in the country than CNN does, that is until you realize that Fox News tends to cover issues that are more relevant to conservatives.

Fox News tends to cover many other issues both political and non-political, but with a conservative angle. Fox News will often bounce back to an issue that it discussed a few hours ago, but with different people offering similar commentary. Fox devotes similar amounts of hours to the issues that CNN dwells on; it’s just more spread out with other happenings in the country thrown in between. Every now and then, both will cover the same exact issues, and the differences in politics and opinion become more apparent. Both were talking about Roe v Wade at the same time which I found pretty intriguing.

Now Fox is talking about what became of the Women’s March while CNN is back to talking about abolishing ICE like it has for the last two hours I’ve been in this gym. I don’t always agree with what people on Fox have to say, but I’m also interested in hearing the parts of the story CNN omits in order to stay true to their narrative.

Coincidentally, Fox News does the same thing when it needs to push a narrative more palatable to conservatives. It’s really sad that I have to read/watch multiple news sources just to get the full story.

Both Fox News and CNN get somethings right, and both can be full of shit. I’ve noticed that both tend to use footage from each other’s networks when they’re debating hot topics in order to make a case for attacking the other side. It’s funny that they both find each other a reflection of leftist/right views.

I’ve also noticed that Fox is VERY pro-military and police, this is reflected by the amount of time Fox spends covering issues pertaining to both. Does that make Fox more American and Patriotic than CNN? Not really. Does spending hours on immigration make CNN more humanitarian? Nope! At the end of the day, that channel that resonates the most with you is going to depend squarely on your views, and political leanings.

I personally don’t think either side is entirely right, but they’re not entirely wrong either. There are days I agree with CNN, and there are days I agree with Fox News. It really depends on the issues being covered.

At the end of the day, Google and other search engines will always be your best friend. You will often see multiple news sources, and headlines next to each other. You will get an idea of a source’s leanings based on the headline. At the end of the day, you owe it to yourself to check many sources to get the full story, or do your damnedest to find an unbiased source.

Stay classy…

 

Flemmings Beaubrun is an avid gamer and lover of music. When not working, Flemmings likes to spend his time whipping up dank beats for the masses. He also spends his weekends thrift shopping for rare video games and obscure electronics. Other times he’s in front of a TV with a giant bowl of cereal enjoying shows from the 90s.

 

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