I think part of your difficulty may be that you think that Fox isn't aware that they are doing this. On a more local note, the Australian media definitely isn't
On the other hand, Fox spends more time telling people WHAT to think than giving them facts and teaching them HOW to think. That seriously troubles me.
Relevent example for those who have any interest (in order):
2- http://theconversati...s-sideshow-1010 (I had read an article by Mr Tanner himself describing the book somewhere but I couldn't find it)
Our media isn't as outright partisan as those in America or Britain but they are equally as incompetent. The result is all of the boredom with none of the insanity, a malaise of meaningless hodgepodge interesting only to nationalist baby boomers and their ilk. Politically, nobody can make any strong or meaningful claims and reasonable people and discussion are ignored, ultimately meaning the country as a whole is getting dragged to the right along with the rest of the world by sensationalism (so maybe Ambient_Malice shouldn't be too worried ). I find this particularly frustrating because at the moment conditions are ripe for Australia to prosper and instead I get to watch it devolve into WHY THREATEN OUR JOBS WHY THREATEN OUR JOBS WHY THREATEN OUR JOBS WHY THREATEN OUR JOBS WHY THREATEN OUR JOBS