Fox News Isn’t The Problem, The People Who Watch It Are

news roomMan, it seems like every time you turn around, Fox News is doing something else that is absolutely “OUTRAGEOUS” or bigoted, or… well, you get the point. Whether it is blaming Secret Service incompetence on gender equality or playing the six degrees of separation with Benghazi on almost any news story, you can bet that at any hour of the day, they’re doing something that will be addressed with shock or laughter on The Daily Show or elsewhere. In fact, you could probably make a living just reporting on all of the ridiculous things they do over there, and there are sites like mediamatters.org that are set up for that exact purpose.


Recently, Allen Clifton wrote an article titled “The Only Way To Fix Our Government Is If Conservatives Stop Watching Fox News,” which seems like a good idea, but it’s not just as simple as that. While it would certainly be great for conservatives to stop watching Fox News, there’s still a plethora of even more outrageous and even more insane right-wing media sources out there that would gladly fill the void if Fox suddenly went off the air. Some of these shows and websites are so wacky, they’d make Megyn Kelly look like Rachel Maddow in comparison. I kid you not.

Anyhow, if Fox News disappeared tomorrow, we would still have problems with our government – and blaming conservatives alone doesn’t get to the root of the problem. We like to complain about how utterly incompetent Congress is and the approval ratings for Congress show just how low our opinion is of them. The contempt for Congress doesn’t just come from those of us on the left; many conservatives are also disgusted with their representatives, and if you don’t believe me, just go take a look at Speaker Boehner’s Facebook page where he takes a lot of flack from both sides.

Let’s stop blaming Fox News for all of the ills in our government because Fox News is a symptom of the greater problem, not the actual problem itself. While it certainly can be argued that the daily dose of propaganda that they put out is responsible for the current dysfunctional state of our political system, biased and sensational reporting has been a part of that same system since the beginning of our country. It’s easy to lay the blame on Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, or even Rupert Murdoch himself – but these are just people delivering a product that the audience wants. There’s a demand by Fox News viewers for an answer, honest or not, for why the United States is different now from what it was in those days that their audience remembers as the “Good Old Days.” There are people out there who really are angry that a half-black man is President of the United States or that two people of the same sex can get married, and there are talk shows and websites ready to cash in on filling that demand. There’s a demand for someone to tell them that liberals are destroying America, that there’s a war on Christmas and where there’s a demand, someone will create a supply.


On the left, there’s also the same demand for outrage, often supplied with hyper-partisan political commentary that is of as little substance as the latest viral kitten video. While the quality and veracity of the programming on MSNBC is often better than what you will find on Fox, I’ve stopped watching it for the most part (except for Rachel Maddow) because it seems like most of the shows end up talking about how bad Republicans are, and very little else. Oh, and have you ever noticed Koch Industries and other advertisements on MSNBC that appear on Fox as well?

Our country isn’t the way it is because of Fox News, or MSNBC, or the media in general. Our current state of affairs is because we stopped paying attention to the things that mattered and let ourselves get distracted by angry headlines and the pundits who present them. Don’t believe me? Just take this story which I wrote and used the headline “Ann Coulter Blasts Sarah Palin During Shocking Fox News Interview” to confirm what I already knew, which is that folks want to be outraged and see those that they don’t like get put in their place regardless of their relevancy to current events. It got probably 10x or even 15x more views and comments than anything else I had written around that time, based solely on the title alone.

Ever noticed how your local TV station posts viral videos and tear-jerking stories from somewhere else in the country that has no bearing on local issues, but barely mentions local elections or other stories that actually impact you? That’s because they know what gets ratings and the precious commodity of the Internet, web traffic and clicks. The media is only responding to demand and providing more of what their audience pays attention to in order to stay in business. So if we want to fix the hyper-partisan atmosphere in our country, we have to change that ourselves. Change the channel and focus on things that matter. Have I mentioned recently that there’s an election coming up?



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  • Jim Bean

    If I want a news source that will mercilessly hold my governments feet to the fire but don’t want to watch Fox, which one should I choose?

    • AxisGarret

      No, Faux News Does NOT “hold your governments feet to the fire”. If it did, it would not be creating propaganda against this current POTUS. If you believe that Faux News is “Fair and Balanced”, then YOU ARE THE PROBLEM with our country!!

      Secondly, if you think yourself so neutral and unbiased, then where the hell were you when George W. Bush was president!??! Faux News kissed his ASS! And, they weren’t developing lies and propaganda against Bush.

      • Jim Bean

        Propaganda? You mean like talking about the constant refusal to provide the evidence requested in investigations? The losing of the emails? The destroying of the Blackberry? The redacted documents? The refusals to testify? The defiance of court orders? The refusal to release information? The refusal to make witness available for questioning? The failure to report missing evidence as required by law? The embarrassing resignations? The rise of the JV Squad to Superterrorists?

        None of those things are ‘made up’ propaganda no matter how enthusiastically you pretend otherwise.

      • AxisGarret

        OK. Now APPLY ALL of your questioning above to the 9/11 Commission!! If you REALLY believed in what you are saying, you would expect (and apply) that same level of accountability to Bush and Cheney concerning their dereliction of duty concerning 9/11. Where the hell WAS Faux News on the 9/11 Commissions Reports?

        I can take EVERY one of your questions above and apply it to the Bush Administration, and 80% of it was never ADDRESSED and the other 20% was made out to be benign and unimportant (not “newsworthy -what a joke!).

      • Jim Bean

        You’re not one of those who think Bush masterminded the 9/11 attack, I’ll assume.

        And for the sake of argument, lets just say your right. How in the hell does that constitute total absolution for every corruption Dems might perpetrate in the future in any rational thinking person’s head?

      • AxisGarret

        I am not one of those that think Bush “masterminded” the 9/11 attacks, no. But, I have heavily investigated and found that Bush’s lack of accountability and dereliction of duty probably allowed for the immense destruction that happened that day.

        You watch (and believe in) a “News Network” that spent 108 X more airtime (statistically proven and still going) on Benghazi and Obama’s supposed lack of accountability, than they ever did on Bush and 9/11. Fair and Balanced?!?! My ASS!!

      • Jim Bean

        And when investigators asked for records about interrogation methods, those records were released. They hadn’t disappeared like everything under the sun does with the Obama administration.

        And when Pubs wanted the records made public in order to see which Democrats were aware of the methods being used, who didn’t want to play along? Pelosi. Democrat.
        And when the Left saw that Pelosi was implicated, how much interest did they have left in pursing the issue? Not much.

      • AxisGarret

        Man, you have your head buried in the sand.

        You are partially correct. There was a lot of data “shared” with the 9//11 Commission Report. However, almost 63% of it was BLACKED OUT!! Look at and READ the report!! (What little is LEFT to read!)

        I was a Republican till 2002, when I saw America being dragged into a False Flag War. And, I was even more shocked as I watched Bush / Cheney dodge questions and interviews concerning responsibility concerning 9/11.

        I am NOT a Democrat now. But, it certainly does not take much intellect to see Faux News fabricating information and propaganda DAILY against Democrats and Obama. Hitler / Goebbels practiced the same approach. – “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”. Faux News’s Approach since 1996.

        The ONLY reason a few American keep repeating that “Obama is the worst President in US History” is because, they hear it constantly repeated on Faux News. No other “news network” or reporting agency says that. No one. Zero. Zip! If you believe that is not propaganda, then you do not know the correct definition.

      • Jim Bean

        I had to come back to this because I do not understand what wrong-doing you think Bush may have engaged in relative to 9/11 that was hidden by things being blacked out?

        Blacking out things in documents concerning national security issues is absolutely essential to protect operatives and sources and strategies. They would only come under suspicion if they’re suspected purpose was hiding some kind of wrong-doing.

        On the other hand, the IRS is not engaged in (or is not supposed to be engaged in) anything secret. Any information blacked out by them can be presumed to be an effort to hide wrongdoing.

        What malfeasance do you think Bush engaged in relative to 9/11?

      • AxisGarret

        Thanks for asking such a simple question, that deserves an honest and credible answer. Now that the Bush Administration is over, many of his administration have come forward (numerous books written) that discusses and comments on Bush’s massive disregard for “Terror Alerts” and Terror Threats prior to 9/11 are being accumulated.

        Secondly, Bush had more vacation (up until 9/11 and thereafter) than ANY other President in history. Sorry, but you cannot claim to be expedient and “in the know” on a ranch in Texas. And notably, even after 9/11 and the Bush sending troops into Iraq, he constantly flip-flopped on Osama Bin Laden. At first, Bin Ladin was the primary target. After 1.5 years, Bush openly stated “We are just not really putting that much time into it.” And, in 2007, when asked about Weapons of Mass Destruction, as our country was led to war, Bush openly admits in a press conference….that the Iraq war basically had nothing to do with 9/11. I will hope you do your homework, as there are NUMEROUS videos (unedited / unbiased) proving what I am telling you on Youtube.

        Bush’s “malfeasance” is this: 1.) complete disregard (several statements from his former advisers) to “Terror Threats” and Terror Alerts PRIOR to 9/11. 2.) Ridiculous amounts of “vacation days” prior and after 9/11. 3.) Never found WMDs in the middle east 4.) Blatantly stated that the war in Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 (numerous Youtube videos showing this) 5.) Bush Sr. and Jr. used Air Force One (Bush Sr. most of this 4 years) to spend inordinate amounts of time in Middle east (1988 – 1991) dealing DIRECTLY with Bin Laden family and their friends to secure future oil reserves and amass BILLIONS in profits for both families (still today, the Bush family fortune is MAINLY in OIL, go figure!) Bush Jr. dealt the final blow by invading Iraq, the sole country that blocked the pipeline the Saudi’s wanted to build (now built). Also, the Saudis wanted Saddam OUT of the picture completely. (I could go on and on with this part.) 6.) Cheney’s Haliburton was already proffering closed bid contracts before the war started. Haliburton, to date, has made over $680 Billion directly and indirectly from the Iraq War as well as “occupying” neighboring countries……

        Shall I go on…..? Additionally, where the hell is THIS information on your “Faux News”? It is easily found in books WRITTEN from first hand accounts with Bush (Jr. and Sr.). As well, you can look up the countries visited by Air Force One during both Bush’s years in office. There is no denying the amount of time spent in the middle east, sucking up to the Saudi’s. While, in BOTH presidencies, gasoline costs made major jumps here in the USA. (go figure?!?). Again, where are THESE facts on Faux News?

      • Jim Bean

        They’re not on Fox News now because Fox is not the history channel. I wasn’t that engaged back then and can’t comment on their reporting during that time frame. I can tell you this though – they just now presented a chart comparing the ABC/NBC/CBS coverage of the Bush 2006 midterms and the current Obama midterm. They covered Bush five times more than they are covering Obama. Now, that’s the lying (deceit by omission) and election manipulation (don’t discourage Dem voters by letting them know how bad it is) that I find truly malicious.

      • Steve Brains

        Fox HAS no accurate history broadcasts. Where did you masturbate that alleged “fives more” artificial fact? If FOX presented it, you KNOW the data is both flawed and fictionalized.

      • Jim Bean

        I know Steve Brain’s data is both flawed and fictionalized. The only thing I don’t know on that topic is where he gets it.

      • Steve Brains

        So you CLAIM, PROVE IT. I thing I can prove there are a great deal of things you know NOTHING ABOUT and only plagiarize.

      • Steve Brains

        He read Children’s stories instead of being ON THE JOB. A photo op rather than COMMANDING the nation’s defense.

      • Steve Brains

        Not all of them. It took 5 more years to expose the 100+ OTHER Abu Grabe style Black Ops prisons in SEVENTY other countries.

      • Daniel Ros

        Bush couldn’t mastermind a boyscout meeting. That’s why he was ‘chosen’.

      • Steve Brains

        No, but it IS convenient how Defense investigations into 30 years of Republican DOD GRAFT totaling 3.2 TRILLION dollars was magnificently halted becasue the evidence was destroyed.

      • felipe63

        You mean business as usual for pretty much every admin, regardless if it has a R or D after the President’s name.

        It seems like Faux (and you) only care about these things when there is a D in office. If it’s an R administration you guys don’t care nearly as much. Look at your examples, the admin before this one did much of the same and a whole lot worse, where was your outrage then?

      • Daniel Ros

        You can say the same about you fake peace loving liberals. Now before you pain me with the other of the two colors you have in your awareness box, I’m a Ron Paul libertarian. Not a self contradicting neo con.

      • felipe63

        “Now before you paint me with the other of the two colors you have in your awareness box….”

        For some one that doesn’t want to be stereotyped, you sure don’t hesitate to use them. You’re not very bright are you?

        I don’t care what political stripe you are, you’re a hypocrite.

      • pauthmpsn

        Lol jim beam would you actually provide something he did, instead of your fake outrage stories? And the superterrorist wouldnt be where they are if your war criminal idol bush wouldnt have broken the balance of power in the region with his unjustified war based on lies. So when you have facts on what Obama has done, bring them, otherwise keep you baseless factless comments on your faux friends page.

      • Jim Bean

        He got bin Laden.

      • Steve Brains

        He sure did. All Bush managed was 10,000 American corpses and a joyride in a debt jet.

      • Jim Bean

        He authorized the current air strikes on ISIS. He authorized sending weapons to help Syrian rebels.

        If you’d watch Fox News, you’d know that.

      • Steve Brains

        YEPm because BOEHNER failed to put up a debate nor a vote on the issue and Obama IS a responsible leader.

      • Steve Brains

        Congress said the previous war powers act was still legal and gave him the power. If you listened to REAL unbiased, nonRED propaganda information… you might have picked that up the day Boehner went full on coward and said that he won’t ALLOW an ISIS debate until Next year.

      • Steve Brains

        And actual CRIME.

      • Steve Brains

        There IS no evidence. Issahole was fishing and he never asked for SPECIFIC documents. Without that Specificity, the Freedom of Information Act can not be applied. And since National Security (THAT FAMOUS BUSH ADMINISTRATION EXCUSE FOR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND COVER-UP) is literally at stake in what Issa wants to make public, He is GUILTY of TREASON.

      • Steve Brains

        Partisan broadcasting ala kruchev, breshnev gorbychev, Saudi Arabia and most middle east nations…Columbia and most SOuth American Nations… Almost all of Africa… IS PRAVDA or PROPAGANDA.

      • Daniel Ros

        If you think Obama is anything more then a walstreet manager you’re the problem dumbass. I guess looking as his cabinet would be too difficult of a research project for you, huh? Dumb du dumb dumb…DUMB

    • John

      Except Fox News does not do that. Where was Fox during the Bush administration? The Bush administration is something I believe every thinking person would call one of the worst presidencies in our nation’s history.

      If Fox News truly was unbiased(the fact that they call themselves that is enough for me to consider them a joke), they would have been criticizing President Bush just as much as they do President Obama.

      I would love for there to be a legit, major news source that was mostly unbiased in its reporting. A news source that scrutinized every political figure, regardless of their party, race, or gender. Unfortunately, that news source is not Fox News.

      • Jim Bean

        An internet search for ‘Fox News claims they are unbiased’ produces nothing.

        Fox DOES claim to be Fair and Balanced and maybe that is where you are confused.

        They did not criticize Bush as much as Obama because there was much less hijinks to criticize. Furthermore, the Left Stream Media already had Bush covered in spades. Fox balanced that then and balances the Left Stream Medias determination to look the other way with regards to Obama now.

        I do concur with your desire for unbiased reporting but that would be a death knell for the Left.

      • RINOVirus

        The so called “Liberal Media” is a excuse used by the right to spread it’s lies. If you pay attention you would realize that the media is more sensationalist than anything else. If the media was totally controlled by the Left the Lewinsky scandal would have never been covered.

      • Jim Bean

        That is one of the most provocative comments I’ve ever read. In one breath you say “If the media was totally controlled by the Left the Lewinsky scandal would have never been covered.” OK. If left to the Left, they would have covered it up.

        In another breath you say, “The so called “Liberal Media” is a excuse used by the right to spread it’s lies.” OK. The Right reported what the Left would have concealed and therefore, are guilty of spreading lies. What!!!????

      • Steve Brains

        The first paragraph is absolutely illogical. One can NOT draw conclusion B from Circumstance A. There is no legitimate tie betwixt the two disassociated suppositions.

        By labeling the press “Liberal Media”, which is an absolute lie, it gives unpoetic license for the RED Righteous Whackjob Right Fraudulent Media to invent any story they want and justify it.

        Megyn Kelly falsely reported that Colorado voters could print their own ballots and submit them. Colorado absebtee/mail-in ballots are numbers and distributed sequentially. Even after the STATE Election Commission statement revealed the RIGHT WING FRAUDULENT SELF RIGHTEOUS HOAX, Fox Fixtion has kept that lie on their website and in repeat mode on their broadcasts.

        Limbaugh and others have MAGNIFIED the lie into the Statosphereic EBOLA TERROR levels and are hoping to “FIX” the election with slander and libelous reports. Absolute invented FICTION!!!!

      • Steve Brains

        ABSOLUTELY!!!! And The President of The united States of America, Barack Hussein Obama would NEVER have been maligned. hIs birth NEVER challenged, his religion never questioned and his vacation time never been headline news.

      • FD Brian

        “They did not criticize Bush as much as Obama because there was much less hijinks to criticize.”

        Did you just write that without laughing to yourself?

      • Jim Bean

        Name four Bush scandals.

      • Steve Brains

        WMD, Katrina, Mission Accomplished and 5X failing to oversee Banking and mortgages investments. That’s TWICE what you asked for and I haven’t even cleared the First Tier criminal activity yet.

        Abu Grabehazi!!!! 13 Embassy attacks, all uninvestigated and ALL with body counts and survivors.

        Black Ops prisons in SEVENTY allied Nations worldwide, HOW many 1000’s of torture victims? As many as Edi Amin? Perhaps not but ONE is a capital crime!!!

        Vincent Bulgosi made the “Case for Murder Against George Walker Bush” 10,000 American counts.

        Now we are up to 120,000 deaths and 250,000 wounded.

        Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!! Abu Grabehazi!!!

      • FD Brian

        do you want real ones or made up fake outrage like fox uses?

      • Jim Bean

        No real leader (or real man, even) would use his executive powers to prevent duly authorized investigators from gaining access to Holder’s emails to his wife and mother. Any real leader, or real man – for that matter, upon learning of the IRS/TeaParty situation would have lead the way toward bringing the truth to light rather than looking the other way. Regardless of whether he was personally involved, he is unquestionably and accessory-after-the-fact and that makes the President a criminal. That’s a ‘real’ one.

        [18 U.S Code – 3 : Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.]

      • FD Brian

        Valerie Plame…enough said.

      • reticle

        LOL these are both fake scandals.

      • Jim Bean

        Even the IRS one where they (IRS) has admitted wrong doing?

      • reticle

        The ‘WH Was Orchestrating Attacks On Political Opponents’ one.
        .
        The lazy agents scandal was dealt with appropriately.

      • Steve Brains

        A) the LEGAL RIGHT if confidentiality between a man and his wife.

        B) WHAT would have POSSIBLY told his mother that Issa could really use?

        C) Issa has NO LEGITIMATE PROBABLE CAUSE. He NEEDS to say EXACTLY what and WHERE he is looking for.

        A lawyer like Holder KNOWS this. Fuck any drunken Law & Order junkie couch potato knows THAT. But an Arsonist/car Their like Issa most likely does not.

      • Jim Bean

        The court wouldn’t have ordered him to turn the documents over without probable cause. You’re just making it up as you go. Saying anything. Researching nothing. Never reasoning. Defending the indefensible. Rejecting the obvious. For what?

      • Steve Brains

        SURE Issa WOULD. The Arsonist leaked CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS!!!!

      • Steve Brains

        But ISSA Did!

      • Steve Brains

        NO LEGITiMATE Court did!

      • Steve Brains

        A CORRUPT court DID NOT.
        Issa abused power and sold it over the internet.

      • John

        President Bush got the nation into a pointless war, indirectly killing thousands of American soldiers as well as Iraqi civilians. Where was the outrage from Fox News then? Any truly unbiased source would have been attacking him for that.

        Claiming to me fair and balanced, to me, seems like a claim at being unbiased. It’s obvious to everyone that Fox News is the right wing equivelant of MSNBC, which does not hide it’s liberal affiliations.

      • Steve Brains

        A claim is as good asa fact to a RED.

      • Matthew Randles

        There is a legitimate, major news source, mostly unbiased in its reporting on US politics. It is called BBC

      • Steve Brains

        Al Jazzera reports more honestly about America than ANY of them.

    • Matthew Reece

      “If I want a news source that will mercilessly hold my governments feet
      to the fire but don’t want to watch Fox, which one should I choose?”

      Any of the anarcho-capitalist media sources will do.

    • sonnyboy1

      There is no such thing as a fair and balance media Jim. All have their own agenda, as does Forward Progressives, CBS, NBC, etc.

      “Our job is not to give people what they want but what we decide they ought to have.” – Richard Salant, former president of CBS News

    • Steve Brains

      NPR is not pro Obama. That’s the least hate speech you can get on Cable.

      • Jim Bean

        No enough of their programing is devoted to news casting to provide coverage to even 1% of the issues. Just because you didn’t hear about something on NPR doesn’t mean it didn’t happen or wasn’t important.

      • Steve Brains

        NPR has a 24/7 NEWS organization with world class journalists. Fox only picks up stuff on the wire, edits it to suit their agenda and has spokemodels blab it out as “Breaking NEWS.”

        FOXED UP Entertainment Network has NEVER had field reporters and they actually FIRE journalists with integrity and SUE THEM!!!

  • Macdoodle

    #1 rated cable news network 12 years running.They must be doing something right.

    • AxisGarret

      LOL… Yes, Rated #1 by Organizations and Polls that are solely funded by those that OWN Faux News!! LOL Get a CLUE, man!!

    • felipe63

      quantity is not indicative of quality. If that were the case “The Macarena” is one of the best songs ever recorded. Would you stand by that claim?

      • Dennis

        Not for 12 years running, it wasn’t, Felipe.

      • felipe63

        Fair enough Dennis, how ’bout this then: McDonald has been selling an ungodly amount of burgers for decades now, longer than Faux has been in existance. would you say they are the best burgers in the world? Or do they sell a lot of shitty burgers to people who either don’t know any better or just do not care about quality?

      • Dennis

        I’d say they had a good business model and that they delivered a good product to a market that liked what they offered.

        You’re an idiot to assume people Ho to Fox News and Fix News only for their information and that Fix News is what ails this country because people are brainwashed by them. It’s an idiotic assumption, just like its idiotic to assume you only get your information from biased left-wing blogs like this one, or only MSNBC. Yet that’s the case this blog makes every single day of every single week, week after week, non-stop. Because guys like you show up to make that same stupid analogy about McDonald’s with regard to Fix News. Seriously, give it up.

      • felipe63

        All I was pointing out is that quantity does not automatically equal quality.

        “You’re an idiot to assume people Ho to Fox News and Fix News only for their information and that Fix News is what ails this country because people are brainwashed by them.”

        I never said any of those thing, but because you’re so dishonest that you need to put words in my mouth in order to try to make a point (that wasn’t even on topic), that I can only guess there is no chance of having an intelligent discussion with you.

        Have a nice day living in your bubble where you make up things to respond to.

    • John

      Fictional news sells better than actual news.

    • xxsimmonsxx

      yes. among people over 60. Their audience is retired and dying off.

    • FD Brian

      so that makes them the main stream media, then, right? and it’s not news, it’s entertainment.

    • Matthew Reece

      And Milli Vanilli sold millions of albums. What is your point?

    • Matthew Randles

      Yes they are. Pandering to the least common denominator.

    • Steve Brains

      Selling crap to shiteaters!!!! hahaha

  • Pipercat

    Do like I did, cut the cable.

  • Manny Schewitz

    I enjoy nothing more than inserting vegtable like food items into my throat and buttocks in alternating order. There really isn’t anything that compares to shoving an Obama shaped squash into my bottom and drilling for candy chocolates. Most cowardly journalist liberals enjoy it.

    • felipe63

      Posting nonsense that reveals your weird fetishes and that has nothing to do with the topic.? Most brain damaged conservatives enjoy it…….

      You ain’t that bright, now on yer bike and piss off

    • pauly

      What is it with the GOP and their followers and their inability to equate ANYTHING to some fucked up sexual fetish?!? The GOP, Religious right and the Tea Baggers are the most sexually deprived people in the history of the world. Everything “leads” to bestiality, child porn or any other sexual depravity. MAN! You want a story line that will make you want to puke…listen to a modern day Republican

    • forpeace

      Sorry, but that is a very disturbing and sick statement.

  • forpeace

    “Fox News is NOT the problem?!”

    Are you kidding me? What planet are you from?

    Both Fox News and its viewers are the problem. Both Fox News and its viewers choose propaganda over reality because Fox viewers are the robots, and Fox is holding the remote control.

    Fox talking heads and its viewers hate anyone who does not agree with them, they viciously label anyone they can’t relate to, they also believe all Muslims are terrorist and they do not like Arabs, they also do not know who the top ten News Corp voting shareholders are:

    1- Murdoch family trust and Rupert Murdoch.
    2- Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, he is the one who has stood firmly behind Rupert Murdoch throughout the phone hacking scandal, and he told reporters: “My confidence in News Corp, in Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch is unshaken completely. We will sell nothing. We are standing by our friends.” He is Muslim, he is from Saudi Arabia, he speaks Arabic, and through his Kingdom Holding Company, he owns 7% of Rupert Murdoch News Corp.’s shares, making Kingdom Holdings the second largest voting shareholder.

    I would like to know if Fox talking heads and its viewers call him a terrorist too!

    • Jim Bean

      What news source where you tapping in to when you first learned that some of the 2200 illegal immigrant offenders released by Obama were murderers, kidnappers, rapists, and drug traffickers rather than the low level offenders like Obama swore them to be?

      • Steve Brains

        WOW! What source OTHER THAN FOX do YOU have?

      • Jim Bean

        Where are we now?

      • Steve Brains

        ANOTER monumental failure to be honest Jim.

  • xxsimmonsxx

    This a sad article. Blaming people for believing in information they think is true? People dont magically come to conclusions about topics. If they hadnt heard the topic existed in the first place, how could they know they wanted to hear it, then subsequently find a news station that provided it? Its a a simple topic here. Someone talks first, THEN people listen. It simply cannot occur the other way around.

  • Leaning Blue

    Well anyone with half a brain knows this already. In fact, I’ve made this same point before. FOX News does what FOX News does because of ratings. It’s what the crazies on the right demand, plain and simple. And you can say MSNBC is just as bad all you want but the fact remains the same, the crazies on the left are not as crazy as the ones on the right and the ratings prove it. Compare the ratings FOX gets to the rest of the cable news channels. And it’s almost as if the crazies on the right don’t have a life or anything better to do than to consume 24/7 right-wing news. The ones on the left, well they have shit to do. They don’t sit there and watch MSNBC and CNN all f#%n day! If you ask me I think the right-wing crazies have WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS.

  • Matthew Randles

    Gawd, I DO find the comment threads on these type of articles entertaining as all get out. Fuckwittery at its finest.

    Manny, you DO enjoy stirring the pot, dontcha?

  • Daniel Ros

    No the problem is statists like you idiots and fox together! No wonder this country is screwed. Bengazi isn’t important? Running guns through Libya to ISIS is all good huh? You establishment lackeys are hilarious.

  • Daniel Ros

    Statists: doing the same thing and expecting a different result. This goes for the entire republicrat party.

  • Steve Brains

    Fox News Fixtion is crack for whackjobs.

  • marg

    And the other choices (which you fail to mention) are????? Cnn?? Msnbc??? Abc?? Really??? yeah, right.

  • Angie

    liberals are too stupid to argue with

  • Kitten

    Thank God for FOX News. Without them we wouldn’t know just how bad the Democratic Communist Party has screwed us.