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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

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    OK< Which presidential candidates did Fox News hire? The fact is they didn't hire any.
    All 4 were likely. All 4 were considering the option but it was too soon to declare their candidacy.

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    You seemed to have missed the news that as soon as there was a possibility that these people were likely candidates, they were dismissed.
    They were likely candidates when they were hired. They were dismissed when they became serious candidates.

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    By the ratings and the fact that several of their commentators are possible presidential candidates. There is simply no comparison.
    I don't see the ratings as telling that at all. For one, Conservatives seem to gravitate towards 1 network, Fox, more than any other; whereas Liberals tend to be more diverse, gravitating towards ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. For another, there are roughly twice as many people in this country who identify themselves as Conservative as they do Liberal. And finally, while Fox easily beats its cable competators, it pales in comparison to network news. I do not see that as an indicator that they are better.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

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    what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

    FOX is not a credible news agency, because people who contribute on air run for President? I hope you hole ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. all to that standard.
    Ok, so far we have one example (CNN hired Buchanan). But the format was different and less biased. What examples do you have of other news agencies hiring likely presidential candidates?

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

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    i smell a sock puppet...
    That must smell nasty.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Personally, no, I wouldn't hire anybody who was possibly running for president in an upcoming election because as a news agency, I wouldn't want to appear biased. Someone earlier mentioned CNN hiring Pat Buchanan. That, I believe, is almost as wrong as what Fox is doing now. The only difference being that at least CNN hired him in a format which pitted left against right, so it's hard to find bias when both sides are presented in the same show; it was still wrong for the same inherent reason, but not as blatantly biased as Fox is being about it.


    Oh? How did I do that?
    Well I don't think Fox news is trying to cover up any bias, nor are any of the other cable media, so I'm not so sure why you're against it. Although, un-biased media would be nice, it's just as equal if you have both sides on the air, as we do today.
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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Ok, so far we have one example (CNN hired Buchanan). But the format was different and less biased. What examples do you have of other news agencies hiring likely presidential candidates?
    I did not say others did or did not hire possible Presidential candidates. I said I hope you whine and complain when they do, or you risk being labeled a hypocrite.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post

    I did not say others did or did not hire possible Presidential candidates. I said I hope you whine and complain when they do, or you risk being labeled a hypocrite.
    If others engaged in that practice, yes, I hold them to the same standard as Fox. Am I to take your reply as you have no examples to cite?

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post

    Well I don't think Fox news is trying to cover up any bias, nor are any of the other cable media, so I'm not so sure why you're against it. Although, un-biased media would be nice, it's just as equal if you have both sides on the air, as we do today.
    I asked you for examples of other media bias. What do you see?

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    All 4 were likely. All 4 were considering the option but it was too soon to declare their candidacy.
    OK, so there is no problem there then.

    They were likely candidates when they were hired. They were dismissed when they became serious candidates.
    Then there iis no problem there either.

    I don't see the ratings as telling that at all. For one, Conservatives seem to gravitate towards 1 network, Fox, more than any other; whereas Liberals tend to be more diverse, gravitating towards ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. For another, there are roughly twice as many people in this country who identify themselves as Conservative as they do Liberal. And finally, while Fox easily beats its cable competators, it pales in comparison to network news. I do not see that as an indicator that they are better.
    When they have several commentators who are possible Presidential candidates, while the others have none, I think that speaks well of their professionalism and credibility. It is the most serious news network available.

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    Re: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post

    When they have several commentators who are possible Presidential candidates, while the others have none, I think that speaks well of their professionalism and credibility.
    Ok, so you prefer biased news. I do not.

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