Thursday, January 27, 2005

Is Fox News Really Fair and Balanced? 

Here is a great post by NewSisyphus, a "member of the State Department Republican Underground ".

A well written, reasy to read and informative comparison of the major broadcast networks using the following propositions;

Fortunately for us, there is an objective way to measure the claims of the various networks to journalistic integrity and fairness. All it takes it to accept two general propositions, neither of which will excite (we trust) much controversy:

General Proposition One: The most important story and political
topic of 2004 was the War in Iraq.

General Proposition Two: The most important news program in a news network's lineup is its Sunday morning show.

Working from those general propositions, let us take a look at the make-up of the Sunday news shows and their hosts' and panels' stances on the War in Iraq. Each participants profession, politics (when not known, the widely-assumed designation is given) and stance towards the Iraq War are listed:

Well worth your time if you are a Fox Fan.

Hat tip to
A Guy In Pajamas via a comments post at Blackfive.


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