As I’ve said before, Fox News is not conservative at all. At best, it’s centrist. Fox News only seems conservative next to the other “alphabet” networks that stand somewhere to the left of Pol Pot.
Fox News prides itself on offering “fair and balanced” reporting. Why is that any cause for pride? Consumers of news should demand the whole truth and nothing but. There is no middle ground between good and evil. Satan already has enough spokesmen, and spokeswomen too. A presstitute is a presstitute is a presstitute, Faustian sellouts all.
If Fox News refuses to deliver the goods, then I’ll get my news from Breitbart, from Sun News, from PJ Media, from Drudge, from The Blaze, from our own correspondents, from face-to-face contacts, and from a multitude of other sources (just for starters, click HERE to see the 1389 Blog blogroll). You can do the same. You can’t just sit back and be fed your information from the tube; you have to make some effort, but it’s your responsibility as a citizen, a voter, and a human being to inform yourself.
As for Fox News, I wouldn’t even call them “fair and balanced” any more. If they can foist the likes of Alan Colmes and Bob Beckel on us, then why can’t they give us Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin as an antidote?
It’s all because Roger Ailes put his finger in the wind, made his own dubious guess as to which way the wind was blowing at the moment, and changed course. It’s all about making a short-term profit; it isn’t about his duty to bring us the truth.
(h/t: Noisy Room)
(Newser) – Is Fox News going moderate? Not exactly, but Roger Ailes has consciously made a “course correction” from hyper-partisanship back toward the center, sensing that the public has grown weary of the Tea Party, he tells Howard Kurtz of Newsweek. Glenn Beck’s inflammatory rhetoric in particular “became a bit of a branding issue for us,” he says, as did Sarah Palin’s use of her Fox platform to promote herself as a possible GOP savior.
Ailes isn’t playing nice with the GOP’s 2012 candidates either, instructing his hosts to foster conflict amongst them. That’s drawn grumbles from Rush Limbaugh and others, but Ailes dismisses the critics, who he says “think we’re in someone’s pocket.” He also used the interview to dish some gossip on his hosts, complaining that Sean Hannity is “predictable,” revealing that Bill O’Reilly “hates Sean and he hates Rush because they did better in radio than he did,” and saying that he occasionally has to scold Shepard Smith for defending Barack Obama.
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Roger Ailes supposes that American viewers have grown weary of the Tea Party, but does the evidence support him? Alexis Garcia at PJM begs to differ. See:
- The Daily Beast: Roger’s Reality Show – Roger Ailes Repositions Fox News
- Washington Times: Compromise is good, right?