[quote] Zack said: Fair and Balanced has nothing to do with one's contributions' to specific political parties. In the Case of Fox, Fair and Balanced refers strictly to their NEWS COVERAGE. [/quote]
[quote]Christian73 said "Fair and Balance" is actually a trademarked tag line, which is the only reason Fox hasn't been sued for claiming to be same. While much the same could be said of MSNBC - though to a lesser degree - Fox is NOT a news channel. At best it's an opinion channel, at worst it's an arm of the Republican party. [/quote]
I can only conclude that your views on 'what is a News Channel?' is strictly determined by your personal Biases, and not based on facts.
The CBS, NBC, ABC News Programs have for many decades been very predominantly biased in favor of the Democrats and unfavorable toward Republicans. PBS has long been run by left wings liberals, and the same is true for National Public Radio. CNN was just another clone of the big 3 News Networks.
Newspapers such as the Gannet chain and USA Today also have a strong liberal bent in favor of the Democrats and the liberal and socialists points of view.
These media outlets have long been the mouth pieces for the Democrats and detractors of the Republicans.
I lived with their blatant biases for decades. Finally there comes along FOX NEWS that refuses to follow in their steps of exalting liberalism, socialism, and democrats, while nary a good word for any Republicans except for the 2 or 3 that are as liberal as the democrats, and these few liberal Republicans got all their attention for interviews. How bias is that?
In the 1980's I purposely tracked the newscast of CBS, NBC, and ABC, and the Gannet Newspapers chain, and they reported 3 positive comments for every one negative comment when covering a Democrat Candidate for office or political event. On the other hand, They posted 2 negative comments for every one positive comment for a Republican Candidate. And the positive comments for the Democrat Candidate tend to be more helpful at getting elected.
Had these liberal news networks and papers actually had been fair and balanced, Fox News would never have had the success they have as the Nations # 1 News Network.