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Fair and Balanced?? yeah right

Tuesday, October 26, 2004
FOX news claims to be "Fair and Balanced" but when it comes down to it is little more than a mouthpiece for the NEO-CONs. Moderate and impartial reporting at FOX does not exist. What part of FOX is balanced journalism? It is interesting to say the least and downright scary to be quite honest that Murdock news agency owes it's existence to laws created by neo-cons which allow foreign ownership of US media groups. It is also interesting that the FOX networks while catering to neo-cons in their version of the news also produce some of the trashier shows seen today on their entertainment division. This leaves me wondering if they are just catering to who ever has the most money to offer. If Fox was a truly conservative bastion then would not the same apply to their entertainment groups?? The answer is obvious and goes back to the axiom "you get what you pay for". There is big money in neo-con politics and their is big money in trashy entertainment--so FOX in the end is just being a consumer driven business not a legitimate journalistic outlet. I have no problems with differing opinions what I have a problem with is lack of integrity on the part of those that claim one thing yet produce something different. It will be very interesting now that ownership has (or will soon change) to NEWSCORP if FOX continues to cater to the extreme right or if they will now start to be really "fair and balanced".
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