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Five facts about Fox News
Pew ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Jesse Holcomb

Posted on 02/09/2014 8:24:04 AM PST by KeyLargo

January 14, 2014

Five facts about Fox News

By Jesse Holcomb

One of the most closely observed—and powerful—figures in the news business, Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes, is the subject of a 560-page biography being released today. Even before its publication, “The Loudest Voice in the Room” by journalist Gabriel Sherman has triggered jousting matches between Ailes’ legions of critics and defenders.

Whatever one’s view of Ailes, it is undeniable that he has turned the 17-year-old Fox News Channel into a powerhouse that dominates the cable news ratings and wields substantial power in the world of conservative politics. Below are five facts about the organization that changed the face of cable news:

(Excerpt) Read more at pewresearch.org ...


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KEYWORDS: aliens; democrats; elections; fox; foxnews; homosexualagenda; liberal; mediabias; prolife; statesrights; talkradio; teaparty
This article is a month old but watching Fox this morning got me thinking about how much they are moving to the Left.

Anyway, prepare to barf today if you happen to see Faux News Sunday with Chris Wallace RINO, child of Mike Wallechinsky. The only one on the panel today that stood up for Conservatives was Laura Ingraham.

1 posted on 02/09/2014 8:24:04 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Doesn’t a Saudi royal have a huge stake in Fox?


2 posted on 02/09/2014 8:29:17 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

If so, it must be through a holding company.
Here’s a list of the major holders:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=FOX+Major+Holders


3 posted on 02/09/2014 8:34:06 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: KeyLargo

News Corp execs endorsed John Kerry in 2004.


4 posted on 02/09/2014 8:38:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: James C. Bennett

I was thinking that Fox could have a separate show called:

‘THE UNBALANCED’

— hosted by James Carville, Gerry Rivera, Great Van Cistern, Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Alan Colmes, Kirsten Powers, Shepard Smith, Susan Estrich, Santita Jackson, Howard Kurtz and a few others I can’t think of right now.


5 posted on 02/09/2014 8:43:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
A third of MSNBC viewers describe themselves as conservative? I think allowing people to self describe themselves skews all the numbers in these polls, making the results worthless. Also determining whether a story is pro-Obama or anti-Obama is very subjective. If at that time you said Benghazi it would have been labeled Anti-Obama.

I have been watching FOX since their existence. I don't notice any movement to the left. They may have a few more libs around, but they are idiots that get walked over by their counterparts.

6 posted on 02/09/2014 8:44:32 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: KeyLargo

1. Fox News was very tough on the last Democratic candidate for president. (But MSNBC was even tougher on the Republican).

Yes Fox is biased toward the right. And MSNBC is biased to the left. Hardly startling.

2.The Fox News audience skews more ideological than that of its two main competitors. The analysis says more about Pew than the fact does about Fox. There are other possible deductions - perhaps more Liberals misidentify their positions as mainstream rather than Liberal.

3.Fox News is expensive. The cable and satellite companies are not charities nor are they altruistic. They are paying for what they see as the value of the audience that Fox brings. If MSNBC could demand more fees, why would it not do so?

4. Fox still leads in audience, but that audience is smaller than it used to be. This fact is true for all three channels in the graph and more so for MSNBC. A neutral person might draw the conclusion that television viewership is moving to other technologies.

5. Fox outspends its rivals. If Fox outspends its rivals and it is receiving more licensing fees, one can conclude that its business plan is superior or “it takes money to make money.”


7 posted on 02/09/2014 8:51:28 AM PST by Makana (Self-esteem is the new intelligence. - Greenfield)
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To: Makana

Facebook I jnow isn’t news but some of my liberal friends posted how Russia could get a Olympics. I copied and pasted a reset speech by Hillary and Obama by the next morning delete.


8 posted on 02/09/2014 8:53:40 AM PST by scooby321
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9 posted on 02/09/2014 8:59:33 AM PST by RedMDer (are sHappy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: KeyLargo

I was very pleased to see Laura there today. I think she wiped the floor with all of them with the truth & facts. The capping came when Juan’s statement that he would rather Will Smith debate Laura:)


10 posted on 02/09/2014 9:02:25 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: KeyLargo

too many commercials and, worse lately, token idiot libs.


11 posted on 02/09/2014 9:05:09 AM PST by utax
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To: KeyLargo

Fox News was the work of Ailes, who worked for RIchard NixOn.

Nixon and his folks fought the liberal media which hated him for not being far enough to the left for them.

Nixon’s supporters wanted “fair and balanced” news coverage and advocated the Fairness Doctrine. The Nixon FCC used it in one case against NBC News and others against conservative religious broadcasters who wanted a military victory in Vietnam.

Fox News uses real conservatives and real conservative grievances as bait to lure conservatives in so they can be sold RINO ideas and RINO politicians as the solution.


12 posted on 02/09/2014 9:09:16 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: KeyLargo

Don’t watch Fox “were are left of left” News any more. Sick of the commies they are hiring. Tired of the homo lovers they have on the programs every stinking day. Tired of their butt kissing of the Obama Regime. So, I don’t watch Fox “We love Commies” News any more.


13 posted on 02/09/2014 9:11:25 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: KeyLargo

As long as the media’s bleeding-hearts are still criticizing Fox, you’ll know that they haven’t moved left.

When you start hearing Obama or Jay Carney praising Fox for their “bipartisan spirit”, then you can begin worrying.


14 posted on 02/09/2014 9:14:04 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: KeyLargo

You’re entitled to your opinion about “Faux”. The rest of us are, too.

And in the end, the market will decide. But that verdict seems to be pretty clear at this point.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 9:15:51 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

You’re entitled to your opinion about “Faux”.”

Wow!

Thanks Bob for allowing me to have an opinion here.

Are you really Bob Beckel? sarc....


16 posted on 02/09/2014 9:20:23 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The main thing that is disgusting lately about Faux News is their caving in to the homosexuals. This has got to be on orders from Roger Ailes. He sees the polls that suppossedly approve of homosexual “marriage”, and follows the polls. None of the full-time regulars on Faux News will say that they believe marriage is a man and woman. Not the first one of them. When the Boy Scouts caved to the homosexuals Faux News supported the Scouts and said it was a great idea. When the Kenyan allowed women in direct combat roles Faux News said it was good idea. The Five crew said “bless their hearts” if they want to serve their country exactly the way men have for 200 years. So with Faux News joining the other liberal media, what is their to watch? Nothing I guess. I’ll listen to more talk radio I guess. Mark Levin is my favorite.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 9:31:48 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: KeyLargo

I stopped watching FOX News about 4yrs ago, I no longer watch TV at all, I would drop cable but my wife must have her cooking, real estate, home rehab and shopping channels.

I get my news on the net, my entertainment on netflix and hulu, just watched Fist Full of Dollars last night on netflix, they also have Good the Bad and the Ugly, I never get tired of seeing Clint’s westerns.


18 posted on 02/09/2014 9:51:24 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: KeyLargo

Fox News is on many cable providers because customer demand made them. Never heard the same for any of their competitors.


19 posted on 02/09/2014 9:58:44 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nextrush

Fox News uses real conservatives and real conservative grievances as bait to lure conservatives in so they can be sold RINO ideas and RINO politicians as the solution.

***
Most brilliant description yet that I have seen of the Fox strategy!


20 posted on 02/09/2014 10:09:57 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: NKP_Vet; Nextrush

I agree with you 100&%, NKP.

And I would say that nextrush sums it up perfectly in #12:

Fox News uses real conservatives and real conservative
grievances as bait to lure conservatives in so they can
be sold RINO ideas and RINO politicians as the solution.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 10:14:02 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: KeyLargo
I really doubt that 32% of MSNBC's audience is conservative, especially since such a small share of the audience for shows like Hardball and Maddow identify themselves as conservative.

By Pew's own study, 43% of cable news viewers define themselves as conservative, 37% as moderate, 14% as liberal, so arguably Fox News just reflects the audience for cable news and does it rather well.

Also, if Fox News does spend more money than MSNBC, it's because FNC doesn't have a massive broadcast news network it can piggyback on (by the same token, though, Fox News's large share of the news audience may be explained in part by the fact that there isn't a broadcast or cable competitor for the conservative audience).

22 posted on 02/09/2014 10:57:05 AM PST by x
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To: x

“Fox News’s large share of the news audience may be explained in part by the fact that there isn’t a broadcast or cable competitor for the conservative audience).”

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23 posted on 02/09/2014 1:44:21 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Bigg Red

It was P.T. Barnum who spoke of a “sucker being born every minute”.

As far as Fox News and many talk radio programs are concerned, I’ve stopped being a “sucker”.


24 posted on 02/09/2014 9:52:54 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: KeyLargo
At the end Laura called it 3 against one...but basically said "bring it".

...yeah Laura, I was one of those screaming at the TV, especially at the establishment turd and the chickie who said "the illegals won't necessarily be voting demorat..."...guess she never heard of a place called California..

BTW, it was actually 4-1 with Wallace the Weasel...

...didn't matter, Laura kicked the hell out'of'em.

25 posted on 02/09/2014 10:05:21 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Starstruck

I watched fox on C-Band satellite before any cable companies had them and before Dish and DTV. They have slammed to the left.


26 posted on 02/10/2014 3:40:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Ingraham: We need immigrants to do the jobs Senators won’t do

http://www.lauraingraham.com/pg/jsp/general/webvideos.jsp?vid=615683188306841212

http://www.lauraingraham.com/site


27 posted on 02/10/2014 6:38:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Makana

“2.The Fox News audience skews more ideological than that of its two main competitors. The analysis says more about Pew than the fact does about Fox. There are other possible deductions - perhaps more Liberals misidentify their positions as mainstream rather than Liberal.”

I concur. WAY too many liberals label themselves conservative in an attempt to appear mature. The two friends of mine that are liberal truly believe they are conservative, as they expound the virtues of wealth redistribution, big government and restricting liberty.


28 posted on 02/10/2014 6:56:32 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Nextrush

As far as Fox News and many talk radio programs are concerned, I’ve stopped being a “sucker”.

***
How about Rush?


29 posted on 02/10/2014 7:48:23 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red

Rush Limbaugh grew up in the Republican party with his father and grandfather deeply involved including party office and public office, political appointments, Eisenhower appointed his grandfather an ambassador to India.

I accept that Rush isn’t going to come out and diss the GOP. How many cardinals diss the church, so to speak. He was spoken recently of Washington ‘governing against the will of the people’.

I listen to what he says but sometimes it sounds like an attempt to drag people into the idea the Republican Party are the ‘good guys’ like the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rush has been used by the GOP machine and the other hosts have been too. He says he’s not going to be a shill for the GOP and I am listening and shutting off once in a while to consider what I’m hearing.

Hannity because he uses so many GOPe guests loses a lot of credibility with me. He has a lot of cred to re-establish in my book.

Levin spoke recently of the notion of a better managed government. That’s not the real issue, its the existence of big government itself.

His constitutional change idea seems to be a way to occupy people’s time in the existing political system without having them ditch it for some third party notion. They talked it up here in PA back in 2005 after a big elected officials pay raise. It went nowhere.

Beck says he’s an addict who’s sober now. I identify with that and listen to him the most.

MY BOTTOM LINE IS THAT 95 PERCENT OF REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE FAKING OR REPUDIATING CONSERVATISM.

I wonder how many of the above hosts believe that.


30 posted on 02/10/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: LibLieSlayer
They have slammed to the left.

Besides Shepard Smith who are the lefty's that are hosting a show? They used to have Geraldo and Paula Zahn.

31 posted on 02/10/2014 9:52:27 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Oeily is left


32 posted on 02/10/2014 11:19:03 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
Oreily is left

O'Reilly is all over the place. The reason I didn't mention him is because he has been on FOX since the mid-90s so he wouldn't count as a recent move to the left.

33 posted on 02/10/2014 11:29:20 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe those “conservative” MSNBC viewers just watch “Lockup” and “Caught on Camera.”


34 posted on 02/10/2014 2:21:26 PM PST by x
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To: Starstruck

Very true.


35 posted on 02/10/2014 3:59:46 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: x

I do admit that I watch some of those programs.


36 posted on 02/10/2014 4:23:23 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: James C. Bennett

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a high ranking member of the Saudi royal family, owns part of NewsCorp...the parent company of Fox News. That is fact

Yes Fox News is Saudi and Wahaabi influenced.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 8:27:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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