“Fox News Drifting Left?”

By Brian 

A bunch of conservatives are concerned that Fox News Channel is “tilting to the left.” Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid says “perhaps the most egregious example was the global warming program on Fox featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a ‘special correspondent.'” And he quotes several comments like this one: “I have abandoned Fox News the same way they have left the conservatives.”

But he saves the best comment for last. “It seems to me that a lot of conservative news/political junkies don’t understand the nature and character of News Corp and Rupert Murdoch…His news division does lean right, but this I believe has less to do with politics and more to do with business: there was an untapped market for ‘fair and balanced’ news, and Murdoch wisely hired [Roger] Ailes to help him capture it. Murdoch is a mogul, and he only cares about profits and whatever benefits his company…”

> “Behind the scrim of Kincaid’s banter lurks an even more insidious threat to our independent media system,” MediaCitizen’s Tim Carr says…

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