Fox News, GOP melding into one apparatus

The tight, interlocking relationship between Fox News and the Republican Party has become more and more obvious in the past year. But a new Politico piece raises a couple of interesting consequences to that arrangement:

“With the exception of Mitt Romney, Fox now has deals with every major potential Republican presidential candidate not currently in elected office.

The matter is of no small consequence, since it’s uncertain how other news organizations can cover the early stages of the presidential race when some of the main GOP contenders are contractually forbidden to appear on any TV network besides Fox.

C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully said that when C-SPAN tried to have Palin on for an interview, he was told he had to first get Fox’s permission — which the network, citing her contract, ultimately denied. Producers at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC all report similar experiences….”

As the Politico piece points out, the arrangement is great for Fox. They have the candidates under contract, which means that if you want to see Palin, Gingrich or Huckabee, you have no choice as a viewer but to turn to Fox. The system also enhances Fox’s position as kingmaker within the party. The candidates whom it puts under contract are rewarded with a straight pipeline to the Fox audience, which also happens to be the Republican base, while those excluded from Fox World operate at a great disadvantage.

It’s probably no accident that Romney, the most moderate of the GOP contenders, doesn’t get the guaranteed airtime of his competitors.

In effect, though, Fox and its candidate/stars are condemning themselves to an ideological ghetto. By not appearing on other outlets, the candidates not only lose access to a broader audience, they also aren’t forced to develop a broader message. Fox and its audience becomes their entire universe, and the only way to compete for popularity within that universe is to get more and more conservative.

The emphasis on party purity and loyalty intensifies. The circle gets tighter, the echoes get louder, the island gets smaller.

765 comments Add your comment

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
8:31 am

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
8:32 am

Peadawg

September 27th, 2010
8:32 am

You sound a little scared, Jay. Worried about November, much? It’s going be a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2010
8:34 am

Melding?

oops too late

Melded.

And it’s not good “news” for any of us.

Stonethrower

September 27th, 2010
8:37 am

Why should Mr. Bookman be afraid or worried about November? Is his job on the line or something?

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
8:38 am

“It’s going be a blast”

I think it will be too, but probably not in the same way that you think it will be. I won’t be a bit surprised if the GOP doesn’t have some big wins, and maybe even gain control of the Senate…but if they do, I think it will ultimately turn out to be a big loser for them. They won’t be able to force legislation through to the President, and they SURE won’t be able to count on him signing anything that is passed.

At this point in time, I think a split Congress will be good in the long run, because to get anything passed will require both sides to compromise and if they can’t, or won’t, do that…we WILL get to see which side is unwilling.

RW-(the original)

September 27th, 2010
8:38 am

They have the candidates under contract, which means that if you want to see Palin, Gingrich or Huckabee, you have no choice as a viewer but to turn to Fox.

Except that they aren’t candidates. If they announce that they are and then try to hide behind a contract you’ll have a story, but all you have now is…. well nothing.

Peadawg

September 27th, 2010
8:39 am

We’ve seen how good it’s done Obama to be on every other media source, eh Jay?

Peadawg

September 27th, 2010
8:40 am

“They won’t be able to force legislation through to the President, and they SURE won’t be able to count on him signing anything that is passed.”

So Obama turns into the President of NO?

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
8:41 am

In all honesty, that’s pretty much the crowd that those candidates will appeal to, so why not stay in friendly confines? That makes them appear to be viable candidates without exposing them to the general public and removing all doubt that they are not. I don’t watch Fox News much at all. Also, I don’t see myself voting for them unless they moved more to the center, and we all know that’s not gonna happen.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
8:41 am

I have a hard time believing any of the “news” channels. They all seem to spin things one way or the other.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
8:42 am

“So Obama turns into the President of NO?”

yep, that’s actually one of the main Constitutional responsibilities assigned to that job. To say NO to Congress.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
8:44 am

“They all seem to spin things one way or the other.”

Here’s a challenge for you: go to the major news sources and bring back examples of NEWS STORIES being spun. Not editorials, not op-ed…NEWS stories. I think you’ll be surprised.

F. Sinkwich

September 27th, 2010
8:46 am

As Fox News commentators I am not surprised they have exclusivity clauses in their contracts. Does Charles Krauthammer have the same restriction?

Also, I’m sure that once a candidancy is declared, the terms change.

Peadawg

September 27th, 2010
8:47 am

” To say NO to Congress.”

And saying NO to everything the Republicans suggest, the exact same he’s accusing the Republicans are doing, definitely won’t help him.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
8:48 am

“And saying NO to everything the Republicans suggest”

It has nothing to do with what they SUGGEST, it has to to with what they can get PASSED by Congress. Personally, I don’t think he’ll actually have to be saying NO very often.

Big D

September 27th, 2010
8:48 am

Well it’s about time the conservatives had an voice…let’s see now it’s still like five to one and you liberals are still bitching.
Could it be we have a better message?

Jackie

September 27th, 2010
8:49 am

FOX is basically a continious editiorial electronic “rag sheet.”
I contend the Wall Street Journal editorial page is the print equivalent of FOX, owned by Rupert. Murdoch.

RW-(the original)

September 27th, 2010
8:50 am

Except that they aren’t candidates.

Allow me to shove the word “announced” in there where appropriate.

And now it’s off to the forest….Bama forest that is.

Paul

September 27th, 2010
8:50 am

I believe RW-(the original) had the same reaction I did to:

“The matter is of no small consequence, since it’s uncertain how other news organizations can cover the early stages of the presidential race when some of the main GOP contenders are contractually forbidden to appear on any TV network besides Fox.

C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully said that when C-SPAN tried to have Palin on for an interview, he was told he had to first get Fox’s permission — which the network, citing her contract, ultimately denied. Producers at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC all report similar experiences….””

I’d like to expand on that a bit: IF the potential candidates have contractual arrangements regarding their work as commentators, I see the point. Fox pays them for their analyses. So another source, operating under the guise of an ‘interview’ gets that analysis for free?

If, on the other hand, the commentators announce their candidacy, then I would not expect that to fall within the scope of their contract with Fox.

On the other hand, when you have major progressive lobbying and special interest groups who either advocate Democratic nonappearance on Fox or who threaten those who do appear (another example of Ms Tucker’s “there are consequences for free speech”?), then… what’s the difference?

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
8:51 am

Well it’s about time the conservatives had an voice

啊我的 freaking 上帝! About time??? The conservative voice has dominated the airwaves since the 1980’s. How else would we be able to hear 24-7 about the “liberal media bias” and other conservative talking points ad nauseum.

Paul

September 27th, 2010
8:52 am

F Sinkwich

“As Fox News commentators I am not surprised they have exclusivity clauses in their contracts. Does Charles Krauthammer have the same restriction?”

Excellent question. I see on his website he’s open to giving speeches. Somehow, I think they would be about his opinions and analysis of political matters.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2010
8:53 am

“Fox and its candidate/stars are condemning themselves to an ideological ghetto.

oooh. Only 436 results when googling this particular word combo. I smell New Catch Phrase!

Paul

September 27th, 2010
8:55 am

Then again, (can’t say “on the other hand” cause I’ve run out of hands and “on the other foot” breaks the flow) Jay has a good point – look at who has the contracts. Recognizable names and conservatives. No Mitt Romney. So it this a concerted effort by Fox? And, do those contracts have an ending clause when a commentator announces?

Fox has a responsibility to be clearer on these points -

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
8:55 am

Here’s a challenge for you

That’s a challenge alright Doggone. I watch very little TV and have never seen one news showe from start to finish. Not really sure if I was hearing news or opinion. :???:

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
8:56 am

dB

Not to mention, Jay’s piece is on the first page!!!!

Paul

September 27th, 2010
8:57 am

sfd

“Ideological ghetto – New Catch Phrase?”

With Elvis doing the background music?

joe matarotz

September 27th, 2010
8:57 am

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
8:58 am

“I watch very little TV and have never seen one news showe from start to finish. Not really sure if I was hearing news or opinion.

But you KNOW “They all seem to spin things one way or the other.”

And now WE all know the value of your opinion: it has none, because it has no basis

F. Sinkwich

September 27th, 2010
8:59 am

At least Fox News gets ratings. You lefties can keep your CNN.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2010
9:01 am

With Elvis doing the background music?

People, don’t you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he’ll grow to be an angry Tea Tard some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Union

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

thats funny.. pbs, cspan, abc, nbc, cbs, cnn, msnbc – versus fox news.. what a bunch of crying little girls.. i have to watch nbc and matt lauer if i want to see obama answer some lame softball questions..

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

Must leave time-suck. Later, political freakazoids.

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:02 am

Love it or hate it, Fox is only giving the people what they clamor for, hence the high viewership. It’s no different than the plethora of reality shows. There’s somebody out there watching or else they wouldn’t continue to put it on tv.

Call it like it is

September 27th, 2010
9:05 am

So what! This is no big surprise, Fox goes right, the others go left. If your looking to get into office why would you go into an arena that is going to throw a spin on anything you say. In regards to getting your message out to the broader public, the people who watch msnbc and CNN are not going to vote for a Rep anyway. Why should they waste their time going over there? Please name me a news source that goes straight down the middle, it sure as hell aint you Jay.

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:06 am

thats funny.. pbs, cspan, abc, nbc, cbs, cnn, msnbc – versus fox news.. what a bunch of crying little girls.. i have to watch nbc fox and matt lauerglen beck if i want to see obamapalin answer some lame softball questions

Couldn’t help but point out the interstate highway you tried to turn into a one-way street. No thanks needed.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:06 am

And what is it that makes your opinion here valuable Doggone? This blog is all about opinions isn’t it? Basis or not. Work with me here,I don’t know how to provide links. Whew!

popeye

September 27th, 2010
9:08 am

comfort….Palin answering some lame softball questions. You give her way to much credit. She has a problem answering a question, any question with the answer written on her hand.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
9:10 am

“And what is it that makes your opinion here valuable Doggone?”

Well, I do try to base it on facts, not just emotions. Yes, you are entitled to your opinion…I was just pointing out that IF you expect others to find it of value, it helps to actually base it on something like FACTS.

Normal

September 27th, 2010
9:10 am

SoCo,
Great ‘Bama comeback Saturday! Fox News, the “Globe” of the airwaves, and that’s all I’m going to say about that…Have a great day, Y’all!

Bob

September 27th, 2010
9:11 am

Who could trust Foxnews, remember back when one of their anchors used a document that was proven to be false ? Then the anchor and his lemming followers admitted the document was phoney but since the story was true, in their eyes, the use of the document was good journalism. The anchor was eventually fired but he sued the network because he had been doing this type of thing for thirty years and should have been able to use phoney docs to support his phoney stories until he retired. I forget the anchor, Dan something, but how can anyone find this network worthy of delivering news ? Did anyone catch David Gregory’s act yesterday, he smirked every time he asked a question to Pence and hammered him after every response, but that won’t balance the budget ! But the dem was never smirked at and never had to answer how he would balance the budget. It was two on one, how can repubs balance, I guess it was a waste of time to ask the dem.

ty webb

September 27th, 2010
9:13 am

ah yes…another play from the bedwetter playbook. Lions, and tigers, and bears and racists and fox news, oh my.

Union

September 27th, 2010
9:14 am

obama stumped by non hand selected questions on more than one occasion.. yeah.. i understand why some of you are so upset.. the liberal mantra.. “its not fair” sniffle… you kids want some cheese to go with that wine?

soco – last time i checked.. palin wasnt the president.. (thank god)

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2010
9:16 am

Could it be we have a better message?

WTF!!?!! :shock:

Bill Carson

September 27th, 2010
9:19 am

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Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 27th, 2010
9:20 am

Well, Bishop Long’s in big trouble, what with kids popping out of the wood work to accuse him, and all Bookman can write about is Fox News? I say good for them if they sign all these canadates up to contracts. The librul Democrats can’t ask them what magazines they read or what Supreme Court decisions they know about if they can’t get at the canadates. Maybe we can win a election for a change. I mean, there’s plenty of time to get to know what a canadate stands for after he’s elected. You really don’t need to know before that. You don’t see the Boner coming out and saying what he stands for before the November election, do you?

Meantime, pray for Bishop Huge Long. He needs all the help he can get.

Grumpy

September 27th, 2010
9:20 am

“the island gets smaller”

seems to me the island is going to grow, not shrink, on November 2

AmVet

September 27th, 2010
9:22 am

So is it time to officially drop that nonsensical phrase – Fair & Balanced?

It has been a gigantically unfunny joke at the expense of their loyal dupes for a long time, but now even the pretense is over.

As is their claim to any kind of intellectual honesty…

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:22 am

popeye

Don’t underestimate Palin. She is indeed a shrewd pol. Remember, she has been elected to office multiple times.

Normal

I missed the first half due to work, but I never lost faith. Roll Tide Roll, until the wheels fall off the wagon. Then we’ll attach runners and turn that puppy into a sled!!!

last time i checked.. palin wasnt the president.. (thank god)

Can’t agree with you more. However, I wouldn’t expect the President, VP, or any other politician (in either party) to do an interview of substance or take difficult questions. It’s called political survival. They are going to make themselves look good no matter what.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:23 am

it helps to actually base it on something like FACTS

That’s kinda my point Doggone. Where do you go to hear FACTS that you can believe? Fox or MSNBC? I really don’t know who to believe! Who do you think you can believe?

deegee

September 27th, 2010
9:26 am

I doubt that Mitt Romney needs Fox’s money. We can be pretty sure that Palin signed with Fox for the money. Not sure about Gingrich and Huckabee, but I would suppose that a Fox gig complements the cyclical books sales and speaking engagements. It’s only a matter of time before the media savvy Christine O’donnell gets her contract with Fox.

So what if they are exclusively with Fox? There are plenty more stories for the “other than Fox” news outlets to cover besides whatever someone with a 1 in 5 chance of getting a vote is predictably saying.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
9:26 am

“I really don’t know who to believe! Who do you think you can believe?”

Well, for one thing…I don’t go to just one source. And I seldom to never read editorials. I find that the NEWS sources on most major sites are quite unpolitical. I keep trying to find this “spin” on the news pages that keeps being mentioned, but I’m not seeing it.

The editorial pages are another story, but as I said…I don’t go to them for the NEWS.

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2010
9:28 am

Please name me a news source that goes straight down the middle, it sure as hell aint you Jay.

FYI – Jay writes in the Opionion Section of the paper. He give his <b.Opinoins on current events and various subjects. If you wanted impartial reporting in the Opinion section of a newspaper/ magazine/ television, perhaps you should try getting your news from the people at NeverNever Land News Cop.

Harry Callahan

September 27th, 2010
9:28 am

LOL at Bookman…just FYI Jay, you can go to youtube and see a video of MSNBC anchors actually taking a cell phone call from the White House while they were on the air…seems they weren’t putting the White House-approved spin on the pending health care legislation, so one of Obama’s flunkies called to make sure they got the talking points right…

Harry Callahan

September 27th, 2010
9:29 am

Debbie…when people (think Bookman, Tucker) base their “opinions” on lies and half-truths, it becomes litle more than propaganda.

popeye

September 27th, 2010
9:30 am

Bob…

“But the dem was never smirked at and never had to answer how he would balance the budget”.

Perhaps it was because Van Hollen (the dem) never wrote nor submitted any of the doofy Bush era ideas to the xeroxed pledge.

Pence could not give one specific to cutting descretionary spending. Because if he told the truth which would be raising retirement age, cutting medicare etal he would create a sh*t storm.

His other stock answer to growing the economy…”cut taxes…create jobs”.

Sheer genius at work…at least if you’re going to send someone on tv make sure they are well versed in the talking points…that way the anchor won’t be able to get a word in edgewise.

Harry Callahan

September 27th, 2010
9:32 am

“Fox News, GOP melding into one apparatus”

Is that anything like former Clinton White House flunky George Stephanopolos becoming a “news commentator” at ABC?

chuck

September 27th, 2010
9:32 am

Oh GODD GRIEF, JAY. First, these are NOT candidates for ANYTHING. When and IF they become candidates they will NO LONGER BE ABLE TO WORK FOR FOX. They will have to resign. BTW, I believe that you probably knew that before you wrote the piece since you WORK FOR A NEWS OUTLET YOURSELF. I would find it very hard to believe that you are not aware of the rules governing such a relationship.

SECOND, Didn’t John Kasich do that very thing when he qualified to run for Governor of Ohio? Are Tim Pawlenty and Rick Perry under contract with Fox? How about Bobby Jindal, Mitch Daniels, Rick Santorum, John Thune? There are multitudes of possible candidates who are NOT under contract with Fox.

Mr. Snarky

September 27th, 2010
9:33 am

I guess they’re just seceding from the “Mainstream Media”. I’m sure secession is emotionally gratifying, but it’s been shown to be a flawed long term strategy in the past.

popeye

September 27th, 2010
9:33 am

comfort…she might be a shrewd pol, but that hardly makes her smart!

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:33 am

I will admit that I’m not very intellectual Doggone. Heck,the AJC blogs are where I get most of my opinions from.(for whatever that is worth) :smile:

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
9:34 am

“Heck,the AJC blogs are where I get most of my opinions from.”

Why don’t you try forming your own opinions, instead of relying on others to do it for you?

larry

September 27th, 2010
9:36 am

MSNBC calls itself the place for politics, its not a wholly news channel nor does it claim to be. Fox calls itself FOX News, an actual news channel. It is misleading when it calls itself a news channel.

A private sector employee

September 27th, 2010
9:37 am

That’s alright. MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, SNL, The Daily Show, and the Democratic party all melded into one apparatus about 20 years ago.

Del

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Oh man now it’s Fox News. The left is and always has been afraid of Fox News now Jay makes them the target on his blog. Probably a good idea on his part because the lib’s on here can all have cerebral orgasms venting their hatred and fear of Fox News. Never mind the audience ratings Fox gets in comparison to the puny ones enjoyed by CNBC, CNN, et all. If the Fox viewer base is comprised of all Republicans than I can see the justification for the lefts fear and hysteria.

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

popeye

Maybe not book smart, but there are different categories of smart (book sense, but no common sense, for example)

larry

September 27th, 2010
9:38 am

Giving one million dollars to the RGA isnt exactly fair and balanced.

getalife

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

They brainwash their viewers to support the corporate takeover of government and the loss of liberties.

That kelley chick would have made a good na zi propagandist. I tune it to see the spin on current events. It is a mind numbing experience.

Del

September 27th, 2010
9:39 am

Correction on my last should have been MSNBC

Deep Throat

September 27th, 2010
9:40 am

Jay the hater, apparently its ok for Jay or Cynthia to use their editorials to support their canidate of choice ( Democrat ) its ok for Oprah to praise a canidate or use her fortune to help elect a president(Democrat) its ok for actors to use their celebrity status to support a candidate or shun those with opposing views.

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2010
9:40 am

Harry: (As in Dirty Harry ala Clint Eastwood?) Debbie…when people (think Bookman, Tucker) base their “opinions” on lies and half-truths, it becomes litle more than propaganda

No, it’s still OPINIONS. Also, everything that I’ve read on Jay and Cynthia’s blogs have always been supported by links, etc., that they have embedded into their piece. These links are readily available for anyone to click on and verify what they’re saying. Suprisingly, few do — they’d rather just dispute what is printed, then go and do the research for themselves.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:41 am

I did form my own opinion Doggone, but you are the one that said it had no value! It was just my opinion with no links,get over it will ya?

popeye

September 27th, 2010
9:42 am

omfort

What is your major malfunction? My first comment was agreeing with you.

Then you do a 180 on me, and all of a sudden you’re a big Palin supporter!

JEEZ…

GLEN BECK

September 27th, 2010
9:43 am

With little more than a month to go before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has hit an all-time low.

Only 42 percent of Americans now approve of how Obama’s handling his job as president, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Fifty-four percent disapprove of his performance.

The figures represent a new low-water mark in the CNN/ORC poll for the president, who, almost two years into his term,

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
9:44 am

“I did form my own opinion Doggone, but you are the one that said it had no value!”

“Heck,the AJC blogs are where I get most of my opinions from”

Contradict much?

GLEN BECK

September 27th, 2010
9:44 am

Congressional Democrats aren’t faring much better. They now face a nine-point deficit when likely voters are asked which party they’ll back in November, according to the poll.

Top non-partisan political analysts have given the Republicans a serious shot at picking up the 39 seats necessary to recapture the House of Representatives.

A solid majority of all Americans — 56 percent — say that Obama has fallen short of their expectations. As a result, the president is not in a position to help struggling Democratic candidates; only 37 percent of likely voters say they are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate backed by Obama.

jm

September 27th, 2010
9:47 am

Jay,

“The circle gets tighter, the echoes get louder, the island gets smaller. ”

The statistics seem to point to the Conservative “island” growing, not shrinking. Facts are facts…

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:49 am

What is your major malfunction numbnutz?

Had to finish off that quote properly. :)
I know you were agreeing with me, and I am not a Palin supporter. I am, however, a realist. I know there are those who would vote for her if she was on the ballot for the NFL Hall of Fame this year. I’m not one of them. My hope is that she does indeed run in 2012 because she would garner most of the popular vote. That would give Obama a huge advantage at getting re-elected.

getalife

September 27th, 2010
9:50 am

What is the approval rate for the gop?

22% .

Obama is not running in this election.

The dems are polling higher than the gop and they are making a come back.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:50 am

Dang Doggone, I’m trying to figure out how I can respectfully ask you to go hump someone elses leg for a while. When I figure it out,I will get back to ya!

TaxPayer

September 27th, 2010
9:52 am

Wow. I had no idea that these candidates were signing exclusivity contracts in order to get access to the Fox voter base. Murdock truly does own them. That is just plain sad in so many ways.

Bosch

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

Fox’s second largest shareholder is the Saudi Prince dude — you Fox News ditto heads are tools.

Doggone/GA

September 27th, 2010
9:54 am

“Dang Doggone, I’m trying to figure out how I can respectfully ask you to go hump someone elses leg for a while”

That knife cuts both ways. You keep replying to ME also. And all I did was express an opinion on the value of YOUR opinion.

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
9:55 am

TaxPayer

September 27th, 2010
9:52 am

I think it is one of those “follow the money” sort of things. ???????

GLEN BECK

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

:) YOUR TIME IS ALMOST OVER

YourDaddyWasRight

September 27th, 2010
9:56 am

———If the GOP had to pay Fox News for all the free propaganda they’ve received over the years, they’d have gone broke.

I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and read the GOP’s “Pledge to America,” and I onlyhave one thing to say:”What a snoozer!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ”
They better hope the American public doesn’t read that thing. It’s a joke.

getalife

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

I ask my con friends to tell me why the gop deserves their votes.

They change the subject so lets try it here.

Please tell us cons why does the gop deserve your vote?

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

MSNBC calls itself the place for politics, its not a wholly news channel nor does it claim to be. Fox calls itself FOX News, an actual news channel. It is misleading when it calls itself a news channel

What about Fox? Remember when the Pres. had the Q&A at the Republican Summit? Well, when Obama didn’t sound like a dumb country bumpkin and started calling out the Repubs on their lies and distortions, well….surprise, surprise!! Fox News STOPPED covering the event, cut away from it, and started “narrating” what, according to them, what was going on instead of letting their viewers see it for themselves. Do the other “News” stations do that? hmmmmm……

http://mediamatters.org/research/201001300004

ty webb

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

Bosch,
I didn’t take you as an Islamaphobe or Saudiphobe or Saudi Princeaphobe. Say it isn’t so.

GLEN BECK

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

HA HA HA :) KEEP CRYING :)

Jimmy62

September 27th, 2010
9:58 am

Perhaps if the left hadn’t spent so much time making sure that conservatives get no welcome (and if they appear, lots of hostility) on other networks, then they wouldn’t have resorted to this.

Perhaps if the left didn’t ignore stories that are damaging to them….

Anyone else notice how the NYT covered a comedian the Dems called to testify before Congress (Colbert, a big joke and yet another waste of taxpayer dollars from the Democrats), and ignored Christopher Coates testimony on the Black Panther voter intimidation scandal and the racist bias of the Justice Department? Seems like you should be more worried about that sort of thing than worrying about people who aren’t candidates signing deals with networks that really have no effect on much of anything.

Haywood Jablome

September 27th, 2010
9:58 am

….the arrangement is great for Fox.

Hmmm. Even the myopic Tea Party half-wits may start to question their long-held righteous view of the “liberal, mainstream” media. With Fox’s numbers, it’s hard to argue that it gets any more mainstream than foreign-owned Fox.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2010
9:58 am

>>it helps to actually base it on something like FACTS

>That’s kinda my point Doggone. Where do you go to hear FACTS that you can believe? Fox or MSNBC? I really don’t know who to believe! Who do you think you can believe?

Ok, this is where I’ve got to step in and point out to some of the saner people posting here that we have been lulled by a few of the righties into thinking that Fox is simply providing a warm comfy place for conservatives, where their sensibilities won’t be insulted, the way that the “lamestream media” provided similar aid and comfort to lefties. And this is absolute garbage.

You can in no way compare the kind of blatant electioneering and grotesque framing of hot button issues you see at Fox with the vast majority of tv corporate media outlets, including CNN and the big three broadcasters. To even engage such a debate is to legitimize their point, and I refuse to do that, and you all should as well.

You want to keep it to FNC v. MSNBC, swell; MSNBC has a bunch of blatantly slanted news commentary (along with an ostensibly conservative Joe Scarboro for three hours every morning). But that’s not what the righties want to do, they constantly make it about FNC vs. all of the mean ol’ “lamestream media” that is trying to destroy conservatism, mom and apple pie.

/drive-by

Mr Right

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

That’s alright. MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, SNL, The Daily Show, and the Democratic party all melded into one apparatus about 20 years ago.

But you will never hear Jay complain about that !

Southern Comfort

September 27th, 2010
9:59 am

YDWR

What would you expect from a party that claims to want to cut into the deficit and campaign for a deficit buster at the same time? A “true” fiscal conservative would have wanted to end Bush’s tax cuts a long time ago. Nobody is mentioning Obama’s cuts that were a part of the stimulus thingie either. Things that make you say hmmmmmm….

Real Scooter

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

And I value your opinion Doggone,even if it was based on emotion just like mine was.Sorry you can’t see that!

larry

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

No Debbie they dont, that was my point. MSNBC does not call itself a news channel , Fox does.

thomas

September 27th, 2010
10:00 am

getalife

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

Its always a tough choice when choosing in our political system.. Too often it is a selection of the lesser evil.

So I would ask you what has the democrats done to be awarded your vote?

chuck

September 27th, 2010
10:03 am

As the show lies
On a cold and gray Washington mornin’
A poor little baby dem is born
In the ghetto
And his handler buys
’cause if there’s one thing that she don’t need
it’s another ghetto child that’s freed
From the ghetto

People, don’t you understand
the child needs a liberal hand
or he’ll grow to be an republican man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
That if he works hard and stays in school
He’ll find a better way

Well the world turns
and an overweight boy with a runny nose
watches BET cause doin’ homework blows
In the ghetto

And his country burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
works for ACORN

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a vote, steals an election,
tries to run, but he don’t get far
And his handler buys

As a crowd gathers ’round an angry young man
face down on the street with a ballot in his hand
In the ghetto

As her country dies,
on a cold and gray Washington mornin’,
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

Mr Right

September 27th, 2010
10:04 am

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2010
9:57 am

Isn’t Mediamatters a left wing rag so why would you reference them ?