Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fox News vs. Republicans

An interesting article in Newsweek today argues that the Republican establishment is rejecting Fox News.

This only makes sense, as the Republicans are part of the same good ole boy network that the Democrats are part of. I can't imagine rank-and-file politicians favoring any network that can stir up the masses.

I'm not a fan of Fox News (I never watch it). I've always found CNN to be relatively impartial until Lou Dobson left. Now I just glean my news from internet news sources. But I find this new twist on network news to be fascinating!


Gary Baker said...


Like you, I go all over the net for news and commentary. I like Fox because they tend to bring out stories on the current administration that a lot of the channels don't seem interested in, but the Republicans, like any organization, can certainly benefit from some scrutiny. I know they haven't been pushing very hard for my values for some time.

Sometimes I imagine a world where all of the news is reported by robots. All of the facts are verified, or if that's impossible there is some kind of rating to gauge the reliability. The background context for everything is available by link so that you can understand what was said and under what circumstances. It's not going to happen, but that's part of my nerdly version of utopia.

Three Score and Ten or more said...

You've given up on Fox News, I gave up on Newsweek about six years ago and cancelled my subscription when it began to favor opinion and interpretation over fact.