Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fox News fair and balanced?

Fox News: Fair And Balanced? - Forbes.com

Fox News: Fair And Balanced?

S. Robert Lichter, 11.16.09, 12:01 AM EST

A report suggests yes.

Fox News has become embroiled in a nasty controversy over its ill treatment of President Obama. But are the charges true?

What if I told you that Fox gave Obama his worst press and John McCain his best press of any network during last year's presidential election? If you work for the White House, you'd probably take this as proof that Fox is just a mouthpiece for the opposition. Now what if I told you that Fox had the most balanced coverage of any network during the same campaign? If you work for Fox, you'd probably say we told you so.

But what if I told you that both scenarios are true?


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