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America is addicted to Faux news; unbiased news doesn't stand a chance

By Waitup following x   2016 Jan 13, 10:12pm 7,839 views   31 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/americas/al-jazeera-america-to-shut-down-by-april-30-2016

Cable channel Al Jazeera America, launched with great fanfare in 2013 by the global will be shut down April 30, the company said Wednesday.
The move comes after an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in the channel failed to attract more than a minuscule audience.

#politics

1   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 13, 10:21pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Waitup says

America is addicted to Faux news; unbiased news doesn't stand a chance

Then why is Fox news the only one like it on TV? If what you say is true it not be Fox verses NBC, MSNBC, ABC, PBS.

2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2016 Jan 13, 10:23pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

News is for ASSHOLES!

FUCK YOU INFOTAINMENT is what America wants!

And it's so inexpensive:

Find barking partisan from side A and prod with a question to get them barking savagely.

Find barking partisan from side B and prod with a question to get them barking savagely.

When the partisans are reduced to shouting FUCK YOU! over and over again and strangling each other, you've got INFOTAINMENT and America can go get a beer and kick the dog and take a shit out the window while regaling the wife with observations about why liberals should be disemboweled and fed to pigs.

4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2016 Jan 13, 11:27pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Al Jazeera simply miscalculated it's audience. Fox's formula of blonds and glancing, tight dress beaver shots interspersed with panic button cringing and righteous, fundamentalist raving will always win.

Who doesn't love watching the lovable Bill O'Reilly scream until the veins pop out of his head and he starts chasing liberals around the soundstage threatening to beat them senseless with his Jesus statue?

5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2016 Jan 14, 2:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If Al Jazeera wants audience share, they need to hire HOTT! lithe, pneumatic lesbians to hump and suck savagely while reading headlines from the World Weekly News and having loud, extended orgasms.

Maybe have Bill O'Reilly appear in guest cameos to shout down Alan Combs and beat him to death with a statue of the virgin mary.

7   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 6:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie says

lithe, pneumatic

How does that work?

8   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 7:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Fox News is entertainment for idiots.

9   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 7:30am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New comment by Dan8267 in America is addicted to Faux news; unbiased news doesn't stand a chance:
Fox News is entertainment for idiots.

If anyone would know what entertains an idiot, it would be Dan

10   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Jan 14, 7:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

America isn't addicted to Fox News, Elderly People are addicted to Fox News.

11   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 7:53am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Most elderly people are idiots. I know because I live in Boca.

The unfortunate truth is that
1. Education sucked when today's old people where in school.
2. Most people forget most of what they learned in school by the time their 30.
3. Most people get more selfish and paranoid as they get older.
4. The old care little about long-term prosperity and the environment because they are going to kick the bucket. Evidently the welfare of their grandchildren isn't enough for them to care.
5. The capacity to learn new things diminished with age and is almost non-existent in most people by age 65. So the elderly are ignorant of world events and modern problems and will not make the time or effort to learn.

All of these are excellent reasons why people over 70 should not be allowed to vote, but perhaps most important of all, the elderly do not have to live with the consequences of their votes. The younger generations do. The real effect of presidents and congresses are mainly felt decades later. The young end up enduring the consequences of the old's foolish and selfish politics long after those voters are dead.

12   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 8:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yea they should be reading Paul Krugman and watching Chris Matthews and Rachael Maddow then they will get an edjumacation

13   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 11:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Looks like CIC is starting his circle jerk. He's getting horny. Hide your pets.

14   dublin hillz   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 11:25am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When there's a massive die off in 10-15 years, the network will make an announcement in the spirit of al jazeera america that they are shutting down operations, i am sure rupert is making plans to expand in south america movie market as we speak.

15   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2016 Jan 14, 11:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I love Fox's token liberal clowns. They are almost as funny as the real liberals.

16   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 11:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

With a name like Al Jazeera, they should have a Jihadi lineup with jihadis commenting about severed heads. perhaps they should start an ISIS gone wild show-they would win the cable rating.

17   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 11:32am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

1. Education sucked when today's old people where in school.

That would be hard to believe, considering my mother (1902-1997), along with her generation taught in the 20's and 30's the youngsters who a few years later would be fighting and winning World War II, then go on to build the most prosperous economy of the 20th century.

Some may have already seen this, but it's the final exam for 8th graders in Salina, KS in 1895:

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.

2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.

3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.

4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal parts of do, lie, lay and run.

5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.

6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.

7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic
(Time, 1.25 hours)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.

2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?

3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50 cts. per bu., deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?

4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?

5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.

6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.

7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20.00 per in?

8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.

9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?

10.Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.

2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.

3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.

4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.

5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.

6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.

7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?

8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865?

Orthography
(Time, one hour)

1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?

2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?

3. What are the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?

4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.

5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e'. Name two exceptions under each rule.

6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.

7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: Bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, super.

8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: Card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.

9. Use the following correctly in sentences, Cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain vein, raze, raise, rays.

10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography
(Time, one hour)

1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?

2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?

3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?

4. Describe the mountains of N.A.

5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, Aspinwolf and Orinoco.

6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.

7. Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.

8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?

9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.

10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give inclination of the earth.

Snopes faults it for the following reasons, among others:

"Consider: To pass this test, no knowledge of the arts is necessary (not even a nodding familiarity with a few of the greatest works of English literature), no demonstration of mathematical learning other than plain arithmetic is required (forget algebra, geometry, or trigonometry), nothing beyond a familiarity with the highlights of American history is needed (never mind the fundamentals of world history, as this exam scarcely acknowledges that any country other than the USA even exists), no questions about the history, structure, or function of the United States government are asked (not even the standard "Name the three branches of our federal government"), science is given a pass except for a few questions about geography and the rudiments of human anatomy, and no competence in any foreign language (living or dead) is necessary. An exam for today's high school graduates that omitted even one of these subjects would be loudly condemned by parents and educators alike, subjects about which the Salina, Kansas, students of 1895 needed know nothing at all."

All this is true, but we're not talking about high school students as Snopes is, but 8th graders, who are what, 13 and 14? As far as that goes, how many college graduates of today could pass it? If they passed this at 14, one would assume they would only be building on this already voluminous knowledge as they proceeded through high school and maybe even college in those days.

18   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2016 Jan 14, 11:34am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rosie and IHLlary team raping Oprah while Jerry Springer jacks off on a folding chair covered with unwed mother DNA reports will bring the Al Jazeera ratings right back up where they belong.

Why do they hate Showmanship?

19   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Jan 14, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS - 1895

Here's Snopes on the subject:
http://www.snopes.com/language/document/1895exam.asp

Just 'cos it's on the test doesn't mean people passed it - or remembered the answer in 1915, twenty years after they took it. Also, none of this is Trig, Calc, or anything but elementary mathematics and memorization. I don't know about other states, but NY does Algebra in the 8th grade.

Back then the graduation rate was 6.5% or less.

http://www.edweek.org/media/34gradrate-c1.pdf

If you don't like an Educator's Periodical, here's the US Chamber of Commerce.

Half of all kids didn't graduate HS at 17 until around WW2

Even so, those 8th Grade Questions aren't advanced for today. They're also obviously centered on Farming.

20   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Jan 14, 11:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says

9. Use the following correctly in sentences, Cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain vein, raze, raise, rays.

Jesus do we need a top-down reform of English Spelling like every other Indo-European language has done in the past 2 centuries. Phonics won't help you with these words, kid.

21   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 12:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says

I love Fox's token liberal clowns. They are almost as funny as the real liberals.

Real liberals are very funny because they are intelligent enough to expose conservative bullshit for what it is. Hence the success of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Last Week with John Oliver. Every week liberals hilariously demonstrate the stupidity of conservatives.

22   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 12:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says

That would be hard to believe, considering my mother (1902-1997), along with her generation taught in the 20's and 30's the youngsters who a few years later would be fighting and winning World War II, then go on to build the most prosperous economy of the 20th century.

Fighting wars does not imply a high degree of education and understanding of the world. Avoiding wars does.

As for the economy of the mid-20th century, yes, that was the result of the progressive reforms that conservatives despise so much. However, that does not imply an understanding of government, world events, or where money is being spent.

P N Dr Lo R says

Some may have already seen this, but it's the final exam for 8th graders in Salina, KS in 1895:

Not impressed. Anyway, my point, which is true, is that although the smart-dumb gap has increased a lot, the educated are far more educated today than 50 or 100 years ago. The Millennials are the most educated generation of adults in U.S. history. Despite the U.S.'s undeniable failure in education vast portions of the population, the Internet and computers have made young adults far more educated and politically aware than their grandparents.

23   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2016 Jan 14, 12:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

thunderlips11 says

Jesus do we need a top-down reform of English Spelling like every other Indo-European language has done in the past 2 centuries.

Yes, as well as grammar. In fact, we should just get rid of English and create a standard language that the entire world has to learn. All laws should be written in this standard language. I've got plenty of ideas of how to write this language. For example, number, gender, and tense are specified as suffixes only. For number, the suffixes are -sig for singular and -plu for plural. For gender, -ma for male and -fe for female. For tense, -pa for past -pre for present, -fu for future.

Here are some English to Danspeak translations.

English: The dog bit the man.
Danspeak: dog bytpa adultma.
Meaning: One or more dogs of unspecified gender bit a single man.

English: The one female dog bit the two men.
Danspeak: dogsigfe bytpa adultpluma.

English: Two male dogs will byte a single woman.
Danspeak: dogpluma bytfu adultsigfe.

No capitalization of first words of sentences, make spelling more regular, and each word should have one and only one definition. No overloading of words. We could even get rid of upper case altogether.

24   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Jan 14, 1:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Right on, but I actually prefer a more analytic than synthetic solution... where the tense is determined by a marker word that stays the same regardless of the verb at the end of the sentence:

Dog byt adult ma pa.
Dog bite adult male before/in the past

Dog pluma byt adult sig fe fu.
Dog more-than-one bite adult one female will/in the future

Also makes it easier to teach the language in stages. Synthetic speakers have less problems with analytic languages, Analytic language speakers have a hard time learning synthetic languages. English, being more analytic that other European languages, is actually easier for Mandarin speakers to learn than French or Spanish.

25   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2016 Jan 14, 2:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I can't tell the difference between linguistics and linguini. Am I a Democrat, Mommy?

26   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2016 Jan 14, 2:53pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.

2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.

3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.

...

Looks like heavy on bits of trivia, most of which are irrelevant to anyone doing anything practical.

These would be typically forgotten after a year.

Old Dan8267 says

Most elderly people are idiots.

Many are quite simply geriatric cases, with calcified brains.

27   Indiana Jones   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 14, 3:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

Yes, as well as grammar. In fact, we should just get rid of English and create a standard language that the entire world has to learn

How about Elvish? It's a beautiful sounding language, and mostly complete. Tolkien-heads can teach the rest of the world.

Llie tula mellonea, vasa ni ulna en mereth en amin. = Come friends, eat and drink of my feast
Il'quen sinta mellonamin Lywnis? = Does everybody know my friend Lywnis?
Uma, lye sinta he. = Yes, we know him.

28   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 15, 8:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

Looks like heavy on bits of trivia, most of which are irrelevant to anyone doing anything practical.

But it was relevant to their world and time, which is the point.

Dan8267 says

Fighting wars does not imply a high degree of education and understanding of the world

It does if you want to win them as we did.

29   JasonM   ignore (0)   2016 Jan 16, 10:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says

It does if you want to win them as we did.

Thats obviously not true. The graph shows we won that when 70% of our soldiers were high school drop outs. We have had better educated soldiers in every war afterwards, and its debatable if we have "won" any of them since.

30   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2016 Jan 16, 12:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says

Rosie and IHLlary team raping Oprah while Jerry Springer jacks off on a folding chair covered with unwed mother DNA reports will bring the Al Jazeera ratings right back up where they belong.

Why do they hate Showmanship?

This is the kind of journalism that can at last save America from itself, and from Fox!

31   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2016 Jan 16, 1:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The AlGoresTears network was crap.
And nobody watches Fox anymore unless Trump is on it.





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