Sally Kohn: Fox’s Liberal Lesbian


Makes this good point:

I find most liberals who are critical of Fox news don’t watch it. They have a perspective informed by clips they see on The Daily Show, or the most outrageous thing that they’ve ever seen passed around that Sean Hannity said, but they’re not watching the day-to-day news coverage which is really thoughtful and the probing debates on some of the hot topics of the day. In truth, I get to go on and fight hard for what I believe in. No one tells me what to say. Frankly, I feel like I get to fight harder on Fox than I did on other networks because at Fox they like their punches pulled. If people really tuned in and watched they would be impressed by how engaging, interesting and provocative the shows are.

Read the full interview. Do we moderates expect the Fox News course correction to last?

4 Comments

  1. I read the whole article and I also watch Rachel Maddow (not for too long, however, when she gets to overly repetitive.

    SK’s point is well taken, it won’t kill us to watch the other side’s viewpoints, it ain’t catching.
    Even Bill Maher, allows conservative’s on his panels to chip in equally.

    Me, NYT and WSJ, each day.

  2. I read the FoxNews web site quite often. In addition, I have watched the site on occasion. It is not that they are constantly super-biased that is the problem. It is that they are super-biased occasionally. That is far more dangerous.

    If someone is consistently proved to be a political hack (think Rush Limbaugh), he can be listened to with the correct filter. When Bill O’Reilly does it, that becomes more difficult. Quite often I agree with Bill (as would most reasonable people). However, that is not to say that he does not overstep the boundaries of good journalism.

    In the end I don’t know which I would rather have: a FoxNews that was always a partisan propaganda machine or a FoxNews that tries to sneak in the propaganda along with lots of truths.

  3. RC, most of us are biased about something, and yes, we do try to sneak in our own propaganda, as do the other channels/media besides Fox.
    Keep your filter on at all times.

  4. P.S., I holler at O’Reily all the time.

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