The Voice of the Republican Party

We all know that for all practical purposes Fox is virtually a house organ of the Republican Party. Every now and then they slip and admit it (Hat tip to Think Progress):

“There were a couple of people who basically wrote about our demise come last November [and] December and were, I guess, rooting for us to go away,” said Bill Shine, senior vice president for programming at the Fox News Channel. “With this particular group of people in power right now, and the honeymoon they’ve had from other members of the media, does it make it a little bit easier for us to be the voice of opposition on some issues?”

They sure didn’t see themselves as “the voice of the opposition” during the Bush administration.

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  1. 1
    Eclectic Radical says:

    Is it possible for ‘the voice of the opposition’ to remain ‘fair and balanced’?

    Just curious.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    You can either be fair and balanced (which at times might present news which supports the opposition party) or you can take a position as part of the opposition. You can’t be both.

  3. 3
    Eclectic Radical says:

    Yes, that is just what I thought. Does this mean Fox has to change its slogan now?

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    Fritz says:

    Eclectic — you funny man.  Of course they won’t. 

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    This may sound hard to believe, but that is just what I thought too. 🙂

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    nomoreGOP says:

    But gentlemen.. Why should they? Just ask anyone that watches Fox.. it IS fair and balanced.

    Does it matter that those particular people might have a very very skewed version of “fair?” Not to them. Lol.

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