I believe that Fox News has no more credibility as an independent news organization than did Pravda (of the Soviet Union) during the "Cold War". My opinion is that Fox News is merely the media arm of the RNC &, as such came as close to a state run propaganda machine during the last eight years as anything has in U.S. history.
For those who will counter with a claim that MSNBC is the same on the left, I would merely counter with the assertion that even MSNBC will occasionally disagree with the Obama administration on numerous important issues: stopping the wars, protecting the torture "Deciders" of the last administraion, etc.
Fox News is pretty much a straight "Party Line" mouthpiece for the Republican Party, posing as a legitimate news organization & therefore represents a grave danger to this country. It's perfectly fine for media to have a political opinion/slant, but it's not OK to lie to the public & try to hide the fact that you are actually an arm of a political party.
All other news organizations have one simple "raison d'etre"........To make money! (If they weren't selling advertising space/time, they would be selling shoes)
My fear is that Fox News has a more sinister motive than just simply greed....They are motivated First & Foremost by a political & religious agenda & only then by the good old profit motive, & that is dangerous. Rupert Murdoch (Fox News owner) cares more about pushing his agenda than he does about making money with Fox News. (Hell..........Murdoch has plenty of other sources to just earn money!)
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Fox's news is by far more fair & balanced than any other, the opinion shows Hannity, Beck, O' reilly are just that... opinion. They do provide both sides of an issue, certainly not one sided.
I don't soley watch fox, I watch nbc, abc and the others as well, so even if fox was one sided I getting all sides. Most people who call themselves dem's have heard the dem drum beat that fox is what you say it is and haven't whatched it at all, my self I think that's foolish, get all sides and then decide.
To think that the other nbc, abc, cnn & msnbc don't have an agenda or a slant is being foolish.
It's not just MSNBC but all the networks and nearly every newspaper big and small in the nation. To pick on fox because they have a conservative point of view perceived or real is...well......absurd . No worries though as the it appears there is a lot of support from the democrats for reinstatement of the "fairness doctrine". That'll fix em' and they can get rid of the last vestiges of any form of opposition in the media.
Jeddbird says: I believe that Fox News has no more credibility as an independent news organization than did Pravda (of the Soviet Union) during the "Cold War". My opinion is that Fox News is merely the media arm of the RNC &, as such came as close to a state run propaganda machine during the last eight years as anything has in U.S. history.
I think Fox has an "overall" conservative bias, but entertains liberal viewpoints too. HOWEVER, ONE SURE WAY TO DISCREDIT YOUR BELIEF IS TO SHOW A VIDEO THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN EDITED BY MOVE-ON. ORG
Reflecting on the Media..Apart from FOX...I can't recall any mention of the 57 states mentioned by BARAMA in any of the so called "Liberal Media" news' sources...
Heck! I could tell you how many US States there were when I was in grammar school even when the count was changing and I would never confuse the Number of US States with the number of Islamic States. [could it be that B.O. studied the Islamic States as a youth?]
I've pretty much given up on all of the MSM which includes Fox. I read Bloomberg online. It's mostly business but their political section contains opinion pieces by both left and right leaning journalists. I don't have much empathy for either D's or R's. Two sides of the same coin, screw the public to benefit their sponsors.
mr jeddbird, i believe your off your rocker when it comes to this claim.
Fox news is the only slightly right leaning news organization in the country. Like someone else mentioned they have a lot of opinion shows but when it comes to their news reporting, they report the facts and not a left leaning agenda like abc, nbc, cbs, msnbc, cnbc, late night shows, 99% of the news papers etc etc etc. If their is a problem with the media, it certainly isnt fox news. Take a look at ABC who is running a Info commercial for the obama admin on health care this week, they wont even let the rnc put someone on their to oppose what they are talking about.
and u think fox news is state run propaganda over the last 8 years, give me a freaking break. It was your state run media whos been slobbing the nob of libs since the dawn "journalism" and more recently they couldnt get enough of carter, clinton could do no wrong, and the state run media turned into one big campaign commercial for barack obama for the two years he ran to be president before he barely got elected this nov.
Try something for me, take of the pair of blinders your wearing, open your eyes wide and quit lying to yourself.
Or just support a 3rd party candidate like some people on here haha
It just cracks me up that people who are obviously Sooo liberal burn coal to heat their homes. Don't you know that coal is the devils fuel?! Your messiah has told you so yet you continue to burn the evil rocks. Why don't you heat your homes by solar, wind, water power and hope and change? Then I wouldn't have to read your lunatic rants on the coal forum.
The liberals give me a warm feeling running down my leg I think I peed myself laughing so hard at coalkirks comment. I know I heard that comment before let me think.................................................................Who was that news person?