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Thread: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Yes they are
    They aren't like the other media outlets like ABC, NBC, and CBS but they mainstream.
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I've heard a lot about FOX News, but the thing I've heard the msot about them, is that they aren't part of mainstream media, and frequently criticize CNN and MSNBC for being part of it.

    I've heard Sarah Palin remark that she won't let mainstream media block her message, and various negative references about mainstream media, but at the same time, she is a correspondent on FOX, and I haven't heard her say anything negative towards them.

    So, this begs the question, is FOX part of the mainstream media they detest or not?

    By the numbers, FOX has more viewers than any other news channel out there. They feature news, or "entertainment" like Glenn Beck, almost the entire day. They take a political bias like MSNBC.

    By the definition from Wikipedia, which is "those media disseminated via the largest distribution channels."

    I think without a doubt, FOX News is part of the "lamestream media" Palin among others detests.

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    Given the number of viewers and the lack of a specialized news domain (such as a certain industry or technology), I would say they are part of the main stream media

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Its part of the Mainstream Media by definition.

    The "Mainstream Media" is typically referring to the traditional form of media which is regularly consumed by people. This meaning Television Networks, Newspapers, and magazines.

    The "Alternative Media" or "New Media" is typically referring to things like blogs (actual dedicated blogs, not just ABC's blog page), web focus reporting services (Think the Politico early on), webcasts, etc.

    Radio is something that's falls somewhat on both sides, with the traditional "news" hours type shows being viewed as "Mainstream" where as "Talk Radio" which only came into major prevelance in its current incarnation in the past few decades being looked at as more of an "Alternative Media".

    I think its a huge mistake in assuming that "Mainstream Media" equals "Liberal Media". Huffington Post is undoubtably liberal in its slant, however it is most decidingly NOT mainstream media. Fox News is unquestionably conservative in its slant, however it is impossible to honestly classify it as anything other than a mainstream news outlet.

    That said, often when speaking of an overwhelmingly large group generalities are used to suggest that the majority represents it, not necessarily that its true 100%. Stating something like "Newspapers are a dying breed" isn't somehow negated by the fact that random newspaper X is doing well, nor should it make the person look foolish for saying it. That's because, by and large, the newspaper industry is on a down trend. If someone says that online focused news is horrible, pointing out "the politico" as a more online than paper example of something good doesn't necessarily defeat the point as a whole.

    Stating "The Mainstream Media is leftwing", while technically not accurate, can reasonably be assumed through common sense and context that they're speaking about it in a generalized over arching sense rather than piece by piece.

    So I think that Fox News is the mainstream media, but I do believe it is abnormal with regards to the direction it approaches the news than the vast majority of its contemporaries.

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    No it's propaganda, but most of the mainstream media is propaganda.
    So I guess it is mainstream media.
    In which case I just contradicted myself.

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    I'd say that as the most watched news network, it would be hard to define it as anything other than mainstream news. That being said, FoxNews is like an old rap artist. They are trying to keep their "street cred" while at the same time embracing the commercialism and notoriety. So FoxNews plays the outsider card as they feel they are the only national news network that allows conservatism to be a part of the news.

    Are they "mainstream"? Yes
    Are they an outsider to older news agencies? Yes
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Its not liberal mainstream media. Its hardcore conservative mainstream media.
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    If America has really mainstream medias, the best one is surely FOX!
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