Fox News

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The Fox News Channel (commonly known as Fox News) is an American 24-hour cable and satellite television news network. It was made by Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes. It is owned by Fox Corporation. the channel was officially launched in 1996.

Shows[change | change source]

The channel plays up to 15 hours of live shows every day. 6 hours of these are opinion shows.[1] The hosts of its opinion shows are Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto, Greta Van Susteren, and Geraldo Rivera. Fox News Network leans right-wing, but has some liberals (such as Greta van Susteren).

Criticisms[change | change source]

There was a documentary called Outfoxed that criticized the channel because they say it is biased towards conservatives and the US Republican Party in its reporting.[2] Fox says its opinion shows are conservative but its regular news programs are not. President Barack Obama, through a spokesperson, accused Fox News of working for the Republican Party. Fox has also been accused of having a right-wing bias, racism, discrimination, race baiting and gender inequality.[3] Roger Ailes has called Fox News "the balance" against the liberal networks news groups such as ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Cable News Network, and MSNBC. [4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stelter, Brian (11 October 2009). "A Volley Between Fox News and Obama Administration". The New York Times.
  2. "Sign in". Brave New Films.
  3. "The Fox News war: What's the upside for Obama?". Christian Science Monitor. 23 October 2009.
  4. "Fox Chief Roger Ailes Acknowledges Conservative Bias: 'We Are The Balance'". ThinkProgress.

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