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    Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
    Do you actually expect anyone with even a minimal lick of any sense on up to take you seriously?

    It's not even worth arguing with you about anything factual if you actually believe that the Fox reporting is worse than what is happening in the fake news MSM.

    Tell you what, name the fatal bombshell against Trump, of all the many, reported over and over and over and over by the fake news channels the last two years, that is actually fatal. If you can do that, and support that fatal bombshell with anything known in the biz as, you know... proof, then maybe we can have a conversation.

    You won't do so because you cannot. It simply does not exist, its a figment of the left wing's continuous fantasy. A truly overly moist [read: drenched ] dream.

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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Fox News finishes 2018 as most-watched cable network as ‘Hannity’ dominates

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...nity-dominates

    Fox News Channel officially finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year among both primetime and total day viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

    Fox News averaged 2.4 million primetime viewers, the highest-rated year since launching 22 years ago. No other basic cable network surpassed the two-million average viewership plateau, with ESPN averaging 1.9 million primetime viewers to finish second. MSNBC, HGTV and USA rounded out the top five, while CNN averaged only 988,000 primetime viewers to finish eleventh overall.

    “Fox News continues to outperform other basic cable networks, proving once again that our news coverage and premiere team of journalists and opinion hosts are the best in the business. With the recent launch of Fox Nation, an increased focus on digital and the strong ratings momentum we have built, we are confident that 2019 will offer our loyal viewers even more ways to engage with Fox News,” CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace said in a joint statement.

    As for total day ratings, Fox News averaged 1.4 million viewers with second-place MSNBC falling short of the one-million mark. MSNBC averaged 994,000 viewers with Nickelodeon, ESPN and HGTV joining FNC among the top five. CNN averaged 706,000 total day viewers to finish seventh among cable networks.

    “Hannity” finished 2018 as the most-watched cable news program, averaging 3.3 million viewers




    Basic Cable Ranker: Week of Jan. 14
    Fox News Channel was the most-watched basic cable network not only in total day, but also in prime time, averaging 2.27 million prime time viewers, and 1.4 million total day viewers.

    The network averaged 387,000 adults 25-54 during prime time, and 254,000 adults 25-54 across total day, per live-plus-same-day data from Nielsen.

    https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/basi...-jan-14/391845


    Guess you do not watch MSNBC, CNN, they screech about president Trump 7/24. Rage and hate............
    You do know the difference between news and opinion programs? FOX is laughing every month when the ratings come in.... They are #1!!
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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
    Because...
    A. This Jack-Ass
    don-lemon-141118.jpg
    B. Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson tend to expose racism instead of being racist.
    C. FOX doesn't attack kids for wearing red MAGA hats...or any hats...
    D. I don't know if you've heard yet but...walls work.
    and finally
    E. I hate to break it to ya but...this person:
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    Is not to be taken seriously.

    Just the top reasons but, I think you know why now.

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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
    You're misinformed.
    You confuse political commentary and conservative punditry for award winning reporting coming from the likes of news correspondents and journalists, Brit Hume, John Roberts, Martha MacCallum, Catherine Herridge, Bret Baier, David Asman, Maria Bartiromo, and Neil Cavuto.
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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
    Seems you are the one who cares what a bunch of talking potato heads have to say...and that includes Smith.
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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Because they have no idea of what verisimility is.





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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasheck View Post
    Despite a few seemingly serious news people at Fox (like Shep Smith), the face of Fox News is basically Hannity, Ingraham and Carlson. They're all full of rage every night at everyone else in the media and spewing conspiracy theories, faux outrage as well as what's wrong with everyone in the Democratic Party. This is not news (which some think it is) or even serious political commentary. It's a circus. Fox may have started with the intention of having an alternate news source, but it's nothing like that now. News is not hurling accusations for 15 minutes each night at the beginning of your show (like Hannity and his stooge so-called Judge Pirro does). Even the real news media doesn't take Fox seriously. It's the laughing stock among those work in the media and not just those at Fox's favorite targets like CNN.

    So why do some people take this Fox crap seriously when so many people are laughing at it?
    Hannity does the news now?
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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Seems you are the one who cares what a bunch of talking potato heads have to say...and that includes Smith.
    He is nauseating.
    I will give him credit for covering breaking news stories; natural disasters and the like.

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    Re: Why do people continue to take Fox News seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    Hannity does the news now?
    Sadly, this is what the public schools and universities have taught today's students. Hannity is a news anchor, hence Fox News faux. LOL!

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