While I am all for the freedom of the press and all of that good stuff in the first amendment, I think that we would all be doing the world a huge favor if we were to shut down Fox News and otherwise get rid of the filth that they broadcast.
Much like freedom of speech doesn't mean you can yell fire in a crowded theater, fox should be banned because it is interfering with our democracy. Yes, you may have your own opinion, but not your own facts. Fox lies, and study after study shows this. Yes, MSNBC is left leaning, but they do not fabricate or distort. The hosts are highly educated, serious people.
Fox was not given a license in Canada because they have a law that does not allow broadcasters to lie. Hmmm. Look, banning Fox aside, just look at the hosts. If you think Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, and the clowns on Fox and Friends and the five are people to take seriously, then you may have deeper issues with character judgement.
Bottom line, Fox does lie and distort, and a strong case can be made that the FCC should rescind their license. This is not a free speech issue, it is an issue of irresponsibility on our airwaves.
By the way, now that the GOP is trying to subvert our democracy by suppressing voting, they have crossed a line into the area of being decidedly un-American, and if you are a republican you need to seriously re-assess your party affiliation.
They are colluding with the White House and providing policy that Trump adopts........Sean Hannity has been proven to be feeding Trump opinions of the Station and the mouthpiece so called reporters distort and downright lie or worse yet, omit ...They attack the laws and condone collusion with Russia , etc. Disgusting and un-American
The misleading nature of virtually everything that is spoken aloud or implied on this and their affiliate networks damages all news. Fox tries to push their lies and filth as truth and in turn points to the truth spoken on other networks as lies. Fox and all it's affiliates and holdings are evil.
This product is not about informing people. The purpose is to play off people anger and fear to make money for The Murdoch family. Secondly it is to push views of extreme wealth who want more out of the average worker than they can get today. Its frogs in a pan wondering what the boiling smell is.
Although we majority of watchers do know MSNBC is the more liberal while Fox is more conservative MSNBC does and has more real journalist while Fox has more opinion and political staffers. This makes a big difference as to how the news is reported if you go down the list and compare those working in Fox and those working in MSNBC you can see the difference. While Fox has every right to program whatever they want within FCC Regulations they don't have the right to mislead people and therefore should not be called a News Station and they should inform their viewers ahead of time as to their programming. As someone who's parents fled Communism Cuba and had family members jailed under Castro regime when the misleading news is reported with the intention of creating division and some cases even creating so much automaticity that it is even creating violence. Dictators and Fascism begin with the distortion of reality and if enough believe it, it can be the beginning of a Civil War. When Our Founding Fathers Chose to put Freedom of Speech and the Press as our First Constitutional Right it was for a very obvious reason. If people would read and understand history they will see how Certain Extreme Controlling Governments come into power and Fox News understands this very well.
The Supreme Court has carved out exceptions to First Amendment protections for speech that threatens someone with violence, incites listeners to take illegal action, or is harmful in certain other ways. -
I have seen this in spades with Fox news. They are a public hazard, much the same as yelling Fire in a crowded movie theater.
Fox News should not be considered a News Station. Under our freedoms, Fox should consider however not as a News Station. Fox does have outstanding Journalists such as Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace but those are very few. There are more commentators and yes it is State TV. And the fact that people don't read or try read or get informed and have just become tribal this is how Dictators and Fascism come to be... Not to mention that I come from a Cuban American Family I came to this Country when I was 3 years old...
In a democracy we depend on the Press Press to provide us with the facts. Fox spins the truth into lies that support the trecherous elements of our government--those who are willing to sell us our to a hostile foreign power, i.e. Russia. We cannot afford to allow FOX to convey dysinformation and lies any longer. We are on the verge of a constittutional crisis and only the Free Press behaving as it was intended to behave, can save us.
It has gone on for years, but now Fox News and the Trumpers are out of hand. They are supporting a criminal, authoritarian regime and slandering good men and women and our most valued American Law Enforcement organizations in the process. This is absolutely unacceptable and the kind of thing that happens in fascist dictatorships.
No, I do not believe Fox News should be shut down. We have a thing in this country called freedom of the press. That enables these companies to report the news how they see fit. We as citizens are also able to decide for ourselves what news mediums we want to watch, and overwhelmingly Americans choose Fox News, as evidenced by its ratings.
Because we as a nation believe in the freedom of choice and the freedom to say what we want, there is no reason why Fox News should be shut down. If you don't like the content that they are putting out, then stop watching them. If enough people do, they'll go away.
I'm probably one of the most liberal people in the United States, and I don't think that Fox News should be shut down. It has many viewers that tune in to it every day, and even if I may disagree with their viewpoints, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Therefore, they should be allowed to use the channel to voice theirs.
You all want Fox News shut down is because you people favor left wing thinking. Since most of the media caters to the Left, it's bothersome for Liberals that there is a station that exposes the flaws of the Democratic Party. If you want to lie to yourself and say that MSNBC and even CNN are neutral reporting stations... I hate to break it to you but no such news agency exist, none with any success anyway.
Liberals tend to hear what they want to hear and conservatives tend to hear what they want to hear. We have to have a free press and freedom of speech. Otherwise we will be susceptible to propaganda and being fed only what the power brokers feed us. It is frustrating to me (and I'm sure many others) because all I want is the unvarnished truth with minimal or no bias. I want Mr. Spock. Its impossible to find this any longer. Integrity is sadly lacking on both sides of the aisle.
If you shut down one news outlet because you do not agree with their
opinon, then you have o shut down ABC, CBS, NSB, MSNBC and CNN because I do not agree with their opinion... Otherwise you have created sensor ship and if you can sensor one news outlet, then we can sensor one also... Which of course would not be acceptable to you... Correct?
FOX NEWS is the only news we receive that is fair and balanced. If FOX leaves what do we have? News as reported by CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC is skewed to the left. Has been for many years. FOX has the guts to report news from another perspective. There are always two (or sometimes more) sides to any story. The First Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees citizens and the press the right to speak freely without retribution. The Citizens should not be coerced into return to a tyrannical society or governmental system.
I admit that Fox News does have an overwhelming Conservative Bias, but so does every other News channel. You can't call something Biased, because every single human being on the planet is biased in some form or another!
Fox News is merely presenting it's Conservative view to the public just as MSNBC shows its liberal views.
If you don't like the network than simply don't watch it and find one you do like.
For once I can honestly say that the answer to the problems is to cherry pick.
Thanks for listening and God bless!
You're joking with this... Correct? Why do you all get to be the arbitors of who can report news in this country?? Who makes the decision?? Why should they listen to you?? There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who are sick of the liberal media... Sick of the slant and sick of the lies. I support Fox.
If Fox is so bad, why do they CRUSH the MSM in ratings? Must be a couple of conservatives out there, or a lot of folks just bored with MSM news. If no one watches it, it will go away. TV is all about ratings, if you don't get them you fail. Also, be careful of what you give away so freely, the tables could turn someday. Just don't watch if you don't like it.