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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Fox employs too many liberals to be a mouthpiece for the GOP.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    From my observations, I watch ABC World News every night as well as some Fox News programming, I'll share with you this.

    Fox News, the hard news part like Bret Bear and others, is factual without, or with very very limited, color or commentary. Something you really don't get anymore from the majors, and especially not from the likes of MSNBC.

    There are other segments who's hosts are commentators, who pose a news topic with a summary of the surrounding facts, and then render their opinion, comments, analysis of that topic and elicit the same from their guests. These aren't the hard news segments, although they contain some hard news.

    Is Fox News the mouthpiece of the GOP? Hardly. They are critical of GOP elected officials and candidates. That being said, they are also critical of Democratic elected officials and candidates as well. The frequency of criticism between these two isn't the same.

    Does Fox News cater to the more traditional and conservative mindset? Yes. The more traditional and conservative mindset are an undeserved market that Fox News is serving, the same way that the majors are serving their more liberal market.

    If you are of the liberal mindset, you'll probably not agree with much on Fox News, as you've been accustomed to what the majors have been serving up and spoon feeding for years and years now. Fox News will probably leave you with the impression of being factually wrong, radical, off in the right hand weeds, etc, etc. as well as being reenforced by other ideologically and politically driven 'sources' such as MediaMatters, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stones.

    Realistically, that's not an objective view nor an objective analysis. Fox News is wrong because they don't agree with MediaMatters, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stones? Well Duuuh!
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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Nope I think you aare wrong there, MSNBC doesn't feature appearances by candidates like Fox does all the time
    Even MSNBC admits that they're biased.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    From my observations, I watch ABC World News every night as well as some Fox News programming, I'll share with you this.

    Fox News, the hard news part like Bret Bear and others, is factual without, or with very very limited, color or commentary. Something you really don't get anymore from the majors, and especially not from the likes of MSNBC.

    There are other segments who's hosts are commentators, who pose a news topic with a summary of the surrounding facts, and then render their opinion, comments, analysis of that topic and elicit the same from their guests. These aren't the hard news segments, although they contain some hard news.

    Is Fox News the mouthpiece of the GOP? Hardly. They are critical of GOP elected officials and candidates. That being said, they are also critical of Democratic elected officials and candidates as well. The frequency of criticism between these two isn't the same.

    Does Fox News cater to the more traditional and conservative mindset? Yes. The more traditional and conservative mindset are an undeserved market that Fox News is serving, the same way that the majors are serving their more liberal market.

    If you are of the liberal mindset, you'll probably not agree with much on Fox News, as you've been accustomed to what the majors have been serving up and spoon feeding for years and years now. Fox News will probably leave you with the impression of being factually wrong, radical, off in the right hand weeds, etc, etc. as well as being reenforced by other ideologically and politically driven 'sources' such as MediaMatters, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stones.

    Realistically, that's not an objective view nor an objective analysis. Fox News is wrong because they don't agree with MediaMatters, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stones? Well Duuuh!
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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Even MSNBC admits that they're biased.
    So? They don't have personal appearances by candidates like Fox News does all the time. Fox News has already had Cruz and Rubio. Just watch as each Republican declares their candidancy for POTUS, Fox News will have them on as guests.

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
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    Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
    It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    The GOP wishes. If it was then it wouldn't be half as crazy and the party establishment could rest just a little bit easier.

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    Re: Is The Fox News Channel The Mouthpiece For The GOP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I will take meaningless stats for 1000, Alex. What did I win.

    Stats without context are meaningless. For your stats to have any meaning you would need comparisons to their appearance on other channels, and the numbers for no republican appearances on Fox. Without those you have nothing.
    Yep. Amongst other realities. There are undoubtably Democrats who will not go onto Fox News, just like there are likely republicans who won't go onto MSNBC, specifically because of the presumed biases and the assumption that they will not get a fair shake. Additionally, the reality is that no matter how much people may want to argue and dispute the notion of the "left wing media", one can't really dispute there's only one major news organization that is viewed as catering to right leaning viewership. That's important for two things...

    First...If one is prepping to run in a republican primary, and one recognizes that the channel with the largest percentage of GOP primary voters watching it is Fox News, then it would make sense that you'd take every oppertunity to get on that channel and push your message possible. That's not about FOX being the official mouth piece; it's about intelligent politicians recognizing demographic information and making the smart political choice.

    Second...because of the nature of our news infastructure now, it really doesn't matter what station you go on, your message will likely get around. It's going to be picked up by blogs, potentially quoted in papers, etc. So if that's the case, why not go somewhere that you feel is going to be more friendly/less hostile (however you want to view it) towards you.
    Imagine if Walmart owned access to all the streets in your town. You can go to Target or the mom and pop downtown if you want, but all the roads leading there require a toll, whereas the roads leading to Walmart are free. That is not the avenue the internet needs to go down.

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