What's the Reason For Anti-Fox Attacks?
I take issue with one observation Steve Bouser made in his "subjective wish list" (Jan. 3). He wished for "less Fox News."
I have to ask what media folk have against Fox News. For a while it seemed Dusty Rhoades was prefacing every other article with an attack against Fox News or Bill O'Reilly, and now The Pilot editor has joined the chorus.
Such attacks are not diminishing Fox's influence or popularity. I've observed that many people who are negative about the Fox network rarely look at it, and instead draw conclusions from hearsay.
It was a good many years ago when I concluded Dan Rather was interpreting news and not just reporting it. I felt I was smart enough to draw my own conclusions and not depend upon his slanted point of view.
Then I listened to other news anchors, and it was pretty much the same, but maybe not to the extreme Rather took it.
Then talk radio came on the scene, and conservative talk radio took off like a rocket. The liberal media have been bemoaning that fact ever since, and stooping to taking cheap shots at it.
Now they have Fox News network in their sights, and the truth is it's not even a conservative network. They do offer opposing views, but they don't just rubber stamp the liberal side of issues as other major networks do.
It's our family's network of choice, and it is "fair and balanced." What's wrong with that? Why does it inspire such fear and rancor among the liberal media?
We should fear ignorance and being uninformed. This is one world we live in, but there are several views. A truly enlightened and informed citizenry is not one that is force-fed the liberal view only.
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