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Conservatives Turn to One TV Source for Political News

And that source is Fox, though it has three channels—Fox, Fox News, and Fox Business News—to entice viewers (CHQ Poll).

We asked you: “What is your favorite TV network for political news?”

And we explained:  “We understand you have other sources of political news as well, but which television network do you rely on the most for political news?”

Here is how you responded:

64% Fox News

19% Fox

6% Fox Business

5% GBTV (Glenn Beck)

4% Comedy (Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert)

1% CNN

1% C-SPAN

And 0% statistically for
MSNBC
NBC
Current (Al Gore)
CBS
ABC
Bloomberg
CNBC

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I find I watch less fox all the time. I like freedom watch and Stossel. That's about it for me. I go to the internet for news. Being a Ron Paul fan, I am preaty much feed up with so-called conservatives that only promote RINOs and NeoCons.

An editorial comment about the perception that Fox News presents

Freedom Watch and a few of the personalities on Fox do provide a somewhat unbiased report of the news, other than the fact their ideals are more to the right than other mainstream media. They make no bones about that leaning and state it up front, so no problem. My problem is the fact that others on Fox News tend to manipulate data and belittle newsworthy events to promulgate their idea of what Conservative Republicans think, or more to the point, what they should think.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Freedom of the Press established in the first Amendment was to protect the public from government wrongly infringing on our Liberty. Giving a true and unbiased report of the news grew out of that need and personal opinions were relegated to the Op/Ed section with the understanding that this section was not news in and of itself but an authors OPINION of newsworthy events.
90% of US news seems to be editorial in content without the disclaimer attached, and 80% of Fox News falls into that category as well. What has happened to Journalistic Integrity? I find it hard to understand Fox News characterizing the left leaning media as “mainstream” when it is the highest watched news network on the air. What is “fair and balanced” about denigrating your own polls after a debate? (Can you tell that I’m Ron Paul fan?) Anyone with an ounce of brains understands that a call-in poll notes the phone number of the caller and allows only one vote from that number. Does that mean that the commentators on the network the night of those polls DIDN”T have an ounce of brains between them? That would be my premise, at least on the surface. The more insidious indication is that they have surrendered their integrity to some other agenda and that is far more frightening.
It is the responsibility of the media, left or right, to REPORT the news as it happens, not how they think it should have happened, that constitutes “Yellow Journalism”. Remember your history? Per Wikipedia: “Yellow journalism or the yellow press is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.[1] Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.[1] By extension "Yellow Journalism" is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion. “
Both sides of the same coin, liberal or conservative, are leaving the honorable and essential profession of journalism and presenting their editorial opinion as actual news events. I believe we should start calling this what it is, one of the media’s favorite terms when referring to politicians of the other side, PANDERING.
Let’s define that word. When referring to the political arena it means the expression of one's views in a manner that appeals to voters. Not really eye popping in scope is it? We all do it to one degree or another and the fact that politicians try and look good is actually understandable if not always justifiable. In the case of the media however, it smacks more of the other definition provided: the facilitation of a prostitute. Journalists have prostituted themselves to the gods of profit and abandoned their role as the watchdogs of our society. When they believe that their ideas have more value than the reader or viewer, when they start to slant the presentation of events to conform to their views, they have lost the only legitimate reason for existence they have. Call it what it is, PROPAGANDA.