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The title of Robert Ringer’s latest article is, “Fox News Achieves Mainstream Status,” which is a serious indictment all by itself. He makes a good case for it, which I find myself in substantial agreement with:

When I first discovered Fox News back in the late nineties, it was like finding a long, lost friend. Fair and balanced — what a great motto. But I was led to believe that “fair and balanced” meant Fox would be a conservative counterbalance to the corrupt, left-wing media that shills for the Dirty Dems.

I drank the Fox Kool-Aid for years, but along the way I had to eliminate one commentator after another and mute out an increasing number of “contributors.” I refer to them collectively as The Unwatchables — people I simply cannot bring myself to watch. They include such obnoxious (and, in some cases, stupid) folks as Bernie Goldberg, Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams, Steve Hayes, and Greta, to name but a few.

He goes on to discuss his opinion of several more Fox personalities, which is worth the time to read. Then, he shocked me:

The bottom line is that as Fox News’ goal of gaining entrance into the mainstream-media club became more and more apparent, I became more and more disillusioned. In all honesty, I was about to give up on television altogether.

Then, in a wildly impulsive moment, I turned on — gasp! — that media dinosaur from Ted Turner’s past, CNN, and what a pleasant surprise I got. After buying into the narrative that CNN was in the tank for the far left for years, I found that a goodly number of its commentators were reasonable, fair-minded, and much easier to digest than Fox’s arrogant lineup of anchors and contributors.

I wouldn’t say CNN is conservative by any means, but, to be honest with you, I’m tired of hearing about “conservatism.” Conservatism has become a malleable word that media phonies and politicians mold to fit their own agendas.

He then describes some of their personalities.

I, of course, actually pretty much did give up on TV. Until the recent flurry of debates, Primaries, and campaign controversies, I have gone weeks without ever even turning the damn thing on. Other than occasional special events like debates, it has been many years since I have tuned into CNN. I don’t even recognize some of the names he mentions. I had no idea that it was no longer the Clinton News Network! On Robert’s recommendation, I will have to check it out again. What say you? Is he right?

BTW, I totally agree with his weariness over hearing the over-used and rather ambiguous term: ‘conservatism,’ which never described my own political bent anyway. 🙂 ◄Dave►

5 Responses to “Fox News vs. CNN”

  • Well at least I am not the only one slowly dumping FoX … not that I watched much anymore anyway.

    Now the “Megyn the Malevolent” that was prime. Still laughing about that one. I must borrow it from now on.

    CNN? well I prefer to give up news rather than start over listening to someone tell me what THEY THINK of reality than hearing and figuring it out myself I am afraid.

    My vegetable garden is screaming for help now anyway. If I do not get my tomatoes, cucumbers and melons growing soon I will have none this year.

    Thanks for the post Dave 😉

    • ◄Dave► says:

      No, CT, we are not the only ones. Here is another one from Breitbart. Did you get your garden planted? What part of the country do you live in, to get such an early start? 😀 ◄Dave►

    • Chris says:

      Fox sold out a while ago. They are the same as the rest.

      I wish for the distraction. I have another two months before I can even think about planting. Al Gore promised me a tropical climate without moving. Darn it I want it.

  • Chris says:

    I have retired to my safe space. A place where no matter what you make it funny. Here’s a sample. I could play with it for hours. It’s more productive than arguing issues. http://trumpdonald.org/

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