The Controversy of Fox News
The Controversy of Fox News
The Fox News Channel is a television network in the United States. It is owned by Fox News Media and based in New York City. As of 2015, the network carried carriage in over 40 countries.
Fox News is one of the most watched channels in the U.S. With its high viewership, Fox has the potential to shape the public’s opinion. As a result, it has become a subject of a number of controversies.
Many Republican officials target Fox News coverage as a political tactic. For instance, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan admitted that the White House often sent “Talking Points” to Fox. Often, Fox would pass on the requests with desired results. In the event of the 2005 Iraq and Afghanistan war, Fox News’s coverage was more favorable to the administration.
Fox’s audience is largely politically homogeneous. In addition to Republicans, many non-Republicans also watch Fox. This is not due to political leanings of the people choosing to watch Fox, but rather the effect of filtering content.
While Fox is not necessarily a liberal or conservative channel, it does take a position on politics that is more conservative than its competitors. As a result, some of the most conservative Democrats in the country distrust Fox.
However, some of the most liberal Democrats are more likely to trust Fox. This is due to the fact that some of the network’s anchors and hosts are very controversial. These include Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.
Other research has found that the political views of the average Fox consumer are not as far to the right as those of some other outlets. In fact, a smidgeon of viewers are not Republican.
There’s no doubt that Fox News sets the standard for political coverage in this country. A recent survey showed that a majority of Americans are enthralled by the likes of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Sean Payton. Similarly, a good deal of Republican lawmakers and operatives look to Fox News as a go-to for their own political agendas. So it’s no surprise that when the news cycle turns on, the network tends to produce its share of controversy.
Although the Fox News Channel has long been known for showcasing partisan political viewpoints, the company is making a conscious effort to change that. As such, the network recently hired high-profile Chicago-based trial lawyer Dan Webb. This is just the latest in a series of high-profile legal hires at the network.
The network’s chief news anchor Shepard Smith is the unofficial spokesman for opinion programming. Meade Cooper reportedly oversees the primetime department. Some of the network’s most high-profile guests include Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and boffo former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg are among the many notable personalities on hand. Similarly, prominent figures like Senator Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn know that any question that undercuts President Donald Trump will get the network’s attention.