Look at their You Decide 2004 presidential coverage page. Notice how there's a big picture of Bush. And notice the stories next to it:
I'm looking at the page right now, and it says such obviously right wing stuff as:
Overall score: Kerry looks good.
- Kerry Vows to End Tax Breaks for Jobs Exporters [Kerry looks good]
- Bush, Kerry Rely on Big Campaign Donors [neutral]
- Public Approval for Bush Handling of Iraq Slipping [Bush looks bad]
- Kerry Says Bush Refusing to Face Facts on Iraq [Kerry looks good]
- Bush Leads Kerry in Fla. Poll [Bush looks good]
For less subletly, look to the pages of their featured prime-time shows.
Those prime time shows are NOT the news. They are discussion panels, opinion shows, and the like. Everyone knows this before they tune in. My friends presumably walked out of the mentioned restaurant because they thought they might be subjected to Hannity or O'Reilly. But what would they think of me if I walked out if it were showing Donahue or Larry King?
Sidenote: Isn't the Colmes half of H&C a liberal? Is he such a small man that the bias is obviously towards Hannity?
On the Record features a sympathetic interview with the (fundamentalist Christian) mother of the girl in the "under God" pledge case.
Now I'm beginning to understand where their motto "fair and balanced" comes from. Until this very moment, I did not know that this girl's mother was a Christian. I've heard and read innumerous news stories on this girl, and not one of them mentioned the mother.
p.s. I notice you put the religious affiliation of the interviewee in parenthesis. Is this to imply that any interview with fundamentalist Christians smacks of obvious right wing bias?
And Special Report's headline claims "U.S. employment rises last month at fastest pace in nearly four years, easily outstripping expectations".
From my personal recollection of the last four years, it's probably true. Do you have any statistics that show another period within that four years that had a faster pace of employment?
Frankly, I don't consider good news about the economy during an election cycle with the Dems are out of office to be obvious right wing bias.
In addition, Fox is own by Ruper Murdoch, on of the biggest right-wingers around.
Sheesh, every media mogul other than Ted Turner is conservative. What of it? They don't write the news any more than Mr. Turner does.
Obviously, you can find bias in anything if you look hard enough, and nothing Fox does is really blatant (with the exception of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity), but there are so many subtleties - the stories they feature, the way they phrase things, and and bunch of other little things they do that make it obvious (to me, anyway) that there's quite a bias there.
That subtle bias is everywhere, not just Fox. When people talk about the liberal bias in the media, that is what they are referring to. They aren't talking about blatant campaigning for Kerry, but the subtle stuff in the way they select which stories to run, or which quotes to air.
My favorite instance of liberal bias was with CNN's Brian Lamb several years ago. He had on a British socialist and US conservative talking about Clinton. Both sides ended up agreeing in disagreeing with every Clinton policy. Mr. Lamb had to cut the program short because it wasn't "balanced" anymore. I thought it was hilarious, but Mr. Lamb was visibly mortified that someone wasn't speaking out in favor of Clinton.
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