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THANK GOD FOR FOX NEWS

Posted by Tim Bryce on February 12, 2014

BRYCE ON THE MEDIA

– Love them or hate them, we need Fox.

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Liberals show nothing but contempt for Fox News, calling them such names as, “Faux News,” “Fox State Television,” “Fox Snooze,” “Fox Spews,” and many others which I cannot mention here. Why the contempt? Two reasons, first; they believe Fox is an arm of the GOP or Tea Party, that they are the voice of conservatism, all of which results in a “Pavlov’s Dog” reaction by the left. So much so, they desperately want to see the network muzzled. The second reason though is they are mortified by the success Fox has had over the years. For twelve consecutive years now they have soundly trounced all of the other news networks, such as MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Headline News. Fox News regularly puts up impressive numbers which seems to drive the left bananas. They simply do not comprehend why anyone watches it.

People in general are suspicious of the main street media as they perceive it to be leaning to the liberal side of the spectrum, as opposed to responsible journalism. Had they been doing their job properly, Fox News would never had gotten off the ground, but they didn’t. Fox News may not be perfect, but people believe they are more “fair and balanced” than the other networks, particularly with the input of liberal Fox contributors, such as Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, and others. Whereas the Fox prime time anchors may appear to be conservative, they do attempt to let the left have their say on their shows, such as Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren, Sean Hannity, and Megyn Kelly. As to the latter, it didn’t take long for “The Kelly Factor,” which began last October, to overtake MSNBC stalwart Rachel Maddow, much to the surprise of MSNBC executives.

Another reason for the preference for Fox is there are more conservatives than liberals in the United States, according to Gallup, 38% to 23%. If the mainstream media is perceived as liberal, it should be no small wonder why conservatives gravitate to Fox.

If Fox News didn’t exist, there would likely be only one interpretation of the news, and people would not understand both sides of a story. For example, consider the Benghazi attack where our ambassador and other people were murdered. The mainstream media tends to ignore the investigation as they do not perceive it as newsworthy. The IRS attacks on political groups is another significant story which is typically ignored, as is “Fast and Furious,” and other stories. Without Fox News there would not be a reliable venue for reporting the other side of the story and most Americans would know nothing about these stories. Had this occurred under a Republican administration, the main stream media would likely take the offensive, just as they had done under Nixon’s “Watergate,” or Reagan’s “Iran–Contra affair.”

This is why Fox News is so important, to hear the other side of the story. Unlike the liberals who want to close Fox down, most Fox viewers do not wish the same for their competitors. They may consider them irresponsible from a journalistic perspective, but they certainly do not want to censor their voice. If anything, they will exercise their right to chose, and turn the channel.

In this day and age of ideological differences, I cannot imagine a one-sided conversation of the topics. As I said, thank God for Fox News.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 30 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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8 Responses to “THANK GOD FOR FOX NEWS”

  1. Pmmps said

    So Mote it Be….

    On February 12, 2014 6:01:08 AM THE BRYCE IS RIGHT!

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  2. Tim Bryce said

    A G.B. of Kansas City, Missouri wrote…

    “I belong to several discussion groups, mostly about our own literary projects, but often we’ll delve into current affairs and politics. I’ll often mention something I saw on Fox News and almost immediately everyone will look at me like I’m a leper, or a crackpot. But if I challenge them, most will admit they’ve never watched Fox News and are merely relying on the comments by the President, his press puppet or other news analysts slamming Fox News. Then I’ll dare anyone in the group to just watch Fox News for one week, such as in the morning while eating breakfast or in the evening while eating supper. At our next get together, I’ll ask if they watched Fox News and if so, what do they think? I’m never surprised when a few admit that maybe they’ve gotten a distorted (biased) version of the news by only watching the big 3 networks. It’s almost like they’ve finally had an awakening, thanx to Fox News. So how do we convince the rest of the country, the open-minded, free-thinking masses, to give Fox News a test drive?”

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    An M.M. of Cincinnati, Ohio wrote…

    “In the interest of balance, let us also thank FOX for GOD NEWS. No, not that usurpable God that any foreigner can appropriate — not, in fact, to God alone. I refer to the real GOD — Good Old-fashioned Dogma — which includes God (preferably Judeo-Christian), but also embraces mom, apple pie and Tea Party America.

    It’s all in the eye of the beholder.”

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  4. Tim Bryce said

    A D.F. of New York City wrote…

    “I’m not sure where this idea of an impartial news media came from. In NYC we used to have a dozen newspapers and each had a different political perspective and everyone expected it. In fact, the New York Post was started by Alexander Hamilton after he was astonished that Thomas Jefferson was made President. He started his newspaper The New York Evening Post, in opposition to Jefferson’s politics.

    I don’t mind bias. It only bothers me when people in the media try to say they are unbiased and we know this because they tell us so. Maybe that works in other parts of the country or in certain circles but someone telling me something is true because they say so, doesn’t work here. We don’t try and sell the Brooklyn Bridge to each other.

    I say the more points of view the merrier. If you don’t like something hit the remote. When we were young only the very rich had remote control devices. You had to get up walk across the room to the TV and switch the dial. And, there were only 5 channels. Life was tough.”

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  5. sirchristiantheheck@reagan.com said

    Here,here, bravo,right-on !!! I concur 110% as I never watch any other channels except when I’m at your moms and watch NBC local news at 6 PM and nightly news with Brian Williams at 6:30 or Lester Holt on weekends. God Bless FOX NEWS ! May they NEVER be taken off the air.

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  6. Joan Schoenling said

    AMEN!

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  7. Francis said

    Down here in “art country” Mexico I am shocked to find that “Democrats Abroad” would have trouble filling a phone booth for a meeting and the Conservatives have large and frequent get togethers. Politics in Mexico are definitely left… not quite as far left as Obama, but none the less left and as people say, “I love living in Mexico but I can’t understand Mexico”.

    The FOX network is alive and well down here Tim.

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