Wow. The Fox News fans are out in numbers this afternoon haha.Never
mind that just about every poll of Fox News viewers ever conclude time and time
again they are even less well informed about verifiable truths than people who
watch no news channels at all on a regular basis at all.Never mind
that the average age of Fox News viewers is like 200 years old.Never
mind that Fox News actually gets crushed on Debate and Election nights by other
channels.Never mind the mountains and mountains of books and reports
of former Fox Employees that pretty much say what everybody knows: it is not
fair, nor balanced. It is the place where journalists who don't have a
shred of self respect and integrity go when no respectable news organization are
willing to hire them. It is the pipeline through which far right
conspiracy theories and other nonsense from the right wing blogosphere make
their way into the mainstream news cycle and now all of a sudden Senators and
Representatives who ought to have the decency to live in reality, now degrade
themselves to howling at the moon at the Senate and House floors.
@bungalowYou might look at the bylines on most of the articles in the
DesNews, lots of AP and other news services are used, not just the local talent.
Conservative, mostly. Sometimes it's not so much, and you are correct,
they are published by a mostly conservative organization for a mostly
conservative audience. I don't think you will go wrong by going to lots of
other news sites to get perspective, as I try to do from my side of the
spectrum. I would suggest that you do with DesNews as I do with sites like
WaPo, NYT and others and just know that they won't agree with you. I go
their anyway to get a different take on the issue, which I think is a good
I watched ABC This Week because of George Will. He will move Fox to a more
centered position and improve their debate. However, the statement
that Fox is all news is ridiculous. It's all Washington politics. I have to
watch the BBC, CNN, and PBS to get news around the country and the world and
CNBC for business.Good luck will, wish you were on CNN to move them
to the right.
dLange "Why does BYU continue to have these conservative speakers?"Harry Reid is not good enough for you?#1 - Liberal
columnists and authors of equal stature charge too much#2 - They
can't get the crowds to the Marriott CenterHowever, liberal
speakers of lesser stature do speak at BYU. You just need to look it up.
Why does BYU continue to have these conservative speakers?. Any institution of
higher learning should expose their students to a variety of opinions.
Doesn't anyone over there get tired of the "groupthink". Is the
Mormon Church really a Republican church? Was Jesus Christ a conservative?
C'mon BYU, you are better than that, and you have a higher mission.
On ABC he was a conservative. On Fox he will be a moderate.
Name one news outlet that is fair and balanced.....(chirp...chirp...)Not Fox, Not CNN, Not BBC, Not ABC, CBS, NBC (or MSNBC).Fox
and CNN are the closest we have, so why be angry that FOX says they are fair and
balanced? There are way more lies about how they are more biased than the other
networks. Doesn´t it even out?
George is being disingenuous. George is way smart enough to know that Fox is
*not* just "news all the time, 24 hours a day" and that it's *not*
just a "different energy and feel."George knows polemic,
bias, propaganda, slant and misinformation when he sees it.I've
been a George Will fan since 1978 but there's no doubt that, however good
he still is (and he's still very good), he's not as good as he used to
be. That decline set in long before he moved to Fox. Maybe, now, he'll get
a new energy and feel.And he's smart enough to know that the
Bible is not the word of a god but is totally man-made.
CincinnatusWhat Mr. Will was talking about was that the ABC news
division did not cover news 24/7 the way MSNBC or CNN, or FOX news does. Also,
like you, I don't always agree with Mr. Will either. His move to FOX for
political leanings may or may not be true, but if so, it illustrates a much
larger problem with the news media today in general. There was a time when
there would not have been any apparant political leanings for news outlets.
However I think it was about the time when Reagan was President that all of the
sudden we had the reporters of news coming in on weekends to give their personal
political views on Sunday talk shows. One thing about Will. He never pretended
to report news. He was always an opinion guy. The two should never get mixed
up or it compromises the creditibility of the so called news reporter. Seems
that today there are so few news people that I don't or can't see what
their political biases are.
I like George Will. I don't always agree with him, but he argues his
positions well. But to say that he left because ABC is just a part of a large
entertainment complex and Fox is news 24/7 is just wrong. Fox is also part of a
large entertainment complex- Fox News, Fox Television and Movies, Fox Cable
Channels, Fox Sports, HarperCollins Publishing, not to mention all the other
Rupert Murdoch interests around the globe.His move to Fox had more
to do with his political leanings, which is fine, but he should be more honest
about it than making things up about being part of "an entertainment
He can now be on the team that just tells the truth.
@mohokatNot to go too far off in the weeds, but New York City is a
fabulous place - especially on a busy Saturday night.
I suspect that Mr. Will left ABC for Fox because he found the ultra-con echo
chamber that exists at Fox more to his liking . . .
Perhaps it had something to do with $$$
I would not want to spend one Saturday night in New York
Well, another of the smartest people in the country at Fox. Pretty soon the
anchor for ABC news will be John Stewart. What I liked about Will at ABC was
his ablility to listen for 5 minutes to liberals giving their opinions, and then
in 30 seconds he could dismantle their arguments with a couple of sentences.
Brevity of the sole of wit. Welcome aboard to the one network that will at
least give the political point of view to "both" sides.