I used to watch FOX news all the time. They are, after all, “Fair and Balanced”. After watching O’Reilly for a while, I realized that wasn’t the case. For that matter, I also don’t think any other channel is really doing it any better.
But I got tired of watching FOX and switched to the world leader CNN. Actually I don’t even watch any news channel much except for a local news channel mostly for the weather reports. If I need the news or need it fast, I usually go online first and find what I need either from Google News or CNN.
And today I read a report from ABC News (because someone linked to it in a blog I read) that claims that War Takes Up Less Time on Fox News:
The [Project for Excellence in Journalism] independent think tank’s report freshens a debate over whether ideology drives news agendas, and it comes at a delicate time for Fox. Top Democratic presidential candidates have refused to appear at debates sponsored by Fox. Liberals find attacking Fox is a way to fire up their base.
“It illustrates the danger of cheerleading for one particular point or another because they were obviously cheerleaders for the war,” said Jon Klein, CNN U.S. president. “When the war went badly they had to dial back coverage because it didn’t fit their preconceived story lines.”
Fox wouldn’t respond to repeated requests to make an executive available to talk about its war coverage.
Obviously Klein of CNN is baiting here and you may say I bit. But I guess what I’m saying is I didn’t need this article to already believe it. It’s another reason I turn to the internet to find out what’s going on. I hit a headline and then I’m off to get the story from multiple sources.
UPDATE: According to Chong (of Cheech and Chong), all of the major news outlets are influenced by the Republicans. This is funny on so many levels.