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No Joke! Fox "News" Attacks CNN for Being Partisan

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Today's Wall Street Journal has a half page color ad in section B, that claims CNN is partisan, citing a pew research center for the People & the Press poll.

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Here on the left, Fox and CNN don't look very different, especially the way its anchors, presumably guided by their producers, bring in right wingers to show the "other side" when there is no legitimate other side.

As far as Fox being balanced. Imagine the empty scales of justice. They're balanced. Now, imagine exactly five pounds of sh*t deposited on each side of the scale. Again-- balance. That's the kind of balance Fox has. And the clearest example of the source of the visual material-- the sh*t-- that I'm talking about, you don't have to go any further than Bill O'Reilly, or, for that matter, CNN's Glen Beck.

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And no, the FOX ad does NOT provide any link to the PEW reference they refer to.

Any bets this doesn't show up on CNN?

Seriously though. Fox has a relatively new business channel that this ad is probably hoping to pull viewers toward. I mean, they can't possibly be serious, or think anyone will believe that they actually ARE balanced-- except for the koolaid drinkers who buy the lie. 

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Update: It looks like Fox got its stats from this Pew Poll, which reported:

The general public has become more Democratic since 2006, and this is reflected in the audiences for leading TV news outlets. The audiences for CNN and MSNBC, which were heavily Democratic two years ago, have become even more so: fully 51% of CNN's regular viewers are Democrats while only 18% are Republicans. MSNBC's audience makeup is similar - 45% of regular viewers of MSNBC are Democrats, 18% are Republicans.

The regular audience for nightly network news also is now about two-to-one Democratic (45% vs. 22% Republican). In 2006, 40% of the regular viewers of nightly network news were Democrats compared with 28% who were Republicans.

 

So, we might note that all the other networks reflect the predominance of Democrats. Fox, is the outlier with almost twice as many Repubican viewers as the average network-- it is top heavy with a disproportionate percentage compared to their representation in the population. Bottom line, FOx is where the right wingnuts flock, like moths to a flame. 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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