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Old September 10th, 2006, 10:18 AM  
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Default Fox News(discuss)

Does anyone watch fox news?

Do you really think it’s fair and balanced?

Fun Facts:

As of today, the conglomeration that is Fox owns:

9 satellite television networks
175 newspapers
100 cable channels
40 book imprints
40 television stations
1 movie station

This Media Conglomerate reaches an audience of 4.7 billion people. That’s 3/4's of the population.

To name a few,
Us television network - 280 million ppl
Asian satellite network - 300 million ppl
Cable channels - 300 million homes
Magazines - 28 million ppl

Of course, ABC, NBC, these too broadcast to the word, but not nearly as strong or as concentrated on one perspective.


Fox is a very conservative network.

These are real written memos from corporate office. No joke. They are real.

5/9/2003 from: moody

Let’s spend a good deal of time on the battle over judicial nominations, which the President will address this morning. Nominees who both sides admit are qualified are being held up because of their POSSIBLE, not d3emonstrated, views on one issue -- abortion. This should be a trademark issue for the FNC today and in the days to come.

2/23/2004 from: moody

This so-called 9/11 commission has already been meeting. In fact, this is its eight session. The fact that former Clinton and both former and current Bush administration officials are testifying gives it a certain tension, but this is not "what did he know and when did he know it" stuff. Don't turn this into Watergate.

4/6/2004 from: moody

Kerry's speech on the economy at Georgetown is likely to move onto the topic of Iraq. We should take the beginning of Kerry's speech, see if it contains new information (aside from a promise to create 10 million jobs) and see if other news at the time is more compelling. It is not required to take it start to finish.

This goes on and on. Each as biased as the next.

"Years ago, Republican party chair Rich Bond explained that conservatives' frequent denunciations of "liberal bias" in the media were part of "a strategy" (Washington Post, 8/20/92). Comparing journalists to referees in a sports match, Bond explained: "If you watch any great coach, what they try to do is 'work the refs.' Maybe the ref will cut you a little slack next time."

But when Fox News Channel, Rupert Murdoch's 24-hour cable network, debuted in 1996, a curious thing happened: Instead of denouncing it, conservative politicians and activists lavished praise on the network. "If it hadn't been for Fox, I don't know what I'd have done for the news," Trent Lott gushed after the Florida election recount (Washington Post, 2/5/01). George W. Bush extolled Fox News Channel anchor Tony Snow--a former speechwriter for Bush's father--and his "impressive transition to journalism" in a specially taped April 2001 tribute to Snow's Sunday-morning show on its five-year anniversary (Washington Post, 5/7/01). The right-wing Heritage Foundation had to warn its staffers not to watch so much Fox News on their computers, because it was causing the think tank's system to crash."


In addition

In a study done, that analyzed 25 weeks of the one on one guest interviews at fox news from late June to Mid December 2003, it was discovered that Republicans appeared 5 times more often then Democrats; which means that republicans made up 83 percent of the partisan guest while Democrats only made up 17 percent.

In addition, the few Democrats that did make it on the show, tended to be conservative democrats.

Those that weren’t were 'shut up' very quickly. If you ever watch Fox news, you will see that the anchors will not allow alternate opinions to be shown.

In a list of Fox news consultants, or people who are paid to come on the air and give there opinions, Clara Frent says that the conservatives were "very well know people" and that they strong backgrounds etc. However the Liberal consultants were names. People never heard of; weak backgrounds, in other words, even when they have liberal or democratic guests or consultants they make sure they can be easily vested.

There’s more.

I just want to hear your opinions for now.

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