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Thread: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

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    Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    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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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Yes I consider it part of the mainstream media
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Of course it is, it is a main nation popular news channel, it is main stream and like many of the others it is just as bias in its own way, MSNBC and FOX are obviously both main stream and two of the most bias out there.
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Of course it is.
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    When people speak of the MSM, they are generally referring to news organizations.

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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.

    EDIT: Is it possible for a Mod to make the poll public?
    IDK.. it's hard to say..

    I guess it could be mainstream, but some of views on it are not mainstream. Some of the views on other networks aren't mainstream either, so I am not sure what Palin is talking about or how to answer

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Yes they are. I find it hard for a good argument how America's number 1 cable news network isn't mainstream.

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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Could they be a tributary?
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    FOX 'news' is a far right arm of the Republican Party. They are absolutely NOT mainstream in any way, shape or form.
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    Re: Is FOX News Mainstream Media?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FOX 'news' is a far right arm of the Republican Party. They are absolutely NOT mainstream in any way, shape or form.
    Wait, the channel with the most viewers isn't mainstream? What do you define mainstream as?
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