Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fox News Caves Under Pressure

Fox News Caves Under Pressure
by Debra Moore, of "Exposing Liberal Lies" blog

Posted by Miriam on November 29, 2008 at 5:43pm
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This is America, land of the free! But, you wouldn’t know it based on our biased news coverage. One would think we live in the former Soviet Union and that Pravda, the government-controlled media, is broadcasting the news the way the Communist Party wanted it aired.
Before anyone gets all bent out of shape, I acknowledge that our government does not run our mainstream media. Instead, journalists have chosen on their own to slant their coverage to propagate their left-wing agenda. No accurate reporting from most newspapers, cable news stations, and all three nightly news broadcasts, not if it could hurt their liberal politicians.
Americans are fed up; just look at the ratings and at the fact that newspapers such as the New York Times are losing money. We want to hear the news, and I mean all the news, and with some objectivity.
Fox News was one station that people could count on to be “fair and balanced”. In fact during the recent election, a research group stated that Fox News did 40% negative coverage on both John McCain and Barack Obama; that’s impressive statistics. That, in fact, is why Fox has such high ratings.
However, their popularity may be going by the wayside, partly because the Saudis purchased a small percentage of the network. Doesn’t that just figure that the Arabs had to get their two cents into our news outlets. Would these people please go back to their desert homes and let us alone?
Atlas Shrugs reports about the Fox News story:

“Watch their numbers slide. FOX never really understood why they were number one. Back as far as 2005, I lamented the dhimmitude.

We all lost a chunk of our innocence after the Saudis purchased 6% of FOX News. The fix was in. FOX threw in with the Saudis and we could not help but notice the increasing Saudi influence at FOX News ever since the French riots of 2005 when after one phone call, FOX newscasters stopped calling the Muslim rioters Muslims.

‘I picked up the phone and called Murdoch … [and told him] these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty,’ Prince al-Walid said.

Yes Obama's Prince Al-Walid, Obama's Benefactor: Dr. Khalid al Mansour, I presume ...

‘Within 30 minutes, the title was changed from Muslim riots to civil riots.’

Gald wrote me, ‘The analysts at Fox (the ‘sane’ network) were theorizing (hoping) that the murderers at Mumbai Chabad were (get this) HINDUS! Of course! Those Jew-hating HINDUS!
Even before the Jewish corpses have experienced rigor mortis, liberals are cautioning against an outbreak of...Islamophobia! Lewis Carroll never constructed such an inversion of reality. It would be devastating even if Jews were united, but most American Jews are participants in this charade. Will Time Magazine's house Hebrew Joe Klein condemn the Islamic murderers of innocent Jews? No, he will question the patriotism of Jews who support Israel. Tragically, Klein is the rule...not the exception. Keep fighting the good fight, although embracing reality will just convince people that you are crazy. Still, we must unite to battle those Jew-hating Hindus.’

A TOOTHLESS FOX? Radio Equalizer
FNC Censors Itself Ahead Of Obama Presidency

‘Confirming the worst fears of millions of dedicated fans, the Fox News Channel really has gone soft on Obama. That's at a time when viewers are counting on it to remain a key opposition voice during a disturbing political shift away from freedom and prosperity.

According to columnists Rush & Malloy of the New York Daily News, Fox has issued a chilling edict to its hosts that they must cease criticism of Obama for the near future:

“Fox News boss Roger Ailes doesn't want to spoil Barack Obama's political honeymoon, we hear. A source says Ailes has told prime-time hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren to lay off the President-elect - at least for a while.

‘We're not going to have any personal attacks on Obama,’ a network insider says. ‘The public has spoken - we must treat him with respect.’”

This confirms an almost-identical account your Radio Equalizer was given Wednesday evening from a key source. That person contends the order came from the top: Rupert Murdoch himself.
"Personal attacks", by the way, can be construed to mean any criticism of Barack Obama whatsoever.
The reason? News Corporation is bracing for potentially-vindictive actions by Obama's incoming thugocracy, especially regarding dual station / newspaper ownership rules and apparently seeks to placate the Dear Leader, hoping he will be merciful.
Unfortunately, this is a great way to send FNC's audience running for the hills, with evening talk radio as the likely beneficiary. Meanwhile, the left will still hate Fox.’

Did MSNBC lay off of Bush during his time in office? Of course not. Then why should FOX sacrifice its entire audience out of fear of Obama's thugs?
What about the tens of millions of voters that didn't support Obama and refuse to join his creepy cult?
Even before the election, viewers were alarmed over a sudden shift to a pro-Obama stance, especially during its debate coverage:

Particularly disturbing to Fox fans was Carl Cameron's now widely-discredited hit piece against Sarah Palin, which has led to a huge backlash in favor of the Alaskan governor.“

Also, don’t forget that Fox News did not renew the contract of E.D. Hill after 11 years of service, most of it as a Fox and Friends anchor, where I might add, she did an awesome job. Hill referred to a fist bump by the Obamas as a “terrorist fist jab”, and later apologized for her comment.

Frankly, this is a big disappointment. I noticed during the presidential race, that Fox had very little to say about the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, Obama's radical position on gun control, and nothing whatsoever to say about Obama's connection to Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, for whom Obama campaigned. Of course, no one is mentioning the Obama birth certificate story. It's absolutely shameful! I guess that leaves us with the internet if we want to get the facts about what is going on around the world.

Reposted from "Fox News Caves Under Pressure" by Debra Moore of the "Exposing Liberal Lies" blog.