By Tom Quiner
Liberals revile Fox News.
The rap is that Fox tilts to the right. They are correct.
By the same token, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC all tilt way left.
Interestingly, Fox thumps them all in the ratings. Even more damning, viewers trust Fox more than the other networks according to a survey conducted by Hufpost/YourGov.
A big news story that broke earlier this week helps to explain Fox’s ascent at the same time the mainstream media tanks. The president’s imperial amnesty edict was once again shot down by the courts.
Fox News gave the story substantial coverage:
“[T]he Fifth Circuit held that the administration cannot move forward with executive actions that would not only block millions who are in the U.S. illegally from being deported, but could also grant them access to things like driver’s licenses and other government benefits.
In today’s opinion refusing that stay, Judge Jerry Smith said the state challenging the executive action showed that allowing those actions to proceed would, quote, “substantially injure them” adding, quote, “a stay would enable…beneficiaries to apply for driver’s licenses and other benefits and it would be difficult for the states to retract those benefits or recoup their costs even if they won on the merits.”
This is big news, and yet the three mainstream networks ignored the story.
They support the president’s executive amnesty. The suggestion that Mr. Obama’s actions are potentially unconstitutional disrupts the liberal narrative and sets back the cause of amnesty for illegal aliens.
Shouldn’t the real outrage be reserved for media outlets that suppress stories that the public needs to hear?
This is why the public trusts Fox the most and watches it the most.