Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fox News Admitting They’re No Longer “Fair and Balanced,” Giving Up 20 Year Old Slogan They Used to Define Them

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Fox News was never, ever “fair and balanced.” Not for a minute. But that was Roger Ailes’s slogan for the network he created, and he used it define them for two decades.

But Ailes is dead and disgraced. Fox is struggling. And now New York Magazine is reporting that they are abandoning the slogan. They say they haven’t used it since last August, but it’s completely gone. “Fair and Balanced” is a thing of the past.

Alas, Fox News was rarely fair and never balanced. It is and always has been slanted to the right. It’s the actual Fake News. And they were never fair. They played to fear and bitterness and the gang mentality of piling on whenever something went wrong with someone they didn’t like. They purposely still steer away from anything that doesn’t suit their agenda.

A new slogan will be “Most Watched. Most Trusted.” The first part is already not true, as MSNBC has been beating them in various segments. Most trusted– yes, but by people who who wear tin foil hats.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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