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  • Yes

    They pride themselves on being balanced and fair. If you listen to the show that they put on there you would understand that they do a wonderful job of making sure that they are balanced. Other networks tend to lean one way or another when it comes to politics. That makes it less enjoyable to watch.

  • Fox is less extreem than the other news sites:

    Fox news has always been known to tilt to the republican side, although they have a show with Glenn Beck (did I spell that correctly?) -Who is relatively racist and extreme, they also host shows such as family guy which are undoubtedly democratic. MSNBC had "technical issues during many of Romney's speeches however during Obama's speeches there weren't any failures, in addition I would like to point out that in most situations, news organizations will have multiple democrats arguing with a stupid republican or vice versa, i'm not sure what show it was but i was watching.. well.. maybe "The Morning Show," and There were several informed democrats making great arguments against this young and uninformed republican.

  • Not balanced, but the most balanced

    Fox News has a slant, but it brings both sides of the issues. You can have a panel and see both sides. The other networks bring a panel filled with people who all have the same opinion.

    I have to laugh that the comments that say that Fox News is not balanced point to the opinions of commentators, not the news stories. And even the commentators bring in both sides.

  • Every network is bias.

    The one things everyone does is watch and listen to what they want to hear; whether be conservative or liberal. Conservatives will be draw to Fox News because of the shared values. The same goes for for liberals with CNN and MSNBC. It is hard to listen and accept opposing views on things. The facts are what's important. Sometimes we have to view alternate sources to see where this consistencies are. I view Fox News because of the shared values and opinions along with the facts at hand. Don't criticize until everyone watches Fox News with an "open mind."

  • They are by default

    Obviously they lean right, the fact they have conservative based shows gives another viewpoint from the traditional liberal news. Msnbc is a network of democratic talking points, and don't even try and hide their stance and CNN, while giving less opinionated hours of news don't provide a major counter to their openly liberal "news" anchors.

  • fair and balanced

    Now fox says they are fair and balanced. That is mostly true because of shows like "Hannity" and "The O'Reilly Factor" they bring on 1 conservative and 1 liberal to debate an issue. That seems fair to me. Sometimes he brings on a liberal and debates them himself and usually wins. He may talk over them but thats to correct them. The five has 1 liberal and 4 conservatives now that doesnt sound fair but other shows like on MSNBC ed schultz show the ed show he brings on 3 liberals and hes a liberal himself so its like a panal of agreement to make liberals look good. All networks have their bias and fox is bias towards conservatives but are the most fair in the way they present heir news. They are also 55 percent opinion and 45 percent news while MSNBC is 85 percent Opinion and 15 percent news. Fox has guys like Shepard Smith who has 2 shows and those shows are strictly news and no politics or opinion in it. Special Report with bret baier is part opinion and mostly news. He brings on a panal of conservatives and liberals. Fox also use to have a show called Hannity and Colmes where a conservative, Sean Hannity often debated Liberal, Alan Colmes. The facts are fox news is the least bias.

  • Criticism is good.

    Conservative radio dominates but where is there a balance of opinion in political view in the internet news media? Looking at the popular vote in presidential elections over several decades one could assume that the nation is approximately 50/50 supportive of left or right platforms. To me news should be factual but if it does contain opinion give me both sides not one and then let me decide. My opinion I see little "balance" from the media. (Another opinion), here you are criticizing Fox but where is there criticism of Obama and the rest of the left side?. When I read CNN and MSNBC (and read as often as Fox) I am lead to believe that Obama and the left side are above criticism and half of the electorate (nation) has nothing to say. Guess what? I have an opinion that is worthy as yours and I am happy to have a fox in the hen house.

  • Fox News is the LEAST balanced Network.

    Fox News only shows things how they see them, not as things actually are. They are stuck seeing the world as conservative, and republican. The news anchors do not show any actual news, but they warp it to fit their own viewers needs. An example of this is how they predicted that Mitt Romney would win in a landslide, even though every other network said it would be close, or that Obama would win. Fox News will always exist in their own delusions and nothing will probably ever change that.

  • Not even close

    Fox news may claim to be fair and balanced, but they are not even close. They have shows with anchors such as Bill O'Reilly. How can that possibly be balanced? At least other channels know that they have bias. Fox completely denies their bias. They have a clearly conservative lean and fail to look at things from both side of the spectrum. "The five" is a show which often has four republicans and one democrat. Fair and balanced? I don't think so.

  • I don't think so

    There has been plenty of stories abut FOX News in the press. None of the stories paint them in the most positive light. I think anytime you blatantly disrespect your President on such a public platform with smear campaigns you are not the most balanced network. The network is called FOX NEWS not the Network that dislikes the President of the United States

  • Fox is known as the Republican network for a reason.

    Fox news is not known for being balanced or being the place to turn to in order to get accurate and unbiased news. They are known for being extremely biased in favor of conservative values. Awhile back, the website for Fox news posted a photo of President Obama napping with a subtitle about him sleeping and relaxing rather than getting any work done. There is also their reaction to President Obama coming out in support of same sex marriage, where they said that he had flip flopped and declared a war on marriage. So no, Fox news is not the most balanced network, they are perhaps one of the most unbalanced.

  • Ruperts Puppets doing their job.

    Well Rupert Murdock realised a long time ago in England how to get a huge lightweight working class to buy his newspapers simply by sensationalising stories with fiction along with page three girls in bikinis.

    Just compare a salivating Mr Geraldo and his excited news reports along with the generally bleached blonde females with six inch stilettos, fluttery eyelashes and image conscience personas to other networks. These people are not employed for their intelligence but sensational journalism (fictional if needed) and sex appeal. Musician Don Henley said it well with the song "Dirty Laundry"

    Basically 24/7 attack Obama with little other informative news.
    Then we have the arrogant Bill O'Reilly and Shaun Hannity that simply talk over a guest with an alternative view as gets done on "the five" with the same tactic used on the one lightweight democrat

  • Ruperts Puppets doing their job.

    Well Rupert Murdock realised a long time ago in England how to get a huge lightweight working class to buy his newspapers simply by sensationalising stories with fiction along with page three girls in bikinis.

    Just compare a salivating Mr Geraldo and his excited news reports along with the generally bleached blonde females with six inch stilettos, fluttery eyelashes and image conscience personas to other networks. These people are not employed for their intelligence but sensational journalism (fictional if needed) and sex appeal. Musician Don Henley said it well with the song "Dirty Laundry"

    Basically 24/7 attack Obama with little other informative news.
    Then we have the arrogant Bill O'Reilly and Shaun Hannity that simply talk over a guest with an alternative view as gets done on "the five" with the same tactic used on the one lightweight democrat

  • Balance means Impartial and Neutral

    Fox News is clearly biased in favor of conservative politics. That's not balanced, that's skewed. The entire channel is a propaganda arm for the Republican party and big-business corporations preying on the credulity and self-congratulatory pretensions of an aging Baby Boomer population. The great majority of their coverage is structured specifically to cater to the sensational, low-brow and narrow-minded interests of their demographic with the surreptitious intent of molding and mobilizing popular perception and consequently public policy in a slimy bid to advance greedy, blind and voracious self interests. No matter how many layers of "patriotic, God-loving, free-market, fair and balanced reporting" makeup they plaster over their faces they simply can't hide the ugly truth of their manipulative agenda from an ever-more cautious and skeptical population.

  • Fox News is very conservative and heavily biased against liberals.

    There is no balance in the Fox News network. Fox News repeatedly takes jabs at the liberal agenda and works very hard to make liberal politicians look bad. Furthermore, Fox News reporters have been under fire for making sexist and racist remarks on air. The network is very openly conservative. In order to be balanced, it would need to be much more moderate in its coverage.

  • Five years ago, I'd have said yes.

    Nowadays, FNC has become an uber-right winged mirror image of it's uber-left winged competitors. FNC bills itself as fair and balanced, but more than ever the skew in their broadcasts is sharply conservative. While FNC does parade a number of liberal commentators in their programming, there are almost no centrist views given. Big name hosts like Bill O' Reilly and Elizabeth Hasslebeck seem to feel it is their duty to shame and chastise viewers into accepting their mindset in the same manner of a Piers Morgan or Chris Matthews.

    While it is good to have a media outlet willing to present facts from an alternative perspective, to call FNC balanced is being far too generous.

  • Nowhere near being close to it.

    First of all, there are several studies that report that Fox News viewers are less informed than viewers of other news stations - even people who don't watch any news. Recently, an interview was cut off right after it began because the person they were interviewing didn't say what they wanted to hear. Think about it - when do you ever hear good news about anything on Fox? They couldn't even believe that Obama had won the election...


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