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Victory With a Swagger (Fox News)
The Center for Media and Public Affairs ^ | 12/20/04 | Michael Grebb

Posted on 01/16/2005 5:29:37 AM PST by Dane

Victory With a Swagger

Fox News’ 'Smash-Mouth’ Journalism Has Resulted in Intense Attacks, Rising Ratings and a Loyal Base

By Michael Grebb

It’s good to be the king . When touring Fox News Channel’s Manhattan headquarters, that famous Mel Brooks punch line seems to resonate.

In the basement of the News Corp. building in midtown Manhattan (known affectionately as “the dungeon” by those who work there), hundreds of Fox News staffers toil in blocks of cubicles. Yet they seem strangely ... happy .

People greet each other, back-slapping as they rush past. They eat lunch at their desks, eager to monitor the latest news event as they inhale deli sandwiches. The place just exudes a certain confidence. A certain swagger. A certain knowledge that what started in 1996 as a much-ridiculed alternative to the then-dominant Cable News Network has since become a major force in disseminating news to the American public.

Shepard Smith contemplates this reality as he leans back in his chair in the dungeon conference room. The anchor of Fox News’s signature evening newscast, The Fox Report, can’t help noting how the channel’s early naysayers and current detractors are now faced with a hard truth: It is most definitely the cable news ratings leader.

“Roger told us at the very beginning that this was going to happen, and he was right,” says Smith, referring to Fox News Channel chairman Roger Ailes. “He said, 'Not only is this going to work, but when you get to the top of the mountain, everyone down below you is going to be taking shots at you, and it’s going to be painful.’ ”

Indeed, Fox News has been the target of barbs since its inception. Its popular slate of opinion shows featuring hosts many peg as conservative-leaning has given ammunition to its critics. This year, the liberal group MoveOn.org even helped finance a film, Outfoxed , about what it perceives as the channel’s conservative bias.

Smith says that while some viewers may watch the network for conservative opinion not found elsewhere, Fox News’s detractors just don’t understand the separation between opinion and news on the network.

“The moment these people ever start telling me, 'You need to start skewing the news to an audience,’ is the last day I work here,” Smith says. “It would never happen.”

As its enemies turn up the heat, Fox seems to grow only stronger, as its loyal base digs in and new viewers watch to find out what all the fuss is about. To the chagrin of its critics, many who find Fox News stick with it.

In December, the Nielsen Homevideo Index ranked the network No. 8 among all cable channels in total viewership, putting it far ahead of CNN and MSNBC, according to Nielsen data supplied by Fox News. In fact, CNN hasn’t led Fox News in the overall cable-news ratings since December 2001.

The people who work at Fox News — both on-air and behind-the-scenes — talk about high morale and stability as keys to its ratings success in recent years. As competitors dealt with mergers and corporate meddling, some credit Ailes with largely protecting the channel from similar tinkering from News Corp. The theory is that happy employees make for a stronger newscast.

“Because of the way the place is run, we all focus on our jobs, and I think that pushes out to the viewers,” says Greta Van Susteren, host of Fox News’s On The Record . “Roger has made us feel safe and that our jobs are safe, so we concentrate on our jobs.”

Van Susteren says it’s quite a contrast from her last days at CNN. “I don’t spend any portion of my day wondering who I work for, listening to gossip, what show’s going to get cancelled, who’s getting fired, who’s coming in.”

Van Susteren, who works out of a modest office in Fox News’s Washington, D.C., bureau, says the camaraderie runs deep. She jokes about the time she sent an e-mail message to Shepard Smith when Nick Nolte was arrested for driving under the influence in September 2002, commenting that his mug shot resembled one of her “bad hair days.”

Smith read it on the air. (“She shouldn’t send me e-mails,” Smith quips.)

Such joshing among friends is common at Fox News and often finds its way onto the screen, along with the kind of conflict and debate that keeps people watching.

“It’s a smash-mouth form of journalism that’s very entertaining,” says Matthew Felling, media director at the Center for Media and Public Affairs. “It’s aggressive, and it’s a lot of fun to watch. Whether it advances the debate at all is up for argument.”

What’s not up for debate is that Fox News has found a formula that works when it comes to beating its cable competition in the ratings.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Smith says. “We don’t make apologies for graphics and whooshes and excitement and all of that stuff because if that will bring you to the news that we’ve spent all day or all week or all month preparing, then more power to it. I’ll put anything up there to get them to watch.”

People will soon be listening as well: In December, Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. owner of radio stations, announced it would dump ABC News Radio’s newscasts in favor of Fox News Radio. Meanwhile, Fox News Channel continues to survey the landscape from the top of the mountain.

Ah, yes. It’s good to be the king .


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Reletively fair account of Fox News's rise to the the top of the news world.

Of course Fox news isn't perfect, but just mention it's name and a liberals face turns beet red.

1 posted on 01/16/2005 5:29:37 AM PST by Dane
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To: Dane
In December, Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. owner of radio stations, announced it would dump ABC News Radio’s newscasts in favor of Fox News Radio.

LOL!

2 posted on 01/16/2005 5:34:04 AM PST by beyond the sea (Andrea Mitchell is Barbra Streisand on peyote ......and the north end of a south bound mule.)
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To: Dane

Good article. Thanks, Fox.......wouldn't watch anything else. Head and shoulders above the rest!!


3 posted on 01/16/2005 5:36:12 AM PST by jch10
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To: Dane

If you remove the Bush-bashing and America-is-so-guilty from most other news networks, you are left with...the news. Add to that some colorful personalities who aren't afraid to express opinions, and there you have it.


4 posted on 01/16/2005 5:36:46 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Dane

Good article - thanks for posting.

I would add, IMHO, that Fox's contention that it plays it down the middle on its news coverage and reserves opinion to the opinion shows, is something of a fable. Listen to the asides of virtually any of the hosts and reporters, and there is a significant conservative slant. That's fine with me, but to suggest FNC plays it straight down the middle is simply not so, IMHO. It is as slanted to the right as the MSM is to the left.


5 posted on 01/16/2005 5:36:47 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: beyond the sea
It has always been an amazing contrast on my local AM to listen to Rush, or Hannity,

then during break go to the ABC biased laden news report. I wondered how long it could go on.

6 posted on 01/16/2005 5:37:28 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: nutmeg

Ping.


7 posted on 01/16/2005 5:39:49 AM PST by StarFan
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To: Dane
Site Meter
They darn near start urping all over themselves...
8 posted on 01/16/2005 5:42:48 AM PST by KMC1
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To: Dane
Reletively fair account of Fox News's rise to the the top of the news world.

I was surprised. I thought it was going to be a hit piece.

9 posted on 01/16/2005 5:42:59 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
That's fine with me, but to suggest FNC plays it straight down the middle is simply not so, IMHO. It is as slanted to the right as the MSM is to the left.

Actually, Fox News is a little too liberal for my tastes.

10 posted on 01/16/2005 5:44:10 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Lazamataz

"Welcome to LNN - the Lazmataz News Network - for those who find FNC a fetid mass of liberal activism!"


11 posted on 01/16/2005 5:46:27 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: Dane
I had a large screen t.v. for 5 years until lightning nailed it. Over the years the FNC logo became burned into the bottom left hand corner. It was weird to see. No matter what channel we went to the FNC logo was always there, it was spooky.
12 posted on 01/16/2005 5:47:17 AM PST by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First let's get rid of the UN and then the ACLU, or vice versa..)
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To: beyond the sea

ping


13 posted on 01/16/2005 5:47:55 AM PST by foolscap
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Welcome to LNN - the Lazmataz News Network - for those who find FNC a fetid mass of liberal activism!"

"....and next up: Handgun Vending Machines in Airports..... Should they be constructed low enough to permit access by youngsters?"

14 posted on 01/16/2005 5:48:28 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I would add, IMHO, that Fox's contention that it plays it down the middle on its news coverage and reserves opinion to the opinion shows, is something of a fable. Listen to the asides of virtually any of the hosts and reporters, and there is a significant conservative slant. That's fine with me, but to suggest FNC plays it straight down the middle is simply not so, IMHO. It is as slanted to the right as the MSM is to the left.

I have to disagree, somewhat. Fox presents plenty of liberal commentators(such as Juan Williams, Elenor Clift, Ellis Henican, Susan Estrich etc.etc). The reason they may seem to slant to the right is because Fox gives the true loony left base a voice, and doesn't sugarcoat it like the old MSM and the NYT.

When the average American sees the true loony face of the democrat left, they are repulsed.

That's not to say there are not loons on the right, there are, but IMO, the loons on the left outnumber the loons on the right by a ratio of 10 to 1.

15 posted on 01/16/2005 5:48:59 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: DainBramage

Exactly. It is the most amazing thing to listen to.


16 posted on 01/16/2005 5:51:41 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: Dane; All
I posted this in another thread, but it bears repeating here.

FYI: a survey of donations to political campaigns showed some interesting things.

CNN donations 99% Kerry
CBS, NBC, ABC donations nearly 98 to 98% Kerry
FOX donations 80% Kerry 20% Bush

Most of the people of FOX are Democrats.

The thing that makes FOX so popular is not that it is pro-Bush, but that it is pro-American.

When Roger Ailes hired Chris Wallace for Fox News Sunday the only political question he asked Chris was "do you get up in the morning thinking that America is the cause of all the problems in the world?" Chis Wallace said no and he was hired.
17 posted on 01/16/2005 5:53:16 AM PST by filly (The Blogosphere: speaking truth to power.)
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To: DainBramage

Exactly my thought, except that most times the ABC news breaks feature outright lies and distortions, nothing even approaching "news".


18 posted on 01/16/2005 5:56:10 AM PST by anoldafvet (Every time a child is born, it reaffirms God's faith in humanity.)
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To: Dane

Bump for media fairness


19 posted on 01/16/2005 5:57:17 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic.....)
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To: Dane

There are a fair number of liberal commentators on Fox. But I don't think there's any question that the the great majority of hosts and reporters express Republican/conservative attitudes.


20 posted on 01/16/2005 6:00:23 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: Dane
Smith says that while some viewers may watch the network for conservative opinion not found elsewhere, Fox News’s detractors just don’t understand the separation between opinion and news on the network

Yes, the rest of liberal media prefers adherence to news tightly wrapped in their dogma. Opposing views have a nasty habit of disturbing the package.

21 posted on 01/16/2005 6:00:40 AM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!


22 posted on 01/16/2005 6:01:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: rodguy911
***No matter what channel we went to the FNC logo was always there, it was spooky.***

All your logos are belong to us :-)

(btw, I believe in TV jargon its called a 'Frog')

23 posted on 01/16/2005 6:03:11 AM PST by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Gen G Patton)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
There are a fair number of liberal commentators on Fox. But I don't think there's any question that the the great majority of hosts and reporters express Republican/conservative attitudes

I tend to agree but these hosts and commentators do give the left equal time when there is debate, unlike the old media, for example a panel consisting of two liberals and one conservative.

24 posted on 01/16/2005 6:04:34 AM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: Dane
Fox's conservative bias seems evident to the chattering class...but the bias at CNNNPRABCCBSNBC is nowhere to be seen or is dismissed with a sneer.
25 posted on 01/16/2005 6:04:42 AM PST by Drango (Tag lines must be registered before approval.)
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To: Dane

I agree with you there. Liberal guests get equal time on FNC. Compare with shows like Today, who on many issues will only have a guest from the liberal side of the question.


26 posted on 01/16/2005 6:06:42 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: beyond the sea
"In December, Clear Channel Communications Inc., the No. 1 U.S. owner of radio stations, announced it would dump ABC News Radio’s newscasts in favor of Fox News Radio."

That was the best part of the article!

That abc news at the top of the hour was insufferably libspinful. I've loathed it for years.

See you later abc/disney "news", you've been rathered.

AC

27 posted on 01/16/2005 6:08:28 AM PST by Atomic Comet (www.aroostookbeauty.com)
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To: Sender

Neil Cavuto, Brit Hume and David Asman...... need I say more?


28 posted on 01/16/2005 6:10:29 AM PST by Maigrey (Ask my Viking Kitty Hoard about their diet of Free Range Tuna..... and Freerange Sumoo Sushi)
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To: rodguy911

Yes same here, FNC logo is burned in the screen of my big screen TV. In fact I sent emails to the asking if they can add animation to the logo, a short time later it started revolving. Don't think they did that just for me.


29 posted on 01/16/2005 6:11:06 AM PST by truthandlogic (you are a free individual, with a free will, endowed by your creator with certain inalienable rights)
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To: Dane

30 posted on 01/16/2005 6:15:25 AM PST by ASA Vet (I issue a MEJI report on all Trolls.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
IMHO FNC is pretty fair and balanced. Many t.v. viewers are subjected to a number of news org.s that are decidedly biased left,CBS, NBC,ABC, CNN. When we finally get one that is pretty much down the middle, FNC, it "appears" right wing, when in reality they are fair and balanced. That's my take anyway.
31 posted on 01/16/2005 6:21:04 AM PST by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First let's get rid of the UN and then the ACLU, or vice versa..)
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To: Dane

I don't even know what channels the "Big 3" networks are on anymore. I do skip over to MSNBC to watch (and laugh) at Hardball now and then, or over to CNN to oogle Rudi Bakhtiar... ;)


32 posted on 01/16/2005 6:22:55 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It is as slanted to the right as the MSM is to the left.

CRAP.

Even if it were true, they would still provide overall balance in the universe of media coverage.

Besides, other than telling the truth and playing by the rules, exactly what is "right wing bias?"

33 posted on 01/16/2005 6:25:39 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Lazamataz

Re: #14

No, but you must be able to accommodate those in wheel chairs!

Directions in braille would also be a nice touch!.....


34 posted on 01/16/2005 6:31:50 AM PST by CTOCS (This space left intentionally blank...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I agree. It is impossible, merely by story selection, NOT to "slant" news. For example, I once had a Dayton area reporter tell me that he was NOT to do any story, ever, on deaths that resulted from botched abortions or problems in abortion clinics. Nor do "pro-life" marches EVER get covered, no matter how large. But let ten feminazis protest something and the cameras will be there.

I think Fox has an obligation to look at what others are reporting and deliberately go out of its way to ask, "Should we be covering other stories? Other angles? Is this really news?" The answers are often surprising.

For ex., say for a moment that the Bush/TANG story was in fact true. What real difference would it have made? In "normal" circumstances, an objective and honest news network wouldn't have given that more than a throwaway line in some weekday newscast, and that would have been it. My point is, since bias is in part shaped by story SELECTION---not just "framing" stories or "slanting" them after they are selected---then Fox has to be vigilant to select "fair and balanced stories."

This shows up most recently in Iraq, where we ONLY hear (even from Fox, often) about the latest bomb, but not the 99% of the cities that are calm, where power is on, where people are going to school and work, and where the tiny seeds of liberty and democracy are taking root.

35 posted on 01/16/2005 6:32:24 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news (there is no c in Amtrak and no truth in MSM news))
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To: DainBramage

"It has always been an amazing contrast on my local AM to listen to Rush, or Hannity,
then during break go to the ABC biased laden news report. I wondered how long it could go on."

I know what you mean. We have 2 (that I'm aware of) 'conservative' talk radio stations(KVI and KTTH)in the Seattle area. Sean and Tony Snow are on KVI and Rush and Michael Medved moved to KTTH some time ago. KTTH has ABC News (yuck); We got a break several months ago. KVI and Fox News are working together (it's called talk radio and Fox News)- -think they said this was the only station in the country that included Fox News. Maybe a pilot for what was to come. The news breaks include the Fox News top of the hour news breaks and local news - -it's great!
The only thing I don't like is that they have the Alan Colmes show on in the evening (not sure if it's a replay) - but I just switch to something else.


36 posted on 01/16/2005 6:34:19 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (Seattle Conservative)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

NPR ... US Soldiers killed 7 civilians witnesses in the small village say the attack was unprovoked. US Marine Headquarters claims the soldiers were fired on first.

FOX News.. 7 Civilians were killed after US Marines came under fire in a local village

The more accurate report depends on weather you believe US Marines routinely massacre Iraq civilians.
Since they do not then clearly the FOX account is less biased and more objective.


37 posted on 01/16/2005 6:37:13 AM PST by Jonah Johansen
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To: Dane

AS for me, Brit Hume is my number one reason for watching Fox News.


38 posted on 01/16/2005 6:44:21 AM PST by capt. norm (Rap is to music what the Etch-A-Sketch is to art.)
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To: Dane
What's wrong with this picture, FNC, which is more or less aligned with the heartland (in MSM parlance, "conservative") is headquartered in New York City, America's Danzig Corridor, while CNN, which is spiritually aligned with the Khmer Rouge (in MSM parlance, "progressive") is in Hot-Lanta, in some ways quintessentially emblematic of the Old South?

It's as if in 1938 Deutche Welle broadcast from headquarters in Krakow and Polska National radio was headquartered in Berlin.
39 posted on 01/16/2005 6:45:49 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: Dane

You forgot the obligatory picture.

40 posted on 01/16/2005 6:50:07 AM PST by WestCoastGal ("If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better go sit on the porch." (Daytona 500 36 days);-)
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To: DTogo
or over to CNN to oogle Rudi Bakhtiar...

Hubba-Hubba.


41 posted on 01/16/2005 6:51:53 AM PST by geedee (American by birth. Texan by choice and attitude. Conservative by God. Disabled by hubris.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
. . . Hot-Lanta, in some ways quintessentially emblematic of the Old South?

LOL. Been there lately? More like San Francisco than a southern city.

42 posted on 01/16/2005 6:56:27 AM PST by geedee (American by birth. Texan by choice and attitude. Conservative by God. Disabled by hubris.)
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To: Dane

I didn't even know there was a Fox News Radio. Kewl!


43 posted on 01/16/2005 6:58:17 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: geedee

Yes, I was there this summer. I chose my word carefully, "quintessentially emblematic" is not the same thing as "culturally aligned". However, I still think the Braves are the official baseball team of the Old Confederacy.


44 posted on 01/16/2005 7:02:39 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Deadcheck the embeds first.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Oh, no, no, no. Hot-Lanta is the showplace of the New South.


45 posted on 01/16/2005 7:03:17 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: geedee
Rudi.....

Probably the only woman in the media better looking than Ann Coulter. Too bad she's probably a liberal.

46 posted on 01/16/2005 7:10:24 AM PST by catfish1957
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To: geedee
Hubba-hubba is right! :)

There was a rumor a few months ago she might be hopping over to FoxNews. That would be nice...

47 posted on 01/16/2005 7:20:40 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Seattle Conservative
We have CBS news on our primary talk radio channel. The tone of every news report is negative and condescending toward anything that has to do with the administration or the United States. They can not seem to report real news, without including an opinion from a liberal. Most days, they refer to the President as MR. Bush. Dig dig dig... they they they make impressive points, but reinforce what children they really are. Just gimme the news, give it straight, accurate, and keep the crappy attitude out of it. Obviously, they can NOT separate news from opinion.

~~~~
News: Bill Clinton tripped an broke an ankle while running.

Same story but with George Bush:

A much embattled, arrogant and ignorant President, who has once again fooled the majority of Americans to give him a 2nd term in office, George W. Bushhhhhhh, still unable to gain his balance from a nasty fall from his tricycle, tripped over an imaginary pebble and apparently injured himself. Doctors are treating the Oval Office occupier at taxpayer expense, and are confessing to a throng of journalists, that a cast will be worn on the ankle as proof of injury. Nancy Pelosi and Ted Kennedy have chimed in on the so-called accident this today in a hasty press conference to announce an investigation into the so-called accident. The President issued a short statement today after leaving the hospital saying "oops". Oops pretty much sums up THIS Presidents policies doesn't it Judy?
48 posted on 01/16/2005 7:22:27 AM PST by JesseJane (KERRY: I have had conversations with leaders, yes, recently.That's not your business, it's mine.)
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To: Dane

The standard for all daily newscasts is, in my opinion, Brit Humes show.


49 posted on 01/16/2005 7:29:50 AM PST by AggieCPA (Howdy, Ags!)
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To: Dane

When my cable provider dropped the Fox News Channel from its basic service (while increasing rates!), I realized that Fox News was the only reason I even watch cable anymore. So, I switched to Dish Network, which offers Fox News at a lower rate than I was paying anyway.


50 posted on 01/16/2005 7:30:11 AM PST by rbg81
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