Fox News Channel: A Political Machine That Employs Journalists!

Fox News Channel and its chief executive, Roger Ailes, are a political machine for the conservative movement and the Republican Party which employs journalists who give up their principles for a big financial reward. It also employs former politicians who are in the make, to earn as much money as they can, and to hell with convictions or beliefs they had once held!

Ailes began his career in advocacy journalism under Richard Nixon, helped promote Ronald Reagan, and learned the power of advocacy journalism to promote one’s ideological agenda. And journalists and politicians have seen the money involved!

So we have such examples as:

Bill Hemmer, John Roberts, Ed Henry, Greta Van Susteren, Howard Kurtz–all formerly at CNN

Juan Williams, formerly of NPR

Former Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana; former Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich

And this is just the “tip of the iceberg”, as many former journalists for NBC, ABC, and CBS have also moved to Fox, and tried to make its distorted view of the news and of the world become standard and believed!

A new book by Gabriel Sherman is making the case that Roger Ailes is the most important journalistic giant of the past half century, a figure on the scale of William Randolph Hearst.

So Fox News Channel is a massive challenge to its cable competitors, CNN and MSNBC, and already attracts more viewers than both of them combined.

So an important thing to remember is that when one is out to promote the truth about America and the world, being ignorant or unaware of Roger Ailes and Fox News Channel’s impact is to the detriment of their rivals!

6 comments on “Fox News Channel: A Political Machine That Employs Journalists!

  1. Mark January 13, 2014 9:21 am

    No mention of MSNBC as an even more brazen Obama cheerleader?

    You have to be mentally damaged to not even try to hide your blatant hypocrisy.

  2. Ronald January 13, 2014 11:26 am

    Remember, Mark, that MSNBC was never overtly to the left, but developed as a reaction to the blatant right wing tilt of Fox News Channel, and you may not like what MSNBC does, but it does not manufacture myths and lies as Fox News does constantly! MSNBC is rarely shown to be “wrong”, while Fox News is CONSTANTLY “wrong”, inaccurate, and distorting of reality. They have no limit in their trashing, and even in sowing hate and provoking threats against the President with their rhetoric!

  3. Mark January 13, 2014 2:52 pm

    Wow, you clearly never watched MSNBC.

  4. Ronald January 13, 2014 3:02 pm

    Wow, Mark,you clearly have never watched Fox News Channel, and its constant distortion and mismanagement of the news!
    I watch MSNBC every day, and am impressed at their high level of accuracy. Fox, on the other hand, is almost ALL propaganda and promotion of intense hate of Obama, and is sometimes, quite scary in its distortions and total ignorance of reality.

  5. Engineer Of Knowledge January 13, 2014 6:32 pm

    Oh Professor… know that truth and facts has alwsys had left leaning bias….:-)

  6. Ronald January 13, 2014 7:53 pm

    HAHA! Thanks, Engineer, for your continued support! 🙂

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