Monday, September 26, 2011

Fox News... fair and balanced out the window according to CEO

Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News, and controller of the most popular news source on cable television, is choosing to remove the curtain on their 'fair and balanced' mantra, and report that moving forward, journalism on the station will be experiencing a 'course correction'.

Ailes is accused of being the catalyst that caused Glen Beck to jump ship, and even for conservative viewers who watch Fox News, many are noticing a great change away from the conservative foundations that attracted a majority of viewers.

He made a big admission to Newsweek, saying that he has made a "course correction" at Fox News, veering it away from the hard-right line it took in the earlier days of the Obama administration. (Ailes offered a preview of this strategy in January, when he told Russell Simmons that he had ordered his anchors and pundits to "tone it down" in the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.) Beck's departure, as well as a more nuanced approach to his most famous pundit, Sarah Palin, have been part of that strategy, Ailes said. – Huffington Post

Now it is official... we can begin calling the cable news giant:
Faux News... we distort, you comply.


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