NO! - Fox provides a form of "news." Their "news" just happens to contain false & misleading information.
4% (2 votes)
YES! - Fox is not honest, objective, journalism. It's right-wing "propaganda" and should be labeled as such.
96% (46 votes)
Total votes: 48

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MarleneG 2 years 25 weeks ago

Fox
Opinion
eXtreme

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Kat Bradley-Bennett 2 years 25 weeks ago

Absolutely! Fun to see you on Ed Schultz tonight, BTW, Thom!

david c. 2 years 25 weeks ago

MEDIA CRITIC: Since the mid-70's I have been closely following current events (via, for example, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, C-SPAN, ABC-TV, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, FOX, Time magazine, Businessweek, Forbes, Scientific American, Nat'l Geographic, Rolling Stone...and now also Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Drudge Report, Thom Hartmann, Current TV, etc.) And yes, to me the Fox News right-wing commentary programs are mostly bombastic garbage.

However, their weekday evening 'Special Report...' is more informative than the other three major networks [NBC/ABC/CBS] combined. And yes (sometimes to my amazement) it comes close to balance (giving both sides) because, I assume, they want to maintain access-to-power and/or want to be regarded as reputable news organization? Whatever the reason, again, I usually gain a more thorough understanding of what is going on (from their perspective there in Washington, D.C.) than from the other major broadcast news outlets. However, The PBS News Hour and NPR's All Things Considered (+ Morning Edition) also come close to producing comprehensive coverage (albeit, when slanted, it's seems to consistantly be towards the political-left).

Granted, the last 20 minutes of 'Special Report' always features at least one right-wing( commentator on their discussion panels. But also they regularily bring in reporters from The Washington Post and/or Mara Liason (PBS), A.B. Stoddard (The HIll), etc. So, again, in my opinion, it's good stuff. But yeah, for now, you guys there; The Thom Hartmann Show and The Rachael Maddow Show are telling some of the the most powerful truths about what's going on and why.

And let's be fair; MSNBC-TV features their own line-up of unabashed left-leaning advocates (i.e., Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Hayes, Alex Wagner, Mika Brzezensky, Rev. Sharpton, Martin Bashir, Dylan Ratigan).

PanBlaiz 2 years 25 weeks ago

Fox so-called news is not news at all. The whole entire Fox "news" network is opinion and thus should be labeled, promoted and advertised as such and be treated as pure commentary.

But I'm afraid that Fox is not the only biased news network, it just so happens that Fox is the worst culprit and is blatantly obviously a mouthpiece of the GOP and always tows the big business corporate party line. How is it when a "news" network such as Fox only covers issues from one side, it can be called fair and balanced? It can't and therefore should not be called a news network.

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GypsyO53 2 years 25 weeks ago

Fox (FAUX News) is absolutely disgusting. Also, want to state I was thrilled to see Thom on MSNBC, would love to see him on more frequently - everyone needs to be inspired by his extensive knowledge of the truth in news.

Geraldine Rieman 2 years 25 weeks ago

I try to watch Bully O'Reilly to see what he is up to. He won't let people talk and he points his bullying finger and cuts them off. It is NOT fair and balanced, but so many people do NOT know this.

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PLSzymeczek 2 years 25 weeks ago

But MSNBC refers to itself as "The Place for Politics" and does not have the word "News" in its name (MSNBC = MicroSoft/National Broadcasting Company). And Dylan Ratigan is not a Progressive; he considers himself a libertarian.

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