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  • Fox News Drops ‘Fair and Balanced’ Motto

    06/14/2017 4:43:21 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-14-17 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    Fox News is “Fair and Balanced” no more. In the latest sign of change at the cable news network, the “Fair and Balanced” motto that has long been a rallying cry for Fox News fans — and a finger in the eye of critics — is gone. The channel confirmed on Wednesday that slogan and network have parted ways. “The shift has nothing to do with programming or editorial decisions,” the network said in a statement. Instead, the slogan was dropped in part because of its close association with Roger Ailes, network’s co-founder, former chairman and the originator of the...
  • How Megyn Kelly Became the New Star of Fox News

    06/22/2015 11:38:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 107 replies
    Variety ^ | June 22nd, 2015 | Ramin Setoodeh and Brian Steinberg
    Megyn Kelly is bucking the conventional wisdom of what it means to be a Fox News anchor. The take-no-prisoners newswoman isn’t afraid to throw hardballs at Republicans. She recently lectured Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his penchant for arguing with female reporters. She poked Jeb Bush about whether he would have invaded Iraq in 2003. She cornered Mike Huckabee for saying it was trashy for women to swear in public. Last year, she told Dick Cheney, “History has proven that you got it wrong” on Iraq. On Election Night 2012, she dared to question Karl Rove for claiming that Barack...
  • Is Fox News really different?

    01/31/2013 7:11:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies ^ | January 29, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    For many Americans, Fox News is their “alternative” choice for news. They’ve made it the No. 1 cable news network, largely because they believe its “fair and balanced” promotional slogan. Many even believe Fox leans to the right and provides news they can’t get anywhere else. But is Fox really different from the rest of the media? Or has it been successful merely at positioning itself as different? Would it surprise you to know that individuals at News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, gave nearly six times as much money to Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the...
  • If Fox Fails Us

    02/06/2012 6:18:28 AM PST · by tentmaker · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Over the last decade, conservatives have enjoyed Fox News, a national news network which has given conservatives a fair shake and which has been willing to expose the bigotry of the establishment media towards conservatism. Yet there is the chance that Fox News, when owner Rupert Murdoch dies, may drift towards the lockstep leftism so characteristic of other news networks. Read more:
  • If Fox Is Partisan, It Is Not Alone

    11/02/2009 1:45:17 AM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies · 1,422+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 1, 2009 | John Harwood
    The Obama White House’s de­ci­sion to chal­lenge Fox News ap­pears driv­en equal­ly by strat­e­gy and frus­tra­tion. It is also a test case for poli­ti­ci­ans in both par­ties. That is be­cause par­ti­san frag­men­ta­tion through­out Amer­i­ca’s news media and their au­di­ences has grown sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Fu­ture Re­pub­li­can pre­s­i­dents will have to de­cide, as Team Obama has, how to buck or ac­com­mo­date that trend. Fox News has at­tract­ed the most at­ten­tion be­cause of its “fair and bal­anced” chal­lenge to its com­peti­tors and its suc­cess. But the au­di­ences of its com­peti­tors have tilt­ed shar­ply in the other direc­tion. (This re­porter is chief Wash­ing­ton cor­re­spon­dent for...
  • Can I Get Feedback from FReepers on ""?

    09/24/2008 4:46:17 PM PDT · by betty boop · 23 replies · 545+ views
    Fox News commercial ^ | ongoing | unk
    I've been seeing commercials on Fox News TV about this website. So thought I'd go over there and check it out. Notwithstanding the site seems to want to sell services to the public, the analysis there looks pretty reasonable, and their coverage "fair and balanced": Jeepers, they'll sell you a Obama/Biden bumper sticker!!! LOL! The editorial stance on this site struck me as favoring low taxes and small government. FReepers, if you have the time and interest, please go over there, then come back and tell us what you think.
  • Trail of Tall Tales: John McCain

    05/22/2008 12:13:34 PM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 63 replies · 523+ views ^ | May 22, 2008 |
    Sen. John McCain has long presented himself as that rare bird in politics: an inveterate straight-shooter. But does campaign strain have McCain’s Straight Talk Express veering off course? A string of incidents stemming from the senator’s two presidential runs suggests he’s no less fallible than any other candidate — and just as capable of adjusting facts to suit his purpose. 1. Confederate Flag Over South Carolina Capitol, April 19, 2000 During the run-up to the South Carolina Republican primary in February 2000, McCain was asked whether he felt the Confederate flag should be removed from atop the statehouse. Non-truth: McCain...
  • Trail of Tall Tales: Hillary Clinton

    05/22/2008 6:02:48 AM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 125+ views
    Fox ^ | May 21, 2008 | not specified
    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series focusing on misstatements, prevarications and falsehoods proclaimed by the three major presidential candidates. Sen. Hillary Clinton presents the image of a seasoned, ever-disciplined politician whose experience as first lady and a New York senator makes her ready to be commander-in-chief. But a series of misstatements — exaggerations, half-truths and lies — made by Clinton over the last 15 years have at times undermined her image and called her credibility into question -snip- 1. Travelgate, June 23, 2000 2. Iraq War Vote, Jan. 13, 2008 3. Sniper Fire, March 17, 2008...
  • Did top Dems make a dangerous right turn?

    05/01/2008 7:50:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 118+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/1/8 | Joe Garofoli
    Some supporters say Clinton, Obama had nothing to gain by appearing on Fox TV - Presidential candidates rarely turn down a network television interview, especially on a highly rated program. But some prominent liberals are wondering why Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama agreed this week to sit down for interviews on the Fox News Channel, for years the highest-rated cable news network and the bastion of conservative TV news analysis. The dilemma for the candidates: Is appearing on Fox a smart political move before Democratic primaries in two largely conservative states - Indiana and North Carolina - or...
  • Who Had the Fairer Panel: Meet the Press or Fox News Sunday?

    04/27/2008 11:48:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 400+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a moment, let's step away from the commentary, per se, and focus on the commentators. Liberals love to chide Fox News for its alleged conservative bias. So why don't we see, when it comes to being fair and balanced, how this morning's Fox News Sunday panel stacked up against that of its main competitor, Meet the Press? Here are the line-ups--you be the judge. MEET THE PRESS Host–Tim Russert Panel * David Broder–Washington Post columnist * John Dickerson–Slate * Gwen Ifill–PBS * Andrea Mitchell–NBC * Richard Wolffe–Newsweek
  • Which Presidential Candidate Is Bashed Most Often by the Mainstream Media?

    12/28/2007 10:37:29 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 38 replies · 140+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Brit Hume
    The study is based on 481 election stories that aired on the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, NBC and "Special Report." The findings reveal that on-air evaluations of Clinton were negative nearly 60 percent of the time, while evaluations of Obama were positive 61 percent of the time. Among Republicans, Huckabee fared the best, while Rudy Giuliani and John McCain were given negative on-air evaluations more than 60 percent of the time.
  • Leftwing moonbats attack FOX NEWS sponsors

    08/16/2007 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 36 replies · 1,246+ views
    The lefties at are getting their minions to email/call the sponsors of FOX NEWS channel. They have a list of sponsors. Please contact these people and THANK THEM for advertising on FOX NEWS..... Lending Tree Time Warner Cable Duke Medicine Southern States VW Journey Church Bass Pro Shops Sprint
  • The Stiletto Scoops Google News

    08/10/2007 4:53:26 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 307+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 10, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Google News announced an "experimental" feature that will revolutionize Journalism As We Know It: Our long-term vision is that any participant will be able to send in their comments, and we'll show them next to the articles about the story. Comments will be published in full, without any edits, but marked as "comments" so readers know it's the individual's perspective, rather than part of a journalist's report.[W]e're hoping that by adding this feature, we can help enhance the news experience for readers, testing the hypothesis that - whether they're penguin researchers or presidential candidates - a personal view can sometimes...
  • Black Group Slams Proposed Resurrection of Radio "Fairness Doctrine"

    07/19/2007 12:21:26 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 644+ views
    The Bush Administration is commended for announcing that it would veto any legislation reinstating the so-called "Fairness Doctrine." The Administration's announcement came following media reports of support for reimposing the Fairness Doctrine by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, and others. Rep. Maurice Hinchley (D-NY) intends to re-introduce legislation "to restore the Fairness Doctrine" in coming weeks. Hinchley's "Media Ownership Reform Act (H.R. 3302)," better known as MORA, had 16 co-sponsors in the 109th Congress, but got nowhere due to GOP control. "It's the 'Hush Rush' crowd at it again, and it has nothing to do with...
  • Stopping The Presses, Permanently (Joseph Farah Heralds Death Of MSM And Rise Of New Media Alert)

    07/16/2007 10:58:31 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 1,155+ views ^ | 07/17/2007 | Joseph Farah
    Having just authored a book called "Stop the Presses! The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution," I could hardly have asked for a more timely plug from BusinessWeek magazine. Its July 24 issue will feature a column titled "When Do You Stop The Presses?" – which, not surprisingly, by the time you read this, has been available online for a solid week. The column by Jon Fine asks the question: "Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product?" Why is he asking? "This could be the worst year...

    06/30/2007 8:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 875+ views
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2007 | Charles Hurt
    Nearly nine out of 10 journalists who made political donations gave to Democrats or left-wing groups, according to a bombshell new investigation into media bias - and perhaps the most shocking name on the list was the writer of "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times. The probe by MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman revealed the names of 144 employees - reporters, editors, producers - from media organizations nationwide who have lined the candidates' pockets since '04. Underscoring the leftward tilt of the press, 125 of the workers, or 87 percent, ponied up only to Democrats and liberal causes,...
  • The Other Big Story This Week (Cheerleading for Hillary on Abortion "Rights")

    04/25/2007 2:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 744+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 20, 2007 | Eleanor Clift
    It was buried in the avalanche of coverage of the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech. But the Supreme Court's partial-birth ruling will likely have a much bigger impact on Campaign. The human toll is unfathomable. And the heartfelt debate triggered by the slaughter at Virginia Tech—over why America allows such easy access to guns, and how best to determine when a troubled student might turn into a psychopath—will rage on for years. But as a political matter, the killings in Blacksburg, Va., will likely have little impact—on the presidential campaign of 2008, at least. That race will, however, be affected...
  • Happy Birthday Jim Robinson!!

    11/04/2006 3:35:17 AM PST · by proud_yank · 328 replies · 4,694+ views
    DollyCali | Nov 4, 2006 | Proud_Yank
    Happy Birthday Jim! Thank you for!!
  • Fox finds friends airing from beach (Fox News celebrates its 10th anniversary in St. Pete Beach)

    10/17/2006 11:51:43 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 14 replies · 1,090+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Tuesday October 17th, 2006 | Eric Deggans
    His news feeds and air-conditioned studio were hundreds of miles away in New York. But Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith looked at ease perched on a platform before the pool at the Don Cesar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Pete Beach on Tuesday, stealing glances at a nearby BlackBerry and laptop computer while leading the 3 p.m. newscast, Studio B. “There was a time when covering news from a remote location was hard,” said Smith, dabbing a tissue at tiny trickles of sweat on his face. “Today, I’m not any more or less connected here, because of technology,...
  • Fiercely partisan Fox helps restore balance to news

    10/15/2006 5:30:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies · 944+ views
    The Australian ^ | 13th October 2006 | Frank Devine
    BILL O'Reilly, Fox News's marquee commentator, is the cleanest-shaven man I've ever seen close up. His tough-guy face looks like it has been laser polished. His fast-talking, evangelical, overbearing persona reminds me of crusading journalist characters who featured, with ties unknotted at stressful moments, in movies made when radio was king. But the O'Reilly character would then have been played by Broderick Crawford, an actor who shaved, but only just. O'Reilly's polished face, immaculate grooming and machinegun talk epitomise the tightly choreographed, rough-with-the-smooth formula developed by Fox News (owned by News Corporation, which owns News Limited, publisher of The Australian),...