It was around the time of the 2008 DNC convention that I began to watch FOX News religiously. Midway through the election cycle I became fed up with the ObamaMSNBC since. There are others who claim that all media channels, including FOX should be turned off. I cannot do that. I am far too addicted to television and news programs. Virtually every news channel has adopted Barack Obama as their native son- except Fox News and frankly I do not know what I would do without them. Yes they are decidedly conservative, they swing from the right, but at the same time they at least offer different perspectives in terms of commentators. All of this is illustrated by the network’s new advertisement FOX NATION Praise Fest and switched. I have not looked back at CNN or :
Yesterday the New York Post published remarks by Charles Krauthamer during his acceptance speech for the 2009 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism:
HOW FOX NEWS OPENED AMERICA
June 9, 2009
AT a time when awards in the humanities are a near-monopoly of the left — Nobel peace prizes awarded to those, from Yasir Arafat to Jimmy Carter, who give the most succor to the forces of terror and tyranny; Pulitzers given to whichever newspaper can expose the more damaging national-security secrets — it is important for there to be an award to recognize and encourage journalism and, more generally, political thinking of a different kind.
In that respect, there should be a special award for Fox News. Fox has done a great service to the American polity — single-handedly breaking up the intellectual and ideological monopoly that for decades exerted hegemony (to use a favorite lefty cliché) over the broadcast media.
I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting — half the American people. The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer after layer of often undisguised liberalism.
What Fox did is not just create a venue for alternative opinion. It created an alternate reality…
That’s why Fox News is so resented. It altered the intellectual and ideological landscape of America. It gave not only voice but also legitimacy to a worldview that had been utterly excluded from the mainstream media. I’m proud to be part of this televised apostasy. And particularly proud to be part of the single best news program on American television, the six-o’clock news — first with Brit Hume, now with Bret Baier. How good is “Special Report”? So good that even if I weren’t on it, my mother would watch it — and she spent 50 years as a Democrat.
Thank you, Charles Krauthammer for summing up my feelings exactly. It is nice to know that there is a network out there for people like me who become weary of the WTF moments and leg tingles. I believe that Fox News gives a unique opportunity for viewers to see constructive and sometimes lively debates between liberals and conservatives. Who wants to listen to a bunch of liberal network blockheads like Keith Olberman and Chris Mathews bloviate about how much they hate republicans and Fox News? Thank you Fox Nation for giving this former Democrat a place to watch current events unfold without extreme misogyny and Daily Kos talking points.
I will leave you with this laughable clip from Keith Olbermann about Tuesday’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum . According to Olbermann Nazis are right wing extremist and Janet Napolitano “Queen of Homeland Security “was justified in her remarks about domestic terrorists. Be warned, after seeing his clip my gut reaction was to grab a wastebasket and empty the contents of every meal I have ever consumed in my entire life.
Autographed Letter Signed,