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Fox News: Love It, Hate It, or Tolerate It?

This could be the definitive documentary about that great wedge issue that is Fox News. I'm not casting aspersions at the "Fair and Balanced," but you know it's true: people either love it or hate it. Last night The Daily Show ran an amusing and pointed profile of the foxy network. It's a two-parter, but it's Friday! Take a break and check it out.

OK, I admit I have been known to make a critical remark or two about Fox News around here, but it's a complicated relationship. I don't hate the notion that a network should be able to provide a specific lens by which to view the news, but I do find some of their techniques a little ham-fisted. Be conservative, that's great — just don't be cheesy about it? But then loud noises, aggressive flag/explosion graphics and Alan Colmes scare me a little, so I tend to stay away. Not because I don't agree with them, just that it's not my preferred method of news delivery.

How about you? Are you a Fox News watcher, or a member of the Outfoxed nation? Do you love it? Hate it? Don't see what the big deal is? If you're a watcher, do you think that it tells objective news, or do you like it specifically because it's news that makes an argument?

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CPhT-007 CPhT-007 9 years
I want an unbiased channel that speaks to the moderates not the far left or right. The people that Make up the majority of the people in this country. (I myself a moderate Democrat who is voting for Mc Cain in '08
CPhT-007 CPhT-007 9 years
I watch The Daily Show to get my news and FOX NEWS to get my laughs. (Especially Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera)
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Sigh :oy:
zawackirz zawackirz 9 years
gag me. I hate Fox news, conservative bullshit. Talk about a spin.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
And by you, I don't mean the previous poster, I mean universal you.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Most of what should have been said has been said here. All of you so vehemently against Fox only state that it is biased and conservative/republican. While anyone with half a brain would see that every other station was biased too. So, end result, everyone has a station that will tell them what they want to hear. So, you play with your toys and let other people play with theirs.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
The myth of the "liberal media" is one of the greatest achievements of Republican strategists. Even Scott McClellan, Bush's former press secretary, said the press did not question the administration as it should have in the lead up to the war: "If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration's rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. . . . In this case, the "liberal media" didn't live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served."
riotgeek riotgeek 9 years
Faux news? Pass.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
Not a Fox fan at all! I'm CNN till the day I die! That is a Republican station, I'm not!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
Going to be really blunt here. Fox News is a biased, freakish trip. I remember watching it early on and thinking "wait...what?"...something felt wrong with the whole thing. I thought maybe (briefly) it was a joke, or maybe it was part of a specific network, with a set agenda (sort of like how a fundamentalist religion channel has their own "News programs", Fox was for the right the equivalent. (To be honest, I still think it is.) Years later, it still feels bad. Amusingly is the word I would use except that it still passes as news. And finally, Bill O'Reilly is a rude, posturing, assuming, loudmouthed, biased jackass who wants things his own way and when he does not get them, throws a royal strop. I have never seen someone treat his own guests so badly. And when you put someone up against him who has superior brainpower and conflicting views, he is lucky to get in a word before O'Tantrum turns off his mic or just turns the entire broadcast into an interrupt-athon. (Oh god I hate this man, can you tell..hehe) Saying all that.. The state of broadcast journalism in the USA and the UK both leave a lot to be desired and I don't make time for television anymore. If I want news, I read as much as I can find on the net, from as many sources on BOTH sides as I see fit. THEN I decide how I feel about it, based on my findings. To me true liberalism means keeping an open mind, so I try to see everything from both sides. Saying all that.....I still think Fox sucks, and before we start saying Liberals have "faces like that for being angry all the time", I will remind you good people that Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh and Donald Rumsfeld are hardly model cover boys.... :D Long live the internet!
graylen graylen 9 years
I don't watch either, but I read both FoxNews and CNN online. I figure the truth is somewhere in the middle.
Sugarblonde Sugarblonde 9 years
No offense but you point out "fox biases" but you are bias in what you post and your views definitely come out by that. I find it funny how people are hippocrites about certain things. I watch fox and cnn... they really aren't that much different from each other. I don't really understand why others have to scapegoat fox when the entire media creates whatever agenda they want. I was talking to a guy that worked for ap about how my stepbrother played with the Iraqi children when he was on tour & how they followed him around like idols. I asked him why these stories aren't shown... he said "it's not what people want to see."
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
It's absoutely nothing but propaganda, using the the strategy of incitation of rage over pesky rational things like facts and truths. Yeah, I wholly abhor and disdain it.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Its so sad when people count Colbert and the Daily Show as news sources... thats like getting your news from South Park!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
"The only news shows I watch are the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Because they tell it like it is. No Faux news for me." :rotfl: This has to be the funniest comment ever. Oh the irony
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Nancy Grace has all the "Grace" of a rambunctious rhino...NONE!!! I don't know what annoys me more...her eyeliner or her roots. PS: My tv automatically goes on MUTE when she appears.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Nancy Grace gives me nightmares. I'm pretty sure she's the creature hiding in my closet late at night, waiting for me to fall asleep so that she can eat my soul.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Nancy is freakin scary Jill! But if you want her, you got her! :)
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Rupert Murdoch said that he was creating a network that would have an intentional bias to the right, to counter what he saw as bias to the left. Fox admits Fox is bias.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
". fox is in the middle... they just tell the facts the way it happens" :ROTFL:
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Colmes!! Nooo!!! I want to be Nancy Grace!! Then I can screech! Fun!
sarita51 sarita51 9 years
fox is not "conservative" or "right wing". it just so happens that a lot of other networks are so far left that being in the middle is now considered on the right. fox is in the middle... they just tell the facts the way it happens. an absence of bias in the media apparently doesn't sit well with a lot of people.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
The only news shows I watch are the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Because they tell it like it is. No Faux news for me.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Sanjaya?! Isn't he from last seasons American Idol?
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Sorry UnDave is Sanjaya forever!
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