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  1. Hyksos

    Hyksos

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    So was thinking, everyone blames the MSM for reporting biased facts and advocating liberalism (which is largely true.) But with Fox News trumping all other news station by an extremely large amount, wouldn't that mean that Fox is now the MSM as more people tune in to it than any other source?
     
  2. Sandbag

    Sandbag Chief-Rocker

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    Not at all. MSM denies their bias. Fox has no problem explaining the difference between the news reports and the opinion shows. Fox knows who they are and are winning for it.
     

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    In spite of Fox's much-larger numbers, there are still a huge number of Americans who believe what is reported by the "MSM" is the full truth. Plus, "MSM" is more than just the television and print news companies. The entertainment industry (music, television, movies) is lumped in, too.
     
  4. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Fox is the No. 1 CABLE news network. Even though viewers are way down some 20 million people every night get their news from one of the three broadcast networks. Compare this to around 2 million viewers for Fox and you can see Fox is far from dominant. While the big 3 networks don't speak entirely with one voice their outlook ranges from extremely liberal to even more liberal so lumping them as a group is not out of line.
     
  5. OKgetdown

    OKgetdown Dumb Ape

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    Of course its mainstream.

    Fox is definitely a "conservative" outlet. So I find the phrase "Fair and Balanced" to be kind of funny.

    Dont take that as a defense of other news outlets.
     
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    It used to be that the MSM were ABC, CBS and NBC along with major news papers like NY Times and the like, along with magazines like Time and News Week. Compared to them these days Fox, a cable news channel (only 14 years old I believe), is demolishing them along with MSNBC and CNN in ratings (and has been doing so for a year or so). Its so bad that even when you combine several hours worth of the other's shows viewership Fox still beats them with one time slot.
     
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    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Yet Fox, like Sarah Palin, seems to terrify the MSM to the point of obsession. .
     
  9. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    It's true, and a source of great amusement for me.

    Just look at douggmc's reaction above. Liberals are scared to death of Fox because it challenges their monopoly on the news.
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    Fox does not just challenge their monopoly but their world view. It upsets them greatly as it should but all of them have their agenda's.
     
  11. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Fox has a number of acknowledged conservative commentators but if you just look at their news coverage most of the time it lives up to their "Fair and Balanced" motto. Fox has way more liberal analysts than the MSM has conservative ones.
     
  12. kestrou

    kestrou Pin Member #4

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    The "split" amongst the outlets is only intensifying too.

    Glenn Beck came from CNN to Fox, John Stossel came from ABC to Fox...

    kestrou
     
  13. 9lock

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    Liberal/Conservative:rofl:Yeah! That IS the Motive isn't it, AND the reason I shut down ALL that propaganda 2 years ago and never looked back.