UncleMatt wrote:Golly, I thought that Fox News was the number one "news" station...
I have seen many right wingers claim that they have more viewers than all other news channels combined...
I believe this is true. The conservative component of the Nation is estimated to be about 40% of the Electorate. The Liberal component is estimated to be about 20% of the Electorate, with the non-partisan and ignorant making up the rest.
A News network which attracts the 40% is quite likely to have more viewers than all networks combined that are trying to get that 18%.
In any case, Fox News is a relatively recent phenomena. It's only made inroads in the last 2 decades.
So you are saying the democrats are in charge of Fox? Since you claim the dems are somehow in control of U.S media behind the scenes? How do those stats reflect on those who claim our media has a "liberal" bias?
You are trying to pull a bait and switch, and I'm not going to go along with it. The Vast majority of the Media (Which includes Movies, Theater, Newspapers, Television entertainment, and MOST News outlets) are very heavily left wing and extremely partisan Democrat.
Most of them are headquartered in New York and Los Angelos (Very heavily Democrat populations) and they are staffed by 100% Union members, (Very heavily aligned with the Democrat Party) many with degrees in Journalism (Very heavily slanted towards liberal leaning people) and are often involved intimately with Democrat politicians. Cokie Roberts, for example. Her Father was a Democrat Senator. Andrew Quomo. Father was Democrat Governor of New York. And So on.
Fox News is the exception. It is owned by a very Liberal man (Ruport Murdoch) who has seen the wisdom of providing a service that no one else is providing. (News without Liberal bias.) Some of his staff members (Roger Ailes) are highly conservative, and they hire conservative (and Libertarian types (like Bill O'Reilly.) to run the Show. Everyone else on the staff are probably Union Democrats.
And I am sure you can educate us all as to what Fox engages in that is not ethical or professional, since you have your finger on the pulse of all our media in a subjective, non-hypocritical manner...
That part you got right. Fox is not doing anything unprofessional. They are filling in the holes that the REST of the Media are leaving out unprofessionally. Read this entire thread, and perhaps you'll get a better understanding.