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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Three Cheers for Fox News

It's no wonder the "lib'rull media" and their fans hate Fox News:

The Fox News Effect
By Richard Morin
Thursday, May 4, 2006; Page A02

We report. You decide. Does President Bush owe his controversial win in 2000 to Fox cable television news?

Yes, suggest data collected by two economists who found that the growth of the Fox cable news network in the late 1990s may have significantly boosted the Republican Party's share of the vote in the 2000 election and delivered Florida to Bush.

I chuckle every time a "lib'rull" goes nuts over Fox News. They can see that it's not the same as their own favorite propaganda organs (e.g., C_BS). But, rather than admit that their own favorites may be biased, they stick to their dogma and claim that Fox is the only network news that is biased. (Even coming up with cute monikers like "Faux News.")

It's nice to think that American voters pay some attention to the news reports and analyses before deciding for whom to vote.

It's even nicer to know that they have the opportunity to hear from the other side of the political spectrum since the arrival on the national scene of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Tony Snow (darn, he's gone to the other side of the revolving door for now) and Sean Hannity.


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