Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back when I was at college, I remember a piece of advice given to the entire class by one of my tutors. he said:

"The Internet is great and all, but it's not a good idea to write essays based purely on material you find online. If you go to the library, you know that all those books have been checked and rechecked before publishing. Anyone can have a webpage, and a lot of the time, the stuff expressed as fact is just someone's opinion or just plain wrong. Double check your facts."

Sage advice. I think someone should tell the people at Fox News the same thing.

I recently stumbled upon this classic

According to Fox News, the FBI can listen to every word you say on your mobile phone, even when it's turned off.

Seriously, Fox....what the fuck are you thinking? Do you just make shit up off the top of your head and broadcast it? Is your main news source that weird old guy at the bar?

Sometimes I wonder if I should call Fox news and tell them that tap water can make you pregnant, even if you're male...and see if they broadcast it.

Come on, Fox, it comes to something when I'd put more trust in a 12 year old's blog that a major news network.


OzzyC said...

A little more proof that "Fox News" is an oxymoron.

Kato said...

Wow. Just wow.

That tapwater thing is true. Happened to a buddy of mine. That's why I mix spermicide with mine.

Did I just type that?

I think I'll stick to the Internet and the "fake" news of The Daily Show.