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Originally posted by Mindless
I believe the term I'm looking for here is OWNED!
Originally posted by 4thDoctorWhoFan
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
This is no suprise to me whatsoever. Faux news is nothing more than a governmental, corporate sponsored mouthpiece.
Care to provide some evidence or is this just your faulty speculation.
Fox News is one of the few organizations which actually give both sides of view on a given topic. On almost every story they have someone from the left and the right.
Does anyone here feel there is a national TV news source besides C-Span that has any integrity or maybe even a modicum of real investigative journalism? xt
Fox News Channel's coverage was more balanced toward both parties than the broadcast networks were. On FOX, evaluations of all Democratic candidates combined were split almost evenly -
Originally posted by plumranch
Again, I can find lots of fault with Fox but I don't see how the other major networks are better!
What's Wrong With This Picture?
Today the telejournalistic firmament includes the meteoric Fox News Channel, as well as twenty-six television stations owned outright by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (which holds majority ownership in a further seven). Although ultimately thwarted in his bid to buy DirecTV and thereby dominate the US satellite television market, Murdoch wields a pervasive influence on the news--and not just in New York, where he has two TV stations, a major daily (the faltering New York Post) and the Fox News Channel, whose inexhaustible platoons of shouting heads attracts a fierce plurality of cable-viewers. Meanwhile, Time Warner has now merged with AOL--so as to own the cyberworks through which to market its floodtide of movies, ball games, TV shows, rock videos, cartoons, standup routines and (not least) bits from CNN, CNN Headline News, CNNfn (devised to counter GE's CNBC) and CNN/Sports Illustrated (a would-be rival to Disney's ESPN franchise). While busily cloning CNN, the parent company has also taken quiet steps to make it more like Fox, with Walter Isaacson, the new head honcho, even visiting the Capitol to seek advice from certain rightist pols on how, presumably, to make the network even shallower and more obnoxious. (He also courted Rush Himself.) [..]
Senator says media study suppressed
[..]The FCC Media Bureau report analyzes the impact of deregulation in the radio industry. The report states that from March 1996 through March 2003, the number of commercial radio stations on the air rose 5.9 percent while the number of station owners fell 35 percent.
The intense concentration of ownership followed a 1996 rewrite of telecommunications law that eliminated a 40-station national ownership cap.
The report, apparently prepared in 2003, was never made public, nor have any similar analyses followed, despite the fact that radio industry reports were released in 1998, 2001 and 2002[..]