Skip to comments.What's up with Fox News? Somethings amiss. They are going soft!
Posted on 11/02/2008 9:04:12 PM PST by rfmad
Starting about 3 weeks ago it seems Fox has started moving ever so slightly to the left. I don't know if they are afraid of the Fairness Doctrine or what but, other than Hannity, they all seemed resigned to Obama winning. Even Britt Hume's crowd has gone soft. I'm mad as hell about it! Anyone else notice this?
“Anyone else notice this?”
Yes, but I was bashed by the Fox Disciples here on FR.
Obama called them out and they got “scared.” He said if it wasn’t for Fox news he’d be up more points. Ever since then listening has been unbearable. I quit tuning in.
I noted that even O’Reilly (not Hannity and the forthcoming Glenn Beck) have thought about their shows with no Obama access for the next 4 years and decided...well, if he is about an 3-1 favorite to win via the polls....I should hedge my bets and not slam him as I don’t want to be Washington Times’d from 2009-20012.
They are located in New York after all. Everyone they meet is a demorat.
Anyone else notice this?
Yup! A friend of mine just said, Fox called it for Obama tonight! What!!!
I have tried to understand it? I dont know what happened. They seemed to turn right after Obama made a comment about FOX being in the bag for Republicans.
I dont know who to trust anymore on FOX, except Hannity
They’re just reporting the various poll numbers. Don’t expect them to yell, “McCain will win!” when the numbers show differently. Also, they have said all along McCain’s campaign wasn’t the best it could be.
Brit was absolutely disgusting and depressing.
Yes, I have. Kristol has always been a twit, but the others are disappointing.
Then I have to watch Huckabee cuddle up to Bill Maher and Richard Dreyfus??? BLEECCCH!
ON THE OTHER HAND, has anyone else noticed that Greta Von Sustren seems to have gone from a fairly closeted liberal to some kind of, well maybe not rightwinger, but battler for fair treatment of conservatives? I swear lately at times I almost think she’s one of us. What’s going on there??
I quit tuning
I have too.
Right after the McCain bashing fest following the third debate, I tuned out. For me it’s now only FR, Rush and Drudge.
I noticed it a while ago myself. It’s like watching CNN!
Fox is a news organization and that is how they keep their credibility. They are not there to be the Obama hit piece..rather to report the facts and just let us decide.
Yep, but please excuse Greta also. She has been a trooper and very encouraging (love those PUMA’s) and look forward to them having a big impact on John McCain and Sarah Palin’s White House agenda!
(I used to really despise the Clintons, but now have a VERY soft spot for them. They are completely redeemed in my eyes.)
Hope Hillary has great impact with McCain.
Noticed it here too. I have started watching them less as a result.
1- It’s a business strategy
2- They believe the polls.
3- Obama has a history of punishing negative media outlets by denying them access.
4- FNC needs access to future Obama administration officials to compete with the other media.
5- If McCain wins they lose nothing doing this.
I don’t get it. Obama is going to be Jimmy Cater times ten. I’m old enough to remember how bad things where under Jimmy Peanuts. Those who forget history are doomed to reapet it.
as far as greta...i think she was a diehard hilliary supporter. She is basically a puma without admitting it. She also loves palin.
Fox is calling the race a little early aren’t they? What about giving us a chance to vote...geez!
“I dont know who to trust anymore on FOX, except Hannity”
Hannity has been solid, but then again he is the one who gives regular audience exposure to the hateful, lying distortions of felonious race pig, “my good friend” Al Sharpton.
The fairness thing will be aimed only at talkradio as that is the switchboard of America.
Yes...these are the same people who counted Mccain out in the primaries...they are saying the same things now they said then and look what happened? Let them eat big wads of shit when Mac pulls it off again Tuesday. Too bad the other networks are even worse though so I guess we have to just ignore their comments until then.
Your not alone. FOX is flipping. Only way to fight back is to turn them off.
FAUX NEWS ALERT!
Dead blondes, white Broncos, and worship The One (piss be upon him).
Oh yes... couldn’t have been more obvious this afternoon when Cavuto raked Joe the Plumber over the coals for supporting McCain instead of Obama and the cut off Newt not once, but twice when he tried to bring up the Obama Coal fiasco. Greta has been good along with Sean, that is it... I couldn’t even watch Chris Wallace today and Britt has become untenable.
If they are angling for liberal viewers, they can go screw themselves.
Here’s a link to a commentary about when Obama “blamed” them. It was mid October, and IIRC, it coincided with the last debate. After that debate was the first time I noticed they were really going wobbly.
I started seeing it after the 2nd debate.
out of all of them...Brit Hume’s attitude lately bugs me the most. Maybe because i always thought he was one of us...now he even smiles when he discusses the uphill battle of mccain. It pisses me off.
Stuart Varney is still on our side.
Well Sean is religious, maybe he sees some good in Sharpton, since he was at one time a friend of MLK.
He has gone a little wacky since MLK, but he hasnt really pushed Obama that much....in fact Obama has been ignoring his Black friends....to hang out with Jimmy Buffet and Bruce
I can count all the people I trust on one hand and I'm not too sure about some of them.
Lots of democrats work for Fox News. And there are others that hope that a filibuster proof democrat congress doesn't banish them from existence.
I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords!
Fox wants to be granted an audience with President Obama like everyone else. I’m using Rush, Breitbart, NRO and Newsmax as my news sources from now on.
Forgive me but who is he?
If it’s true, they’re probably hedging their bets by emphasizing their left just a little bit more now. Unlike here at the “fair and biased” freerepublic.com, Fox News is a 24 hour network with 24 hours to fill with quality stories all the time, and with a “fair and balanced” claim to justify. They depend on access to keep their stories at an acceptable quality.
I can see this as “sweetening the pot” to keep their present level of access in case Obama wins. If McCain wins, they can easily move “right” back to where they were before.
Stay pissed off. It brings things into foucus.
It started long before that. It became blatant when the Obamination beat the Cankles.
Australian born business reporter mostly, but fills in for Neil Cavuto and makes Neil look like a Dem.
In regard to Fox News, I feel like Strother Martin's character did in 'Slap Shot' when the Chiefs went soft for the championship game..." Oh! All my years of publicity! All the fashion shows, the radiothons, for nothing? They come here tonight... to scout the Chiefs! The toughest team in the Federal League! Not this bunch of... pussies!
Boy did you nail it.
Anything can happen though the odds against McCain are HUGE. I sure wouldn’t bet anything valuable against Obama.
Fox knows what’s up. It’s 99% likely it’s Obama. They are no dummies.
I’ve noticed that as well. I must say that the FOX women are far tougher on the Dims than the FOX men. The FOX women are taking the Dims to task every chance they get .
Greta has really stepped up to the plate to give Palin a fair shake as well ....Kudos to the FOX women .... the FOX men OTOH have been effectively neutered ...
Overall FOX has indeed joined the “let’s shape the race” media bandwagon .