New York, NY—Fox News Channel came on the scene when there was no media voice that countered the constant and uninterrupted tidal wave of Liberal propaganda from every TV screen. Fox was and is a cable channel that managed to beat every other news competitor specifically CNN and MSNBC at the ratings game.
Fox News was always weak in broadcasting breaking news video because they never invested enough into resources. Instead they toss a few reporter generated stories around and do the bare minimum on breaking news. If the story happens in a location where they have no assets video is painfully slow to be shown on Fox.
What Fox News did do right was to have Conservative talking heads that offered up something different from the rest. They had Glen Beck and Judge Andrew Napolitano to counter the onslaught of the Left Wing broadcasters. That has all changed for the worse.
Radio survived after many stations brought in Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Michael Savage and Lew Rockwell along with many others. Unlike the radio business, TV moguls however, have been able to control what appears on TV screens. Conservatism has simply not managed to become integrated into any portion of our TV lineup.
In its beginning, Fox had a difficult time getting placed into cable lineups because they refused to play in harmony with the Left Wing propagandists. Every possible roadblock was put into place including sponsor intimidation. Fox proved popular and financial considerations understandingly won out over political ones.
The restraint of trade and criminal racketeering of the broadcasting industry has continued and accordingly Fox has been forced into firing anyone with a, too Conservative message. Yes, Fox took the coward’s way out.
Fox does have a cadre of Leftists and pretend Conservatives on the payroll now and anything deemed too Conservative is censored. Pretenders Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are a lot of things but Conservative, is just not one of them. Criticizing Obama does not qualify to brand anyone Conservative.
Fox News has plenty of lifetime liberal talking heads like Sheppard Smith, Geraldo Rivera and Bob Beckel. They have been joined by others to somewhat satisfy the Left wing media policy makers.
Fox has steadfastly refused to cover the question of Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President even after startling new evidence surfaced that his purported birth certificate is a forgery. The fact that Obama has spent well beyond a million dollars fighting efforts to expose birth, passport, student loan, Selective Service and Illinois Sate Bar records that would put the controversy to rest makes everything so obvious. Obama is not a citizen and cannot serve as our President.
Regular TV advertisers have boycotted Fox after organized efforts at sponsor harassment by Left Wing agitators. In the process the sponsors lost revenue after cowering to the Left’s threats.
Fox has been neutered and left totally gutless. I have since cancelled my own cable TV subscription. I get my own news and information on the Internet or radio.
The good thing is that TV and radio broadcasting is dying a quick death. Everything will soon be Internet provided. Until the Left can gain control over and censor the Internet it may remain the only place where speech is truly free.
Every day our politicians are trying to find ways for the FCC or for that matter any federal agency to control and censor Internet content. Controlling the world’s information is truly the key to controlling the world.