News Analysis : Fox News Essay

1912 Words Oct 9th, 2015 8 Pages
Since it premiered in 1996, Fox News has been significantly to the right of all the other mainstream television networks (ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC) (Groseclose and Milyo 2005). According to a 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center, fully sixty percent of Fox News viewers describe themselves as conservative, compared with twenty-three percent who say they are moderate and ten percent who are liberal (Holcomb 2014). Fox News was originally created to cover Republican politics and viewpoints. However, over time media professionalism has established standards to lessen partisan ideology. One of those standards is objectivity, which is used to report on fair and balanced news. For instance, when covering presidential candidates, news outlets are obligated to give each candidate from each party equal time on the air (Bauer 2015). The following is what I’ve been able to adequately retain throughout the first day that included both viewing news online and reading. These included watching Neil Cavuto’s Common Sense segment and Kelly Files with Megyn Kelly. The second day was made up of mostly reading material that had to do with foreign policy that discussed the Syrian refugees that will be coming to the U.S. within the next twelve months. Also, the interview with Franklin Graham (Christian preacher) who criticized Obama for his lack of attention to Christians that were supposedly being attacked and potentially martyred (in Oregon).
During the two days I spent watching and reading Fox…

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