Skip to comments.Some Conservatives Are Upset Over Fox News’ Alleged Move To The Left
Posted on 02/15/2012 4:34:44 PM PST by Mozilla
On Tuesday, POLITICOs Keach Hagey published a story on Fox News course correction a Roger Ailes-backed move that has many conservatives up in arms. This Fox moves left theme is nothing new; last month an activist group called for the re-hiring of Glenn Beck after the network brought in Sally Kohn as a contributor.
Hagey found a contingent of people at CPAC who felt that Fox News perceived move to the center had lessened the enjoyment of their viewing experience. These former devotees have decided to turn instead to the Internet and Roku boxes to get their fill of conservative news and entertainment whether it be from Glenn Beck, The Blaze, or a host of other conservative offerings. A sort of niche backlash has swelled up against the network, with many conservatives feeling theyve been abandoned.
Ive gone from all Fox to no Fox, and replaced it with CNN, which I think right now is giving me a much fairer analysis of whats going on, John Fredericks told Hagey. I feel theyve lost that independent conservative mantra that had drove people like me to them. I used to feel that I got it straight, and I got an independent conservative view. Now, what I get is some wholly owned subsidiary of the RNC.
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Now that we have Sun News in Canada, I see a stark difference.
Sun is far more conservative - for goodness sake, I watched wall to wall CPAC coverage on Sun in Canada!
Fox is still the best, but definitely moving left. Shame.
This is no surprise to anyone that has been watching in the past six months.
FOXNEWS can’t be trusted any more.
Could it have anything to do with what is happening in Great Britain and the phone eavesdropping?
Lean to the left or we will pursue charges here in the US?
Fox has twisted left for a long time. Some of us quit watching them years ago.
“FOX is populist”.
That’s a quote I’ll never forget from an unknown Freeper sometime back...
I think they’re signalling something with their stories on Media Matters.
Funny the don’t mention Beck who was actually covering the media matters attacks while he was still with FOX.
Fox had a course change when Obama was elected, except on the Glenn Beck show and Sean Hannity Show. Just because Beck was hired in 2009, does not mean the station was still the same.
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I haven’t watched fox since Obama was elected, except for Beck. Yeah it moved left, but the reason I don’t watch is because it’s a pointless waste of time.
News isn’t reported there. It’s a bunch of random people sitting around talking about what they think.
WHO CARES WHAT ANY OF THEM THINK ABOUT ANY DAMN THING AT ALL!?
I mean I could watch fox news for the next 50 years, and it will make no difference in my life, anyone else’s life, or anything that happens in this country or world.
I mean, what difference does it makew what Bob Beckel thinks? or his brother? Or Dana P. Rino? Or Andrea Tarantula? or Kimberly Leglipfoyle? Or the morning morons? Or Bill O’Really? I don’t base my opinion on their opinions sooooo...fox = off.
Just turn off FAUX News.
I didn’t make a conscious decision—but I don’t even watch Hannity anymore. Bob Beckel is everywhere—and I can’t stand to even listen to him. Fox News used to be the only alternative to the leftist cabal—now they have joined the forces of darkness: except for Napolitano and Stossel. The Five is horrid. I don’t know what the details are—BUT ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY. There’s a reason to be sure.
They went out of their way to support Obama because they didn’t want to appear racist whatsoever, though, by doing that, they didn’t allow Obama to have the appropriate vetting all candidates should be given. Now, they are bound and determine to knock off Newt, then Rick, for Romney. It is a disgrace to see this happening. I rarely turn into Fox these days. Where are the wealthy conservatives to begin their own network, I say.
At least AJ's documentaries, on economics, Middle East Chaos, adventures/travelogues, etc. are far more accurate and educational than the crap that Fox is coming out with. STILL BY FAR THE BEST BET IS CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOSTS AND CONSERVATIVE WEB NEWS AGGREGATORS.
There is an alternative. I’ve been watching GBTV, which is growing and expanding at lightening speed, and get the rest of my news from the Blaze and here. It’s served me well. Best 9 bucks a month I ever spent. Especially, since they added another news hour right after Beck’s 2 hours. At least you learn something there.
Yes Fox News is a propaganada arm of the Rino elite. For me it started when I saw a shift in Ted Baxter’s show after Obama was elected or when Michelle Malkin quit guest hosting. Bill O is trying to distance himself from the person he had come to be know as between 96 and 06. Then came Hannity’s pimping of the establishment. Those two things were the first things I noticed. Now we get more Dana PeRINO on Fox News than Michelle Malkin or Pamela Gellar.
When they canned the Judge, it was the end of the end for Faux news.
Glenn Beck has moved into the Twilight land. I think he has
had a mental breakdown. I left Glenn TV.
The Rinos at Fox News also helped Knock out Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann out of the presidential race. and forced Glenn Beck out.
Well Glenn Beck did attack Newt and lost some fans. All I am saying, for my part, is that Fox News dumped or uses less some people who attacked the establishment.
Yesterday, perino actually compared Newt Gingrich to Carrie. The rest off the panel jumped in with both feet. It was disgusting. Will never watch again.
This was never true. Fox News was different because they do not hate America.
"Fair and balanced" is not conservative.
"Factual and true" would be conservative.
Stossel is a hardcore libertarian and I believe Napolitano leans that way. They are not conservatives. Libertarian does not equal conservative. Keep your libertarian party out of my conservative party.
FOX has always had liberals on. Is Hannity a less conservative show than Hannity and Colmes? O’Reilly has always been a populist on economics, but with a clear mainstream, non-religious-based social conservatism that you rarely see on television from anyone.
I’ll always watch O’Reilly because he’s a great broadcaster, great interviewer and it’s probably the most entertaining show on television for me. I don’t like Hannity as much since Colmes left. I like watching debate with both sides duking it out. Greta has actually been improving lately as an interviewer. Geraldo’s a liberal guy but also does a pretty good show. Huckabee is pretty conservative...show’s a little boring.
All that being said, a lot of the downticket commentators and talking heads seem to have a RINO tilt lately, but they’re the type of people who always did, it just didn’t come out as much when there was no one to criticize except for Obama. They still bring on arch-conservatives like Michelle Malkin, declared moderates like Pat Cadell and far-lefties of various flavors.
Politics isn’t news and isn’t supposed to be. Their news shows are Special Report to an extent and FOX Report. What I always turn off is their coverage of the celebrity scandals, missing kids, etc. But, again, that’s nothing new. They’ve always done that. And I’ve never watched the pure fluff like their morning shows.
I don’t think of Beck as a conservative, more like a basketcase. He’s someone who does not have a clear-thinking mind so it’s no surprise he got mixed up with drugs, booze and an exotic religion like Mormonism.
Red Eye is also one of the funniest shows on TV. Comedy from any kind of conservative perspective is rare enough that you have to appreciate it. Sure, they’re moderate, but for the entertainment industry, they may as well be far right-wing.
Megyn Kelly’s rose up on the network big time and she’s obviously a social liberal/fiscal conservative, but she’s risen because she’s the first gorgeous news babe they’ve had who’s also genuinely intelligent and has fantastic broadcasting skills. They may have de facto become more moderate because of her, but it’s more because she’s so darn talented that she deserved to rise to prominence.
I like seeing different sides debate. I’m from Pennsylvania and a Democrat family, so I’ve been debating all my life. An entirely conservative message would feel alien to me and probably a little boring.
So far as I can find out, Michelle quit Bill's show before that election because Geraldo Rivera made comments about her on the show that she took objection to and she didn't like how Bill handled it.
Bill O is trying to distance himself from the person he had come to be know as between 96 and 06.
Maybe, but it's to be expected that Fox News would behave as it has. When Obama won, what we talked about changed and Fox News wasn't going to start talking about whether Obama was a Muslim or American-born or a natural born citizen or out to destroy the country. They were trying to preserve their credibility with a wider audience, as a major news outfit would.
I’ve said it again and I’ll say it before, Fox News needs competition from the right to keep it real.
I switched from Fox and Friends to CNBC....I felt like I was watching Sesame Street and especially this week with the Whitney BS, I just didn’t want to hear it......
That's a ridiculous statement. FOX was Reverend Wright 24/7 for a while, and Hannity's been bringing up William Ayers every other day for 4 years. He also did a long series of well-produced pieces on Obama in the run-up to the election analyzing every controversy around him in detail. It was the only station where you could see that kind of coverage on Obama. Let's not rewrite history here. For the majority of last year, it was just about 24/7 anti-Obama. Even I got sick of it for a while last year because it wasn't news...I already know I hate Obama so there was no reason to watch. It's true they overall are leaning Romney now though. I don't know if I was watching much during the last primary to remember if they were leaning one way or another then.
>>>FOXNEWS cant be trusted any more.
Foolish to “trust” them ever.
But, recently, OReilly has been looking like a goon in his analysis of politics and has been toned down to the point he licks Obama’s boots. And what happened to Napolitano...shut him down, right!
the only thing I watch on fox is Red Eye, comes on at 3am....I have insomnia so it fits in with my sleeping habits...wonder how long they will keep that on. has a mix of guests but leans right...Ann Coulter was on a couple of weeks ago and got a somewhat chilly reception after she started talking...spent most of the time giggling and it is an annoying giggle....She cannot handle hard questions on her political talking points.....but they have left and right guests, comedians with a point and sometimes a sports person....very good show most of the time.....a little naughty at times but not anything bad. I had to aquire a taste for it, now love it.......
who are the some?
is that like some sources say?
You got four real idiots there. Add in Sally Kohn and Jemu (Smiley) Green and you got a half dozen real winners.
Megyn Kelly? What’s missing is the stripper poll for her sex show.
Fox is unwatchable MOST of the time.
Ahhh.... You really reminded me of one really bad one there. I cannot stand Smiley Green!
Well I would be all up for a conservative news channel. because to me various people on the right are being silenced. Basically Sarah Palin and Megyn Kelly and sometimes Eric Bolling are it for me. And Eric just lost his Fox Business Show.
Haven’t watched Fox since Beck left.
Actually, haven’t signed up for Beck’s new network either; I was going to but his attacks on Gingrich seemed a bit out-of-plumb so I’ve dragged my feet on signing up. Actually, Coulter’s attacks on Gingrich seem out of plumb, come to think of it. A guy like Gingrich has so much to shoot at justifiably, but some attacks just don’t ring right.
Uh-oh. Got side-tracked there.
O’Reilly is conservative??
That’s a laugh.
“Where are the wealthy conservatives to begin their own network, I say.”
I’ve been hounding Rush regularly for months suggesting that he get together some conservative investors and make an offer to buy low-rated CNN which could then be re-made into a true conservative channel.
Care to join me?
I don’t watch Fox anymore unless I am forced to.
I’m not a libertarian either—but at least Napolitano and Stossel are smart and challenging. Stossel’s strength is Austrian economics and Napolitano is a constitutionalist. On those issues, I usually agree with them.
Yes, I wonder why so many Freepers waste their time looking at television, any television.
I’ve always preferred receiving my information via the written word.
How are Glenn Beck's GBTV ratings measured? Is his "TV" network rated within the Nielsen ratings?
So far as I can find out, Michelle quit Bill’s show before that election because Geraldo Rivera made comments about her on the show that she took objection to and she didn’t like how Bill handled it.
I saw that program. Geraldo called her a whore and said that if he ever ran into her on a sidewalk he would spit on her. Bill just sat there and said nothing. Malkin demanded an apology and didn’t get one from either of the two men. .....Geraldo should have been fired.