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.
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!
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.
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 critical thinking and will go to great lengths to prove only their side. Could be dangerous if they fool people that a mass shooting isn't happening when it really is.
They lie too much and have gone with too many crazy theories. Plus, why try so hard to help an evil person? Think about it. To he'll with the opposite news channels as well.
Only truth and logical law.
Argument? The slander, the bias, the lies, the racism! Take your pick. Not to mention cancelling great shows in favor of horribly boring ones. Besides, at this point I haven't watched anything from Fox in years anyway. Just shut them down already before they cancel another potentially good show in it's 1st season that otherwise could've been created by any of the better companies. Or at least publically release any held rights so someone else could pick it up.
The FCC is an independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress. One of its functions is to ensure that television journalists are held to a higher standard when reporting the news. Basically, it attempts to protect people or television viewers from being given information that is deemed false or extremely misleading and harmful, based on current factual evidence. Anyone can report complaints to the FCC and the FCC will review them, punishing those who break the rules, as necessity dictates. Now, only those entities that are registered with the FCC will be reviewed by the FCC, and held to their standard.
Fox News is not registered with the FCC, and is not held to this standard. CNN and MSNBC are registered with the FCC and are held to this standard.
Now, the FCC does regulate local Fox-owned TV stations, but not Fox News.
Since Fox News is not subject to FCC regulation they are able to present things that may not be completely factual and get away with doing that. Whereas stations such as CNN and MSNBC are regulated by the FCC and cannot get away with doing that. Sure, CNN or MSNBC may lean certain directions, depending on the host, but they are regulated, and Fox News is not.
In 2007, TV Guide, a magazine that was owned at the time by Rupert Murdoch (now the CEO of Fox News), labeled Fox News an entertainment channel. And in 2015 Roger Ailes (a former fox CEO) said that he did not view the news networks like CNN and MSNBC as rivals, but instead considered the competition of FOX to be TNT, USA, and ESPN. In other words, he seemed to consider entertainment channels to be his competition rather than news networks.
All of the above information, besides viewing the program itself, is what has led many people to consider Fox News to be a fake or fictional news source.
That's not to say that Fox news never has any honest news, but it is to say that they can get away with presenting much more dishonest news than CNN or MSNBC.
The main issue that I have with Fox News is that many of their viewers don't know about the above information, and really believe everything they see on Fox News. This can cause confusion, and can lead to false or extremely misleading information being seen as factual or truthful. If Fox were willing to put a clear disclaimer, so that their viewers were aware of the truth, then I would say that they shouldn't be shut down. However, because of the confusion caused due to the absence of a clear disclaimer, I do feel like they should be shut down.
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.