Monday, March 25, 2013

fox news too liberal

Some Tea Party slacktivists are disillusioned with Fox News, claiming the network is becoming too liberal.

“Particularly after the election, Fox keeps turning to the left,” said 70-year-old Stan Hjerlied to the Beast. After the network dropped its obsessive focus on the raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and Fox News CEO Roger Ailes gave an interview in which he said the Republican Party needs to retool its message on immigration, Hjerlied believes that “we are really losing our only conservative network.” 

There does seem to be some truth to it. I see Fox News sometimes in the exercise room at the club where there's a guy that has it on all the time, and I don't get the "gag reflex" from it nearly as often as I used to. They even have Democrats on sometimes who can defend themselves, rather than just some poor schlub like that guy Bob Novak used to brutalize.

I don't think the network is going to go socialist any time soon, but I can understand if they turn out to be just another cable network chasing ratings, and don't want to be bound to a disappearing demographic.

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