reply to post by iwilliam
I get the general direction...lol. Fox sets the absolute standard
, world wide for deceit and dishonesty on the air. To some. they embody
the very idea of deception through broadcast.
Of course, by random happenstance, I rarely see a conservative with that extreme end of the views for Fox, but that's the way the cookie crumbles
sometimes. To be fair on it, I rarely find a conservative these days who says Fox is anything like balanced or accurate either.
Now in going back to when they were? Well, I wouldn't go clear beyond the 9/11 attacks, but close. They did turn, as so many things in the world did,
after 9/11. After the crash began in 2007, that turn became more noticeable than ever. Today, it's newstainment like the rest...and crappy
newstainment at that.
There is an important distinction with Fox though. There ALWAYS HAS BEEN for a number of it's shows. Things like Beck, O' Reilly, Hannity and others
to be news. Not even in a passing way have they claimed it. They are commentary and say so, openly. Fox has a few hard news shows
and those do no better or worse than the others. ALL have spin....most are half way accurate and some ? Well, what have they been smoking, comes to
mind to ask.
Some at MSNBC and CNN don't make that distinction while merrily going on with commentary shows anyway.(Larry King comes to mind...and Piers Morgan
just doesn't get than much respect, IMO...So does Rachael Maddow or Randy Rhodes when she graced the air with her...ahem...presence)
So, that is why I do call them ALL about equally worthless while some are just a hair worse than others....but changing position for leader of that
board as often as not by the story and slant it naturally comes with. Just my two cents.
(I also am going all the way back to when CNN first started as a new idea for 24/7 news on television and the day Fox News opened their doors as a
conservative alternative.....Oh how they both came to disappoint in the end while starting with good intentions, IMO)