Open Letter to FOX News
by portia9, Wed Mar 19, 2008 at 11:16:32 AM EDT
"Dear FOX News,
As a politically liberal, feminist leaning, 40 something women I just want to say thank you for your recent coverage of Senator Clinton's bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. I turned to FOX in desperation when the fawning coverage of Senator Obama by the other cable news networks became too much for me to bear as a Hillary supporter. Please note that the non-partisan Center for Media and Public Affairs has recently found that the Fox broadcast network's coverage of Senator Clinton was the most fair from October 1st, 2007 to January 27th, 2008, with around 50% positive coverage. Compare that to the between 62 to 84% positive coverage of Senator Obama, and 58 to 64% negative coverage of Senator Clinton by the three other major networks during that time. Well done.
The Center did not study cable news networks like FOX's, CNN, or MSNBC. I used to be a faithful CNN viewer, and a casual MSNBC viewer but no more. Like I said, I switched to FOX in desperation because the other cable news networks have by and large given up all pretense of fairness and objectivity. I have been pleasantly surprised by the coverage I have seen so far. I had heard about sexist remarks made by FOX commentators in the past but I have witnessed none as yet. Apparently the leopard can change its spots after all. FOX's coverage has in fact been overall more respectful of my candidate than any I've seen elsewhere for the past few weeks. Keep up the good work. You've got my attention, at least throught the primaries."
It's come to this.