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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?


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1 posted on 11/02/2008 9:04:12 PM PST by rfmad
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To: rfmad

“Anyone else notice this?”

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Yes, but I was bashed by the Fox Disciples here on FR.


2 posted on 11/02/2008 9:06:23 PM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: rfmad
I think you are right and I think you nailed the cause. I just hope things change Wed.
3 posted on 11/02/2008 9:08:43 PM PST by Peacekeeper357 (End the FReepathons, give a Monthly donation,like me.)
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To: rfmad

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.


4 posted on 11/02/2008 9:08:49 PM PST by Dawn531
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To: rfmad

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.


5 posted on 11/02/2008 9:09:33 PM PST by wac3rd (Conservatives are not always Republicans...and vice-versa.)
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To: rfmad

They are located in New York after all. Everyone they meet is a demorat.


6 posted on 11/02/2008 9:09:37 PM PST by DiogenesLaertius
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To: rfmad

Anyone else notice this?
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Sure have!


7 posted on 11/02/2008 9:09:38 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: rfmad

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


8 posted on 11/02/2008 9:09:41 PM PST by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: rfmad
Yes! You are so right. I just can't stand watching Fox anymore, it is just to darn depressing. Even Carl Rove seems to have jumped the shark. I strickly read Free Republic and listen to talk radio to get my news. They are way ahead of the curve on the news!
9 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:05 PM PST by jmj3jude
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To: rfmad

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.


10 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:05 PM PST by Marcella (Cardinal birds visiting my rose garden make more sense than either pres. candidate..)
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To: EyeGuy
I posted a comment about this earlier after catching the last part of FNS.

Brit was absolutely disgusting and depressing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122902/posts

11 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:18 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: rfmad

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??

Hank


12 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:32 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (OK, I'm all-in. Still don't like McCain much, but they've got me. McCain-Palin '08!)
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To: Dawn531

I quit tuning
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I have too.


13 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:40 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: rfmad

Right after the McCain bashing fest following the third debate, I tuned out. For me it’s now only FR, Rush and Drudge.


14 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:41 PM PST by libh8er
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To: rfmad

I noticed it a while ago myself. It’s like watching CNN!


15 posted on 11/02/2008 9:10:46 PM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: rfmad

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.


16 posted on 11/02/2008 9:11:22 PM PST by nckerr (www.myspace.com/ArmyKerrFamily)
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To: rfmad

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.


17 posted on 11/02/2008 9:11:26 PM PST by The Californian (You can borrow brains, but you can't borrow character. Bob Jones, Sr.)
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To: wintertime

Noticed it here too. I have started watching them less as a result.


18 posted on 11/02/2008 9:11:30 PM PST by janipa
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To: rfmad

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.


19 posted on 11/02/2008 9:11:43 PM PST by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: rfmad

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.


20 posted on 11/02/2008 9:11:54 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

as far as greta...i think she was a diehard hilliary supporter. She is basically a puma without admitting it. She also loves palin.


21 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:19 PM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: rfmad

Fox is calling the race a little early aren’t they? What about giving us a chance to vote...geez!


22 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:35 PM PST by usaproud
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To: Texas4ever

“I dont know who to trust anymore on FOX, except Hannity”

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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.


23 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:37 PM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: Peacekeeper357
Maybe they need to assure access if Obama is elected,but it's not a fairness doctrine thing. FNC is cable and beyond the control of the FCC. You invite FNC into your homeand it comes in on privately owned cables not the socalled public airwaves. You're also paying for the privilege.

The fairness thing will be aimed only at talkradio as that is the switchboard of America.

24 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:46 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
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've noticed that too, although I think I read on here that she's a PUMA.
25 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:51 PM PST by jackinbox
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

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.


26 posted on 11/02/2008 9:12:52 PM PST by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: rfmad

Your not alone. FOX is flipping. Only way to fight back is to turn them off.


27 posted on 11/02/2008 9:13:18 PM PST by Doug TX
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To: rfmad

FAUX NEWS ALERT!

Dead blondes, white Broncos, and worship The One (piss be upon him).


28 posted on 11/02/2008 9:13:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (Illic Est Haud Deus)
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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.


29 posted on 11/02/2008 9:13:36 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

If they are angling for liberal viewers, they can go screw themselves.


30 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:20 PM PST by libh8er
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To: rfmad

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.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=289712


31 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:21 PM PST by Dawn531
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To: rfmad

I started seeing it after the 2nd debate.


32 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:38 PM PST by TEXOKIE
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To: blackbart.223

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.


33 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:41 PM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: rfmad

Stuart Varney is still on our side.


34 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: EyeGuy

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
Springsteen? What?


35 posted on 11/02/2008 9:14:57 PM PST by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: Texas4ever
"I dont know who to trust anymore."

I can count all the people I trust on one hand and I'm not too sure about some of them.

36 posted on 11/02/2008 9:15:37 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Texas4ever
I dont know who to trust anymore on FOX, except Hannity

Stuart Varney.

37 posted on 11/02/2008 9:15:53 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: rfmad
Kent Brockman Pictures, Images and Photos

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.

38 posted on 11/02/2008 9:15:58 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: rfmad

I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords!


39 posted on 11/02/2008 9:16:14 PM PST by Nateman (You only have to fool enough of them every two years to plausibly steal the rest.)
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To: rfmad

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.


40 posted on 11/02/2008 9:16:46 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: buccaneer81

Forgive me but who is he?


41 posted on 11/02/2008 9:17:18 PM PST by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: rfmad

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.


42 posted on 11/02/2008 9:17:26 PM PST by re_tail20
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Then I have to watch Huckabee cuddle up to Bill Maher and Richard Dreyfus??? BLEECCCH!

I've always kind of liked Huckabee but that Richard Dreyfus interview was one of the strangest things I've ever seen. I was trying to follow what Dreyfus was saying but it made no sense to me. He also acted like he was too important to be there.
43 posted on 11/02/2008 9:17:42 PM PST by jackinbox
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To: BuckeyeGOP
"It pisses me off."

Stay pissed off. It brings things into foucus.

44 posted on 11/02/2008 9:18:36 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: rfmad

It started long before that. It became blatant when the Obamination beat the Cankles.


45 posted on 11/02/2008 9:19:26 PM PST by Ingtar (Go Palin! And the white-haired guy too, I suppose. '08)
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To: Texas4ever

Australian born business reporter mostly, but fills in for Neil Cavuto and makes Neil look like a Dem.


46 posted on 11/02/2008 9:19:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: rfmad

Yep!


47 posted on 11/02/2008 9:19:44 PM PST by xero
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To: rfmad

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!

48 posted on 11/02/2008 9:19:56 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DWar

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.


49 posted on 11/02/2008 9:20:36 PM PST by Klepto
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To: rfmad

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 .


50 posted on 11/02/2008 9:20:55 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL REPUBLICAN OFFICE . THEY NEED YOU NOW !)
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