FOX vs. MSNBC (2008 Presidential Election):
The Color Of News: How Different Media Have Covered the General Election - Pew Research Center
This is interesting as well:
Most Voters Say News Media Wants Obama to Win - Pew Research Center
Now back to the topic at hand. I love it when a partisan droid such as yourself gives a slanted news organization such as MSNBC a free pass and attacks FOX News for being "slanted". I got a kick out of the red herring you posted here - http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...post1058318288. Which one of those stories that was covered by a pundit/commentator and also covered by the news programming wasn't actually news? Are you saying that commentators aren't supposed to comment on a news story or that the news programming isn't supposed to report things like news?
Let's look at this from an unbiased standpoint shall we?
Does FOX News lean pretty far right? You bet they do.
Does MSNBC lean just as far to the left (if not farther) than FOX News does to the right? You bet they do.
Are there "sheeple" that only get their news from one media source? Of course there are.
Does FOX News cover news stories that the others don't (like ACORN, Van Jones, etc...)? Yep. Does MSNBC cover stories that FOX News doesn't cover? You betcha.
The point is that you can't get the truth from just one media outlet, you have to look at more than one. I mostly watch FOX News because I enjoy Glenn Beck, Special Report (w/ Bret Bair) and occasionally O'Reilly. I do watch CNN, HLN and occasionally MSNBC as well. Why? Because I would be misled 24/7 if I only watched one media outlet - doesn't matter which one. I get my news from various places - the ones I mentioned previously, Yahoo News and Google News along with a few others. So I'm capable of seeing the slant in FOX News, but I'm also capable of seeing the slant in MSNBC as well. And for every attack you launch at FOX News, there is one waiting for you to launch at MSNBC, and yet I have never seen you attack MSNBC once (if you have, please link me to it and I will apologize at once). Even if you have once or twice, it pales in comparison to your never-ending quest to expose FOX News for being the same misguided news organization that the rest of them are to varying degrees.
I for one am glad that FOX News exists. If I never watched FOX News, I would think that Obama is the greatest thing since sliced bread and that he is a Messiah here to save us all. You see the role of the Washington media is to watch government, question government and report their findings. Can you imagine how things would have looked had CNN, MSNBC and ABC not questioned the Bush administration? They did their job then, but are failing the American people now, thus showing their bias. It's right there, plain as day for you to see, but I realize that your partisan shades may prevent you from actually seeing, you know - the truth.
This current administration is the most un-Presidential administration that we've had in my lifetime. They are picking a fight with a news organization that dares question their appointments of devout communists, broken campaign promises, history of corruption and other shenanigans behind closed doors. If a Republican were in office, wouldn't you want MSNBC, CNN and others to do exactly what FOX News is doing now? You can't turn a blind eye to the side that you agree with if you want to be taken seriously (even in the slightest) when they have done and do the same thing that you accuse the side you disagree with of doing.
You have now been shown the error of your ways and your logic has been shot full of holes. I eagerly await your retort.