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Fox News: Ground Zero Mosque

by How to Watch Television

In his essay on Fox & Friends in How to Watch Television, Jeffrey P. Jones shows how that program turns the morning talk format on its head, performing an "ideological, often hysterical view of the world" that, he argues, impacts and transforms our world in the process. Here Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the organizer of the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" is pitted against a 9/11 firefighter in an adversarial framing, despite the fact the two are sitting on the same couch.

Fox News: Ground Zero Mosque Coverage

In this clip, we see the adversarial framing typical of the ideological performances and production strategies on Fox News.

from Fox News (2010)
Creator: Fox News
Posted by How to Watch Television