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Bob, I gave examples of positive news not covered by the mainstream media in this thread http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum6/HTML/001762.html in which you responded to with comments about everything BUT the actual subject matter of the thread. I showed how anything positive about the situation in Iraq was completely ignored by the mainstream or, at best, given one line near the end of the broadcast or one comment on page 17 of the newspaper. Jennifer responded with a long list of criticisms and derrogatory stories presented by ABC, CNN, Reuters and others, which proved my point exactly. Perhaps you can show me over the past year the positive news stories concerning Iraq presented by these fine networks.
Apparently you have never watched Hannity and Combs, where both sidesare presented to situation and Combs is not censored in any way from presenting his views. Perhaps you have never seen interviews with democrats or right-wing leaners, up to and including Barack Obama, who were given the air time to present their views. What bothers Democrats is that Fox news will ask questions the other networks won't touch when it comes to right-wingers but will jump all over without hesitation if conservatives are involved. That has been obvious for quite a while, even through the Clinton administation, especially where Hillary was given so many free passes for her shennanigans, Gore for his and Bill?...no need to even go there.
As far as the past election was concerned, Fox asked questions untouched by the mainstream media, like..
What were Hillary's qualifications to be President? Was being a junior senator and wife of an ex-president enough? Why was she qualified?
What were Obama's qualifications to be President? Was being a junior senator and community organizer enough? Why is he qualified?
How could Obama actually fund his new programs when top economists claim it can't be done without raising taxes on everyone, including the middle class?
What about his claims to meet with leaders of rogue nations like Iran, Syria and Venezuela without preconditions?
What are his actual plans for Iraq?
On the economy. Fox asks why Barney Frank is not facing a congressional hearing on his role in doing nothing about the failure of Freddi Mac and Fannie Mae, even though he was warned years in advance of their situation? Do you see the mainstream media making any such demands? They don't even mention it any more? Fox asked questions about Obama's involvement with Acorn, how he trained their people in Acorn tactics and represented them in court, even though Acorn used blackmail and strong-arm tactics to force banks to give unsecured loans to unqualified buyers, which is a part of the crisis we are now facing? Have you see the mainstream media pursue these matters? No, you haven't.
These are valid questions and, if it weren't for Fox news, they would never even be asked. That's what Fox does and that's why they are feared and shunned by liberals. They ask question. They want answers to questions the left-wing media will not ask. That's why so many liberals will not appear on Fox to express their views. That's why Democrats refused to have debates where Fox news was involved. They do not want to be asked questions they do not want to explain and they know that Fox will ask them and the mainstream media won't.
There are two reasons why Fox is the most-watched news program and Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck are the top three most listened to radio programs..
They are positive on America
They ask questions the mainstream media won't.
If you feel that asking the tough questions, the ones politicians try to duck, is unfair, then they are not fair but, with the right-leaning mainstream media (which you claim doesn't exist), they certainly make the news balanced and, until Obama finds a way to use the Fairness Doctrine to silence them, so it shall remain.