05-14-2014 06:18 PM
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  1. Reflexx's Avatar
    I love all these "I will not accept seeing Fox News" comments. For many years I had endured MSNBC's relationship with Microsoft and their constant bias, but it never occurred to me to boycott MS based on the bias of MSNBC.

    Intolerant much?
    Exactly.
    jevans911, chewfat and Long Syntax like this.
    05-13-2014 04:07 PM
  2. Citizen X's Avatar
    I was wondering if anyone knew how to remove Fox News from Cortina's news feed. Maybe even add your own sources?
    I was wondering the same thing. I don't want bigoted trash on my phone.
    quek9 likes this.
    05-13-2014 04:45 PM
  3. Jazmac's Avatar
    I do think we should be able to edit our news sources.

    Though I think the stance that people have with Fox News is pretty crazy, intolerant, and closed minded. These kind of people tend to be paranoid and see things that aren't there.

    Sure, Fox News has some talking heads that heavily lean to the right. Just like most other networks have talking heads that lean to the left. Or in the case of MSNBC... HEAVILY to the left. But most of the news is just news. There might be a slant to it from a person's perspective, but that's present in all of the news services.

    Some people are just incapable of handling views that are not completely in line with their own. That's a shame.
    You could think that if you like but speaking from a guy that voted for Bush twice, I watched how that news source changed from doing news to creating news. All those graphics from the Iraq war that were faked, yellow cake uranium, images of truck yards from the Sims game, terror warning graphics that were flat made up, photoshopped explosions, local news stories in the paper showing crowds that didn't exist, all for public consumption as "news". Stories of how America would be seen as "liberators", that waterboarding is a fraternity prank and all the actionable intel that came as a result, all lies man. Even as recent at ACA. When it was announced 7 million had signed up, they put on a bar graph showing the 7 million as being shorter that the 6 million the WH projected. Flat out lies. I could go on but its your news of choice and I'm not trying to disrespect you. Getting a story wrong is one thing. MSNBC, CNN and the rest, can and will get it wrong. Some will even attempt to show some things in a different light and sometimes will lie out of convenience. But its not like what foxnews does. Its a bit more than a difference of opinion with that bunch. Its flat out falsehoods. I don't want them on my phone and if MS won't offer a choice to remove them, I'm out of the WP game. Its that serious to me. BTW, MSNBC has Morning Joe. That dude ain't far left.
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    05-13-2014 10:35 PM
  4. Reflexx's Avatar
    You could think that if you like but speaking from a guy that voted for Bush twice, I watched how that news source changed from doing news to creating news. All those graphics from the Iraq war that were faked, yellow cake uranium, images of truck yards from the Sims game, terror warning graphics that were flat made up, photoshopped explosions, local news stories in the paper showing crowds that didn't exist, all for public consumption as "news". Stories of how America would be seen as "liberators", that waterboarding is a fraternity prank and all the actionable intel that came as a result, all lies man. Even as recent at ACA. When it was announced 7 million had signed up, they put on a bar graph showing the 7 million as being shorter that the 6 million the WH projected. Flat out lies. I could go on but its your news of choice and I'm not trying to disrespect you. Getting a story wrong is one thing. MSNBC, CNN and the rest, can and will get it wrong. Some will even attempt to show some things in a different light and sometimes will lie out of convenience. But its not like what foxnews does. Its a bit more than a difference of opinion with that bunch. Its flat out falsehoods. I don't want them on my phone and if MS won't offer a choice to remove them, I'm out of the WP game. Its that serious to me. BTW, MSNBC has Morning Joe. That dude ain't far left.
    I haven't noticed any of that stuff. Maybe you're reading stuff into it.

    Though I will readily admit that they come at things from a very right-wing perspective. Whenever I read news from them I keep this in mind. I think, "If someone who believes X were to write this news, how would he report it?" Then I go to a different news service where someone who believes Y is reporting on the same story. At least that way I can get a decent perspective.

    I don't see Fox as these big liars. I see them as biased to the right. I also see that their reporters are more inclined to believe stories that support their world view.

    But I see the exact same things on CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. I've seen reporters that spread falsehoods.

    The thing is, if you are only willing to get news from one perspective, then you're world view is going to be skewed because news is reported from the reporter's perspective.
    05-13-2014 11:21 PM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any of that stuff. Maybe you're reading stuff into it.

    Though I will readily admit that they come at things from a very right-wing perspective. Whenever I read news from them I keep this in mind. I think, "If someone who believes X were to write this news, how would he report it?" Then I go to a different news service where someone who believes Y is reporting on the same story. At least that way I can get a decent perspective.

    I don't see Fox as these big liars. I see them as biased to the right. I also see that their reporters are more inclined to believe stories that support their world view.

    But I see the exact same things on CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. I've seen reporters that spread falsehoods.

    The thing is, if you are only willing to get news from one perspective, then you're world view is going to be skewed because news is reported from the reporter's perspective.
    I used to be surprised when people say they don't see the blatant falsehoods on foxnews but not anymore. There are a lot of opinions and one set of facts.

    But maybe you're right about perception. One might assume that when that radio host would repeat in a tag line, "...you could leave your child with me in a Motel 6 overnight" that that host is some sort of pedophile. I wouldn't leave my child with a stranger in the media period but that's my perception of the suggestion. You might think otherwise but then, those are your kids. lol. But show me some blatant falsehood to this stuff I posted from an MSNBC host below. Maybe you have a point about "perception" I'm unaware I have.

    "Fox News host of “The Five,” Eric Bolling, Wednesday said, “we were certainly safe between 2000 and 2008 — I don’t remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time.”

    "In November of 2009, former Bush White House staffer Dana Perino said “we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”

    Mary Matalin, former counselor to Vice President Cheney, claimed in December 2009 that President Bush “inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history.”

    In January of last year, Rudy Giuliani — who was the mayor of New York City at the time of the 9/11 attacks – told Good Morning America that “We had no domestic attacks under Bush.”
    CowardlyLions, Reflexx and quek9 like this.
    05-14-2014 01:28 AM
  6. Westoncreg's Avatar
    Can I trade you guys Cortanas, all I get is CNN, USA today, new York times and other only left sources :/ (honestly I don't care too much but it's be nice to see news max out even the blaze in there somewhere)
    jfdavis17, bkabela and forked like this.
    05-14-2014 01:53 AM
  7. JamesPTao's Avatar
    People that say "Faux" News remind me of the people stuck in 2003 that refer to Microsoft as M$. I find both groups silly. I'm not sure why people would be so against hearing views that conflict with theirs. That's how you learn lol.

    I assume that the ability will come in a future update to Cortana. My wish is that it would somehow sync up with your Bing News app and grab those sources. Now THAT would be cool.
    05-14-2014 01:59 AM
  8. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    This is too funny. The bickering in this post is an onion article of it's own. People are different, get over it. Options are better than none. The op just blatantly put his opinion in the post to cause trouble, which is my opinion. Could have just said how do I select my own news sources. Anyway...


    America! America! Blah blah blah blah blah blaaaaa!

    PS how long was the missing plane on CNN msnbc fox compared to you know the still on going issues in Eastern Europe? Get your news on twitter, bias is easily identifiable in 140 characters.
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    05-14-2014 02:15 AM
  9. Reflexx's Avatar
    I used to be surprised when people say they don't see the blatant falsehoods on foxnews but not anymore. There are a lot of opinions and one set of facts.

    But maybe you're right about perception. One might assume that when that radio host would repeat in a tag line, "...you could leave your child with me in a Motel 6 overnight" that that host is some sort of pedophile. I wouldn't leave my child with a stranger in the media period but that's my perception of the suggestion. You might think otherwise but then, those are your kids. lol. But show me some blatant falsehood to this stuff I posted from an MSNBC host below. Maybe you have a point about "perception" I'm unaware I have.

    "Fox News host of The Five, Eric Bolling, Wednesday said, we were certainly safe between 2000 and 2008 I dont remember any terrorist attacks on American soil during that period of time.

    "In November of 2009, former Bush White House staffer Dana Perino said we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bushs term.

    Mary Matalin, former counselor to Vice President Cheney, claimed in December 2009 that President Bush inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nations history.

    In January of last year, Rudy Giuliani who was the mayor of New York City at the time of the 9/11 attacks told Good Morning America that We had no domestic attacks under Bush.
    Aren't all those from pundits, not news?
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    05-14-2014 02:58 AM
  10. quek9's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any of that stuff. Maybe you're reading stuff into it.

    Though I will readily admit that they come at things from a very right-wing perspective. Whenever I read news from them I keep this in mind. I think, "If someone who believes X were to write this news, how would he report it?" Then I go to a different news service where someone who believes Y is reporting on the same story. At least that way I can get a decent perspective.

    I don't see Fox as these big liars. I see them as biased to the right. I also see that their reporters are more inclined to believe stories that support their world view.

    But I see the exact same things on CBS, MSNBC, and CNN. I've seen reporters that spread falsehoods.

    The thing is, if you are only willing to get news from one perspective, then you're world view is going to be skewed because news is reported from the reporter's perspective.
    So you didn't notice?

    I guess that explains this.

    STUDY: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All - Business Insider
    Survey: NPR’s listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed | Poynter.
    Poll: Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than Those Who Read No News
    Fox News Viewers Uninformed, NPR Listeners Not, Poll Suggests - Forbes
    Jon Stewart says those who watch Fox News are the "most consistently misinformed media viewers" | PolitiFact

    Fox news watchers are consistently uninformed and willfully ignorant to a lot. I guess if you are ok with ignoring their transgressions you can keep them as your source. Those of us who want truth in their news and pundits that make logical arguments based in facts will switch at the first opportunity.
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    05-14-2014 08:19 AM
  11. quek9's Avatar
    Aren't all those from pundits, not news?
    You are skirting the truth in typical fox news fashion. Of course they are pundits who work for fox, who are representative of the fox aka faux network. However, that ACA graphic was part of a regular news spot if I recall correctly.

    The bottom line is all networks blur the line between opinionated and news coverage but unlike other news agency, fox outright lie or twists truths with a sprinkle of truth for good measure. After all, all good lies have a hint of truth to them, that is the fair and balanced way, lol.

    Based on surveys, fox news watchers are the least informed among us, one should wonder do the fox news watcher know the difference between the pundit driven drivel and the modified slanted news?
    Jazmac likes this.
    05-14-2014 08:29 AM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    Aren't all those from pundits, not news?
    With no examples, I'll rest my case.
    05-14-2014 08:50 AM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    With no examples, I'll rest my case.
    What case? That you can find pundits that you claim to be news?

    The truth is that I don't have enough desire or energy to search for instances at other news agencies because I'm not the one that's so worked up about it.

    If you want to live in a bubble where the is one evil news agency and the rest are golden go on right ahead.
    05-14-2014 08:56 AM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    You are skirting the truth in typical fox news fashion. Of course they are pundits who work for fox, who are representative of the fox aka faux network. However, that ACA graphic was part of a regular news spot if I recall correctly.

    The bottom line is all networks blur the line between opinionated and news coverage but unlike other news agency, fox outright lie or twists truths with a sprinkle of truth for good measure. After all, all good lies have a hint of truth to them, that is the fair and balanced way, lol.

    Based on surveys, fox news watchers are the least informed among us, one should wonder do the fox news watcher know the difference between the pundit driven drivel and the modified slanted news?
    LOL. Sure.
    05-14-2014 08:57 AM
  15. antsin3d's Avatar
    Lol, the LA Fitness I used to work out at had TVs with nothing but MSNBC on in front of all the treadmills. Got me back into running outside, so thanks Al Sharpton! ;P
    05-14-2014 09:19 AM
  16. quek9's Avatar
    Lol, the LA Fitness I used to work out at had TVs with nothing but MSNBC on in front of all the treadmills. Got me back into running outside, so thanks Al Sharpton! ;P
    This is too funny, the LA Fitness I go to have a mixture of MSN, Fox, ESPN, NFL network, etc...Plus a nice assortment of scantly dressed women. :)
    05-14-2014 09:43 AM
  17. ajayden's Avatar
    I am not sure how to remove Fox News but I have a way to personalise news according to our interests. Attached below are the screen shots of my phone with Windows News and Singapore News (Instead of US).
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    05-14-2014 10:36 AM
  18. knuckles245's Avatar
    I have Cortana provide me with specific news topics, everything else I can care less for.
    05-14-2014 11:14 AM
  19. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Found a fox news article in my Science feed. Funny I thought fox news didn't believe in Science. How the tides work is a mystery to them.
    05-14-2014 12:54 PM
  20. xandros9's Avatar
    Found a fox news article in my Science feed. Funny I thought fox news didn't believe in Science. How the tides work is a mystery to them.
    You can't explain that.
    05-14-2014 01:03 PM
  21. herbertsnow's Avatar
    You can't explain that.
    Explain what? The Tides? I'm pretty sure you can.
    05-14-2014 01:54 PM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    Explain what? The Tides? I'm pretty sure you can.
    c'mon, tides go in, tides go out

    aliens.
    05-14-2014 01:59 PM
  23. Blacklac's Avatar
    You'd think Cortana was broadcasting Sean Hannity audio or something. Its new headlines. Headlines. Come on.
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    05-14-2014 02:07 PM
  24. koreatownexile's Avatar
    "This. Liberal logic 101 - If the set of beliefs aligns with theirs then go ahead and indoctrinate us all. As soon as the beliefs do not agree 100% with them everything is seen as indoctrinating and should be banned from every aspect of life."

    (Edited: Sorry; made no sense without the quote:))

    (Hmm. Sounds pretty much like Tea Party Logic to me.))
    But anyway, all news-source biases/viewpoints/beliefs aside, choice would be good.
    That way everyone could be happier, regardless of their position on the ideological spectrum.
    I consider myself open-minded, but I do fall in that category of those who have a painful flash of the faces of Sean Hannity and Rupert Murdoch whenever a Fox News-sourced story shows up on Cortana.
    (If you happen to actually like those faces and their respective viewpoints... well, you're certainly entitled to.)
    05-14-2014 02:11 PM
  25. Jas00555's Avatar
    So you didn't notice?

    I guess that explains this.

    STUDY: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All - Business Insider
    Survey: NPRs listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed | Poynter.
    Poll: Fox News Viewers Less Informed Than Those Who Read No News
    Fox News Viewers Uninformed, NPR Listeners Not, Poll Suggests - Forbes
    Jon Stewart says those who watch Fox News are the "most consistently misinformed media viewers" | PolitiFact

    Fox news watchers are consistently uninformed and willfully ignorant to a lot. I guess if you are ok with ignoring their transgressions you can keep them as your source. Those of us who want truth in their news and pundits that make logical arguments based in facts will switch at the first opportunity.
    Woohoo!

    Not last place!

    Not last place!

    That poll shows that pretty much all of the major news networks make everyone pretty uninformed. I'm not sure that its a proper thing to brag about. I'm also not sure that quoting someone quoting a comedian is a great source to post either...

    Did it ever occur to you that Fox's viewership is a lot older than other news sources? Lol they're uninformed because they're old, not because of the facts they hear. I don't think that someone who's misplaced their dentures can be an accurate representation of a network. Oh, but that's just spin right? If it points out a flaw in your argument, its making excuses. IF someone wants to post a reliable article that shows that Fox spreads more false news (and not including pundits, which are not included because that would be ridiculous to include them) compared to other national news networks, be my guest.
    05-14-2014 02:23 PM
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