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{{Cquote|We [[Republicans]] originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we're discovering that we're working for Fox. |||[[David Frum]], former [[American Enterprise Institute]] fellow, March 2010}}
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The '''Fox News Channel''' (a.k.a. "''Faux News''," "''Fixed News''," "''Fux News''," "''Pox News''," "''Fox Opinion Channel''," "''Fox Noise''," "''<s>7</s>ox News''" and, rarely, "''[[Nineteen Eighty-Four|Minitrue]]''" to its detractors) is a [[United States]]-based cable and satellite "news" channel known for a blatantly [[right-wing]] presentation of the [[news]]. It is owned by [[Rupert Murdoch|News Corporation]].
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The '''Fox News Channel''' is a [[United States]] [[cable]] and [[satellite]] [[news]] channel that claims to be "fair and balanced" and "we report, you decide," while sometimes actually promoting [[feminism]] and the [[homosexual agenda]],<ref>[http://americansfortruth.com/2013/08/16/americas-survival-special-report-documents-fox-news-growing-pro-homosexual-bias/ Documentation of intense pro-[[homosexual]] bias at the Fox News Channel]</ref> and being run by the [[globalist]] Murdoch family.<ref name="AiM2017">Kincaid, Cliff (April 28, 2017). [http://www.aim.org/aim-column/the-left-wing-takeover-of-fox-news/ The Left-Wing Takeover of Fox News]. ''Accuracy in Media''. Retrieved October 27, 2017.</ref> It is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, business and entertainment news.
  
==Slogan==
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The Fox News Channel heavily promotes [[RINO Backers]]—commentators who may appear to be [[conservative]] but side with [[RINO]]s just when it matters most. In the first major [[2016 presidential debate]], [[feminist]] [[Megyn Kelly]] of Fox News ambushed [[Donald Trump]] with irrelevant, out-of-context quotations to make it appear that he was somehow anti-women.  Additional examples on Fox News include [[Bill O'Reilly]], [[Sean Hannity]], [[Karl Rove]], and [[Rush Limbaugh]], who savaged [[Todd Akin]] for making a [[pro-life]] statement pointing out that pregnancy from rape is rare due to feminine biology.  The Fox News Channel gave Karl Rove a platform to raise money against [[pro-life]] Republican candidates.
[[File:FoxNewsInfromed.jpg|230px|thumb|left|Thakns very much!]]
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"''[[Balance fallacy|Fair & Balanced]]''" is a trademarked slogan of this agency, originally used in conjunction with "''Real Journalism''."<ref>And yes, somehow they don't have a problem dropping that phrase (that they ''admit'' they are opening the possibility to fake journalism).</ref>
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Even pundit [[Sarah Palin]] is too [[conservative]] for Fox News Channel, as when it canceled some of her interviews at a key political moment in August 2012,<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/08/sarah-palin-fox-cancelled-my-interviews-133729.html|title=Sarah Palin: 'Fox canceled my interviews'|date=August 29, 2012|first=Dylan|last=Byers|work=[[Politico]]}}</ref> and then refused to renew her contract at the end of 2012. Fox negotiated a new contract five months later but generally pushed her off the air.<ref name=politico>{{cite news|url=http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/sarah-palin-fox-news-contributor-92747.html|title=Sarah Palin rejoins Fox News|date=June 13, 2013|first=Mackensie|last=Weinger|work=[[Politico]]|accessdate=July 18, 2014}}</ref>
  
Slogans also used:
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The Fox News Channel heavily favors [[neoconservatives]] and is particularly weak in criticizing the [[homosexual agenda]] and [[abortion]]. The Fox News Channel often helps elect less conservative [[Republican]]s, as when it repeatedly featured and promoted [[John McCain]] and [[Chris Christie]] while excluding their more [[conservative]] primary opponents.  It drifted further from the [[Conservative Movement|conservative movement]] by petulantly declaring that [[conservative]] [[Newt Gingrich]] would not be accepted back.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/04/ailes-newt-cant-come-back-to-fox-120421.html|title=Ailes: Newt can't come back to Fox|date=April 13, 2012|first=Alexander|last=Burns|work=[[Politico]]}}</ref>
*"''We Report. You Decide''" — Closer to "''We Report, You Make Believe''"<ref>Slogan of parody network [[wp:CNNNN|CNNNN]].</ref> than you'd like to think.
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*"''The Most Powerful Name in News''" — You don't need to be trusted, just need to be [[argument from authority|powerful to have people to believe in you]].
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*''"America's News Headquarters"''— Don't go anywhere else, we have ''all'' the information you need. 
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However, because it is much more conservative than the rest of the mainstream media, Fox News has been fiercely opposed and targeted by liberals,<ref>Harper, Jennifer (May 25, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/25/inside-the-beltway-the-strategic-war-on-fox-news/ Inside the Beltway: The strategic war on Fox News]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 25, 2017.</ref> the mainstream media,<ref>Scarry, Eddie (April 10, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fox-news-is-under-attack Fox News is under attack]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved April 10, 2018.</ref> and even some [[Never Trump movement|anti-Trump]] "conservatives."<ref>Hall, Jon N. (April 12, 2018). [https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/nevertrumpers_and_fox_news.html NeverTrumps and Fox News]. ''American Thinker''. Retrieved April 12, 2018.</ref>
==Ownership==
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Fox News is part of Australian born, naturalized U.S. citizen<ref>[http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/10/07billionaires_Rupert-Murdoch_639W.html Murdoch's bio.]</ref> [[Rupert Murdoch]]'s media empire, News Corporation. This empire includes ''[[The Sun]]'' newspaper in the [[United Kingdom|UK]]. ''The Sun'', well known for high quality and thought-provoking journalism as well as their high level of accuracy in reporting, makes a great companion to Fox News. It is also noted for its tastefully nekkid [http://www.page3.com/ Page Three Girls] (Warning: NSFW!)
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Murdoch isn't easily embarrassed by much, but when the now defunct ''[[News of the World]]'' was caught hacking into cell phones and bribing police, the [[British]] Parliament held hearings, forcing Murdoch to distance himself, arguably to a degree from his own son. Curiously his other news outlets in Australia and the US, including Fox, barely acknowledged the sister rag's disaster across the ocean.
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==History==
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The Fox News channel was started in 1996 by [[Rupert Murdoch]] and [[Roger Ailes]], who perceived a need for a news organization that offered more balanced and fair reporting, one where the facts from all sides would be presented. [[Mainstream media]] "[[political correctness]]" was banished. As an example, Fox News [[anchor]]s call [[terrorist]]s what they are, (terrorists), instead of referring to them as "militants."  As of February 2007, polls show that over 20% of Americans say their main source of news is the Fox News Channel.
  
Interestingly, the Nº2 shareholder of NewsCorp is Alwaleed Bin Talal, a [[Saudi Arabia|Saudi]] prince and businessman who also heads the "Kingdom Foundation."<ref name ="Kingom Foundation Web Page">[http://www.kingdom.net/en/CorpCocialRes_KF.asp] Kingdom Foundation</ref> In 2010, Fox News reported that the "[[Park51|mosque]]" to be built next<ref>Well, OK. Two blocks away.</ref> to the site of the former World Trade Center was funded by the Kingdom Foundation, an organization they say which "funds madrasas [sic] all over the world", as a possible link to [[terrorist]] motives for the building of the mosque, while failing to mention that the guy who funds it [[irony|is also in business]] with Murdoch.<ref name ="NYtimes Report">Mackey, Robert: [http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/saudi-royal-backs-imam-and-fox-news/ Fox News Funded by Kingdom Foundation] NY Times</ref> So, if Fox News were to be judged by its own standards of [[guilt by association]], it would qualify as a terrorist front.  
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Fox News has dominated the ratings of other cable news outlets.<ref name=anderson>{{cite news|url=http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-anderson4oct04,0,2195035.story?coll=la-opinion-center|title=Fox News: Enraging Liberals for 10 Years|date=October 4, 2006|first=Brian C.|last=Anderson|work=[[Los Angeles Times]]}}</ref> Launched by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and former political consultant Roger Ailes as a refuge for viewers fed up with real or perceived [[liberal bias]] everywhere in the so-called "[[mainstream media]]", Fox is the undisputed ratings champion of cable news.  It's been trouncing [[CNN]], [[MSNBC]] and [[CNBC]] for years, and draws a much larger audience share than all competitors, including the three major broadcast news shows, combined. It is by far the most profitable news network in the world, on track to earn more than $700 Million in 2010.<ref name=10ailes>{{cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/business/media/10ailes.html?_r=0|title=A Fox Chief at the Pinnacle of Media and Politics|date=January 9, 2010|first1=David|last1=Carr|first2=Tim|last2=Arango|work=[[The New York Times]]}}</ref> But the profit motive may cause some of the hostility Fox News has to the [[conservative]] positions on important social issues.
  
=== Control ===
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Indeed, for over 100 consecutive months, FNC has been the most-watched cable news channel in the country. FNC is available in more than 90 million homes. It is part of the Fox Television Stations Group, a subsidiary of [[Australia]]n-born media mogul [[Rupert Murdoch]]'s [[News Corporation]]. [[Roger Ailes]] was named Chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group on August 15, 2005. Ailes resigned on July 21, 2016, following a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment of female employees.  Rupert Murdoch is his interim replacement.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roger-ailes-resigns_us_57912e0ee4b0fc06ec5c4c8a|title=Roger Ailes Steps Down As Fox News CEO After Widespread Accusations Of Sexual Harassment|date=July 21,2016|accessdate=July 21, 2016}}</ref> Despite its strong ratings dominance in the United States, Fox News did not perform well in the [[United Ingdom]], causing its parent company to stop broadcasting it in the country in 2017 in order to focus on its U.S. market.<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/29/guardian-sky-stop-broadcasting-fox-news-uk/ Guardian: Sky to Stop Broadcasting Fox News in UK]. ''Breitbart News''. August 29, 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017.</ref><ref>Concha, Joe (August 29, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/348409-fox-news-no-longer-airing-in-the-uk Fox News no longer airing in the UK]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 29, 2017.</ref>
As a public company, Fox is technically no longer foreign owned, since anyone can buy a slice of ownership, but it's still very much foreign controlled, which seems to escape the far-right.
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Rupert Murdoch mandated his 'news' outlets (including [[Wall Street Journal|WSJ]]) not to report negative stories about [[China]], partly to assure the Chinese he can control what's released and partly to protect his own business interests.{{fact}} When [[Israel]] bombed Lebanon's infrastructure rather than [[Hamas]], again Rupert directed Fox to cover his assets.{{fact}}
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==Fair and Balanced==
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[[Image:Fair_balanced.jpg‎|thumb|left|Fair And Balanced Logo]]
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According to a May 2017 study conducted by [[Harvard University]] regarding mainstream media coverage of Republican U.S. President [[Donald Trump]], overall 80% of coverage about him was negative throughout the media.<ref name="FoxFairBalanced">
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*Richardson, Valerie (May 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/19/study-trump-press-coverage-new-standard-negativity/ Harvard agrees: Trump press coverage sets ‘new standard for negativity’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
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*Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> However, the network with the most positive coverage of Trump was Fox News, with 48% percent positive and 52% negative.<ref name="FoxFairBalanced"/> This shows that despite [[liberal deceit]], Fox is indeed the fairest and most balanced mainstream news network in the U.S.
  
==Staffing==
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===The slogan===
Fox News employs people on all parts of the political spectrum, from the far-right to the ultra-right.
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From its foundation, Fox News had the slogan of "Fair and Balanced." In June 2017, it was reported that Fox would discontinue the slogan in an effort to distance itself from [[Roger Ailes]], who created the slogan.<ref>Nussbaum, Daniel (June 15, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/15/fox-news-dropping-fair-balanced-slogan/ Fox News Dropping ‘Fair and Balanced’ Slogan]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 15, 2017.</ref>
[[Roger Ailes]], the president of Fox News, was [[Richard Nixon|Tricky Dick]]’s media advisor.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/08/opinion/08krugman.html?ex=1349496000&en=ffaa699077e7335a&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink Same Old Party]</ref>
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===Notable (dysfunctional) personalities===
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===Liberal criticism of the slogan===
* [[Keith Ablow]], in-house shrink, Beck co-author, Chaz Bono admirer
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Despite the facts above, liberal critics have still complained about Fox's "Fair & Balanced" slogan. Former President [[Bill Clinton]] exploded at ''Fox News Sunday'' anchor [[Chris Wallace]] in September 2006, accusing him of "a nice little conservative hit job" after being lightly pressed by Wallace about his record on fighting [[Al Qaeda]]. Democratic politicians and advocates have relentlessly attacked the cable network, sometimes accusing it of being a Republican [[propaganda|propaganda mill]]. Former Vice-President and environmentalist [[Al Gore]] has likened Fox to a right-wing "[[fifth column]]."  Groups, such as [[MoveOn.org]], funded a classic [[schlockumentary]] entitled ''Outfoxed'', which purports to expose the channel's 'nefarious Republican agenda'.  Some have referred to FOX News as "the propaganda arm of the Republican Party" or "Faux News." In a grandstanding gesture of political theater the group unsuccessfully petitioned the [[Federal Trade Commission]] to stop Fox's from using its slogan as "deceptive advertising". It was unanimously rejected.<ref>[http://www.showbizdata.com/news/36127/FTC-REJECTS-COMPLAINTS-AGAINST-FOX-NEWS  FTC: "It's best to ignore nuts"]</ref> Fox News spokesman Rob Zimmerman told today's (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal: "If they can attack Fox News to this extreme, ''then all news organizations are at risk to be targeted by similar attacks. ... It's best to ignore nuts."''  
* [[Bret Baier]]
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* [[Glenn Beck]], <s>of the ''Glenn Beck Show''<ref name="FGB">[http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/glenn-beck/ Glenn Beck at Fox News]</ref></s>, frequent contributor
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* [[Bob Beckel]], [[tokenism|token]] liberal [[straw man|strawman]]<ref name="BB">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/22/fox-news-bob-beckel-f-bomb_n_906635.html Bob Beckel 'Sort Of' Drops F-Bomb]</ref>
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* [[Tammy Bruce]]
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* [[Tony Bruno]], racist sportscaster<ref>[http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Radio-host-Tony-Bruno-calls-Ramirez-an-8216-il?urn=mlb-wp15190 Tony Bruno calls Ramirez an ‘illegal alien’]</ref>
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* [[Neil Cavuto]]
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* <small>[[Alan Colmes]]</small><ref name="FAC">[http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/alan-colmes/ Alan Colmes at Fox News]</ref>
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* [[Ann Coulter]]
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* [[S. E. Cupp]]
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* [[Lou Dobbs]]
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* [[Steve Doocy]]
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* [[Newt Gingrich]], serial [[adultery|adulterer]] and former Speaker of the [[House of Representatives|House]]
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* [[Greg Gutfeld]]
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* <big>[[Sean Hannity]]</big>, of the eponymous show ''Hannity''
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* [[Mike Huckabee]]
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* [[Brit Hume]],<ref name="FBH">[http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/brit-hume/ Brit Hume at Fox]</ref> once lauded for his [[Iraq War]] coverage, now another retired hack turning up on Fox every Sunday
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* [[Laura Ingraham]]
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* [[Megyn Kelly]]
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* [[Gene Koprowski]], [[global warming denial]]ist
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* [[Michelle Malkin]]
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* [[Steve Milloy]], of their "[[Junk science|science]]" show
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* [[Dick Morris]], Fox News 'expert' on all things related to [[Bill Clinton|Bill]] and especially [[Hillary Clinton]]
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* Father 'Knows Best' Jonathan Morris,<ref name="FJM">[http://www.foxnews.com/bios/talent/father-jonathan-morris/ Father Jonathan Morris at Fox News]</ref> member of secretive [[Legion of Christ]]<ref name="LoC">[http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/secretive-catholic-order-founded-by-accused-pedophile-under-fire/19398262 International Probe Targets Secretive Catholic Group]</ref>
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* [[Oliver North]], occasional appearances (when not [[Iran-Contra|betraying service, nation, and president]])
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* [[Bill O'Reilly]] of [[The O’Reilly Factor]]
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* [[Sarah Palin|Caribou Barbie]]
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* [[Kirsten Powers]], another token whipping girl liberal
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* [[Geraldo Rivera]]
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* [[Karl Rove]], their "political analyst"
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* [[Homer Simpson]]
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* [[Greta van Susteren]]
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* [[Chris Wallace]]
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* [[Juan Williams]], fired from [[NPR]] after racist "Muslim garb" crack, quickly hired by Fox
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** The cast of ''[[Fox and Friends]]'' ([[Gretchen Carlson]], Steve Doocy, and Brian Kilmeade)
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==Programming==
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Rolling Stone magazine charged that Ailes has “built the most formidable propaganda machine ever seen outside of the [[Communist]] bloc.” Ailes responded accusing [[NBC]], [[CBS]], [[ABC]], [[The New York Times]], and the rest of running a [[liberal]] [[propaganda]] machine. {{cquote| If they did fair and balanced news, we’d be out of business.}}
Fox News' usual programming includes anything containing the words: [[Paris Hilton]], Anna Nicole Smith, celebrity, or other such pointless drivel.  Occasionally, they let actual news slip by, but it is always quickly removed. They are also your National Headquarters for uninteresting Southern [[California]] car chases.{{more}}
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Mostly, Fox enjoys providing <s>deep discussions</s> shouting matches about [[everything|anything]] [[reality|that]] [[truth|bothers]] [[wingnut|them]]. During the temporary short periods of relaxation to catch your breath, they occasionally mention some real "news," but quickly change the subject.  
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A recent comprehensive study by [[UCLA]] political scientist Tim Groseclose and University of Missouri-Columbia economics professor Jeffrey Milyo found [[Brit Hume]]'s ''Special Report'' — Fox's most straightforward news show — more centrist than any of the three major networks' evening newscasts, all of which are liberal.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120605223731/http://rcp.missouri.edu/articles/milyo_media.html MU researcher finds most mainstream media contain liberal bias]</ref> The program is a model of smart news television.  
  
Fox News was the first to inform us that [[Barack Obama]] is a [[Muslim]] sleeper, trained in a radical Islamic madrasa, a co-conspirator of terrorist [[Bill Ayers]], who salutes his wife with a "terrorist fist jab." Fox is still awaiting a Pulitzer for these notable revelations.<ref>[http://thinkprogress.org/2007/01/19/fox-obama-madrassa Obama Smeared As Former ‘Madrassa’ Student, Possible Covert Muslim Extremist]</ref>
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Although it is true that Fox's opinion shows (as opposed to its news shows) are, as they're supposed to be, frequently bombastic and opinionated; it is equally true that Fox's biggest super-star, [[Bill O'Reilly]] is not a mainstream Republican, but a registered [[Independent]] who sides with conservatives. He regularly charges the oil companies with price-gouging and attacks big business for quashing the little guy. Greta Van Susteren's politics are unclear, as she mostly covers the [[crime]]-of-the-day stories. [[Geraldo Rivera]] is traditionally liberal on most issues, with the exception of being a strong supporter of the military and stiff penalties for [[sex offender]]s.  
  
Covering international affairs, Fox News ensures that there is somehow a reason that the US is involved.  Such as: "Lots of [[murder]] and [[genocide]] is going on in that small African country, but fortunately, the US has no plans to [[Iraq|send soldiers there at all]]," or: "The Asian stockmarket [[Great_Recession#2007_-_2008|crashed today]] in a total collapse of their economy, as a result the US stock market will likely suffer slightly until the Asians get their act together."
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Some liberal commentators, such as news analyst [[Marvin Kalb]], and [[Eleanor Clift]], are affiliated with the channel. In general, Fox News is closer to mainstream America than [[CBS]], [[ABC]], [[NBC]] or [[CNN]], its founding mission.
  
Fox invented the technique of showing one thing on the screen while commenting upon the opposite, such as Sean Hannity repeatedly asserting [[Rudy Giuliani]] was winning the 2008 Republican debates, while live polls showed [[Ron Paul]] winning.<ref name="UK">[http://disinter.wordpress.com/2007/06/30/lundin-on-the-censorship-of-ron-paul/ Fox's Hannity reports Ron Paul losing when actually winning]</ref> In November 2009, Sean Hannity marveled at the turnout for a conservative political rally while showing footage of another. Fox and Hannity reported long queues for Sarah Palin's book signings, whereas the actual video came from a [[McCain]] campaign rally a year earlier.<ref name="SP">[http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts988 Fox News again accused of airing misleading video]</ref>
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===Leftward shift: criticism from conservatives===
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Conservatives have criticism for the Fox News Channel as well. For example, conservatives have complained about [[Fox News and homosexuality|how Fox News has covered the homosexuality issue]]. In 2006, the [[conservative]] reporter [[Peter LaBarbera]] wrote that "Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the [[National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association]]’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami."<ref>[http://americansfortruth.com/issues/corporate-promotion/corporations/food-beverage-household-brands/coca-cola HRC’s 195 100-Percent Pro-Homosexual Corporations]</ref> In addition, their 'Fair and Balanced' motto allows [[liberal propaganda]], lies, deceit, and half-truths to gain an audience. In reality, Fox was judged to actually provide a more "fair and balanced" coverage in the 2008 Presidential race than all three MSM networks, who had a decidedly pro-Obama tilt, a study by the ''Center for Media and Public Affairs''.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130309221616/http://www.cmpa.com/pdf/08summer.pdf Center for Media and Public Affairs: ''How TV News Has Covered McCain, Obama and Hillary'']</ref>
  
When a major news story is breaking and the news is injurious to conservatives or Republicans or can't otherwise be avoided, Fox News takes one or more of these strategies:
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The Murdoch family, particularly James Murdoch and "his very liberal wife, Kathryn," both of whom hold high-ranking positions at Fox, are liberal globalists who aim to make Fox News more left-wing.<ref name="AiM2017"/><ref>Barnes, Brooks; Ember, Sydney (April 22, 2017). [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/business/media/murdoch-family-21st-century-fox.html In House of Murdoch, Sons Set About an Elaborate Overhaul]. ''The New York Times''. Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref><ref>Belvedere, Matthew J. (May 2, 2017). [https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/02/fox-news-as-we-know-it-is-finished-predicts-murdoch-biographer-michael-wolff.html Fox News as we know it is finished, predicts Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff]. ''CNBC''. Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> Even Rupert Murdoch (and Fox News) opposed [[Donald Trump]] during the 2016 GOP primaries and co-chairs Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), which advocates for [[open borders]],<ref>Hahn, Julia (January 26, 2016). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/26/anti-trump-network-fox-news-money-flows-open-borders-group/ The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> and Murdoch asked U.S. President [[Donald Trump]] to fire conservative [[Steve Bannon]].<ref>Spiering, Charlie (August 14, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/14/rupert-murdoch-urges-donald-trump-to-fire-steve-bannon/ Rupert Murdoch Urges Donald Trump to Fire Steve Bannon]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> Fox News also does business with liberal Democrat polling firms and [[establishment]] GOP firms which seek to push their respective agendas.<ref>Raheem, Kassam (October 17, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/17/kassam-fox-alabama-poll-sees-murdochs-network-enter-very-fake-news-territory/ KASSAM: Fox Alabama Poll Sees Murdoch’s Network Enter ‘Very Fake News’ Territory]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref><ref>Kassam, Raheem (October 18, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/18/kassam-little-fox-news-alabama-poll-featuring-karl-rove-john-kerry/ KASSAM: More on That Fox News Fake News Alabama Poll… Featuring Karl Rove]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 19, 2017.</ref> Conservatives also criticized Fox News when co-host [[Dana Perino]] implied that the conservative [[Breitbart News Network]] was a Nazi site.<ref>Lee, Tony (August 15, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/15/fox-news-new-low-establishment-mouthpiece-perino-implies-pro-israel-breitbart-a-nazi-site/ Fox News New Low: Establishment Mouthpiece Perino Implies Pro-Israel Breitbart a Nazi Site]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 15, 2017.</ref> In 2018, Fox News banned a retired U.S. Air Force general from appearing on its shows simply because he criticized liberal Republican [[John McCain]].<ref>[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/13/thomas-mcinerney-wont-be-fox-news-after-songbird-j/ Fox News says ex-general won’t be invited back after ‘Songbird John’ McCain insult]. ''The Washington Times'' (from the ''Associated Press''). May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.</ref>
# Remind viewers that President Bill Clinton had [[fellatio]] in the White House and "damaged" the Presidency
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# Bring in some sort of reminder of [[9/11]] and emphasize that the nation is [[PATRIOT Act|safer from terrorism]] because of what the Republicans are doing
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# Offer 'proof' President [[Barack Obama]] is a radical Muslim/communist/socialist/[[No True Scotsman|anti-American]]/n-n-Negro/terrorist/born in [[Kenya]] or somewhere else foreign
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# Change the subject by presenting celebrity gossip or covering "breaking news" (Fox News Alert), such as an oil refinery fire in Arkansas, far away from the damaging news on Capitol Hill
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# Blame [[liberal]]s, [[leftist]]s, [[socialist]]s, [[communist]]s, [[centrist]]s, [[progressive]]s, [[RINO|fake Republicans]], [[Democrat]]s, [[Clinton]]s, [[France]], O.J. Simpson, and/or actual news media
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# When all of the above fail, just go ahead and change the party affiliation (from [[Republican party|R]] to [[Democratic Party|D]]) of the person who's in trouble (see below)
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===Flogging wingnut pseudoscience===
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=== Fox News Liberals ===
[[File:FOXnews120.jpg|300px|thumb|An astounding 120% polled, mathematics according to FOX news.]]
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Fox News is accused of being blatantly biased towards the right, during its supposedly non-partisan news reports. These false accusations stem from alleged injection of opinion in news stories, selectively preventing liberals a chance to be represented on the channel, and support for high ranking Republican Party members. Opponents to this theory cite the fact that Fox News parent company News Corp. overwhelmingly donates campaign contributions to Democrats<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/fox-news-parent-company-funneling-money-to-dems/|title=Fox News parent co. funneling money to Dems? (Top Donors: Clinton v. Obama, Wall Street Journal)|date=July 22, 2013|first=Andrew|last=Zahn|work=[[WND]]}}</ref> and is the 9th biggest fundraiser of the Clintons, estimated at $3 million over 23 years.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_CLINTONvOBAMA20140702.html|title=Top Donors: Clinton v. Obama|date=July 2, 2014|work=[[Wall Street Journal]]}}</ref> The Fox News network employs the following [[liberal]]s among others:
  
Naturally, Fox absolutely loves the [[manufactroversy|manufactroversies]] over [[evolution]] and [[global warming]]. They have even gone so far as to hawk [[Ken Ham]]'s [[Creation Museum]].<ref>[http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/creationism-on-fox-news/ The Sensuous Curmudgeon provides a few examples.]</ref> Global warming [[denial]] is also a favorite.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgZU5uvM5Ok Watch Bill Nye smack down a denier on Billo's show]</ref> During the breaking of the [[Climategate]] "story," VP Bill Sammon sent a memo encouraging anchors to run with the story, writing: "'''It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies'''."<ref>[http://www.grist.org/article/2010-12-15-memo-fox-news-reporters-ordered-to-promote-climategate-conspirac Fox News Reporters Ordered to Promote Climategate Conspiracy Theories], Grist</ref> Steve Milloy, of course, is a constant source of denialism, general [[anti-environmentalism]], and copious amounts of [[hippie]]-punching.
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*[[Juan Williams]]
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*[[Alan Colmes]] (deceased)
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*[[Kirsten Powers]]
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*[[Dennis Kucinich]]
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*[[Shepard Smith]]
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*[[Geraldo Rivera]]
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*[[Mara Liasson]]
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*[[Bill Schulz]]
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*[[Susan Estrich]]
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*[[Santita Jackson]]
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*[[Simon Rosenberg]]
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*[[Howard Kurtz]]
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*[[Meghan McCain]]
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*[[Bob Beckel]]
  
===Ad refusals===
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A 2009 national survey showed that 46% of those who watch FOX News “just about every day” are [[Democrat]]s or Independents. [[Dick Morris]] interpreted the numbers and determines, ''"Could it be that the [[Obama Administration]] is concerned about FOX News not because it is 'an arm of the Republican Party' but because it is so widely seen among Democrats and Independents?"''<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/fox-news-reaches-across-party-lines/|title=FOX NEWS REACHES ACROSS PARTY LINES|date=October 19, 2009|first=Dick|last=Morris|work=[[Dick Morris]]}}</ref>
Fox is known for occasionally refusing advertisements not coinciding with Murdoch's view of what's good for America. For example, in May 2010, Fox refused to air an advert from [http://www.votevets.org/ VoteVets], veterans of [[Iraq]] and [[Afghanistan]], asking for clean energy development to reduce our dependence upon Middle Eastern [[oil]].<ref name="VV"> Weber, Christopher. [http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/05/fox-news-refuses-to-air-climate-bill-ad/ Fox News Refuses to Air Climate Bill Ad] PoliticsDaily</ref>
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===Musical interludes===
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== Ratings Dominance ==
In 2006, Trent Reznor issued a cease and desist  to Fox News for using three songs from Nine Inch Nails' ''The Fragile'' on air without permission. The songs "La Mer," "The Great Below," and "The Mark Has Been Made" appeared in an episode of ''War Stories with Oliver North''.<ref name="NIN1">Reznor, Trent; [http://theninhotline.net/news/archives/backissue.php?y=06&m=10#1161617908 Fox News, War Stories, and Nine Inch Nails] NIN Hotline</ref>
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For 17 consecutive years, until 2017, Fox News was the #1 cable news station in the U.S. for primetime, and even after the consecutive record was broken, it remained #1 overall.<ref>Kew, Ben (May 22, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/22/fox-news-slips-to-third-place-among-key-demographic-for-first-time-in-17-years/ Cable News Ratings Shock: Fox Slips to 3rd Place in Primetime for First Time in 17 Years]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> It continued to easily beat the opposition even in a period of upheaval in early- and mid-2017,<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 6, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/6/inside-the-beltway-believe-it-fox-news-tops-the-ra/ Believe it: Fox News tops the ratings]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 6, 2017.</ref><ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/inside-the-beltway-60-talk-radio-heavyweights-take/ 60 talk radio heavyweights take on illegal immigration]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 28, 2017.</ref><ref>Concha, Joe (July 6, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/340812-political-news-rules-basic-cable-ratings-with-fox-news-and-msnbc-beating-out Political news rules basic cable ratings with Fox News and MSNBC beating out CNN]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 6, 2017.</ref> and it ended 2017 as the most watched cable TV network.<ref>Samuels, Brett (December 27, 2017). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/366637-fox-news-to-end-2017-as-most-watched-network-on-cable Fox News to end 2017 as most-watched network on cable]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.</ref> It was reported in May 2018 that the lowest-rated show on Fox News outperformed the highest-rated show on [[CNN]].<ref>Richardson, Bradford (May 7, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/7/lowest-rated-show-fox-news-outperforms-cnns-best/ Lowest-rated show on Fox News outperforms highest-rated show on CNN]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 7, 2018.</ref>
  
==Availability==
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''[[Bill O'Reilly|The O'Reilly Factor]]'' was #1 on cable news for 15 consecutive years.<ref>Katz, A.J. (December 28, 2017). [http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2016-ratings-fox-news-channel-is-cable-tvs-most-watched-network/315009 2016 Ratings: Fox News Channel is Cable TV’s Most-Watched Network]. ''TVNewser''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> O'Reilly was forced out from Fox in April 2017.<ref>Elber, Lynn (April 20, 2017). [https://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2017-04-20/oreilly-is-out-at-fox-but-influence-endures-career-too O'Reilly Is Out at Fox but Influence Endures; Career Too?]. ''U.S. News & World Report''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref>
As of January 2005, it is available to 85 million households in the U.S. and to other viewers internationally. Many of the more outrageous or potentially controversial clips, particularly those of their opinion pundits are widely available on [[YouTube]].
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==Popularity==
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Fox News Channel was the 2nd highest rated cable channel on all of television during the first quarter of 2009 in prime time Total Viewers. CNN was 17th and MSNBC 24th for the first three months of the year. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined and gained the most compared to the first quarter of 2008, up 24%.  2009's first quarter was FNC's 3rd highest rated quarter in prime time in the network's history — just behind Q4 '08 and Q3 '05. In prime time, ages 25–54 demo, and in total day in both categories, FNC grew more year-to-year than CNN and MSNBC combined. FNC had nine of the top 10 programs on cable news in Total Viewers. April 2009 statistics showed three new programs beat CNN and MSNBC ''combined'' in total viewers during their respective time slots.
One thing Fox has been quite effective at doing is securing a dedicated and loyal audience of considerable size, virtually all of them conservative Republicans. Many Fox News viewers consider it to be literally the only reliable source of information in the United States, leading to laughs all round.
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===Polls===
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On the Record with Greta Van Susteren was up 55% in total viewers and 75% in the demo. Your World with Neil Cavuto is up 60% in Total Viewers and 102% in the demo. Glenn Beck was up 212% in the demo and up 128% in total viewers.<ref>[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/april_ratings_fnc_beats_cnn_and_msnbc_combined_115179.asp Media Bistro: April Ratings: FNC Beats CNN and MSNBC Combined]</ref> [[Glenn Beck]] dominated the ratings before leaving the network in June 2011. Beck broke every single record for the 5 P.M. time slot. The leftist mob learned to hate him with a passion and [[Center For American Progress]]' senior fellow [[Van Jones]] is taking credit for Beck's retirement.
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A January 2010 survey<ref name="PPP">[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_126.pdf Most Trusted name in TV News {PDF}]</ref> conducted by [http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/ Public Policy Polling] reveals Fox News as the most trusted name in television, voted tops by three quarters of Republicans and considerably fewer Democrats.
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{{Cquote|“A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news. But the media landscape has really changed and now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.”|||Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling}}
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It was reported in August 2017 that Fox News was the most shared news organization on U.S. college campuses.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (August 15, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/15/fox-news-tops-twitter-as-the-most-shared-news-orga/ Fox News tops Twitter as the ‘most shared’ news organization on U.S. college campuses: Study]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 15, 2017.</ref>
  
It is interesting to wonder, however, that somehow, despite their higher-than-everyone-else ratings, everyone else is labeled as the "[[mainstream media]]".
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== Fox News Canada ==
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Liberals have successfully painted Fox News as being blocked in [[Canada]] because of laws against lying, the premise is false. While they don't operate in Canada because of the legal tactics of direct competitor and wholly-owned government entity [[CBC|Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]] (CBC), Fox News does broadcast their channel by selling programs to Canadian third party independent media firms like Bell, Rogers and 20 other companies.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150101090541/http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,184837,00.html|title=Where in the World is FOX?|first=Brian C.|last=Anderson|work=Fox News}}</ref>
  
====Reliability====
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== Anti-elitist ==
Popularity does not translate into integrity or knowledge. A December 2010 University of Maryland study showed Fox News viewers aren't merely the most ''uninformed'', but the most ''misinformed''.<ref name="UM">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/fox-news-viewers-are-the-_n_798146.html Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed]</ref>
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Conservatives argue that Fox's real ethos is not Republican or conservative, but anti-[[elitist]] — a major reason it connects with so many Americans and annoys so many coastal elites. "There's a whole country that elitists will never acknowledge," Ailes once observed. "What people resent deeply out there are those in the 'blue states' thinking they're smarter."  This anti-elitism shows itself in Fox's pro-U.S. stance in covering the [[Afghanistan]] and [[Iraq war]]s and its broadcasters' use of terms such as "terrorist" instead of the politically correct "militant" to refer to terrorists. Since the [[Vietnam War]] era, mainstream [[journalist]]s have tended to see such blunt language and side-taking as unsophisticated, a betrayal of journalistic [[objectivity]], or perhaps their own ingrained biases against government in general.
  
A November 2011 Fairleigh Dickinson University study found similar results, that people who watched no news were better informed than those who watched Fox News. Fox viewers were much more likely "to believe false information about politics."<ref name="FDU">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-less-informed-people-fairleigh-dickinson_n_1106305.html Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News]</ref> The study also revealed Fox News fans had a poor grasp of situations in the [[Middle East]].<ref name="slatest">[http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/11/21/fairleigh_dickinson_publicmind_poll_shows_fox_news_viewers_less_informed_on_major_news_stories.html Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories]</ref>
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Another aspect of Fox's anti-elitism is the treatment of [[evangelical]] and [[fundamentalist Christian]]s with respect, far from the normal liberal media's depiction as lunatics or extremists. "We regularly have on the Rev. Franklin Graham, [[Dr. James Dobson]] and other religious leaders, just as we put on Pat Ireland and Eleanor Clift," Ailes said, continuing,  ''"Most Americans believe in God and have that as their foundation in life. So why shouldn't we have as guests people that they like, respect and want to hear from?" '' Ailes said he didn't get "too worked up" by a Pew Foundation study that showed that Fox has more Republican viewers than CNN, CNBC or MSNBC and that his reporters and anchors insert their opinions into stories far more than competitors do. Numbers might have something to do with it: Fox is beating the combined audience of the other three. But Ailes dismissed Pew as a "liberal [[lobbyist|lobbying]] organization." He said, "Most polls today are not taken to provide information to the public but to get press for the organization taking the polls. I took a poll of Pew, and 98% of my organization found that they were biased", Ailes said with a wink.<ref name=usatoday>{{cite news|url=http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/mediamix/2005-04-06-media-mix_x.htm|title=Fox News' Ailes takes jab at competitors, blasts 'biased' polls|date=April 6, 2005|first=Peter|last=Johnson|work=[[USA Today]]}}</ref>
  
===News babes===
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In response, Project Director Tom Rosenstiel said the study "was not a poll. It was a content analysis designed by a four-university research team and executed at the [[University of Alabama]]." ''One plus for Fox, he said, was that researchers found Fox News stories were more forthcoming about sourcing than their cable rivals.''<ref name=usatoday />
[[File:Courtney Friel.jpg|thumb|News babe in her natural habitat]]
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In order to capture the demographic that is too old to either Google for [[porn]] or buy Playboy, Fox employs a host of hawt "news babes" (or "anchor babes"). Many of the news babes were former models or have used Fox to bolster their modeling careers. Because the only thing that's expected of them is to look good in short skirts and hooker boots while regurgitating wingnut talking points, the news babe phenomenon might be the ultimate case of [[wingnut welfare]]. The most popular news babes are, in order:
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*[[Megyn Kelly]]
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== Fringe views versus Fox News ==
*Ainsley Earheardt
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"What really frustrates liberals about Fox, though, is simply that, along with [[talk radio]] and the conservative [[blogosphere]], it has helped shatter the left's near-monopoly on news and information. Fox's opinion-driven programming gives conservatives and liberals a chance to get a fair hearing for their ideas. But Democratic politicians and activists who go on Fox also must defend their views, often against tough questioning, something that happens less often on the networks, where most journalists are left-of-center, survey after survey has shown", said columnist Brian Anderson. "Even more significant, Fox came on the scene a decade ago as a professional news organization that could define and report news as something different from what the elite consensus says it is. To take one of many examples, the corruption of the [[United Nations]]' oil-for-food initiative in [[Iraq]], initially downplayed by the mainstream media because of their sympathy for internationalism, was uncovered — deemed newsworthy — on Fox."
*Jenna Lee
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*Julie Banderas
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*Martha MacCallum
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*Courtney Friel<ref>According to the poll numbers on the [http://www.foxnewsgirls.com/ Fox News Girls] website. What? I go there for the columns, honest.</ref>
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==Political involvement==
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All this wouldn't matter if Fox News wasn't so influential. But it is. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 20% of Americans now claim to get news from it, and lots of them (37%) are Democrats or independents. The network's success has also sparked a "Fox effect," leading some competitors to become more open to right-of-center opinions: MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," hosted by former Republican congressman [[Joe Scarborough]], is a prime example. Until a few years ago, Democrats never had to deal with all these conservatives in the media.<ref name=anderson />
[[Bush]] White House communications director Nicole Wallace credited Hannity and [[El Rushbo]] with shaping Republican strategy.<ref>[http://mediamatters.org/research/201011020013 HannityPAC: The GOP's man inside Fox]</ref>
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===Republican Governors donations===
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Ailes said Fox News has no agenda. His charge to his reporters and anchors is simple: "If you make a mistake, get on the air as fast as you can and admit it. ... Do your homework. Make sure you reach out to a point of view you don't agree with to be sure you have some balance in your piece, because journalists, despite the public perception, are not empty-headed fools. They actually come to the job with some ideas and biases." When asked whether the media have a "conscious bias," Ailes said: "I don't know whether it's conscious or not. I think people who are biased to the left and right are by and large honest people who bring their life experience to whatever their beliefs are. I don't think there's some conspiracy of bias to the left, ''but I do think that [[New York]] and [[Los Angeles]] have different views than many people that I know from other parts of the country."''<ref name=usatoday />
In August 2010, Fox News Corp continued its 'fair and balanced' doctrine, donating $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.<ref name="jon">The Daily Show; [http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/08/19/jon-stewart-attacks-fox-news-for-giving-1-million-to-the-re/?icid=main|main|dl7|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvsquad.com%2F2010%2F08%2F19%2Fjon-stewart-attacks-fox-news-for-giving-1-million-to-the-re%2F Jon Stewart Slams Fox News For Giving $1 Million to the Republican Party], 2010-Aug-19</ref> Bloomberg News reports Fox News Corp is the largest corporate donor to the RGA.<ref name="BN">BusinessWeek; [http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-16/republicans-see-gains-in-governors-races-as-funding-hits-peak.html Republicans See Gains in Governors’ Races as Funding Hits Peak], 2010-Aug-16</ref><ref name="MM">Media Matters; [http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008160046 Fox News' corporate parent gave Republican Governors Association $1 million], 2010-Aug-16</ref>
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===Tea Party===
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== Obama Administration versus Fox News ==
Throughout the 2009-2010 congressional campaign season, Fox News Corp strongly backed and at times took credit for the [[Tea Party]] movement, showcasing [[Sarah Palin]] and often backing <s>lunatic</s> fringe candidates such as [[Christine O'Donnell]]<ref>[http://mediamatters.org/research/201009150053 "Mike Castle is over. Christine O'Donnell is now": The making of a Fox News candidate]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-boehlert/fox-news-has-a-christine_b_731208.html Fox News Has a Christine O'Donnell Problem]</ref> and [[Sharron Angle]],<ref>[http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007140031 Sharron Angle suggests she prefers to appear on Fox because they let her raise money]</ref><ref>[http://mediamatters.org/research/201011020013 HannityPAC: The GOP's man inside Fox: "Sharron Angle bragged about raising money on Hannity's show"]</ref> as well as lunatic <s>fringe</s> figures such as [[Michelle Bachmann]].
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[[Barack Hussein Obama]] has thin skin when it comes to criticism of his policies. The entire [[mainstream media]] has thrown its support to Obama and refuses to questions his policies. Fox News is the lone station that will criticize Obama fairly. Obama said,<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/media_critic_fox_news/2009/06/19/227121.html|title=Media Critic: Fox Only Press Doing Its Job|date=June 19, 2009|work=[[NewsMax]]}}</ref>
  
Fox News took out full-page ads in the ''[[Washington Post]]'', the ''[[New York Post]]'', and the ''Wall Street Journal''.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/18/fox-news-newspaper-ad-mak_n_291494.html Fox News Newspaper Ad Makes False Claims About Tea Party Coverage]</ref><ref>[[WP:Tea_Party_movement#Media_coverage | Wikipedia: Tea Party movement, media coverage]]</ref> In promoting the Tea Party, Fox often took the approach that mainstream news ignored this important news story, crafting prominent headlines reading, "How did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN miss this story?"<ref>[http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2192165/false_fox_ad_enrages_abc_cbs_nbc_msnbc.html?cat=2 'False' Fox Ad Enrages ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN]</ref><ref>[[WP:Fox_News_Channel_controversies#9.2F12_newspaper_ad_controversy | Fox News Channel controversies: 9/12 newspaper ad controversy]]</ref>
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{{cquote|  “I’ve got one television station that is entirely devoted to attacking my administration... That’s a pretty big megaphone. You’d be hard pressed if you watched the entire day to find a positive story about me on that front.” }}
  
===Gabrielle Giffords shooting===
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The President has praised MSNBC and berated Fox News.  Considering that MSNBC devoted itself to attacking George W Bush and his administration, this is hypocritical on Obama's part.  To sum it up, all other major news networks have let themselves become servile heralds of the liberal agenda, while Fox news is the only station that will call Obama out on anything he does.
  
Fox backed away from self-criticism in the 8 January 2011 [[Jared Loughner|shooting of Gabrielle Giffords]], in which six others were killed, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. In repudiating responsibility for rhetoric, [[Sean Hannity]] implied liberals were at fault. On 12 January, [[Sarah Palin]] issued a “blood libel” video statement, denying her Giffords-in-the-crosshairs attacks could be at fault while implying she (Palin) was the real victim.<ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-01-13-palin13_ST_N.htm Sarah Palin's 'blood libel' claim stirs controversy]</ref>
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Media critic David Zurawik said “Thank goodness at least one TV outlet, Fox, is questioning Team Obama as it pushes for the kind of massive change in American life not seen since the era of Franklin Roosevelt,and "...ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and the others allow their news operations to be used by the White House for partisan political reasons."
  
Meanwhile, Fox cancelled a planned appearance of Joan Rivers who partially blamed the Arizona shootings on Palin and referred to Sarah as "stupid and a threat."<ref>[http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/19/joan-rivers-banned-from-fox-and-friends-arizona-shooting-congresswoman-gabrielle-giffordds/ Controversy Over FOX Show Canceling Joan Rivers]</ref> Fox naturally denied cancellation, insisting it wasn't censorship but a 'mistake', immediately refuted by Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers and a Rivers producer and respresentative.<ref>[http://www.bittenandbound.com/2011/01/20/joan-rivers-controversial-sarah-palin-comments-video/ Fox Bans Joan Rivers over Controversial Sarah Palin Comments]</ref>
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==Fox News versus Conservatives==
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Popular opinion programming is skewed in favor of voices from establishment Republican, [[RINO]] members. This is most evident with their guest speakers such as [[Karl Rove]]. You'll never hear Fox use the words liberal Republican or RINO. The most liberal members of the Republican party are labeled moderates.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/26/paul-make-key-stop-in-maine-with-state-gop-split-between-libertarians-and/?intcmp=latestnews|title=Paul makes key stop in Maine, with state GOP split between libertarians and establishment|date=April 26, 2014|work=Fox News|quote=Paul has helped fellow Republicans across the political spectrum raise money, as he is expected to do Saturday for Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who is widely considered a moderate.}}</ref> Fox News will occasionally follow stories about the [[Tea Party|Tea Party movement]] however they prefer to air the liberal side prominently, airing outright lies from liberals. [[Rush Limbaugh]] claimed Fox News wouldn't let him talk about immigration issues and preferred to control the narrative, also known as [[censorship]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/02/rush-limbaugh-accuses-fox-news-of-trying-to-censor-him-quite-telling/|title=Rush Limbaugh Accuses Fox News of Trying to Censor Him: ‘Quite Telling’|date= July 2, 2013|first=Jason|last=Howerton|work=[[The Blaze]]}}</ref> Republican RINO leadership such as [[John McCain]], [[Lindsey Graham]] and others love the spotlight of a camera and Fox News is there for them.
  
==Criticism==
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Fox News makes sure to hammer conservative guests. In September 2013, Fox's Chris Wallace claimed that establishment Republicans gave him opposition research against conservative [[Ted Cruz]] in his fight to defund [[Obamacare]].<ref>[http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/22/foxs-chris-wallace-republicans-feeding-me-opposition-research-against-ted-cruz/ Fox’s Chris Wallace: Republicans Feeding Me Opposition Research Against Ted Cruz, WeaselZippers.com, September 22, 2013]</ref> Wallace has refused calls for him to release names. Nearly every host and guest, with the exception of [[Sean Hannity]] and [[Laura Ingraham]], spread the establishment surrender message that the GOP can't win the defunding fight.
  
Fox News has been the subject of a variety of criticisms.
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In the aftermath for the November 5th, 2013 race for governor, many Fox articles speak about RINO [[Chris Christie]] and the implications of his victory. Nothing at all about [[Ken Cuccinelli]] being abandoned by the establishment D.C. GOP despite a strong focus from talk radio. Cuccinelli almost pulled off the upset victory, yet no Fox coverage.
  
===Disguised opinion===
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After David Brat knocked off House Majority Leader [[Eric Cantor]], Fox News commentators took to the air with glum faces of disbelief and dour reactions. Brit Hume said the David Brat win will help Democrats and hurt the GOP.<ref>[http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/brit-hume-says-dave-brat-win-will-hurt-gop-without-immigration-reform/ Brit Hume says Dave Brat win will hurt GOP without immigration reform, Twitchy.com, June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
In lieu of sourcing, Fox News uses phrases like "some say…" or "someone asked…" to obscure editorial manipulation and opinion-casting. 'Some' have called it (wink) empty calories of journalism.<ref>[http://www.upworthy.com/want-to-see-fox-news-lose-all-its-credibility-in-93-seconds Video: Credibility Loss in 93 Seconds]</ref>
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The news all over the conservative sphere talks about how the GOP used voter fraud, lies, and Democrats, in a Republican primary runoff to defeat [[Chris McDaniel]] in [[Mississippi]]. Fox News gave the controversy barely a mention the day after and nothing since. This despite story after story of fraud, race-baiting robocalls and fliers unearthed. One county with 1,000 illegal ballots cast and 9 other counties refusing the McDaniel campaign from looking at the voter books.
  
===Graphics===
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Many speakers gave the [[CPAC]] 2015 crowd a strong conservative message. Yet the 'Latest News' on Fox is Jeb Bush's CPAC speech. A favorite of Beltway establishment Republicans/lobbyists but the least conservative at the conference.
  
Fox News exploits the mathematical illiteracy of the public by using graphs distorted beyond what mere incompetence could explain. In many cases, their figures don't add up and in others, numbers are graphically misrepresented - as people rarely ''read'' the numbers when a graph is given.<ref>[http://boingboing.net/2011/12/14/fox-news-decrees-that-8-6-8.html Boing Boing - Fox News decrees that 8.6% > 8.9%]</ref>
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== Roger Ailes ==
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[[Image:Rogerailes_1.jpg‎|thumb|right|400px|Roger Ailes, Fox News CEO]]
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[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,205966,00.html This is a transcript] of Ailes speaking to the Television Critics Association, which will be enlightening to readers digging into the Fox take on reporting and its reaction to controversy about its mission.
  
===Fox Nation===
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On November 20, 2008, [[Roger Ailes]], who held the titles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FOX News and Chairman of FOX Television Stations, signed a new five-year contract with News Corporation, it was announced by Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The contract will pay him over 23 million dollars in 2009.<ref>[http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/roger_ailes_signs_new_5year_deal_with_news_corp_101312.asp Ailes Inks 5 Year Deal With NewsCorp]</ref>
  
In April of 2009, [[Media Matters]] began documenting Fox Nation's false and blatantly biased stories. After one year, their laundry list of the most extreme examples contained approximately 350 entries.<ref name="MM2009">[http://mediamatters.org/search/tag/fox_nation?page=1&tab=all&tags=fox_nation Media Matters: Fox Nation] Blatant errors and falsehoods</ref>
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During Ailes' time with [[News Corporation|News Corp]], [[FNC]] passed [[CNN]] in ratings in all day parts in 2002 to become the number one news network in the country, nearing full distribution with more than 90 million subscribers. In 2007, he launched the [[Fox Business Channel]] which currently reaches more than 40 million homes and served as the biggest launch in cable television history. Throughout Mr. Ailes' tenure, FOX Television Stations has increased its market share each of the last three years with all-time record shares in the last two years. In addition, Fox Television Stations has expanded its local news presence by nearly 100 hours a week in a challenging economic climate.
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{{cquote|At a time when the broadcast networks are struggling with diminishing audiences and profits in news, he has built Fox News into the profit engine of the News Corporation. ''Fox News is believed to make more money than CNN, MSNBC and the evening newscasts of NBC, ABC and CBS combined.'' The division is on track to achieve $700 million in operating profit this year, according to analyst estimates<ref name=10ailes />}}
  
===Outfoxed===
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In a December 2013 interview by Hollywood Reporter, Ailes was talking about MSNBC no longer being in the news business and then said,
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{{cquote| For [[CNN]] to also throw in the towel and announce they’re out of the news business is quite interesting.}}
  
The documentary [http://www.outfoxed.org/ ''Outfoxed''] examines the biases and internal pressures at Fox News and their network outlets.<ref name="OF">[http://www.outfoxed.org/ Outfoxed] Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism</ref>
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This upset rival CNN President [[Jeff Zucker]] greatly and he lashed back that the GOP runs Fox News.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2014/01/10/zucker-gop-being-run-from-fox-news-headquarters-n1777255|title=Zucker: GOP being run from Fox News headquarters|date=January 11, 2014|work=[[Townhall]]}}</ref>
  
===Further wingnut welfare===
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In an April 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ailes said<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/fox-news-chairman-ailes-were-competing-with-tnt-usa-and-espn-not-cnn-or-msnbc/|title=Fox News Chairman Ailes: "We’re Competing with TNT, USA and ESPN," not CNN or MSNBC|date=April 8, 2015|first=Don|last=Irvine|work=[[Accuracy In Media]]}}</ref>
Besides its stable of news babes, Fox keeps a large number of other wingnuts on its dole. The two most egregious examples are the former GOP convicts it employs, [[Oliver North]], an architect of the [[Iran-Contra]] affair, and [[G. Gordon Liddy]], one of the [[Watergate]] plumbers. (Bets on when [[Tom DeLay]] gets hired?) Then there are the <s>propagandists</s> <s>strategerists</s> "analysts" like [[Frank Luntz]] and [[Karl Rove]]. Don't forget your Steve Milloy-type corporate shills either.
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===Wikipedia===
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{{cquote| I flip to MSNBC occasionally to make sure their blind pig didn’t find an acorn. But they never have once.}} and
[[Wikipedia]] dedicates an entire article to Fox News distortions and questionable acts.<ref>[[WP:Fox_News_Channel_controversies | Fox News Channel controversies]]</ref> The fact that it is 88 kilobytes in size, and about 10,000 words long, while the main article is only around 64 kb, and 8000 words long, should raise a few eyebrows, and not only that, [[WP:Fox_News_Channel|their "Fox News" article]] is so controversial they had to semi-protect it.
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===Media Matters===
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{{cquote| I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.}}
Media Matters reports instances in which Fox News altered images of people, places, and things to influence viewers. <ref>[http://mediamatters.org/search/tag/fox_news_channel Media Matters on Fox], a 445 pages list articles.</ref> They even have subcategories for individual programs and personalities.
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====The party switch====
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== Tony Snow ==
One of the more interesting Fox Techniques involves the fairly consistent "party switch" from Republican (R) to Democrat (D) when a prominent GOP member is caught up in a public scandal. The following is a list of various examples of such (see [http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=5914682&mesg_id=5914819 here] for screen captures of each):
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In April 2006 the G. W. Bush [[White House]] selected [[Tony Snow]], Fox News Anchorman, to be the new White House Press Secretary. "Snow, who in his roles as a [[pundit]] on Fox News and elsewhere has rapped Bush on several occasions, joined the White House only after extracting a promise that he would become an adviser to the president on day-to-day strategy...the former columnist will be the first outsider to become part of Bush's revamped inner circle.", said the [[Washington Post]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/26/AR2006042600558.html|title=Snow Pick May Signal Less Insular White House|date=April 27, 2006|first=Jim|last=VandeHei|work=[[Washington Post]]}}</ref>
*Mark Foley - A Republican member of the House of Representatives from Florida, Foley was alleged to have sent sexually inappropriate messages via email and text messages to teenage male pages. Ironically, he also introduced the "Child Modeling Exploitation prevention Act of 2002". In several interviews, Fox News tagged him as a (D), or Democrat, on their subtitles.<ref>They really have done this - as documented by the [[:Image:Fox News - Mark Foley D-FL.png|Daily Show]] on October 4, 2006.</ref>
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*John McCain - Seen by many as a more moderate Republican during and following the 2004 Republican primaries, Fox News also labeled him a (D).
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*Whitehouse / Chafee - During the pivotal 2006 Senate election in Rhode Island, eventual victor Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse was polling 10+ percentage points over the incumbent Lincoln Chafee. Fox News reported that Whitehouse (R) was leading Chafee (D) by 11 points (see above link for screen capture).
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*Ted Stevens - Prior to the 2008 Senate elections, this Senator from [[Alaska]] was facing charges of failing to disclose benefits received. Fox News labeled him a (D).
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*Mark Sanford - The Republican Governor of South Carolina in 2009 was dramatically found to be having an affair with an Argentinian woman after a week in which his whereabouts were unknown. During his press conference in which he admitted his affair, Fox News identified him as a (D).
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===Foxual revisionism===
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Prior to being White House Press Secretary, Snow, was the host for ''Fox News Sunday, with Tony Snow'' and as host of his own radio talk show. He was a director of speech-writing for President [[George H.W. Bush]] and has worked as a [[USA Today]] columnist, Editorial Page Editor of the [[Washington Times]], deputy editorial page editor of the [[Detroit News]] and frequent substitute for radio host [[Rush Limbaugh]].<ref>{{cite news|url=http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2006/04/20060426.html|title= President Announces Tony Snow as Press Secretary |date=April 4, 2006|work=[[The White House]]}}</ref> Snow died July 12, 2008, at age 50 after an unsuccessful battle with colon cancer.
  
Fox has notoriously editted crowds at <s>spontaneous</s> staged events to inflate the appearance of large numbers that attended Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Tea Party 'events'. Writer Lindsay Robertson shows a "fun gotcha" how Fox [http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/sharpeyed-viewers-catch-master-chef-faking-a-huge-crowd--3229 photoshops (or videoshops) footage] to exaggerate crowd number sizes for their reality program ''Master Chef''.
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==Bill O'Reilly==
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The [[O'Reilly Factor]] had been the most watched cable news program, until O'Reilly was fired from Fox News on April 19, 2017, due to alleged sexual harassment. O'Reilly has interviewed Barack Obama and other high-profile guests on his show.
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:"FOX News destroys NBC and CNN on cable every night. We cover the news. We don't ignore it. And we don't denigrate it." - Bill O'Reilly
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Bill O'Reilly is a registered independent, but sides with Republicans on most issues, excluding several Christian causes.  Bill O'Reilly wrote the best seller "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity." Like [[Sean Hannity]] and other commentators on Fox, O'Reilly's role was that of an independent contractor, expressing his own opinions, not those of Fox News, as opposed to the networks news anchors, like Shepard Smith.
  
Chris Wallace interviewed [[Jon Stewart]] on his show ''Fox News Sunday'', where Stewart gave a pretty decent spanking to Fox News and Wallace. However, when it was broadcast Fox had deleted out 10 minutes of the 24 minute interview including all the embarrassing bits.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/19/jon-stewart-fox-news-sunday-video_n_879964.html Jon Stewart LIVE On Fox News, Tells Host 'You're Insane' (VIDEO)]</ref><ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/23/chris-wallace-jon-stewart_n_883211.html Chris Wallace: Jon Stewart Interview Editing Was Fair (VIDEO)]</ref>
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== The Five ==
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The show that replaced Glenn Beck's ratings dominance is 'The Five', described as a “roundtable ensemble of five rotating FOX personalities...."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/fox-news-to-replace-beck-with-the-five/|title=Fox News to Replace Beck With ‘The Five’|date=June 30, 2011|first=Brian|last=Stelter|work=[[The New York Times]]}}</ref>
  
Not to be deterred by revisionism, the following Tuesday Stewart used the predominate theme "Fox News doesn't lie" in the edited interview, and listed dozens of Fox lies.<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/jon-stewart-fox-news-politifact_n_881998.html Jon Stewart Trumpets False Fox News Statements Fact-Checked By Politifact (VIDEO)]</ref>  Wallace's response to the editing and lies pointed out by Stewart was to apologize for saying Fox News provided the other side of the story instead of the full story...or as Stewart paraphrased "That's your 'setting the record straight'? 'I accidentally told the truth and now I wish I could take it back'?"<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/jon-stewart-chris-wallace-cry-babies_n_885830.html Jon Stewart Rips Chris Wallace, Fox News 'Crybabies' For Not Responding To Fact Checks (VIDEO)]</ref>
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Most often, the show pits [[Juan Williams]], (formerly [[Bob Beckel]]) a consistent defender of every [[Liberal style|Democrat Party talking point]], against a panel of conservative or libertarian opponents. 'The Five' features Williams, [[Greg Gutfeld]], [[Dana Perino]], [[Jesse Watters]], and [[Kimberly Guilfoyle]].
  
===Quotes about Fox News===
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==Sarah Palin==
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The network confirmed in January 2010 that the former [[Alaska]]n governor [[Sarah Palin]] had signed a multiyear contract to appear on the news station periodically. Potentially in a format similar to LtCol (ret) Oliver L. North's "War stories" documentary series.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/sarah-palin-to-contribute-to-fox-news/?scp=2&sq=Palin&st=cse|title=Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News|date=January 11, 2010|first=Jim|last=Rutenberg|work=[[The New York Times]]}}</ref>
  
{{cquote|You know what a fake news show on ''Fox News'' should give you?  '''Real news!''''' |20|20|Lewis Black (speaking about ''The 1/2 Hour News Hour'')}}
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Palin left in January 2013 looking to take her message to a "larger audience", but returned as a political commentator under a new contract in June 2013.<ref name=politico/>
  
{{cquote|Fox tends to lean more to the right than a man who's just had his right leg blown off. |20|20|[[Charlie Brooker]], ''Newswipe''}}
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==Red Eye==
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''Red Eye'' is a hybrid news / comedic satire show hosted by Thomas Shillue, who replaced [[Greg Gutfeld]], who moved on to his own program. The show appears on Fox News at 3:00&nbsp;a.m. EST on weekdays. Their ratings are remarkable for the time slot.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.mediaite.com/online/red-eye-resurgence-more-demo-viewers-watch-fox-at-3am-than-cnn-at-8pm/|title=Red Eye Resurgence: More Demo Viewers Watch Fox At 3am Than CNN at 8pm|date=October 5, 2009|first=Steve|last=Krakauer|work=[[Mediaite]]}}</ref>
  
{{cquote|Understand, this is an adjunct of the Republican Party.<ref name="OF" /> |20|20|Congressman Bernie Sanders, VT (I), [http://www.outfoxed.org/ ''Outfoxed'']}}
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{{cquote|
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The ratings came out for September and ''Red Eye'' is up over 30% in total viewers and up 50% in the key demo (25-54) since July. They have more overall viewers than every CNBC show, every MSNBC show that is on before Hardball, most of HLN, and American Morning on CNN.}}
  
{{cquote|The Republicans should be paying Fox News. |||Jon Stewart, after Fox NewsCorp donated $1 million to Republican party)}}
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September 2010 was the third anniversary of ''Red Eye'' and it was noted that their rating for 3:00&nbsp;a.m. EST beat out [[CNN]],  
  
{{cquote|They're getting somebody who tells the other side of the story.|||Chris Wallace in response to Jon Stewart asking if Fox News is as ideologically neutral as most of the mainstream media}}
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{{cquote|This time, the show had better ratings in the A25-54 demographic than Campbell Brown at 8pmET and Larry King at 9pmET, and tied Anderson Cooper at 10pmET (Monday-Thursday).}}
  
{{cquote|That to Fox, any editorial view that doesn't favor conservatism is elitist, but favoring conservatism is justified because it needs to be protected against liberal biases. And if you question this logic, it only proves how right they are.|||Jon Stewart's depiction of Fox News and rationale for bias
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==Fox News Channel and Homosexuality ==
<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/jon-stewart-chris-wallace-cry-babies_n_885830.html Jon Stewart Rips Chris Wallace, Fox News 'Crybabies' For Not Responding To Fact Checks (VIDEO)]</ref>}}
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{{cquote|Once again, we <nowiki>[Fox]</nowiki> put something on the air that's a flat out lie and distortion.|||Bob Beckel on distortions of Obama's comments about infrastructure (01-Aug-12)<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/fox-news-bob-beckel-flat-out-lie_n_1729654.html?utm_hp_ref=media Fox News' Bob Beckel: 'Once Again We Put Something On The Air That's A Flat Out Lie' (VIDEO) - Huffington Post]</ref>}}
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''see also:'' [[Fox News and homosexuality]] and [[Homosexuality in the media]]
  
==See also==
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Currently, the Fox Broadcasting Company website declares concerning the [[National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association]] (NLGJA):
*[[Mainstream media]]
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{{cquote|NLGJA Annual Conference and Job Fair
*[[Liberal bias]]
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Fox News is a regular exhibitor at these annual Job Fairs.  News Corp sponsored the opening reception for first-time attendees in 2006, as well as sponsoring workshops on Journalism in various colleges in 2007.<ref>http://www.fox.com/diversity/outreach/lgbt.htm</ref>}}
*[[Fox Going Out of Business Network]]
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*[[Roger Ailes]]
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==External links==
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In 2010, the [[National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association]] declared that [[Kelly Wright]], a Fox News Channel representative, attended NLGJA's 15th Annual New York Benefit.<ref>http://www.nlgja.org/news/NYE2010.htm</ref> According the Fox News Channel website: "Kelly Wright is co-anchor of "FOX & Friends Weekend" as well as a general assignment correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC)."<ref name=Wright>{{cite web|url=http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/personalities/kelly-wright/bio/#s=r-z|title=On Air Personalities: Kelly Wright|work=Fox News}}</ref> Wright is a graduate of the [[Christian]] university [[Oral Roberts University]].<ref name=Wright /> In January 2010, the [[pro-life]] website published by Jill Stanek claimed Kelly Wright is a pastor.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.jillstanek.com/pregnancy/foxs-kelly-wrig.html|title=Fox’s Kelly Wright, product of rape|date=January 19, 2010|first1=Susie|last1=Allen|first2=Jill|last2=Stanek|work=[[Jill Stanek]]}}</ref>  According to [[Christianity]] and the [[Bible]], [[Homosexuality and the Bible|homosexuality is a sin]].
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf2JVIdh2eU Never has a Fox parody been so simple.]
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[[Image:Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Photo.jpg|thumb|Reverend [[Louis Sheldon]] of the [[Traditional Values Coalition]] ]]
*[http://projectcensored.org/publications/2005/11.html Fox goes to court for the 'right to lie']
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The [[Traditional Values Coalition]] states the following regarding the Fox News Channel and the issue of [[homosexuality]]:
*[http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1514#mwpphu-container Murdoch rips competitors; critics emerge on the right] (source of Frum quotation)
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{{cquote|The [[National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association]] has hundreds of members and is heavily funded by Hearst newspapers, Knight-Ridder, [[CBS News]], [[CNN]], Gannett, [[NBC]], [[Los Angeles Times]], [[Fox News]], and more. Major newspapers throughout the U.S. have homosexual activists on their staffs who filter what you read about homosexuality.<ref>http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/Homosexuality101.pdf</ref>}}
*[http://www.mediaite.com/online/david-frum-gop-discovering-its-working-for-fox/ Fox News has interest in marginalizing GOP]
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*[http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/international_security_bt/102.php Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War], PIPA
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*[http://www.newshounds.us/ NewsHounds: ''We watch Fox so you don't have to.'']
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==Footnotes==
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[[Accuracy in Media]] had this to say about the Fox News Channel:
{{reflist|2|90%}}
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{{cquote|Media organizations which underwrote the convention included NBC News, Times Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Knight-Ridder, the Washington Post and Fox News Network. That’s right - Fox News. This is supposed to be a conservative network. ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, and USA Today all sent recruiters to the event, to hire open gays as journalists. Fitzpatrick comments, "By treating the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as a legitimate counterpart to black and Hispanic journalists’ associations, these media organizations showed that they agree with the notion that homosexuals, a group defined by behavior rather than immutable characteristics, constitute a bona fide minority."<ref>http://ghroll.blogspot.com/2008/03/homosexuality-in-media.html</ref>}}
  
[[Category:Broadcasting]]
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In February 2018, under pressure from left-wingers, Fox News removed an editorial from its website by its own executive editor John Moody for criticizing the growing focus in the [[Olympics]] on the race and sexuality/homosexuality of athletes rather than how athletic they are.<ref name="FoxCaves2018">Multiple references:
[[Category:Articles needing RWification]]
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*Mason, Ian (February 9, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/09/fox-news-caves-to-leftist-pressure-pulls-their-own-editors-op-ed-decrying-identity-politics-at-olympics/ Fox News Caves to Leftist Pressure, Pulls Their Own Editor’s Op-Ed Decrying Identity Politics at Olympics]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
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*Concha, Joe (February 9, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/373175-fox-removes-darker-gayer-different-olympic-column Fox removes 'Darker, Gayer, Different' Olympics column]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
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*Huston, Warner Todd (February 9, 2018). [http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/02/09/update-fox-news-executive-vp-winter-olympics-focus-winner-race-not-race-winner/ UPDATE: Fox News Executive VP on Winter Olympics: ‘Focus on the Winner of the Race, Not the Race of the Winner’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 10, 2018.</ref> When removing the editorial, Fox News stated that "John Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of FOX News and has been removed."<ref name="FoxCaves2018"/> Moody resigned less than a month after the editorial.<ref>Anapol, Avery (March 1, 2018). [http://thehill.com/homenews/media/376369-john-moody-out-at-fox-less-than-a-month-after-darker-gayer-different-column John Moody leaves Fox less than a month after controversial Olympics column]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 1, 2018.</ref>
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=== Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue ===
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''see also:'' [[Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue]] and [[Homosexuality in the media]]
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The [[American Family Association]] reported the following in regards to [[Bill O'Reilly]] who host the O'Reilly Report which is a popular program on the Fox News Channel:
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{{cquote|On February 11, 2004, Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, featured Kevin Jennings, the executive director of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.) Jennings, a former teacher turned homosexual activist, along with a lesbian counterpart, discussed GLSEN's new pro-homosexual curriculum on marriage being marketed to children and youth in public schools all across America under the guise of "tolerance."...
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O'Reilly, watched heavily by conservatives and Christians alike, shocked much of his constituency on September 3, 2002, when he publicly announced his support of homosexual rights in the nation's largest “gay” publication, ''The Advocate''. His sympathetic, lenient views on “gay” adoption and his mixed-message stance on “gay” marriage have caused great dissent among his loyalists - and no doubt cost him viewers.<ref>http://www.afa.net/homosexual_agenda/GetArticle.asp?id=115</ref>}}
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[[WorldNetDaily]] stated the following regarding O'Reilly and his exchange with the [[Ex-Homosexuals|ex-homosexual]] and evangelical minister Stephen Bennett:
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{{cquote|Fox News is threatening to sue a prominent evangelical minister in the ex-homosexual movement who engaged in a volatile exchange over biblical morality on the top-rated television program "The O'Reilly Factor" in September.
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Stephen Bennett, who says he left his homosexual lifestyle nearly 11 years ago, has distributed a 60-minute audio tape program called the "The O'Reilly Shocker," in which he responds to host Bill O'Reilly's characterization of people who take the Bible literally as "religious fanatics.".
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Bennett said he has received hundreds of e-mails from viewers of the segment who said they were outraged at O'Reilly's "anger and verbal abuse."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wnd.com/2003/01/16542/|title=Fox News threatens to sue ex-'gay' minister|date=January 3, 2003|first1=Art|last1=Moore|work=[[WND]]}}</ref>}}
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In response to the threatened lawsuit of the Fox News Channel the Agape Press reported:
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{{cquote|But Mike DePrimo, senior litigation counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy, which represents Bennett, says Bennett has a right to distribute a recording of the program -- and that his use of the tape is legal under copyright law's allowance of fair use and comment.
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The attorney implied there may be another reason the popular O'Reilly wants the distribution of the tape stopped -- and it has to do with image. "O'Reilly promotes himself as a [[conservative]]," DePrimo explains. "In fact, Bennett's tape shows that O'Reilly is simply another media elite who's advancing the [[Homosexual Agenda|homosexual agenda]] -- and he doesn't want to be exposed for what he is."<ref>http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/afa/32003a.asp</ref>}}
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Bill O'Reilly describes himself as a practicing [[Roman Catholic]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.billoreilly.com/newslettercolumn?pid=29184|title=The Catholic Quandary|date=April 1, 2010|work=[[Bill O'Reilly]]}}</ref> According to the [[Vatican]] individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.<ref name="vatican.va">http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html</ref>
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=== Peter LaBarbera Concerning Fox News and homosexuality ===
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[[Image:Peter.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Peter LaBarbera]] ]]
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In April 2009, [[Peter LaBarbera]] of [[Americans for Truth]] wrote:
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{{cquote|How fascinating that [[Wayne Besen]] (left) is given the opportunity to appear on FOX News, of all places..., to critique alleged “[[homophobia|homophobic]]” attitudes and speech toward homosexuals — when he has such a well-deserved reputation for being one of the nastiest “queer” activists in the business.<ref>http://americansfortruth.com/news/gays-hating-ex-gays-wayne-besens-verbal-assault-on-greg-quinlan.html</ref>}}
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In March 2009, [[Peter LaBarbera]] declared:
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{{cquote|Temple U. Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill  (left), a frequent guest on FOX News, believes Americans are “[[homophobia|homophobic]]” because most still don’t like to see homosexuality (compared to heterosexuality) on TV or the big screen. We say Prof. Hill should get off his liberal high horse and stop lecturing Americans for their normal reaction to unnatural and immoral behavior....
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Enough already. Gay sex is wrong, [[Homosexuality and health|unhealthy (especially between men)]], and my hunch is it’s still pretty off-putting to most FOX viewers who are honest with themselves. And that’s OK. But I’ll go further: if there is a growing acceptance of homo-sexual behavior, especially among young people, that’s not a good thing but a sign of America’s descent into decadence, and our departure from a transcendent Judeo-Christian moral code that has served this nation well.<ref>http://americansfortruth.com/news/were-all-homophobes-now-letter-to-foxs-red-eye.html</ref>}}
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In 2006, [[Peter LaBarbera]] wrote:
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{{cquote|Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami (Sept 7-10 at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel). Every year, the NLGJA garners hundreds of thousands of dollars in Big Media sponsorships for its convention; this year it appears (based on the sponsorship list below) that the total is around half a million dollars in corporate support...
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Our question for Fox News executives is: if you are truly “fair and balanced,” will you now give an equal and corresponding grant to Americans for Truth or another pro-family organization, say, Accuracy in Media, that counters the ubiquitous pro-”gay” spin in the media? We’ll be awaiting your answer.<ref>http://americansfortruth.com/issues/corporate-promotion/corporations/food-beverage-household-brands/coca-cola</ref>}}
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=== Rupert Murdoch ===
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[[Image:HillaryRupert1V.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Hillary Clinton with media magnate Ruppert Murdoch.<br><small>''Photo Courtesy Democrats Against Hillary''.</small><ref>[http://democratsagainsthillary.blogspot.com/ ''Democrats Against Hillary''].</ref>]]
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The Fox News Channel is a [[United States]] [[cable]] and [[satellite]] [[news]] channel. It is part of the Fox Television Stations Group, a subsidiary of [[Australia]]n-born media mogul [[Rupert Murdoch]]'s [[News Corporation]].
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Slated reported in 2008 that since 1997, [[Republicans]] have received a slight majority - 56% of the $4.76 million in campaign donations from the Murdoch family and the [[News Corporation]]'s political action committees and employees.<ref name="slate.com">http://www.slate.com/id/2196085/</ref>  However, [[Slate]] also reported in 2008: "Since Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 elections, the company and its employees have given more than twice as much to [[Democrats]] as to [[Republicans]]."<ref name="slate.com"/>  Generally speaking, [[Republicans]] have less favorable views and policies concerning homosexuality than [[Democrats]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.gallup.com/poll/137357/Four-Moral-Issues-Sharply-Divide-Americans.aspx|title=Four Moral Issues Sharply Divide Americans|date=May 26, 2010|work=[[Gallup Poll]]}}</ref> The Pew Research Center reported in 2010: "In broad terms, voters view the Democratic Party's ideology as the opposite of the Republican Party's: 58% say the Democratic Party is either very liberal or liberal..."<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.people-press.org/2010/07/16/voters-rate-the-parties-ideologies/|title=Voters Rate the Parties’ Ideologies|date=July 16, 2010|work=[[Pew Research Center]]}}</ref> In the United States, twice as many liberals as conservatives (46% versus 22%) believe people are born homosexual and [[Views on Homosexuality|liberals generally have more favorable opinions about homosexuality]].<ref>http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=764</ref>  In recent years, Rupert Murdoch has formed a relationship with the [[liberal]]s/[[Democrats]] [[Bill Clinton]] and [[Hillary Clinton]]. In 2005, he invited musician [[Bono]] and Bill Clinton to a company conference on the environment, [[Islam]] in the West, and future of the world.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/54/biz_06rich400_Keith-Rupert-Murdoch_639W.html|title=#32 Keith Rupert Murdoch|date=September 21, 2006|work=[[Forbes]]}}</ref>
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Rupert Murdoch has been married three times and divorced two times. Before Rupert Murdoch left his second wife, he was anointed as a member of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great, for his "unblemished character."<ref>http://weeklywire.com/ww/01-20-98/alibi_opinion.html</ref>
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The [[Roman Catholic Church]]'s position is that having homosexual desires can be a choice in individuals but having homosexual desires is not a choice in respect to all individuals.<ref name="vatican.va"/><ref>http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19861001_homosexual-persons_en.html</ref> However, as noted earlier, according to the [[Vatican]] individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.<ref name="vatican.va"/>
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*Pinkerton, James P. (April 22, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/04/22/pinkerton-trump-nation-fox-nation-fox-news-roger-ailes-bill-oreilly/ Pinkerton: Before Trump Nation, There Was Fox Nation: Fox News After Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly]. ''Breitbart News''.
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The Fox News Channel is a United States cable and satellite news channel that claims to be "fair and balanced" and "we report, you decide," while sometimes actually promoting feminism and the homosexual agenda,[1] and being run by the globalist Murdoch family.[2] It is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, business and entertainment news.

The Fox News Channel heavily promotes RINO Backers—commentators who may appear to be conservative but side with RINOs just when it matters most. In the first major 2016 presidential debate, feminist Megyn Kelly of Fox News ambushed Donald Trump with irrelevant, out-of-context quotations to make it appear that he was somehow anti-women. Additional examples on Fox News include Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Karl Rove, and Rush Limbaugh, who savaged Todd Akin for making a pro-life statement pointing out that pregnancy from rape is rare due to feminine biology. The Fox News Channel gave Karl Rove a platform to raise money against pro-life Republican candidates.

Even pundit Sarah Palin is too conservative for Fox News Channel, as when it canceled some of her interviews at a key political moment in August 2012,[3] and then refused to renew her contract at the end of 2012. Fox negotiated a new contract five months later but generally pushed her off the air.[4]

The Fox News Channel heavily favors neoconservatives and is particularly weak in criticizing the homosexual agenda and abortion. The Fox News Channel often helps elect less conservative Republicans, as when it repeatedly featured and promoted John McCain and Chris Christie while excluding their more conservative primary opponents. It drifted further from the conservative movement by petulantly declaring that conservative Newt Gingrich would not be accepted back.[5]

However, because it is much more conservative than the rest of the mainstream media, Fox News has been fiercely opposed and targeted by liberals,[6] the mainstream media,[7] and even some anti-Trump "conservatives."[8]

History

The Fox News channel was started in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, who perceived a need for a news organization that offered more balanced and fair reporting, one where the facts from all sides would be presented. Mainstream media "political correctness" was banished. As an example, Fox News anchors call terrorists what they are, (terrorists), instead of referring to them as "militants." As of February 2007, polls show that over 20% of Americans say their main source of news is the Fox News Channel.

Fox News has dominated the ratings of other cable news outlets.[9] Launched by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and former political consultant Roger Ailes as a refuge for viewers fed up with real or perceived liberal bias everywhere in the so-called "mainstream media", Fox is the undisputed ratings champion of cable news. It's been trouncing CNN, MSNBC and CNBC for years, and draws a much larger audience share than all competitors, including the three major broadcast news shows, combined. It is by far the most profitable news network in the world, on track to earn more than $700 Million in 2010.[10] But the profit motive may cause some of the hostility Fox News has to the conservative positions on important social issues.

Indeed, for over 100 consecutive months, FNC has been the most-watched cable news channel in the country. FNC is available in more than 90 million homes. It is part of the Fox Television Stations Group, a subsidiary of Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Roger Ailes was named Chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group on August 15, 2005. Ailes resigned on July 21, 2016, following a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment of female employees. Rupert Murdoch is his interim replacement.[11] Despite its strong ratings dominance in the United States, Fox News did not perform well in the United Ingdom, causing its parent company to stop broadcasting it in the country in 2017 in order to focus on its U.S. market.[12][13]

Fair and Balanced

Fair And Balanced Logo

According to a May 2017 study conducted by Harvard University regarding mainstream media coverage of Republican U.S. President Donald Trump, overall 80% of coverage about him was negative throughout the media.[14] However, the network with the most positive coverage of Trump was Fox News, with 48% percent positive and 52% negative.[14] This shows that despite liberal deceit, Fox is indeed the fairest and most balanced mainstream news network in the U.S.

The slogan

From its foundation, Fox News had the slogan of "Fair and Balanced." In June 2017, it was reported that Fox would discontinue the slogan in an effort to distance itself from Roger Ailes, who created the slogan.[15]

Liberal criticism of the slogan

Despite the facts above, liberal critics have still complained about Fox's "Fair & Balanced" slogan. Former President Bill Clinton exploded at Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace in September 2006, accusing him of "a nice little conservative hit job" after being lightly pressed by Wallace about his record on fighting Al Qaeda. Democratic politicians and advocates have relentlessly attacked the cable network, sometimes accusing it of being a Republican propaganda mill. Former Vice-President and environmentalist Al Gore has likened Fox to a right-wing "fifth column." Groups, such as MoveOn.org, funded a classic schlockumentary entitled Outfoxed, which purports to expose the channel's 'nefarious Republican agenda'. Some have referred to FOX News as "the propaganda arm of the Republican Party" or "Faux News." In a grandstanding gesture of political theater the group unsuccessfully petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to stop Fox's from using its slogan as "deceptive advertising". It was unanimously rejected.[16] Fox News spokesman Rob Zimmerman told today's (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal: "If they can attack Fox News to this extreme, then all news organizations are at risk to be targeted by similar attacks. ... It's best to ignore nuts."

Rolling Stone magazine charged that Ailes has “built the most formidable propaganda machine ever seen outside of the Communist bloc.” Ailes responded accusing NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times, and the rest of running a liberal propaganda machine.

If they did fair and balanced news, we’d be out of business.

A recent comprehensive study by UCLA political scientist Tim Groseclose and University of Missouri-Columbia economics professor Jeffrey Milyo found Brit Hume's Special Report — Fox's most straightforward news show — more centrist than any of the three major networks' evening newscasts, all of which are liberal.[17] The program is a model of smart news television.

Although it is true that Fox's opinion shows (as opposed to its news shows) are, as they're supposed to be, frequently bombastic and opinionated; it is equally true that Fox's biggest super-star, Bill O'Reilly is not a mainstream Republican, but a registered Independent who sides with conservatives. He regularly charges the oil companies with price-gouging and attacks big business for quashing the little guy. Greta Van Susteren's politics are unclear, as she mostly covers the crime-of-the-day stories. Geraldo Rivera is traditionally liberal on most issues, with the exception of being a strong supporter of the military and stiff penalties for sex offenders.

Some liberal commentators, such as news analyst Marvin Kalb, and Eleanor Clift, are affiliated with the channel. In general, Fox News is closer to mainstream America than CBS, ABC, NBC or CNN, its founding mission.

Leftward shift: criticism from conservatives

Conservatives have criticism for the Fox News Channel as well. For example, conservatives have complained about how Fox News has covered the homosexuality issue. In 2006, the conservative reporter Peter LaBarbera wrote that "Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami."[18] In addition, their 'Fair and Balanced' motto allows liberal propaganda, lies, deceit, and half-truths to gain an audience. In reality, Fox was judged to actually provide a more "fair and balanced" coverage in the 2008 Presidential race than all three MSM networks, who had a decidedly pro-Obama tilt, a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs.[19]

The Murdoch family, particularly James Murdoch and "his very liberal wife, Kathryn," both of whom hold high-ranking positions at Fox, are liberal globalists who aim to make Fox News more left-wing.[2][20][21] Even Rupert Murdoch (and Fox News) opposed Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP primaries and co-chairs Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), which advocates for open borders,[22] and Murdoch asked U.S. President Donald Trump to fire conservative Steve Bannon.[23] Fox News also does business with liberal Democrat polling firms and establishment GOP firms which seek to push their respective agendas.[24][25] Conservatives also criticized Fox News when co-host Dana Perino implied that the conservative Breitbart News Network was a Nazi site.[26] In 2018, Fox News banned a retired U.S. Air Force general from appearing on its shows simply because he criticized liberal Republican John McCain.[27]

Fox News Liberals

Fox News is accused of being blatantly biased towards the right, during its supposedly non-partisan news reports. These false accusations stem from alleged injection of opinion in news stories, selectively preventing liberals a chance to be represented on the channel, and support for high ranking Republican Party members. Opponents to this theory cite the fact that Fox News parent company News Corp. overwhelmingly donates campaign contributions to Democrats[28] and is the 9th biggest fundraiser of the Clintons, estimated at $3 million over 23 years.[29] The Fox News network employs the following liberals among others:

A 2009 national survey showed that 46% of those who watch FOX News “just about every day” are Democrats or Independents. Dick Morris interpreted the numbers and determines, "Could it be that the Obama Administration is concerned about FOX News not because it is 'an arm of the Republican Party' but because it is so widely seen among Democrats and Independents?"[30]

Ratings Dominance

For 17 consecutive years, until 2017, Fox News was the #1 cable news station in the U.S. for primetime, and even after the consecutive record was broken, it remained #1 overall.[31] It continued to easily beat the opposition even in a period of upheaval in early- and mid-2017,[32][33][34] and it ended 2017 as the most watched cable TV network.[35] It was reported in May 2018 that the lowest-rated show on Fox News outperformed the highest-rated show on CNN.[36]

The O'Reilly Factor was #1 on cable news for 15 consecutive years.[37] O'Reilly was forced out from Fox in April 2017.[38]

Fox News Channel was the 2nd highest rated cable channel on all of television during the first quarter of 2009 in prime time Total Viewers. CNN was 17th and MSNBC 24th for the first three months of the year. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined and gained the most compared to the first quarter of 2008, up 24%. 2009's first quarter was FNC's 3rd highest rated quarter in prime time in the network's history — just behind Q4 '08 and Q3 '05. In prime time, ages 25–54 demo, and in total day in both categories, FNC grew more year-to-year than CNN and MSNBC combined. FNC had nine of the top 10 programs on cable news in Total Viewers. April 2009 statistics showed three new programs beat CNN and MSNBC combined in total viewers during their respective time slots.

On the Record with Greta Van Susteren was up 55% in total viewers and 75% in the demo. Your World with Neil Cavuto is up 60% in Total Viewers and 102% in the demo. Glenn Beck was up 212% in the demo and up 128% in total viewers.[39] Glenn Beck dominated the ratings before leaving the network in June 2011. Beck broke every single record for the 5 P.M. time slot. The leftist mob learned to hate him with a passion and Center For American Progress' senior fellow Van Jones is taking credit for Beck's retirement.

It was reported in August 2017 that Fox News was the most shared news organization on U.S. college campuses.[40]

Fox News Canada

Liberals have successfully painted Fox News as being blocked in Canada because of laws against lying, the premise is false. While they don't operate in Canada because of the legal tactics of direct competitor and wholly-owned government entity Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Fox News does broadcast their channel by selling programs to Canadian third party independent media firms like Bell, Rogers and 20 other companies.[41]

Anti-elitist

Conservatives argue that Fox's real ethos is not Republican or conservative, but anti-elitist — a major reason it connects with so many Americans and annoys so many coastal elites. "There's a whole country that elitists will never acknowledge," Ailes once observed. "What people resent deeply out there are those in the 'blue states' thinking they're smarter." This anti-elitism shows itself in Fox's pro-U.S. stance in covering the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and its broadcasters' use of terms such as "terrorist" instead of the politically correct "militant" to refer to terrorists. Since the Vietnam War era, mainstream journalists have tended to see such blunt language and side-taking as unsophisticated, a betrayal of journalistic objectivity, or perhaps their own ingrained biases against government in general.

Another aspect of Fox's anti-elitism is the treatment of evangelical and fundamentalist Christians with respect, far from the normal liberal media's depiction as lunatics or extremists. "We regularly have on the Rev. Franklin Graham, Dr. James Dobson and other religious leaders, just as we put on Pat Ireland and Eleanor Clift," Ailes said, continuing, "Most Americans believe in God and have that as their foundation in life. So why shouldn't we have as guests people that they like, respect and want to hear from?" Ailes said he didn't get "too worked up" by a Pew Foundation study that showed that Fox has more Republican viewers than CNN, CNBC or MSNBC and that his reporters and anchors insert their opinions into stories far more than competitors do. Numbers might have something to do with it: Fox is beating the combined audience of the other three. But Ailes dismissed Pew as a "liberal lobbying organization." He said, "Most polls today are not taken to provide information to the public but to get press for the organization taking the polls. I took a poll of Pew, and 98% of my organization found that they were biased", Ailes said with a wink.[42]

In response, Project Director Tom Rosenstiel said the study "was not a poll. It was a content analysis designed by a four-university research team and executed at the University of Alabama." One plus for Fox, he said, was that researchers found Fox News stories were more forthcoming about sourcing than their cable rivals.[42]

Fringe views versus Fox News

"What really frustrates liberals about Fox, though, is simply that, along with talk radio and the conservative blogosphere, it has helped shatter the left's near-monopoly on news and information. Fox's opinion-driven programming gives conservatives and liberals a chance to get a fair hearing for their ideas. But Democratic politicians and activists who go on Fox also must defend their views, often against tough questioning, something that happens less often on the networks, where most journalists are left-of-center, survey after survey has shown", said columnist Brian Anderson. "Even more significant, Fox came on the scene a decade ago as a professional news organization that could define and report news as something different from what the elite consensus says it is. To take one of many examples, the corruption of the United Nations' oil-for-food initiative in Iraq, initially downplayed by the mainstream media because of their sympathy for internationalism, was uncovered — deemed newsworthy — on Fox."

All this wouldn't matter if Fox News wasn't so influential. But it is. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 20% of Americans now claim to get news from it, and lots of them (37%) are Democrats or independents. The network's success has also sparked a "Fox effect," leading some competitors to become more open to right-of-center opinions: MSNBC's "Scarborough Country," hosted by former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough, is a prime example. Until a few years ago, Democrats never had to deal with all these conservatives in the media.[9]

Ailes said Fox News has no agenda. His charge to his reporters and anchors is simple: "If you make a mistake, get on the air as fast as you can and admit it. ... Do your homework. Make sure you reach out to a point of view you don't agree with to be sure you have some balance in your piece, because journalists, despite the public perception, are not empty-headed fools. They actually come to the job with some ideas and biases." When asked whether the media have a "conscious bias," Ailes said: "I don't know whether it's conscious or not. I think people who are biased to the left and right are by and large honest people who bring their life experience to whatever their beliefs are. I don't think there's some conspiracy of bias to the left, but I do think that New York and Los Angeles have different views than many people that I know from other parts of the country."[42]

Obama Administration versus Fox News

Barack Hussein Obama has thin skin when it comes to criticism of his policies. The entire mainstream media has thrown its support to Obama and refuses to questions his policies. Fox News is the lone station that will criticize Obama fairly. Obama said,[43]


“I’ve got one television station that is entirely devoted to attacking my administration... That’s a pretty big megaphone. You’d be hard pressed if you watched the entire day to find a positive story about me on that front.”

The President has praised MSNBC and berated Fox News. Considering that MSNBC devoted itself to attacking George W Bush and his administration, this is hypocritical on Obama's part. To sum it up, all other major news networks have let themselves become servile heralds of the liberal agenda, while Fox news is the only station that will call Obama out on anything he does.

Media critic David Zurawik said “Thank goodness at least one TV outlet, Fox, is questioning Team Obama as it pushes for the kind of massive change in American life not seen since the era of Franklin Roosevelt,” and "...ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and the others allow their news operations to be used by the White House for partisan political reasons."

Fox News versus Conservatives

Popular opinion programming is skewed in favor of voices from establishment Republican, RINO members. This is most evident with their guest speakers such as Karl Rove. You'll never hear Fox use the words liberal Republican or RINO. The most liberal members of the Republican party are labeled moderates.[44] Fox News will occasionally follow stories about the Tea Party movement however they prefer to air the liberal side prominently, airing outright lies from liberals. Rush Limbaugh claimed Fox News wouldn't let him talk about immigration issues and preferred to control the narrative, also known as censorship.[45] Republican RINO leadership such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham and others love the spotlight of a camera and Fox News is there for them.

Fox News makes sure to hammer conservative guests. In September 2013, Fox's Chris Wallace claimed that establishment Republicans gave him opposition research against conservative Ted Cruz in his fight to defund Obamacare.[46] Wallace has refused calls for him to release names. Nearly every host and guest, with the exception of Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, spread the establishment surrender message that the GOP can't win the defunding fight.

In the aftermath for the November 5th, 2013 race for governor, many Fox articles speak about RINO Chris Christie and the implications of his victory. Nothing at all about Ken Cuccinelli being abandoned by the establishment D.C. GOP despite a strong focus from talk radio. Cuccinelli almost pulled off the upset victory, yet no Fox coverage.

After David Brat knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Fox News commentators took to the air with glum faces of disbelief and dour reactions. Brit Hume said the David Brat win will help Democrats and hurt the GOP.[47]

The news all over the conservative sphere talks about how the GOP used voter fraud, lies, and Democrats, in a Republican primary runoff to defeat Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. Fox News gave the controversy barely a mention the day after and nothing since. This despite story after story of fraud, race-baiting robocalls and fliers unearthed. One county with 1,000 illegal ballots cast and 9 other counties refusing the McDaniel campaign from looking at the voter books.

Many speakers gave the CPAC 2015 crowd a strong conservative message. Yet the 'Latest News' on Fox is Jeb Bush's CPAC speech. A favorite of Beltway establishment Republicans/lobbyists but the least conservative at the conference.

Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes, Fox News CEO

This is a transcript of Ailes speaking to the Television Critics Association, which will be enlightening to readers digging into the Fox take on reporting and its reaction to controversy about its mission.

On November 20, 2008, Roger Ailes, who held the titles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FOX News and Chairman of FOX Television Stations, signed a new five-year contract with News Corporation, it was announced by Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The contract will pay him over 23 million dollars in 2009.[48]

During Ailes' time with News Corp, FNC passed CNN in ratings in all day parts in 2002 to become the number one news network in the country, nearing full distribution with more than 90 million subscribers. In 2007, he launched the Fox Business Channel which currently reaches more than 40 million homes and served as the biggest launch in cable television history. Throughout Mr. Ailes' tenure, FOX Television Stations has increased its market share each of the last three years with all-time record shares in the last two years. In addition, Fox Television Stations has expanded its local news presence by nearly 100 hours a week in a challenging economic climate.

At a time when the broadcast networks are struggling with diminishing audiences and profits in news, he has built Fox News into the profit engine of the News Corporation. Fox News is believed to make more money than CNN, MSNBC and the evening newscasts of NBC, ABC and CBS combined. The division is on track to achieve $700 million in operating profit this year, according to analyst estimates[10]

In a December 2013 interview by Hollywood Reporter, Ailes was talking about MSNBC no longer being in the news business and then said,

For CNN to also throw in the towel and announce they’re out of the news business is quite interesting.

This upset rival CNN President Jeff Zucker greatly and he lashed back that the GOP runs Fox News.[49]

In an April 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ailes said[50]


I flip to MSNBC occasionally to make sure their blind pig didn’t find an acorn. But they never have once.
and


I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.

Tony Snow

In April 2006 the G. W. Bush White House selected Tony Snow, Fox News Anchorman, to be the new White House Press Secretary. "Snow, who in his roles as a pundit on Fox News and elsewhere has rapped Bush on several occasions, joined the White House only after extracting a promise that he would become an adviser to the president on day-to-day strategy...the former columnist will be the first outsider to become part of Bush's revamped inner circle.", said the Washington Post.[51]

Prior to being White House Press Secretary, Snow, was the host for Fox News Sunday, with Tony Snow and as host of his own radio talk show. He was a director of speech-writing for President George H.W. Bush and has worked as a USA Today columnist, Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Times, deputy editorial page editor of the Detroit News and frequent substitute for radio host Rush Limbaugh.[52] Snow died July 12, 2008, at age 50 after an unsuccessful battle with colon cancer.

Bill O'Reilly

The O'Reilly Factor had been the most watched cable news program, until O'Reilly was fired from Fox News on April 19, 2017, due to alleged sexual harassment. O'Reilly has interviewed Barack Obama and other high-profile guests on his show.

"FOX News destroys NBC and CNN on cable every night. We cover the news. We don't ignore it. And we don't denigrate it." - Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly is a registered independent, but sides with Republicans on most issues, excluding several Christian causes. Bill O'Reilly wrote the best seller "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity." Like Sean Hannity and other commentators on Fox, O'Reilly's role was that of an independent contractor, expressing his own opinions, not those of Fox News, as opposed to the networks news anchors, like Shepard Smith.

The Five

The show that replaced Glenn Beck's ratings dominance is 'The Five', described as a “roundtable ensemble of five rotating FOX personalities...."[53]

Most often, the show pits Juan Williams, (formerly Bob Beckel) a consistent defender of every Democrat Party talking point, against a panel of conservative or libertarian opponents. 'The Five' features Williams, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, and Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Sarah Palin

The network confirmed in January 2010 that the former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin had signed a multiyear contract to appear on the news station periodically. Potentially in a format similar to LtCol (ret) Oliver L. North's "War stories" documentary series.[54]

Palin left in January 2013 looking to take her message to a "larger audience", but returned as a political commentator under a new contract in June 2013.[4]

Red Eye

Red Eye is a hybrid news / comedic satire show hosted by Thomas Shillue, who replaced Greg Gutfeld, who moved on to his own program. The show appears on Fox News at 3:00 a.m. EST on weekdays. Their ratings are remarkable for the time slot.[55]


The ratings came out for September and Red Eye is up over 30% in total viewers and up 50% in the key demo (25-54) since July. They have more overall viewers than every CNBC show, every MSNBC show that is on before Hardball, most of HLN, and American Morning on CNN.

September 2010 was the third anniversary of Red Eye and it was noted that their rating for 3:00 a.m. EST beat out CNN,


This time, the show had better ratings in the A25-54 demographic than Campbell Brown at 8pmET and Larry King at 9pmET, and tied Anderson Cooper at 10pmET (Monday-Thursday).

Fox News Channel and Homosexuality

see also: Fox News and homosexuality and Homosexuality in the media

Currently, the Fox Broadcasting Company website declares concerning the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA):

NLGJA Annual Conference and Job Fair

Fox News is a regular exhibitor at these annual Job Fairs. News Corp sponsored the opening reception for first-time attendees in 2006, as well as sponsoring workshops on Journalism in various colleges in 2007.[56]

In 2010, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association declared that Kelly Wright, a Fox News Channel representative, attended NLGJA's 15th Annual New York Benefit.[57] According the Fox News Channel website: "Kelly Wright is co-anchor of "FOX & Friends Weekend" as well as a general assignment correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC)."[58] Wright is a graduate of the Christian university Oral Roberts University.[58] In January 2010, the pro-life website published by Jill Stanek claimed Kelly Wright is a pastor.[59] According to Christianity and the Bible, homosexuality is a sin.

The Traditional Values Coalition states the following regarding the Fox News Channel and the issue of homosexuality:

The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association has hundreds of members and is heavily funded by Hearst newspapers, Knight-Ridder, CBS News, CNN, Gannett, NBC, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, and more. Major newspapers throughout the U.S. have homosexual activists on their staffs who filter what you read about homosexuality.[60]

Accuracy in Media had this to say about the Fox News Channel:

Media organizations which underwrote the convention included NBC News, Times Inc., Turner Broadcasting, Knight-Ridder, the Washington Post and Fox News Network. That’s right - Fox News. This is supposed to be a conservative network. ABC, NBC, CBS, the New York Times, and USA Today all sent recruiters to the event, to hire open gays as journalists. Fitzpatrick comments, "By treating the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as a legitimate counterpart to black and Hispanic journalists’ associations, these media organizations showed that they agree with the notion that homosexuals, a group defined by behavior rather than immutable characteristics, constitute a bona fide minority."[61]

In February 2018, under pressure from left-wingers, Fox News removed an editorial from its website by its own executive editor John Moody for criticizing the growing focus in the Olympics on the race and sexuality/homosexuality of athletes rather than how athletic they are.[62] When removing the editorial, Fox News stated that "John Moody’s column does not reflect the views or values of FOX News and has been removed."[62] Moody resigned less than a month after the editorial.[63]

Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue

see also: Bill O'Reilly and the homosexuality issue and Homosexuality in the media

The American Family Association reported the following in regards to Bill O'Reilly who host the O'Reilly Report which is a popular program on the Fox News Channel:

On February 11, 2004, Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, featured Kevin Jennings, the executive director of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.) Jennings, a former teacher turned homosexual activist, along with a lesbian counterpart, discussed GLSEN's new pro-homosexual curriculum on marriage being marketed to children and youth in public schools all across America under the guise of "tolerance."...

O'Reilly, watched heavily by conservatives and Christians alike, shocked much of his constituency on September 3, 2002, when he publicly announced his support of homosexual rights in the nation's largest “gay” publication, The Advocate. His sympathetic, lenient views on “gay” adoption and his mixed-message stance on “gay” marriage have caused great dissent among his loyalists - and no doubt cost him viewers.[64]

WorldNetDaily stated the following regarding O'Reilly and his exchange with the ex-homosexual and evangelical minister Stephen Bennett:

Fox News is threatening to sue a prominent evangelical minister in the ex-homosexual movement who engaged in a volatile exchange over biblical morality on the top-rated television program "The O'Reilly Factor" in September.

Stephen Bennett, who says he left his homosexual lifestyle nearly 11 years ago, has distributed a 60-minute audio tape program called the "The O'Reilly Shocker," in which he responds to host Bill O'Reilly's characterization of people who take the Bible literally as "religious fanatics.".

Bennett said he has received hundreds of e-mails from viewers of the segment who said they were outraged at O'Reilly's "anger and verbal abuse."[65]

In response to the threatened lawsuit of the Fox News Channel the Agape Press reported:

But Mike DePrimo, senior litigation counsel for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy, which represents Bennett, says Bennett has a right to distribute a recording of the program -- and that his use of the tape is legal under copyright law's allowance of fair use and comment.

"The law provides that even copyrighted material may be used, provided it's used not for commercial gain but for comment," DePrimo says. "Stephen Bennett used the material from the O'Reilly show simply to rebut the arguments O'Reilly put forward."

The attorney implied there may be another reason the popular O'Reilly wants the distribution of the tape stopped -- and it has to do with image. "O'Reilly promotes himself as a conservative," DePrimo explains. "In fact, Bennett's tape shows that O'Reilly is simply another media elite who's advancing the homosexual agenda -- and he doesn't want to be exposed for what he is."[66]

Bill O'Reilly describes himself as a practicing Roman Catholic[67] According to the Vatican individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.[68]

Peter LaBarbera Concerning Fox News and homosexuality

See also: Homosexuality in the media

In April 2009, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth wrote:

How fascinating that Wayne Besen (left) is given the opportunity to appear on FOX News, of all places..., to critique alleged “homophobic” attitudes and speech toward homosexuals — when he has such a well-deserved reputation for being one of the nastiest “queer” activists in the business.[69]

In March 2009, Peter LaBarbera declared:

Temple U. Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (left), a frequent guest on FOX News, believes Americans are “homophobic” because most still don’t like to see homosexuality (compared to heterosexuality) on TV or the big screen. We say Prof. Hill should get off his liberal high horse and stop lecturing Americans for their normal reaction to unnatural and immoral behavior....

Enough already. Gay sex is wrong, unhealthy (especially between men), and my hunch is it’s still pretty off-putting to most FOX viewers who are honest with themselves. And that’s OK. But I’ll go further: if there is a growing acceptance of homo-sexual behavior, especially among young people, that’s not a good thing but a sign of America’s descent into decadence, and our departure from a transcendent Judeo-Christian moral code that has served this nation well.[70]

In 2006, Peter LaBarbera wrote:

Fox News and Wal-mart are among the high-level ($10,000) sponsors of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) 2006 Convention in Miami (Sept 7-10 at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel). Every year, the NLGJA garners hundreds of thousands of dollars in Big Media sponsorships for its convention; this year it appears (based on the sponsorship list below) that the total is around half a million dollars in corporate support...

Our question for Fox News executives is: if you are truly “fair and balanced,” will you now give an equal and corresponding grant to Americans for Truth or another pro-family organization, say, Accuracy in Media, that counters the ubiquitous pro-”gay” spin in the media? We’ll be awaiting your answer.[71]

Rupert Murdoch

Hillary Clinton with media magnate Ruppert Murdoch.
Photo Courtesy Democrats Against Hillary.[72]

The Fox News Channel is a United States cable and satellite news channel. It is part of the Fox Television Stations Group, a subsidiary of Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Slated reported in 2008 that since 1997, Republicans have received a slight majority - 56% of the $4.76 million in campaign donations from the Murdoch family and the News Corporation's political action committees and employees.[73] However, Slate also reported in 2008: "Since Democrats won control of Congress in the 2006 elections, the company and its employees have given more than twice as much to Democrats as to Republicans."[73] Generally speaking, Republicans have less favorable views and policies concerning homosexuality than Democrats.[74] The Pew Research Center reported in 2010: "In broad terms, voters view the Democratic Party's ideology as the opposite of the Republican Party's: 58% say the Democratic Party is either very liberal or liberal..."[75] In the United States, twice as many liberals as conservatives (46% versus 22%) believe people are born homosexual and liberals generally have more favorable opinions about homosexuality.[76] In recent years, Rupert Murdoch has formed a relationship with the liberals/Democrats Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. In 2005, he invited musician Bono and Bill Clinton to a company conference on the environment, Islam in the West, and future of the world.[77]

Knighthood by Roman Catholic Organization and Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Rupert Murdoch has been married three times and divorced two times. Before Rupert Murdoch left his second wife, he was anointed as a member of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great, for his "unblemished character."[78]

The Roman Catholic Church's position is that having homosexual desires can be a choice in individuals but having homosexual desires is not a choice in respect to all individuals.[68][79] However, as noted earlier, according to the Vatican individuals should not engage in homosexual acts as they are acts of serious depravity.[68]

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