To me, FOX News is a mixed bag. Yes, it is very Conservative leaning, and in being so, it is going to slant the news towards the right. On the other end of the spectrum is MSNBC, which slants news towards the left. Why do they do that? To reach their target audience, of course. It is all about marketing.
Rupert Murdoch started FOX News, and made the slant very real. However, Murdoch is not really a Conservative. Here in Houston, he bought out the Houston Post, and turned it into a Liberal leaning paper. It's all about money, targeting a specific audience, and getting ad subscriptions to make that money. Murdoch was a marketing genius, not a true news man. And this is why we must look carefully at our sources, and look at each story in the news from both sides of the spectrum. On any particular story, if you watch both FOX News and MSNBC versions, you will be closer to the REAL story than someone who only watches one of those networks. And, of course, the REAL story is usually somewhere in the middle, between what those 2 networks are parroting.
Last edited by danarhea; 10-13-09 at 01:03 AM.
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I only recall president Bush and his administration singling out one media outlet during their 8 years, and it was the NY Times. Their criticism was always concerning specific stories, never a generalization. Hell, Bush didn't even go after CBS after their phony National Guard story.
What Fox News lies were those?For too long, Democrats have allowed the lies to go unchecked and paid the price (John Kerry for one).
Could you post some examples please?
Again, could you post some examples of these Fox News lies?Its time that FoxNews and the right-wing smear machine get called out when they post the outright lies that they do.
Bill O'Reilly made this the subject of his Talking Points Memo to open his show:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBJ01XV-EKo"]YouTube - Bill O'Reilly Reacts To Anita Dunn's Fox News Slam[/ame]
He nailed it when he named all of those on Fox who aren't conservatives, and when he pointed out that their "Hard news" coverage is fair and balanced.
Damn, I missed this last night and gotta head off to work.
The OP quote is awesome! I absolutely abhor Obama, but the white house nailed it. Fox news is not news at all, it is entertainment.
30 second google search yields all kinds of "EVIDENCE" for you kool-aid drinkers.
O'Reilly's argument is that "commentary" is news. Umm... nice.
My opinion is "news" too - right?
If you analyse it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. -Ronald Reagan
I am also known as "vauge".
The only two programs that Obama has a real beef with are Beck and Hannity. All the rest of Fox's programs are pretty fair and balanced.