NY Times Creates Mayhem With Fox News

It may be juvenile, but, hey, it is the lexicon of the Interwebz, but ROTFLOL! The NY Times tries a hatchet piece of Fox News, showing exactly how the derangement on the Left is in full force as the piece starts out

Like most working journalists, whenever I type seven letters — Fox News — a series of alarms begins to whoop in my head: Danger. Warning. Much mayhem ahead.

Once the public relations apparatus at Fox News is engaged, there will be the calls to my editors, keening (and sometimes threatening) e-mail messages, and my requests for interviews will quickly turn into depositions about my intent or who else I am talking to.

Unsaid is that, certainly, the keening (and threatening) is coming from those on the Left, who literally freak out about a network that the majority of them refuse to watch, possibly because it is unabashedly pro-American. And yes, it does seem to me to have a mildly conservative slant, but, name another network which gives as much time to making sure that, the majority of the time, when a conservative is on, they will be faced of with a liberal. Of course, you would have to reverse that on the other networks. As I am writing this, they had a liberal on (missed the name) who wrote “Why I am A Democrat” doing a very solid interview of her. Those evil reich wing bastards!

Media reporting about other media’s approach to producing media is pretty confusing business to begin with. Feelings, which are always raw for people who make their mistakes in public, will be bruised. But that does not fully explain the scorched earth between Fox News and those who cover it.

Fox News found a huge runway and enormous success by setting aside the conventions of bloodless objectivity, but along the way, it altered the rules of engagement between reporters and the media organizations they cover. Under its chief executive, Roger Ailes, Fox News and its public relations apparatus have waged a permanent campaign on behalf of the channel that borrows its methodology from his days as a senior political adviser to Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

It is always humorous how scared the Credentialed Media is of Fox News. Those of us on the Right have very few MSM outlets, and Fox is pretty much the only major TV source, yet, it becomes Prozac time for the left.

Of course, the story is about the idiotic photoshopping by Fox And Friends a few days ago. Sure took the Times long enough. But, Fox is sure to be thanking the Grey Lady for sending webhits and TV viewers over, increasing their revenue base.

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6 Responses to “NY Times Creates Mayhem With Fox News”

  1. Bandit says:

    Listening to the NYT call another news outlet biased pretty much sends the irony meter spinning like it was in a 3 Stooges western.

  2. John Ryan says:

    Fox News ratings have been dropping just as the Repuplican Party’s share of the electorate has dropped. During the prime time news hours Fox News the only right wing news manages to attract only about 10% of the viewers. 90% of Americans choose to warch the others.

  3. Stacy says:

    Congratulations Johnnie Boy. I see you’ve taken my advice and put the bong down. You’ve managed to stay on subject in all of your recent comments.

  4. Stacy says:

    Oh, and also Johnnie Boy; you’re wrong once again.


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  6. LOL, good one, Bandit.

    Thanks for actually making part of my point, John! Y’all on the left are so concerned and insane over a cable news channel. Still, 10% is not bad. And, it kicks the crap out of the other cable news channels, as Stacy points out.

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