Is Fox News Still “Fair and Balanced?”

Is Fox News Still “Fair and Balanced?”

  25 Mar 2019

It would appear as of late, that Fox News may be having some credibility problems among its loyal viewers, and with good reason. In the past loyal viewers accepted the actions by network executive in firing former host Bill O’Reilly perhaps one of the most influential and gifted conservative commentators on either cable or network TV, because of sexual harassment allegations. Viewers also accepted the sudden departure of Eric Bolling amid claims accusing him of sending unsolicited lewd photographs and text messages to female colleagues.

There’s little doubt those dismissals may have been justified. However within the last year or so, Fox the only beacon of conservative principles within a sea of progressive gobbledygook has steadily been slipping further and further to the left.

The untimely departure and death of Roger Ailes, set the wheels in motion once Rupert Murdoch took active control of the network, eventually turning the entire operation over to his two progressive sons, who’ve been slowly turning the iconic conservative-leaning system towards a more progressive direction.

The most apparent lurch to the left comes from Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who anchor’s a daily afternoon news show, in which he continually goes after the administration.

His most memorable and perhaps despicable rant for many loyal Fox viewers came in a segment in 2017, with another Fox anchor Chris Wallace, when “Shep” flew into a rage and began ranting, accusing the President of lying about Russia.

“If there’s nothing there, and that’s what they tell us. They tell us there’s nothing to this and nothing came of it, there’s a nothing-burger, it wasn’t even memorable, didn’t write it down, didn’t tell you about it, because it wasn’t anything, so I didn’t even remember it, with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower. If all of that, why all these lies? Why is it lie after lie after lie? … The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling. And there are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up. And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, “Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?”

This brings us to the present, regarding another Fox host, and the apparent “double-standard” practiced by Fox Executives; Judge Jeanine Pirro may soon suffer the same faith as Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling. However, her sin wasn’t something she did off the air in a locker-room, but rather by asking a sincere and honest probing question regarding a member of Congress concerning that member’s action and more importantly her core principles.

Moreover for asking that impertinent question someone within the upper floors of Fox News suspended the popular firebrand host.

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Here’s the excerpt of what Pirro said regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar that got her suspended. Then pair her comments with that of Smith’s regarding his rant about President Trump.

“She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it,” Pirro said. “Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Pirro asked a legitimate question of Omar regarding Islamic doctrine and Sharia Law, and because she did, she’s been suspended, perhaps on her way to being fired.

Perhaps even more egregious then suspending Pirro, was Fox’s decision to hire former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016.

“There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats,” Brazile said in a statement.

That might very well be true, in that many conservatives are finding other alternative news sources besides their so-called “Fair and Balanced” network. News organizations like One America News and Newsmax are slowly picking up many disgruntled former Fox viewers, myself included.

18 thoughts on “Is Fox News Still “Fair and Balanced?”

  1. FOX “news” has never been fair and unbiased. It is nothing more than a mouthpiece of the far right and has all the journalistic quality and integrity of the National Enquirer. Anyone who relies on FOX for their news is a fool.

    1. I don’t think they’re fair…just listen to Shepard Smith, Juan Williams and Brett Baier. And added the women that help Hillary cheat on the debate. Trust me we don’t forget.

  2. even before all this lately what about the conservative speaker they fired? after they fired that gentleman who did they bring on to replace him? carl rove who is nothing more than a big government elitist as far as I am concerned. fox sold out during obamas reelection. I do not remember the story but as I was listening to it I said oh my god they sold out.

  3. Fox is now moving too far left. Changes in staff will not be fair to our duly elected President. Til lately I never moved my TV from Fox, but now go to you tube for my news. Taking judge off after a fair and honest real news question was s real ettor.. judge jenine is an honest person and real news reporter. Disappointed in Brett Baer going to the left and against our president who has pulled U S up by the bootstraps alone , with Congress who refused to help him. And pelosie and democrat’s need to be taken severely to task,,,doing nothing for the Democratic constituents who put them in. Without Trump ,, America would be lost to the world of Muslims!!! You’re losing Fox!!!

    1. Yes Fox Is Moving To Far To The Left ! I will Not View Fox Any More !! I Love ❤️ The Judge ?‍⚖️! She’s Honest and Right On !!

  4. What is going on at Fox News? Moving too far to the left. Going to loose your viewing audience! I have been glued to Fox News for several years but lately I have moved back to the old Westerns since I see that Fox is starting to turn against the best thing that has happened to our country in years, Trump! Our country needs this strong man who has put his personal life on hold to help keep America great as it once was. There are still a few good reporters on Fox but how long will they be there ? When they leave your viewing audience will also be gone.

  5. Fox news has lost its edge. It has lost several loyal viewers. It is turning into another left leaning news network. What has happened to the station that everyone trusted. They are getting rid of all the conservative personal commentator personal.

  6. You can have Donna B for your leftist opine. Just Please,Please, get rid of that two faced weasel Shepard Smith!

  7. I have noticed some difference with fox news. If it goes much further to the idiot left, I will change. I was once a democrat, will never be again. They are absolute lunatics in their thinking.

  8. I’m about to move on my self they badh Trump as much as CNN dose they talk out of Both sides of there mouth

  9. The wrong people have been fired. Shep smith, juan williams, chris wallace, jessica tarlov, mary ann marsh, plus several others argue all the time. These people need to go. It makes for a better show when no arguing happens. Fox used to be much better before they started moving left but i know many people do not watch shep smith. The way it is now the ratings will drop and your viewing audience will be gone.

  10. If anyone thought FNC is a voice of conservatives (maybe libertarians),
    I have beachfront property in the desert to sell you.

  11. Fox knows, in order to adhere to any sort of ethics, they need to report the stories and information that calls out Trump and this administration for their wrongdoing and lying. If they do not, they lose all credibility. What I find disturbing is when I hear Trump repeat statements from Fox commentators and vice versa. Folks, that’s called state tv. In the Mueller report, facts are presented where Sean Hannity and Paul Manafort were communicating through text messaging prior to Manafort being convicted and sent to prison. I am 62 years old and have never heard of a commentator being so involved in a corrupt administration. By the way, Fox is an entertainment network… not a news network. One more thing, why would a network not report the truth?

  12. If anyone thinks that FNC is for conservatives (maybe even) libertarians,

    I have beachfront property in the desert to sell you.

  13. I watch a lot of Fox. But it’s changing. Some Commentators are sliding more to the left so I avoid them. Especially Shepherd Smith. He has never shared the same views as the others. He never belonged there. Now he is just plain obnoxious. And what the heck is Wallace doing on Fox.

  14. Fox News has changed. I like hearing different opinions and Fox never was a one note symphony. However, I don’t like anyone being different than they try to appear as. I am seeing some real bias in Andrew Napolitano; there is something about Chris Wallace that doesn’t ring true any more; and Shepard Smith seems to be pandering to someone rather than reporting the news to the listeners. Fox can trade Mr. Smith to CNN for a half dozen camera operators. There is no consistency any longer. It is possible that Fox has gotten too enamored with and full itself and has forgotten that journalism once was a profession and that Fox News was the only indication that there was some professionalism remaining. I think it has thrown in the towel and capitulated to CNN, et al. News is gone as we knew it.

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