Skip to comments.Network News Chiefs Worry About Fox News Channel (Bwahahahahaha!!!!!)
Posted on 11/17/2004 6:46:48 PM PST by Paul Atreides
The news presidents of ABC, CBS and NBC all agree that the rise of the Fox News Channel poses a threat to their organizations. Appearing on a panel at Stanford University Monday night, CBS News President Andrew Hayward remarked, "Fox has added an important new ingredient to the news system: they mix news and opinion. ... Fox is a blend of news and talk radio on TV. That is a powerful dimension." As reported in the college newspaper Stanford Daily on Tuesday, each of the news chiefs voiced similar concerns. Said ABC News President David Westin: "The problem is when news and opinion are mashed together. ... It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission. We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it." Each of the executives said that they now must deal with public preconceptions that may clash with the actual facts. NBC News President Neal Shapiro observed that the network had presented military experts who maintained that there wouldn't be enough troops in Iraq to pacify the country following the invasion. "This didn't seem to resonate with the American people." Westin agreed, noting that polls show "that an alarming number of people still believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
A leftist's work is never really done...
****Said ABC News President David Westin: "The problem is when news and opinion are mashed together. ... It is starting to push out the truth telling, which is undermining our core mission. We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."***
Mr. Westin... you should have told "O'Really?" about that earlier so that he would have an early realization,- that seems too late now...
Poor channel... i hope they wont change the name to FaxChannel!...
"We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."
AS WE SEE IT.. and it always leans left.
The Dems and the Old Media are quite sure that was not a cliff they just drove over. Couldn't be. Their map says the road goes on forever.
This, dear folks, is the code of the media left. As they see the truth, it conveniently omitted (for brief example)John Kerry's original discharge, his horrific and provable lies about black operations in Cambodia and running in the Boston Marathon. I could go on for a page or two, but you get the point.
Their TRUTH is highly filtered parsings that a) confirms their Utopian notions about the left, and/or b) vilifies political enemies.
Their TRUTH is highly threatened by authentic truth, hence the worry about FOX news (and also Free Republic).
Heard Carville invited McUck on a gulf fishing trip.
Still cluelessly in denial.
Translation = "Fox is very effective at getting out the truth, and it's damaging our communist propaganda machine".
" We have to keep the central goal telling the truth as we see it."
It will be interesting to see how their corporations react to their ratings. Is CBS still in the basement? Funny, if they would hire some kids from KU and MU journalism schools like Fox did, they just might find out that they see the truth a little differently.
Thanks for the ping!
Somebody comes along and disturbs the liberal template that has graced old media's "reporting" for decades and they need to hold panel discussions to figure out good excuses for their ineptitude and loss of credibility.
The arrogance of these people is breathtaking.
I happen to hate their opinions and so only watch Fox.
Hey, alphabet boys...get over it...it's called COMPETITION.
Yes they are(last) and I agree, students would be a good idea(third grade students) BEFORE the left wing Profs twist the their minds about what the truth is...
What they do not get is the following. While they pretend to be neutral, report half truths, loaded questions, etc.. the well informed people can see their obvious bias. Of course they will never admit this.
Your right! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
The still don't get it.
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