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Fox News on Hillary - let's talk media distortion

So...Clinton gives a speech in Alabama, and Fox News airs this segment asking the question, "Is Hillary Clinton trying to fake a southern accent?"


Now, that segment looks kind of creepy, but when you hear the context of the speech, the media distortion becomes obvious:
(Correction: for those who aren't going to bother to read the comment discussion, I assume she changes accents because she's quoting a hymn)

Let's take this one step further: imagine if Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News, also owned the Wall Street Journal...

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan (go McCain at tonight's debate!!! 8 pm MSNBC), but please, Fox could do a little less obvious of a job distorting what actually happened.

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8 Responses to “Fox News on Hillary - let's talk media distortion”

  1. # Blogger LPC

    That's too bad. But do you think Mc Cain can win the Republican primary ? I've read that Giulani was in first position. And Mc Cain is a bit old, isn't he ?  

  2. # Blogger Kate

    I'm a little dogmatic when it comes to McCain, yes.  

  3. # Blogger LPC

    I've heard about his heroic action during the Viet-Nam war, so OK, he is a hero. But does it qualify him for being the next American President ? I am very anxious about your presidential election in 2008 : I mean, this might be the one and only presidential election that can have consequences for the entire planet.... And I've seen enough of George.  

  4. # Blogger Joe M.

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  5. # Blogger Joe M.

    I like McCain very much: he balances fiscal conservatism with a streak of social liberalism very well (anti-pork, wants alternative forms of energy, has good ideas about immigration, etc).

    As for the Hillary question though, that's not something exclusive to Fox. Here's an article from Slate.com--owned by the Washington Post.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2165375/

    Note especially the first sentence, and this article that is linked:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/2007/04/28/2007-0  

  6. # Blogger Kate

    I saw that article as well - they actually take the steps to mention "brain damage" as a reason people change their accents.  

  7. # Blogger Joe M.

    Oh, on Slate? Well, brain damage can cause the accent change. Much as I may dislike Hillary, I do think that she does it for political reasons (as well as natural ones--I accent-shift too when I visit places for a length of time).  

  8. # Blogger Kate

    I thought the reason she changed accents was because she was quoting the hymn...and that was the point of the post.  

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