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'Fox News celebrates 15 years on air; Network has become No. 1 in cable news for past 10'

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"Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is used to being slammed on a regular basis — it comes with running the No. 1 cable news network — but it doesn't always make the attacks easy to accept.

 

"Every once in a while you want to get up and punch somebody's lights out," says Ailes. Still, he adds: "If you're a grownup, it comes with the territory."

 

If rivals are talking, he says, it means he has had an effect on them, which was the goal in launching Fox News Channel.

 

Indeed, since its founding 15 years ago this week, FNC has changed the TV news landscape. Five years in, the network, riding a mix of strong opinion at night and news during the day, became the No. 1 cable news network, a slot it has held ever since."

 

Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2011/10/02/2011-10-02_fox_news_celebrates_15_years_network_has_become_no_1_in_cable_news_for_past_10.html

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:rock::rock::rock: you guys can make fun of em all you want, but they are the ones with the ratings.

 

Yes, because the news media exists for ratings and greedy profits. That's right, I forgot. It doesn't have a duty to inform the American public...just entertain them.

 

How f*cked we all are.

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:rock::rock::rock: you guys can make fun of em all you want, but they are the ones with the ratings.

 

 

The propaganda they bring out to the world is why there are number 1, then again that's just like every other news channel, Fox news a Great to watch for laughs specially Fox and friends.:)

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Fox has good Sunday shows. You turn on the TV and you can watch American Dad, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Cleveland Show.

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Fox has good Sunday shows. You turn on the TV and you can watch American Dad, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Cleveland Show.

 

Correction Roadcruiser. We talking about Fox News the *Cable Channel* not the Fox Network which is on Ch.5 in NYC.

 

The Fox Network which is anchored by Ch.5 (WNYW in NY) and LA's Fox-Ch.11 will be celebrating it's 25th Anniversary next April (2011).;):eek:

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Here's the thing: Murdoch & Co, do have a number of well-written, fun-to-watch entertainment shows. This description (or at least the last two words of it), unfortunately, also applies to Fox "News;" from what I can tell there is very little substantive discourse on Fox. Most of their news programming is blatantly biased to the right; a number of people in my dorm were following their commentary president's speech a few weeks ago, and the dialogue was not focused on the extent to which Obama's ideas were workable but how much of a socialist he was and how fast we could count on our trusty Republican friends to kill his plan. And don't even get me started on their talk radio....

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Just as MSNBC is liberally biased. Networks pander.

 

Quite frankly, I wouldn't say that there's much liberal bias in the mainstream, mostly because the center of the country has moved so far to the right in the past thirty years. Obama's policies as they are now would have made a great stalwart Republican had he espoused them in the 1980 election, and yet now those same policies make him too liberal to be safely allowed to hold office according to entire groups of people...

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Here's the thing: Murdoch & Co, do have a number of well-written, fun-to-watch entertainment shows. This description (or at least the last two words of it), unfortunately, also applies to Fox "News;" from what I can tell there is very little substantive discourse on Fox. Most of their news programming is blatantly biased to the right; a number of people in my dorm were following their commentary president's speech a few weeks ago, and the dialogue was not focused on the extent to which Obama's ideas were workable but how much of a socialist he was and how fast we could count on our trusty Republican friends to kill his plan. And don't even get me started on their talk radio....

 

 

Not bad for Mr. Murdock. 25 years ago, when he started the Fox network in early 1987, basically no one give him a chance and laughed at him. It all changed when by 1993 he had hits "Married with Children' 'The Simpsons' 'Beverly Hills 90210.' Not to mention later getting sole rights to MLB Baseball and the the NFC divison to NFL games.

 

Then basically merging the happy talk of local news formats like "eyewitness news' and 'action news' along with a consertaive agenda that draws more viewers than CNN. CNN now only get viewers with breaking news such as hurricanes/natural diasters and usually other 'bad news.'

My issue as a college grad with a news media/communcations degree is not the Fox/MSNBC hosts but the fact, the news boses at those cable news channels don't provide 'balance' any more for equal time.

 

 

I agree with Subway Guy. Although 'boring,' the only place these days to get unbias news in America is either watching C-Span or BBC world news service. The days of the great news anchors/journalists such as Huntley, Cronkite, Jennings, Brokaw, John Chancellor, etc are long gone.

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Not bad for Mr. Murdock. 25 years ago, when he started the Fox network in early 1987, basically no one give him a chance and laughed at him. It all changed when by 1993 he had hits "Married with Children' The Simpsons Beverly Hills 90210 and later getting MLB Baseball and the NFC divison to NFL games.

 

Then basically merging the happy talk of local news formats like "eyewitness news' and 'action news' along with a consertaive agenda that draws more viewers than CNN. CNN now only get viewers with breaking news such as hurricanes/natural diasters and usually other 'bad news.'

 

I agree with Subway Guy. Although 'boring' the only place to get unbias news in America is either watching C-Span or BBC world news service. The days of the great news anchors/journalists such as Huntley, Cronkite, Jennings, Brokaw, John Chancellor, etc are long gone.

 

yea but theres some good people on fox, Greta van Sustren and Shepherd Smith, and Oreily

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yea but theres some good people on fox, Greta van Sustren and Shepherd Smith, and Oreily

 

When i am in the mood I watch Bill O'Riley. O' Riley is the only major FNC commentator/host who will sometimes go after the GOP as well as the Democratic Party.

 

I am surpised Juan Williams has yet to get his own show. He is basically the regular fill-in host for O'Riley when O' Riley is not on that night.

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I agree with Subway Guy. Although 'boring,' the only place these days to get unbias news in America is either watching C-Span or BBC world news service. The days of the great news anchors/journalists such as Huntley, Cronkite, Jennings, Brokaw, John Chancellor, etc are long gone.

 

Almost but not quite; if you still want good, unbiased news check out PBS (Channel 13)'s The News Hour (formerly with Jim Lehrer; he retired not long ago); their reporting is generally scrupulous, the POV unbiased, and the format of the show allows them to spend a full fifteen minutes doing 60 minutes-style reporting...

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Almost but not quite; if you still want good, unbiased news check out PBS (Channel 13)'s The News Hour (formerly with Jim Lehrer; he retired not long ago); their reporting is generally scrupulous, the POV unbiased, and the format of the show allows them to spend a full fifteen minutes doing 60 minutes-style reporting...

 

Forgot about them. I remember my mom used to watch the Newshour when it began in the 1970's (started as a wrap up during the Watergate hearings in 1973)when Lehrer and his former co-anchor Robert McNeil.

 

Little off topic but related. Tokemon may like to know Mr. McNeil is from Canada and began his carrer with CBC radio lol. McNeil first break to US viewers was when he was NBC's white house reporter in the early 1960's and was one of the first reporters on the planet to confirm JFK's death following the assisstation in 1963.

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