September 23, 2010


We keep hearing how Fox is extreme Right in its viewpoint etc. Further, we hear how dangerous it can be etc. At the same time MSNBC is given a pass. Yes, Fox news has some Right wing shows.

The lineup at night:
FNC features "The Glenn Beck Show" which is Libertarian (conservative).

"Special Report" which a UCLA study a depicted as one of the most fair and balanced straight evening news broadcasts on television.

"Fox Report" with Shepard Smith, by far FNC's most liberal anchor.

Next is Bill O'Reilly who is right of center. He regularly features opposing viewpoints.

Then Hannity who is certainly right of center. Who also features opposing views.

Finally "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren whose political leaning is unknown and who appears straight down the middle in her reporting.

What does MSNBC offer?
"Hardball" with Chris Matthews - left
"The Ed Show" with Ed Schultz - far to the left
"Hardball" rerun
"Countdown" with Keith Olbermann - far to the left
"The Rachel Maddow Show" - far to the left
"Countdown" rerun, soon to be "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell - far to the left

So FOX in percentage terms, 50 percent is conservative, 33 percent is neutral, and 17 percent is liberal.

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