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Why Liberals Still Detest Fox News
Commentary ^ | 24 March 13 | Jonathan Tobin

Posted on 03/25/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT by white trash redneck

More than 16 years after its founding and 11 years after it assumed its current perch as the most-watched cable news network, Fox News remains the favorite punching bag of the left. Liberals take it as an article of faith that Fox is not merely biased but a travesty that serious people should ignore. But the notion that there is something unholy about what is broadcast on Fox or that its mix of news and opinion is uniquely biased has never stood up to scrutiny.

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I am puzzled that, with approximately half the country leaning right, only one cable network, and no broadcast networks, cater to this demographic. I am concerned that Fox is becoming more accomodating to the progressives, and I find myself getting all my information from conservative blogs. That said, it does my heart good to watch the lefties get their panties in a wad over Fox.
1 posted on 03/25/2013 5:41:42 AM PDT by white trash redneck
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To: white trash redneck

Fox is doing what the Republican establishment does all too often - which is to cater to their enemies in hopes of winning them over - which NEVER EVER works - all the while driving their friends away.


2 posted on 03/25/2013 5:47:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: white trash redneck

Darkness hates the light.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 5:50:59 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: white trash redneck

The left is never happy. Fox is trying to please both sides. They are pissing us off now so they are a complete failure now.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Actually, the goal is to be fair and balanced, to report all or at least as much as possible.

The result is that zealots, both conservative and liberal, hate the process.

On Free Republic we learn that there are many who reject truth when offered if it happens to be liberal truth. On Cavuto we learn that liberals don’t show up because they fear truth being exposed during their interview.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 5:51:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: white trash redneck

One America News network coming July 2013....

http://www.oneamericanews.com/pressrelease/


6 posted on 03/25/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: G Larry

Wow, I’m finding “ding ding ding” moments all over the threads this AM...


7 posted on 03/25/2013 5:54:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bert

Will be interesting to see how the new “One America” network progresses.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 5:56:01 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: bert

I have a slightly different take - I think for all their success, they still don’t like not being one of the “cool kids” when it comes to journalism insiders, and they’re not - so they’re trying desperately to be that.

I also think the positioning statment “Fair and balanced” is a bunch of focus group driven hooey. The truth is neither.....and the truth is what it should be about...and the truth is that conservatism works and liberalism doesn’t. And no, that’s not fair, that’s not balanced, but it is so.....


9 posted on 03/25/2013 6:01:50 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

We do not subscribe to the extended cable that broadcasts FOX NEWS. Although we watch it at many friend’s homes and when we are on trips and watch about an hour of TV. “News” these days bounces back and forth without the complete thought of an issue being conveyed which just makes us low information constituents. We prefer getting our “news” on the computer and FOX NEWS.com is not the best unless one just wants to look at pictures, IMO.

I crack up at regular shows on the big news stations who allow 2 minutes for intense interviews and they ask stupid questions until the last 15 seconds and then have to go to the next segment. Cooking demonstrations just teach the listener to go to fast food restaurants as if you try and do it in that short of time you will fail with cooking too!


10 posted on 03/25/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: white trash redneck

I like Cavuto and Brett Baur, that is about it.

F+F is not watchable because its is just another entertainment show w news stories of no interest to me, its so bad I find myself drifting to see what Mika is whining about, during oatmeal time.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 6:08:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: bert

Bert, thanks for a fair balanced summary re Fox News:

“Actually, the goal is to be fair and balanced, to report all or at least as much as possible.

The result is that zealots, both conservative and liberal, hate the process.

On Free Republic we learn that there are many who reject truth when offered if it happens to be liberal truth. On Cavuto we learn that liberals don’t show up because they fear truth being exposed during their interview.”


12 posted on 03/25/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What do Sequester, Mayan Apocolypse, Y2K & Gorebull Warming have in common? They were/are 100% BS!)
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To: white trash redneck
Well to answer the question of why liberals detest Fox, they do so because Fox (despite left leanings of late) does not parrot back liberal talking points. Fox disturbs their their consensus view of reality and the libs ‘go off’.

This sort of disturbance in The Force can be set off by anyone citing any other version of reality than the one the libs hold at the moment (until they are told to hold a different one).

Then again after such a disturbance, they feel good about themselves having upheld their truth - that you now feel miserable is your problem - or so they wish.

But if you do feel miserable as a result of disturbing The Force and the lib knows, then it was worth the effort of self-validation, and self-vicimazation. They have just had a good day.

13 posted on 03/25/2013 6:18:35 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I will not disagree.

Regarding Fair and Balanced, consider it a goal that like most in real life is not one hundred percent attainable.

I watch Cavuto, recorded, and he very often has a conservative interview and no liberal because the liberal refuses to come.

Cavuto, btw, is the best interviewer/news show on TV.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 6:21:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: white trash redneck

Hence my tagline.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

I agree with your assessment.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 6:27:42 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks! I just called Comcast and requested that news network. I don’t hold out much hope that they’ll add it to the lineup, but at least it will be sent to their marketing dept and logged in as having been requested!


17 posted on 03/25/2013 6:27:49 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: white trash redneck

I usually find out from my liberal friends what’s going on at FoxNews.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 6:29:35 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: bert
Regarding Fair and Balanced, consider it a goal that like most in real life is not one hundred percent attainable.

You are more charitable towards that slogan than am I. I don't think it's a goal - I think it's a fallacious marketing strategy. Truth is not fair, nor balanced, so "fair and balanced" is not a goal I strive for necessarily. I strive for "what is."

19 posted on 03/25/2013 6:29:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: white trash redneck
But the notion that there is something unholy about what is broadcast on Fox or that its mix of news and opinion is uniquely biased has never stood up to scrutiny.

But when you tell a big enough lie enough times, it is eventually perceived as the truth.

20 posted on 03/25/2013 6:41:27 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: white trash redneck
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21 posted on 03/25/2013 6:44:43 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: sneakers

I think I read that initially the network plans to go in to 10-15 million homes. That’s not a whole lot so it might be a while before we see it around here on cable. I agree with you about Comcast, chances are they won’t carry it. Direct TV or Dish TV may be the only way to get it at first.

But maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised! :)


22 posted on 03/25/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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23 posted on 03/25/2013 6:50:03 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: white trash redneck

Fox News’ sin has always been that they dared present more than one perspective...the libtard perspective.

They never have been a “conservative news channel” and never will be. Right wingers and left wingers hate Fox for the same reason, they present the other (both) sides.

The thinking person understands that if you only have time to watch one broadcast — AND you want to get multiply perspectives — then you have to watch Fox. Of course, you have to watch more than one of their shows, but you can get multiple views from the one network. The same cannot be said about ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN...etc. etc.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 6:52:40 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: GSWarrior

Bingo!

As another non-boob-toob afflicted household I only see what people post to u-toob, whether it be Fox or any of the alphabet channel propaganda.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 6:58:45 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: white trash redneck

Did you read the LibTard comments on the bottom? The just skipped reading the whole article... typical,


26 posted on 03/25/2013 7:59:14 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: white trash redneck
The big O’Rielly is a joke. Hannity is stuck on talking points. Not much left for real news and some of the real important issues is getting almost impossible to find on Fox.
27 posted on 03/25/2013 8:16:11 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: white trash redneck

The liberals mistakenly think that Fox News is Republican or conservative channel. I always snicker when I hear one of those bozo’s say it.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: white trash redneck

Liberals despise the fact that anyone is allowed to disagree with them.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: white trash redneck

Most of the libs who hate Fox have never watched it.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 8:44:25 AM PDT by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: informavoracious

true dat


31 posted on 03/25/2013 9:00:59 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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To: informavoracious

Yeah, but they heard from a friend of a friend’s neighbor that Fox reported something outrageous.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 9:03:22 AM PDT by Bob
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To: white trash redneck

Man, I haven’t watched Fox news for years. I missed the early years when it was good and solidly conservative. They don’t even broadcast the News anymore — it is almost 100% opinion and analysis.

I would watch it if they went back to telling me “who, what, when and where”. Instead, it is all “why”. I don’t care “why”. I’ll figure that out on my own.

The only time I turn on Fox News is when there is a significant event and they are covering it faster and better than the internet.

I’m trying to think of the last time that was. I watched during Katrina. I watched on and after 9/11. That kind of thing.

Otherwise, what use to I have for Hannity/OReilly and the rest of the parade of GOP-e asswipes and the crop of “liberals” to balance them out.

Fox News is crap. I haven’t watched it regularly in a good 5 or 6 years. Never mind how they sold out conservatives the last election cycle.


33 posted on 03/25/2013 9:22:52 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: bert

I don’t want “fair” or balanced. There are dozens and dozens of liberal news sources. We need a hard conservative source to share that side of teh story.

I liked it when newspapers were clearly biased left and right. If you wanted balance, you read both and then made your own estimate of the truth by reading between the lines.

Fox News is no longer conservative enough to get me the “right” side of the story. The last time it was that right was when they showed 500,000 Tea Party folks on the US Capitol Mall, while CNN made it look like 25 Nazi coocoos.


34 posted on 03/25/2013 9:26:01 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: white trash redneck

Fox carries on the RINO tradition of Richard M. Nixon in appealing to conservatives, while really being moderate and Rockefellerish.

Its also a sexy Murdoch operation in the tradition of his newspapers-pretty faces with pretty legs etc. etc. etc.

They cover stories that make liberal-leftists angry, so they will never please liberal-leftists.

Liberals hated moderates like Nixon, Ford, both Bushes etc.

Anything that is the right of Marx and Lenin is “conservative” in their mindset and must be destroyed.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 9:48:01 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

....We need a hard conservative source to share that side of teh story......

The reason there isn’t one is because there are not enough people to support enough advertisers to the news source you envision viable. The problem is money.

Roger Ailes realized that simple but important fact when he developed Fox News. He is a good all round conservative individual but realized that to set up Fox as you would have it is not feasible. Rather than exploding and going to the top, it would have withered and died.


36 posted on 03/25/2013 9:58:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Logical me; white trash redneck; All

I think those that want to be ‘news’ reporters have to have a narcissistic personality streak - a good looks problem that gets all tied up with more money, good-looks and the I’m better than you’ type of pride... should be a special category just for them in the DSM book.

They never saw a mirror that they didn’t stop to admire.


37 posted on 03/25/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: BrandtMichaels

I’ve never had “good looks problem.” More like a face for radio.


38 posted on 03/25/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT by white trash redneck (Just one of B. Hussein Obama's "typical white people")
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