Monday, November 13, 2006

Ten years of FAUX news

FOX News is ten years old today. The 'Fair and Balanced' channel as they like to call themselves began broadcasting just shortly after the 1996 election.

So take a look at the poll they had up last week for Cavuto's show:

(vote for one, listed in order):

1. Lenny Dykstra: Dems destroy already shaky housing market.

2. Bob Froehlich: All about earnings not the election! Dow 13K by Tax Day!

3. Gary B. Smith: It's all about the election! S&P down 20% in 2007

4. Tobin Smith: Britney has to go back to work! Viacom (VIA) up 25%.

5. Scott Bleier: Microsoft's (MSFT) Zune is no iPod; stock down 20% by May.

I guess this poll fits the FOX definition of 'balanced' is because you can always vote for one of those last two choices.

2 comments:

Jack Hampton said...

Oh, come on.

You mean that having Alan Colmes on there, a forty-something balding wimpy looking classic liberal for the well groomed, sharp looking Sean Hannity to beat up on like the Harlem Globetrotters beat up the Washington Nationals isn't balanced?

I mean, my gosh. Pretty soon you'll start claiming that O'Reilly is really a conservative!

EAPrez said...

Didja see the internal fox memo leaked to the press that said FOX NEWS INTERNAL MEMO: "Be On The Lookout For Any Statements From The Iraqi Insurgents...Thrilled At The Prospect Of A Dem Controlled Congress
-So they aren't a news station they're a propagands station. If a memo like this leaked out at CBS the convervatives would be in an uproar.