Fox News Also Won the Midterms

6,607,000

Number of total viewers of Fox News Channel in the 10 pm hour Tuesday night, exceeding both CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000 average total viewers combined by more than 3 million. FNC also beat out CBS, NBC and ABC in total viewers during that hour, with the highest of the three – CBS – garnering 5,408,000 average total viewers, reports FishBowl DC.

What is FOX?

FOX News is indisputably the most popular cable news channel. And yet in 13 years, Fox has never broken a story. That’s okay, because it is not in the news business. It is in the news-shaping business. Its programming is an admixture of right-wing propaganda and fear-porn for feeble-minded paranoiacs, served up by spokesmodels who have no clue what they are reading.

- Pensito Review quoted from 2009 in answer to the question “What is FOX?” in “Understanding The History And Purpose Of Fox News,” at Addicting Info.

Palin Threatens to Run for Political Office Again

Those haters out there don’t understand that it invigorates me. The more they’re pouring on the more I’m gonna bug the crap out of them by being out there with a voice, with a message, hopefully running for office in the future, too.

— Sarah Palin, telling Fox Business that she may run for office again, in part to “bug the crap” out of liberals.

You’re Paying 89 Cents a Month on Your Cable Bill for Fox News, Whether You Want It or Not

89 Cents

The amount Fox News requires cable subscribers to pay for its service every month whether they want it or not, according to Pew Research. Fox “now claims one of the highest average rates per subscriber. Only six non-premium cable channels command higher fees than Fox. CNN, by contrast, is estimated to average 57 cents per subscriber per month and MSNBC, 18 cents,” according to Pew.

Pew Study Confirms That Fox Is Dominant Source of ‘News’ on the Right – Liberals Rely on Many Sources

The PewResearch Journalism Project has released a study that confirms what is already clear: The American right gets most of its information about politics from Fox News, while the left relies on multiple sources, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC and the New York Times. According to the study, consistent conservatives:

GOP Does Double 180 Flip-Flops on Czars
Railed against czars in 2009, demanded an Ebola czar last week, now opposes the appointment as soon as it's made

The GOP and Fox News spent 2009 railing against so-called “czars” — actually senior level Executive Branch officials — appointed by Pres. Obama. Of course, presidents have been appointing czars for decades. See the chart below. Recently, one of their leaders, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP candidate for president in 2008, demanded that […]

On Fox: Republican v Republican on Marriage Equality
Ted Olson debates gay marriage with hate group leader

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com On Fox News Sunday, Ted Olson, the Republican on the legal team that argued for marriage equality in California’s Prop 8 case — but who led the witness-bribing, anti-Clinton “Arkansas Project” in the 1990s, and who represented Bush/Cheney in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case in which Republicans on […]

Hannity Doesn’t Like Maher as a Person, but Does Like What He Says

I don’t like Bill Maher as a person, but I think Bill Maher is good for America. He says all these outrageous things; he’s almost become an iconoclasm because he’s willing to speak the truth when so many others in the media are scared to death.

— FOX News talking wingnut Sean Hannity, to guests Greta Van Susteren and Bob Beckel on his show.

FOX News Is 18 Years Old Today

18

Number of years FOX News has been on the air, according to TV Newser. The cable channel launched Oct. 7, 1996.

Sorrier Than Sorry

If Fox News Hasn’t offended you lately, don’t worry,
It’ll soon find the low point in the cable-news slurry.
Smith called Robin a coward
To help fill the news hour,
And as Shep himself said, he “couldn’t be more sorry.”