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.
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.
Fox News should not be allowed to call themselves a news channel. They are allowed to lie, distort, and miss-inform the public under the guise of journalism. We don't have to shut them down, but we should insist they call themselves Fox Entertainment, or adhere to the expected ethics of honest reporting.
They do not deliver news. They spew propaganda. Poll after poll show that people who watch Fox News are the most misinformed and more likely to believe things such as Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11, Obama was born in Kenya, ....
What kind of democracy can we have when people base their voting decisions on lies?
They try to pressure our president into wars every time anything in the world happens. Once the president speaks in times of war we should unite. What I'm really worried about is this Cold War mentality that they still have. We basically have a congress that does nothing for the American people, Fox News is propaganda plain and simple for the Republican Party !!
Fox news has underlying racist, sexist and hateful tones but what is scary is the offensive manner that the reporters take advantage of news so that they can somehow always demonise and dehumanise minorities. Since this is airing on TV, some people watch it and think its legit in reporting. Its always bias and it can't possibly help the world. Its doing the exact opposite.
An organization that constantly slanders, performs libel, is so partisan it's painful to watch, and constantly throws out 'Brilliant' arguments to serious issues with retorts so illogical, it has to be intentionally so.
"Tide goes in, tide goes out; You can't explain that."
It's a joke, and is not a funny one, I would throw rotten tomatoes at them, but then i'd be the one at fault.
Until then, I believe they should be made to drop the 'News' from Fox News and insert a fictional disclaimer at the end, or have a curtain close, or have previews for next weeks disaster cause this, folks, is theatre.
Freedom of the press is one thing, misconstruing the facts for an agenda is another. Is it legal, yes, is it poison, yes. And poison kills. I've lost my parents to Faux News, it's like their cocaine... Wish I was joking.
Their awful lying is hard to watch. Even one or two of their commentators called out Trump. Otherwise they spread too much propaganda. The only station Trumps cult listens to. When we end up with a one party, long term leader maybe they will wake up. We're no better than third world countries now. SAD!
It just speads pro-Trump alt-right propaganda and distorts the news in a way that makes Trump look good. They make a mockery of the right to freedom of speach. They laugh at the fact they kids are getting slaughtered in schools and migrant kids are getting separated for their parents and locked in cages. All they care about is republicans "winning" and they don't care who that "winning" hurts. They want to take away womens rights, Lgbtq rights and the rights of immigrants coming into American. They portray Mexicans and Central Americans as criminals and rapists, which they are not. All they do is spread the fake news Trump wants them to.
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.
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.
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!
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'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.
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?
They report just as any other news source. For the people that don't like the hosts they give many opinions just as CNN and NBC. If you want a leftist paradise please leave the country. Beacause here we need balance of left and right. Thank you have a nice day.
You clowns say that you are for freedom of speech, but the moment somebody says something you don't agree with you want to call them down and assert that they are hateful just because their opinion is different then yours. Move to North Korea where socialism is the rule of the land and you can only make statements that agree with your government. You guys would have been shut down by your own line of thinking when slavery was the way in the USA. Luckily Republicans shut that down.