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Yeah, but that's only with looney conservatives. This gives him more widespread attention.
You think so, too? Everybody knows who O'Reilly is. A man of his credibility and clean record would only stand to lose from something like this. The number one news program is hardly one for "loony conservatives". I don't always agree with him, but it's obvious to me that he's honest and straight forward-- he doesn't let people spin the truth. It's nice that you want to label millions of viewers into one neat category (which you accuse me of all the time), but Bill O Reilly is quite the moderate. Just because the far-left calls him a conservative, I assure you, does not make it law. Friends of mine who support Kerry don't even slight him, because he's honest
. You don't think he pissed off his Republican base when he called the war a mess, and a "gross mistake"? I really don't believe you've watched him, or Fox News, enough to formulate your own opinion on this one. When I ask other students at school to justify the idea that FoxNews is "right-wing", they have nothing to say. It's another example of people trying to shut down what is as close to balanced as news has ever been. It was nice that the liberal media dominated for so long, but FOXNews has grown in power because
it does give a voice to those viewpoints which have been ignored.
How do you answer to the fact that FoxNews has far surpassed the other stations? If you think they have a solely republican fanbase, you're very mistaken.Why do I watch it? Because I like to see intelligent
conservatives debate intelligent
liberals on a fair playing field. FoxNews most certainly isn't my only news source, but it's my favorite above all. It's nice to see guys like Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes be polarized politically but still get along.
I wonder if anybody here will defend good ol' Dan Rather. Ah, and I always love to hear that only "international" news is reliable from the socialist nations in Europe that hate us. A person should rely on more than one news source, yes. But to not give FoxNews the credit it deserves is ridiculous and unjustified. Now, I probably read more Newsweek than everybody here, and more often than not it's been called a "liberal" source-- but I don't call it's fanbase "loony liberals".