Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:02 am

Marvin Gaye fired as head of Fox News


New memo to Fox News employees: “It is more important to get it right, than it is to get it on.”

Yeah, I’m sure they’re gonna get right on that. I notice that Beck, O’Reilly and Hannity still have jobs, so apparently it’s only the unintentional errors that can land you in hot water. This is, after all, the network that basically claims it has a constitutional right to lie to its viewers.

2 Comments

  1. So Lex,
    I assume that you think CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, are more truthful than Fox News. If the American public were thinking as you do then Fox would not be out drawing all of them for viewers, and I know you hold the American public in high regard since they elected Obama President. So which network is the most trusted in all the independent polls? It’s Fox for the simple reason that all the other networks have been caught with their pants down covering for the left or covering for the left by refusing to report a story. While Fox personalities such as Beck, Hannity, and O’Reilly are much more likely to criticize the agenda of the left, thay are also more likely to criticize the right than the other networks are to criticize the left. Why is this? It’s because the other networks are invested in the philosophy of the left and it is almost impossible for them reexamine their core beliefs in an objective manner. That’s why a seemingly intelligent Keith Olberman has to resort to calling Michelle Malkin “a mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it”, rather than objectively analyze whether it is proper for a school teacher to “promote”(my word)the President in the manner which it was done. Any objective person listening to the song the teacher had the children singing would have thought they were in Venezuela or Iran had the name been changed. In a public school at any level it is as improper to proseletize to any particular political view as it is to promote any particular religion.

    From tvbythenumbers.com for Fri Mar 5 2010

    FNC – 2,619,000 viewers
    CNN – 485,000 viewers
    MSNBC –778,000 viewers
    CNBC – 147,000 viewers
    HLN –424,000 viewers

    Fox has more viewers than all other cable news networks combined.

    From Fox News October 19 2009
    “White House Urges Other Networks to Disregard Fox News”

    Imagine that, with all of the other networks leaning to the left, the White House feels it necessary to marginalize Fox. This tells you the respect the current administration has for freedom of speech, when they attempt to squelch the one TV brodcast voice that doesn’t do the goose step to their tune. There is only one way to describe the actions of the current administration as regards to free speech, and that is that they are against it. At least Fox is addressing the problems of their news reporting, something the other networks won’t do.

    Comment by Jon Firebaugh — Tuesday, March 9, 2010 1:20 am @ 1:20 am

  2. Jon, you’re confusing objective fact with a popularity contest. All your numbers prove is that a lot of people like having their misconceptions validated.

    Also, there’s a difference between cutting off access and interfering with freedom of speech. I don’t like either one, but what Obama’s administration said it was going to do w/r/t Fox (which, by the way, it has backed off on) does not rise, or sink, to the level of violating Fox’s First Amendment rights. Not even close, in fact.

    Comment by Lex — Tuesday, March 9, 2010 5:29 am @ 5:29 am


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