I seriously doubt that the Fox definition of "left" and "right" even matches the crippled and wrong definition of those terms used by the bulk of the rest of this country.
I suppose thats why Fox is #1 in Cable News as well as other programs, O'reilly. Hannity, etc. Live with it folks....at least Fox does always have the left and the right on together on most issues. They cover Both sides. so ! what's the problem ? Hmmm.
The irony is that most Fox News' viewers are the people who complain the most about it.
I think the reporter was trying to point the hypocrisy of the state legislator, toward SCSU, and how they are ready to through out SCSU board, but never brought up the school mention for worse accusation ( the Transportation money was accounted for http://thetandd.com/news/article_65e2d4a2-… but the state conservative media never reported it).
A side note if SCSU board was resolved SCSU would have lost accredation.
A better question would be which network lies more?
I heard that the folks at Media Reform SC were reaching out to former Fox News employees in the region, hoping to create some negative news about Fox News like Gawker a while back. The timing of this piece is VERY interesting since this tidbit just came out less than 2 weeks ago. Hmm...
"Critics of MSNBC have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political left and the Democratic Party, which MSNBC President Phil Griffin has confirmed to be true."
And here's the clear difference. MSNBC acknowledges their bias in a number of ways. Fox News insists that it has no bias.
Maybe you should write a book about George Soros in addition to Murdoch.
Will could have done a column devoted to all biased media, but in support of his own political leanings, he only attacked one of the outlets and didn't call for a boycott of any, but the media that doesn't agree with him.
Freedom of the press indeed.
Critics of MSNBC have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political left and the Democratic Party, which MSNBC President Phil Griffin has confirmed to be true.
Commentators have described MSNBC as having a bias towards left-leaning politics and the Democratic Party. In November 2007, a New York Times article stated that MSNBC's prime-time lineup is tilting more to the left.
Washington Post media analyst Howard Kurtz has stated that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News
A poll conducted by Farleigh Dickinson University concluded that MSNBC viewers are the second most uninformed on certain issues, behind Fox News viewers. Dan Cassino, analyst for the PublicMind poll said "People who tune into ideological media are motivated to hear their side of the debate and so you can have someone who watches MSNBC be so used to hearing about protests coming from the right that they automatically believe that Occupy is mostly a Republican protest."
Some Democratic Party supporters, most notably former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and Clinton advisor Lanny Davis criticized MSNBC during and after the 2008 Democratic Primaries, as covering Barack Obama more favorably than Hillary Clinton.
Rendell said, "MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," and called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."
On November 13, 2009, in the days leading up to the release of 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan used photoshopped pictures of Palin on the channel's Morning Meeting program. Ratigan apologized a few days later stating, "I want to apologize to Governor Palin and all of our viewers. On Friday, in a very misguided attempt to have some fun in advance of Sarah Palin’s upcoming book Going Rogue, our staff mistakenly used some clearly photoshopped images of Ms. Palin without any acknowledgment."
Yeah for every Glen Beck theres an Al Sharpton. Fox just happens to be much more successful than the left wing networks. Both are equally useless.
wow, all of a sudden Fox News has an enemy ? I suppose MSNBC is at the bottom of the cable ratings all the time because Fox has less viewers? or that OReilly has had the # 1 Cable spot for the past 12 years ! in all cable News Channels, or was that 11 years ? oh, could that be 10 years running ? Do I feel that the liberal left media has lost the battle of cable news . and the leader is Fox News. and Oreilly has held the top spot of all cable channels for a very long time . and has more viewers than all of them together in his time spot. Mr Moredock needs another article, he failed on the Fox News one . big time . Mr Moredock bashes religion .
artrougue - People are Easily Brainwashed when ALL
they hear is BAD BAD BAD for over 3 years.
Whatta load of crap. Do us a favor Will, just change the channel.
Americans are smart enough to decide for themselves.
hahaha now that is a riot. Tyranny to end tyranny.
Lucky for us the president doesn't have that power. yet.
A way to end the tyranny of Fox News is to get the president to issue an executive order shutting down Fox News.
I like how people keep throwing out viewership numbers when Fox News is challenged as if that somehow magically "makes it alright".
I suppose Penn State's status as a great college makes Sandusky a little more tolerable then, right? Well, maybe not now but it seemed to have worked for a long time....
Or, maybe for a slightly less inflammatory statement you'd like to argue that Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" is a better song for having outsold any Beatles single ever released?
You simply cannot argue that a propaganda machine is legitimate because people watch it.
Plus, apologists also ignore research that points toward Fox viewers as consistently less informed or misinformed about current events. But, I suppose that's because reality has a liberal bias.
So, arty, let's try to be honest here. Do you really believe Fox News is telling you the truth or does it merely fit in nicely with what you happen to believe?
It seems Fox News has been much more effective in nuetralizing MSNBC than Media Matters would like to do to Fox News. Here is some fair and balanced data that reflects MM's ineffectiveness.
Fox ratings for Q2 2012:
•Primetime (Mon-Sun): 1.791M Total Viewers / 355,000 A25-54
•Total Day (Mon-Sun): 1.052M Total Viewers / 254,000 A25-54
MSNBC ratings for Q2 2012:
•Primetime (Mon-Sun): 689,000 Total Viewers / 217,000 A25-54
•Total Day (Mon-Sun): 394,000 Total Viewers / 129,000 A25-54
Most likely the numbers reflect people who are likely to vote.
If the over 54 crowd was included the skew would be even greater in Fox's favor.
You said and I quote "good sense and decency" in your article! Are you sure that as a Democrat you have any knowledge of what those words mean?
Fox News was in an uproar about the Muslim Convention center being built around the corner from The World Trade Center. If you Google Rupert Murdock's News Corporation, you will find that the second highest share holder is a Saudi Prince (Muslim).
When it comes to Fox, I think Media Matters certainly qualifies as "educational" and "testing for public safety". But that's just me.
Fox was saying that Media Matters does not qualify as a non-profit. Under which of the following does anyone think Media Matters qualifies as a non-profit?
From the IRS:
The exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.
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