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    Smile Ombudsman

    Ombudsman is a word that I seldom come across, so it's extremely exotic to me. I saw it in the Red Eye on Fox News, but I'm not sure what it refers to in the progarm. Would you shed some light on it? Thanks.


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    Re: Ombudsman

    It is a department or official who is empowered to represent the interests of the public in the matter of complaints about government bodies.

    See here: Ombudsman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a department or official who is empowered to represent the interests of the public in the matter of complaints about government bodies.

    See here: Ombudsman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Thanks, Anglika, for the clear reply.
    I know the definition from a dictionary, but my problem is what the ombudsman refers to in the program--Red Eye. Is he an umpire or arbitrator?


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    Re: Ombudsman

    I am sorry - there is not enough context in your question. Can you give the reference?

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    Re: Ombudsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I am sorry - there is not enough context in your question. Can you give the reference?
    Hi, Anglika,
    Do you know there is a program called Red Eye aired on the Fox News at about 3:00 AM? Usually there is a person in the program whose title is ombudsman, and I doubt his job/duty matches the definition of ombudsman in the dictionary.


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    Re: Ombudsman

    Thanks for that. We don't get Fox here.

    The person is acting as arbitrator on the discussion programme would be my interpretation.

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    Re: Ombudsman

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Hi, Anglika,
    Do you know there is a program called Red Eye aired on the Fox News at about 3:00 AM? Usually there is a person in the program whose title is ombudsman, and I doubt his job/duty matches the definition of ombudsman in the dictionary.
    Could it be to pretend that there is a degree of balance?

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    Re: Ombudsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Thanks for that. We don't get Fox here.

    The person is acting as arbitrator on the discussion programme would be my interpretation.
    Thanks, Anglika.
    Concurred.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could it be to pretend that there is a degree of balance?
    Tdol, thanks.
    But what do you mean by it?

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    Fox News has a reputation for a certain degree of bias in its coverage of the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Fox News has a reputation for a certain degree of bias in its coverage of the news.
    Thanks, Tdol.
    Got it.

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