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    What about that?? I heard “Fox news, all liberal, all morning” during a commercial break on TV. Googled and got this:

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    “And from the left...Fox News

    There's more to Fox News' strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing ... Though MSNBC has a handful of moderate”

    First I heard that. Is that the same as “Fox and Friends”??

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    Chet:

    As of August, FOX was still the rating champ.

    What's more significant, though, is that their ratings in the 25-54 viewing bracket are far less than the ratings for MSNBC or CNN. Shep Smith is one of the few "liberals" at FOX,

    The FOX viewing audience is largely older white people, who are a declining percentage of the American population. This a group that I would call the "albatross generation". They aren't extinct yet, but their numbers are a lot smaller than they use to be. These are the folks who buy Cadillacs and Buicks, which have the oldest owners on average.

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/373814/cable-news-network-viewership-usa/

    According to Pew Research, the average age for whites in America is 58 years old, while the average age for minorities is 27. There were more 27-year-olds in the United States than people of any other age in 2018.

    If we could get more of the young folks to vote, our country would be a lot different.

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    I googled the above words, “Fox news, all liberal, all morning” to find the source. Nothing. The "Fox News' strategy of hiring liberals" reference is a 2014 article in the Columbia Journalism Review.

    And from the left…Fox News

    Nothing there really except old news. I don't ever remember see Tamara Holder in the spotlight at Fox News. In fact, her bio calls her a "former Fox News journalist".

    Fox News does have a few more liberal leaning journalists, but the term is relative. Shepard Smith is often labeled a "liberal", when he reports the real facts. In fact, when Smith reports the real facts, contradicting Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, and Fox and Friends, Fox viewers often become infuriated asking for him to removed.

    There's this from September 6th: Shepard Smith calls out Trump on his ‘endless’ fake news

    Juan Williams, an African-American, is also often cited as a liberal journalist for the same reason...sticking to the facts, rather than slavishly promoting the Trump TV propaganda of Hannity, Dobbs and Carlson.

    Chris Wallace also occasionally goes out on a limb contradicting the Trump propagandists, but he is a true conservative.

    It would appear to me that people are confusing honest factual reporting as "liberal media". I guess they are so used to the likes of the Trump propagandists, that they do not really understand real "conservative media reporting" either. There is a distinction.

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    Even with Shep Smith's departure, there ARE a few voices of reason left on the network, one of whom is Chris Wallace.

    Another name that just popped up is Jedediah Bila, who said this:

    "Enough with the 3rd grade name-calling. Chris is doing his job. The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop. Seriously. Enough"

    This what Trump said in a tweet:

    Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews. I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation. What the hell is happening to @FoxNews. It’s a whole new ballgame over there!

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/12/1936715/-Fox-Friends-Host-Says-Trump-is-Behaving-Like-a-Third-Grader?detail=emaildkre

    Shep Smith left FOX on October 11,2019. In a speech to the International Press Freedom Awards on November 21, 2019, Smith warned of authoritarian governments that make it dangerous and difficult for journalists to do their jobs, saying autocrats have learned to use online tools and social media to shore up their power. At the event, Smith gave $500,000 to the host organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    Shep's most recent contract with FOX paid him $15 million a year. Ultimately, Shepard Smith left Fox News for the same reasons many regular folks leave their jobs every single day. The reports suggests that Smith didn’t feel fully supported by his superiors, he had an ethical conflict with the direction and integrity of the network, he just couldn’t take it any longer and had done all the good he could do in the role.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/terinaallen/2019/10/12/this-is-why-shepard-smith-ended-his-career-with-fox-news/#66b07161fff1

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    Love Chris Wallace, at least in terms of his reporting. He never fudges the numbers or drops out inconvenient facts. He hits both equally hard, but Trump and Trump Republicans make it easy for him to point out their BS and obvious lying.

    Wallace: What are the fact that support what you just said Senator?

    Senator: President Trump said it true.

    Wallace: Given President Trump's track record on not being able to tell the truth about anything, odds are there are no facts to support what you claim to be true.

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    Even FOX is on the receiving end of Trump's wrath:

    Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News reporter John Roberts on Wednesday for asking about his administration's decision to disband the National Security Council's pandemic team prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

    Trump first falsely claimed that the administration's botched rollout of coronavirus testing was former President Barack Obama's fault, even though the new coronavirus did not exist when his predecessor was in office and neither did tests for it.

    "Remember this, we inherited — the word is we inherited — bad tests," Trump falsely insisted during Wednesday's White House briefing. "We really inherited bad tests, these are horrible tests." Trump attacks Fox News reporter for asking about disbanded pandemic team: “Are you working for CNN?”

    In fact, the tests were created earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is headed by Trump-appointed director Robert Redfield. The New York Times recently detailed how the administration "lost" an entire month in the fight against the virus by repeatedly fumbling the testing rollout. The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

    (note: I saw a claim this morning that if the Trump administration had taken action two weeks earlier than they did, it would have ELIMINATED 90% of the deaths we have seen so far)

    Roberts called out Trump's false claim, noting that it was his administration which had disbanded the White House pandemic team created under the Obama administration.

    "You have talked about the failings of the Obama administration in leaving you with empty shelves and no plans," Roberts said. "They have said you got rid of the pandemic office in the National Security Council–"

    "We didn't do that," Trump interjected, pushing another false claim. "That turned out to be a false story."

    "What are you, working for CNN?" Trump added.

    "No, no, no," Roberts replied. "I'm pointing out what they have said and what you have said – that's all."

    "I thought you were with Fox," Trump said. "But Fox isn't so easy, either. Don't kid yourself."

    "It's not about Fox or CNN," Roberts objected.

    "Look, John, let me tell you something. You know that's a false story," Trump falsely insisted. "What you just said is a false story."

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    Even if I watched television, I wouldn't waste my time watching Trump's daily briefing/mini-rally.

    Out of curiosity, my sister watched one the other day, and had to turn if off after about a minute because she couldn't stand watching it.

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    After Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, explained the White House’s new guidelines for states to slowly reopen their economies in a three-phase process, Fox News host Laura Ingraham sought another opinion later in the show.

    She turned to Phil McGraw, better known as Dr. Phil, television psychologist to the masses.

    The conflicting views, one from the most qualified source available on the topic and the other from a talk-show host with questionable credentials, highlighted again how expert advice on the novel coronavirus has frequently been undermined by celebrity doctors with little to no infectious disease experience.

    Dr. Phil joins other social distancing naysayers, like Dr. Oz, another TV doctor who told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday that an unmitigated coronavirus death toll might be a “trade-off” worth making to reopen schools. Dr. Drew, known for his 30 years as host of the radio show “Loveline” and as a reality TV regular, also sparked controversy when he compared the coronavirus to the flu. (Unlike Dr. Phil, both Dr. Oz and Dr. Drew are physicians, though neither is an expert in infectious diseases.)

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/17/dr-phil-fauci-coronavirus/

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I googled the above words, “Fox news, all liberal, all morning” to find the source. Nothing. The "Fox News' strategy of hiring liberals" reference is a 2014 article in the Columbia Journalism Review.

    And from the left…Fox News

    Nothing there really except old news. I don't ever remember see Tamara Holder in the spotlight at Fox News. In fact, her bio calls her a "former Fox News journalist".

    Fox News does have a few more liberal leaning journalists, but the term is relative. Shepard Smith is often labeled a "liberal", when he reports the real facts. In fact, when Smith reports the real facts, contradicting Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, and Fox and Friends, Fox viewers often become infuriated asking for him to removed.

    There's this from September 6th: Shepard Smith calls out Trump on his ‘endless’ fake news

    Juan Williams, an African-American, is also often cited as a liberal journalist for the same reason...sticking to the facts, rather than slavishly promoting the Trump TV propaganda of Hannity, Dobbs and Carlson.

    Chris Wallace also occasionally goes out on a limb contradicting the Trump propagandists, but he is a true conservative.

    It would appear to me that people are confusing honest factual reporting as "liberal media". I guess they are so used to the likes of the Trump propagandists, that they do not really understand real "conservative media reporting" either. There is a distinction.

    I was trying to find the source of “Fox news, all liberal all morning”. As you can see I posted my results which were the same as yours. I’m starting to think it originated from something like the onion or something similar. I just now googled it and got:

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    The voice of journalism

    And from the left…Fox News

    There's more to Fox News' strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match”

    I was thinking there might be a link to a rebelious faction. What I did notice was support for selective removal of material. e.g. a few years ago the United Auto Workers were in the News regarding wages and benefits. Rush Limbaugh was attacking the lucrative retirement benefits and said: “I just can’t see people getting paid for something they didn’t work for”. Not to long ago Executive monetary packages were in the news and I wanted to copy and paste Rush’s statement about getting paid for not working. Couldn’t find that quote after extensive searching. Also Warren Buffett talking about tax cuts and where they should go said; “You have to put money in the hands of people that will spend it”, I wanted to use that and it is gone from the internet. I’ve tried different search engines with no results.

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    These TV doctors are far far far more about keeping themselves in the spotlight than they are about helping people stay well. Their shows are shut down, so they want to get back on TV now, not when it is safe.

    People are not as isolated as they claim, sure there is not as much face t0 face contacted, but nearly everyone has access to a phone, and a majority of Americans know how to use social media. Pretty much everybody under 30 has good social media skills. Its not like everyone is locked in a dark room with no contact with anybody for days and days. And, people who are struggling with the isolation can get out and go places, see friends and family, just as long as they infectious.

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    Liberal, fair & balanced?

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Liberal, fair & balanced?

    In the world of Trump nothing is liberal, fair or "balanced". We live now in an world of "chaos" because of the weird "cultures" here, who think they know it all, but never studied "cause" and "effect". Anyway the Trump "culture" is like another "virus" and difficult to eradicate. It just an bunch of animals with animal instinct who are only interested to get "power" over others with whatever means. Hitler tried it, Stalin tried it and Ceasar tried it, and Napoleon tried it, History will not be kind about what is happening here. Amen
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    Apparently even Fox News isn't sycophantic enough for Trump, so their love affair is on the rocks. Rumors are swirling that Trump is looking for a new mouthpiece that will allow him to take his brand of right-wing autocracy to the next level.

    It's no secret that Trump has dreamed about controlling his own TV network; he has publicly mused about the idea since his 2016 campaign. Now it appears that an investment group associated with Trump Jr. is looking to buy a major stake in One America News Network (OAN).

    OAN and its hosts have played a central role in promoting alt-right conspiracy theories. They offered up a $100,000 reward for more information in the death of a DNC staffer. One of their featured hosts was behind "pizzagate". More recently, they pushed the theory that the coronavirus was created in a North Carolina laboratory as a bioweapon.

    Trump is completely smitten with OAN. The network has often featured many from Trump's inner circle, such as his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, his son, Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign aides. Trump has repeatedly highlighted the network's White House correspondent during press briefings and has praised their coverage in numerous tweets. The White House has even gone as far as to invite OAN's White House correspondent as a personal guest to the briefings after safety measures limited her attendance.

    Here are some key points about OAN:

    OAN is pro-Trump.[14][28][29][30][10] Robert Herring, Sr., founder and CEO of the network, has ordered producers to promote pro-Trump stories, anti-Clinton stories, and anti-abortion stories, and to minimize stories about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, the channel ran a special titled "Betrayal at Benghazi: The Cost of Hillary Clinton’s Dereliction and Greed." Herring, the owner of the channel, sent his producers a report that falsely claimed that Hillary Clinton had a brain tumor, and asked them to check up on it. He also shared a report with producers claiming that Planned Parenthood had promoted abortion, and ordered them to minimize coverage of Pope Francis's US visit, due to the Pope's calls for action on global warming (see Laudato si'). Herring also repeatedly ordered his producers not to cover stories pertaining to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.[14]

    According to former and current employees at the channel, as well as internal e-mails, by July 2017 the executives of the channel had directed the channel to "scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, and steer away from the new president’s troubles."[14]

    In October 2017, the channel claimed without evidence that a "report" had been published which showed "U.K. Crime Rises 13% Annually Amid Spread of Radical Islamic Terror".[31] President Trump later repeated this falsehood, suggesting that he learned of it from OAN.[15][32]

    In June 2017, OAN was granted a permanent seat in the White House's James Brady briefing room.[33] The network's Chief White House Correspondent, Trey Yingst, was one of the top five most called-upon reporters covering the Trump Administration.[34] OAN has been repeatedly called on by President Trump during Presidential press conferences, including in February 2017 when Yingst asked the President about his campaign's contacts with the Russian government.[35] Also in February 2017, OAN was invited to a network lunch with President Trump.[36] In August 2017, President Trump praised OAN, saying: "It's a great network." In response, OAN CEO Robert Herring said that OAN considers itself a tough but fair presence in the White House press corps.[37]

    OAN supported the Trump administration's revoking of CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials; most major media outlets, including the conservative Fox News, opposed this decision. In a statement, Robert Herring attacked Fox News, saying he "can't believe Fox is on the other side."[38][39][40]

    OAN broadcasts every Trump speech uninterrupted.[1

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_America_News_Network