“A friend of mine recently lambasted FOX News as a network “full of college dropouts”. So I decided to do a little checking. Here is their weekday schedule, with all of their regular hosts:” More…
By Tom Quiner
Fox News has triple the audience as CNN.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism publishes a report titled “The State of the News Media.” Their 2012 report revealed that the Fox News Channel had 1.9 million viewers compared to 689,000 viewers for CNN.
The graphic above might explain why.
Note the CNN slant to the left?
My liberal friends are quick to point out that Fox is slanted to the right. No doubt.
But Bill O’Reilly and company aren’t news shows. They are political entertainment.
When straight news is dispensed by Fox’s Shepard Smith or Bret Baier, it is far less colored than the rest of the mainstream media (see above).
Even more, Fox is less likely to downplay or suppress stories that make a liberal president look bad. A recent example: Grubergate.
A media analyst, Geoffrey Dickens of the Media Research Center, pointed out the disconnect in the way the mainstream media reports news vs. Fox News:
“Just imagine the reaction of the liberal media if a video had surfaced of a George W. Bush administration official admitting that “lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” in selling the Iraq war and that they relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to launch an attack on Iraq? That video would be everywhere.
However, the clip of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber using those exact phrases in talking about the passage of the Affordable Care Act has yet to be reported on ABC or NBC’s evening or morning shows. The sum total of Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network coverage was a 2 minute, 50 second segment on Thursday’s CBS This Morning – six days after the tape was first discovered. On the print side the Washington Post offered a front page story on Gruber on Thursday. But the Gruber comment has yet to show up in the pages of The New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times or even the Associated Press.
Public broadcasting has been a no-show as well, with no Gruber mentions on PBS or NPR.”
Obamacare was based on lies and sold to us through the proactive use of deceit.
The MSM yawned over the story.
Evidently, they think we’re too stupid to care.
Considering the ratings gap between Fox and the rest of the MSM, they might want to rethink their bias.
Liberals aren’t comfortable with free speech. They created “political correctness” (PC) as a device to limit improper thought (e.i. conservative free speech). More…
By Tom Quiner
Five men were arrested in London early this morning accused of plotting an attack on Pope Benedict XVI. This is a big, breaking story. Details will be unfolding today. What is interesting is how CNN and Fox News’ websites have treated the story.
CNN’s headline is: “Arrests amid pope’s visit to London.”
We don’t know what the arrests are about. Are they simply rowdy protesters? The word ‘pope’ is printed in lowercase, a way of downplaying the significance of the title. Lowercase is used throughout the news report.
Fox News’ headline is: “Five Men Arrested in UK Over Potential Threat to Pope.”
Their headline suggest violence was intended.
CNN’s report leads with a paragraph about the sex abuse scandal. The second paragraph acknowledges that five men were arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Immediately, the reader wants to know who the terrorists are? The report doesn’t say. It immediately veers back to coverage of the sex abuse scandal.
Fox News leads with details about the arrests. It gives the ages of the five men arrested. It reports that the men were apparently of Arabic origin, a huge piece of news, omitted by CNN’s early coverage of this story.
The entire story in the Fox News report involved the terror threat, not the sex abuse scandal.
CNN seemed strangely disinterested in the threat on the Pope, but acutely interested in rehashing the abuse scandal.
Over at the DEBKAfile, an award-winning website recognized by Forbes Magazine as “best of the web,” their headline was stunning: “Al Qaeda threat to murder Pope foiled in London.” This Jerusalem-based, English language website, gives even more information, that the men arrested were not British nationals, but in fact Algerians. As a side note, ‘Pope” was capitalized in their headline.
Al-Quaea plotted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1999. As reported in the Times of London on November 11, 2002:
THE POPE has been told that the al-Qaeda terrorists who masterminded the September 11 attacks in the United States planned to assassinate him during his tour of the Philippines.
The attack never took place because the Pope [note the capitalization] called off the visit in 1999 through ill-health.
Islamic terrorists have an ongoing goal to kill the leader of the Christian world. Why does CNN downplay such a big story? In fairness, this is breaking news. Perhaps they’re understaffed. Perhaps their coverage will pick up as the day progresses.
Watch how the various media outlets cover (or don’t cover) this story.
In the meantime, pray for the safety of Pope Benedict as he travels into hostile territory.