Evaluating the Media for Credibility

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Evaluating the Media for Credibility
CRT 205
July 3, 2012
LaToya Gilbert

Evaluating the Media for Credibility
I watched the Fox News with Shepard Smith on channel 360 at 6:00pm. The show touched on several different stories that are happening throughout the world. Most of the stories that were mentioned received about at least two to three minutes of air time the first thirty minutes of the news broadcast. The second half of the hour that was referred to as “the bottom half of the hour” by Shepard Smith was said to contain the top stories. The stories that were talked about in this portion of the show had about at least 5 minutes of air time. The majority of the stories that were given air time on the show were showing the negative issues to topics that had happened. I believe that Shepard Smith did a great job providing the top stories to his audience with enough information facts and examples to make the stories and the issues believable. The current drought status, botched jewelry store robbery, tropical storm and drunk driver were briefly mentioned. The Olympics is a huge story at this point in time. They talked about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte and the competition they have going against each other. By mentioning this they have made it more enticing and people will want to watch to see the outcome. They focus should be on beating the other team but the show is helping sell the story by focusing on their individual battle going on between themselves. Another story that they talked about that I found interesting was about Romney and how he unrealistically promising millions of jobs to help the economy. It was mentioned that statics show that this is impossible and President Obama does not agree with it.
I also watched the O’ReillyFactor on channel 360 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. This show did not broadcast stories on weather, robberies or even the…...

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