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It Is Time To Turn On FOX News June 11, 2009

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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

Charles Krauthammer

June 9, 2009

obama MSNBCAT 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.

Chris blondieThank 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.

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9 Responses to “It Is Time To Turn On FOX News”

  1. Sandra S. Says:

    I feel so invisible these days. It’s like it’s not possible to be a far-left liberal and hate Obama, and like Fox News, and appreciate Sarah Palin, and not think that every rural, working-class, or Republican person in this country is automatically some kind of ignorant hick who hates me and everyone I know.

  2. Kathy Barkulis Says:

    What does it say about the media today when people like Juan Williams, Geraldine Ferraro, and Hillary Clinton, all liberals, got a fair shake on FOX news and got destroyed by commentators at CNN, MSNBC…and all the rest of the media sycophants during the last election cycle? I will never watch CNN and MSNBC and the rest of them anymore. FOX is the only station that I can hear conservatives and liberals alike discuss the issues. And it’s the only place where I’ll get the conservative point of view. The people who are FOX haters are the people who only want to hear the liberals. They might as well talk to themselves in the mirror.

    • afrocity Says:

      What happened Kathy? When did CNN and MSNBC talk trash about Juan and Ferraro. I knew about Hillary clinton but never heard about the others. Keith Olbermann’s show is a disgrace.

      • Kathy Barkulis Says:

        Do you remember when Geraldine Ferraro made a statement that Obama was exalted by the Democrats and Hillary was thrown over because Obama was Black? In other words, she believed that race was a factor when the super delegates threw Hillary under the bus. The media then took that statement and said Ferraro was a racist for saying it. She had to go on every talk show and defend her comments as not being racist. She also said that she was picked as the vice-presidential nominee with Mondale because she was a woman. In my opinion, she was just telling the truth, and cutting through all the bullshit. Well, she was vilified for doing this. Then, Juan Williams wrote a book about race relations essentially saying that blacks and other minorities would not get ahead unless they started taking personal responsibility and got off dependance on the government, among other things. He was called a racist, an Uncle Tom, etc., and was not invited to promote his books on many liberal venues. Both Williams and Ferraro were given a fair shake by FOX, but blasted by the liberal media. This is what they do to shut differences of opinion down in the liberal media.

  3. loudmouthjewishbabe Says:

    Semi off topic but concerning the media. I believe we are in an “information war” with the Dems. They try to discredit the validity/objectivity of any sources that we cite. The only “acceptable” ones are the ones they deem acceptable. Try this with your Congresscritters- it can be a hoot!

    This is why imo, Robert Gibbs was trying so hard to discredit the Brit media, esp print. The topic at hand was the military photos but I believe the big picture is the battle over Single Payer/Gvt Option Healthcare. The White House has lost control over their message in the Brit press and cannot prevent us from reading-yet,LOL!

    The Bamster and company are probably fit to be tied that we can empower ourselves and have access to info that does not fit their narrative. How many of us had any access to British papers in 1994, without the internet? They have said that we are mindless robots who listen to talk radio and believe without question.

    [But we must believe Michael Moore without question]

    Dems have nothing to say when we produce articles from foreign press- other than to PROMISE that such things “(IF TRUE)” won’t happen here.

    Yeah, and I’ll sell ya some land,lol.

    Oh, and Al Gore left out his father’s ties (and money gained) from Occidental Petroleum in his movie. There is also a street scene in the doc “The Party’s Over,” which shows the Naderites protesting the OXY connection and daring Gore to give up his stock and do something.

    From the Nation: (liberal publication- may have been altered since original publication. 😉 4+ pages

    “Gore’s Oil Money”

    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20000522/silverstein

    • Marcy Says:

      Yes, without internet access to these foreign publications and blogs like this one, we would be without a lot of relevant information on almost every issue Obama and the Democratic Party are lying to us about right now.

      But these same internet companies are without hesitation doing the bidding of the Chinese government to censor what is available to their citizens. How long before it happens to us?

      I too started watching Fox News during the campaign when it was the only network treating Hillary fairly. For about a week now, I’ve even watched O’Reilly, something I thought I would never, ever do. And considering that Fox News is kicking ass in the ratings, Murdoch is probably too busy counting his money to care what CNN & MSNBC says.

    • loudmouthjewishbabe – your comment is so on target. We are in an information war, a fight for control of the media narrative, and the side that monopolizes the narrative gets to shape all political discourse.

      Just look at the MSM treatment of the Holocaust Museum shooter: He’s a right wing extremist! The DHS report was right! This is what conservative rhetoric spawns! Ban the guns!

      Meanwhile, back in reality, we’re still waiting for the MSM to cover von Brunn’s written attacks on Bush, Cheney, and the neo-cons. And we’re still waiting for them to mention von Brunn was a 9/11 truther.

  4. Diane Says:

    I just spent 2 weeks in Alaska on a Princess cruise where there is nothing but CNN. Since I never watch anything but Fox News, I was astounded at the lack of information on CNN. I knew about things that were going on in the lower 48 because my mom was keeping me informed and none of it was reported on CNN. And not only that, CNN is freakin’ boring! They rarely present both sides of anything, unlike Fox. And Nancy Grace! Jeez, 2 minutes of her and I want to slit my wrists. Greta Van Sustren she ain’t! We couldn’t wait to get home so we could watch Fox News again.

    • afrocity Says:

      How could you stand it? I hate when I am in a restaurant and they have MSNBC or CNN. Like you, I also think the quality of reporting on those networks are not as good as Fox News.


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