The Fox News network claims a commitment to "fair and balanced" reporting (supposedly countering the liberal media bias of other stations), while actually serving as a mouthpiece for the plutocracy and its allies. Fox News not only slants its stories heavily toward a neoconservative point of view but (unlike true news outlets) also does not follow up when factual errors are discovered. This sort of unblinking hypocrisy is typical of the authoritarian mindset which is apparently in control of the station's editorial agenda.
Fox News rose to prominence during the Bush-Cheney administration, when it was widely seen as a mouthpiece for that administration. When Bush was succeeded by Obama, Fox went on the offensive, with its anchors often saying many of the same things about Obama which they had criticized others for saying about Bush.
Also known as: Fox "News", Faux News
Fox's prime commitment is to the triumph of conservative politics, not to a well-informed public. From hiring hosts to selecting stories to framing questions for discussion, Fox demonstrates its dedication to advancing the ideological interests of the right. [...] Conservatives retort that other media project a liberal bias, while Fox presents a needed counterweight. The liberal bias of network news is debatable; that Fox regularly reports false and inaccurate stories designed to drum up support for their candidates and causes is beyond serious dispute.
- 2020-07-16 [L..T] Fox News pushed coronavirus misinformation 253 times in just five days “Fox News repeated coronavirus misinformation 253 times in its weekday coverage from July 6 through 10, including claims that undermined scientific research about the pandemic, eroded trust in public health experts and policy recommendations, called for reopening schools and businesses without regard to public health precautions, and politicized the country’s response to the virus.”
- 2020-06-17 [L..T] Fox News Argues Viewers Don't Assume Tucker Carlson Reports Facts Fox News argues in court that Tucker Carlson's audience knows that things which Carlson asserts, no matter how definitively stated as fact, may in fact have been entirely made up by Carlson on the spot and could be completely false, and that Carlson's employer will not only take no action against him for doing so but will in fact defend him.
- 2014-05-04 [L..T] Fox panel imagines Hillary Clinton assassination – then uses it to attack her for Benghazi "A panel on the Fox News Saturday business show Cashin' In entertained the thought of a hypothetical assassination of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday to assert that the media did not place enough focus on her comments about Benghazi, which the group took out of context."
- 2014-04-17 [L..T] Rachel Maddow Calls Out Fox News' 'Hilarious And Pitiful' Coverage "Rachel Maddow criticized Fox News Wednesday for their coverage of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy -- what she called a "dead" story that could potentially lead to violence."
- 2014-04-11 [L..T] The Nevada Tortoise War Is A Right-Wing False Flag "When Bundy's grazing rights were modified by BLM in 1993, it was in part to protect the species, which inhabits the same publicly-owned desert areas trodden by Bundy's cattle and was at the time on the brink of extinction. [..] That's where the connection to the tortoise ends, however."
- 2014-04-07 [L..T] Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science "Accuracy varies significantly across major cable news outlets. All of them can take steps to improve their coverage of climate science." Fox News was worst (misleading 70% of the time), and MSNBC was best (completely accurate 92% of the time); when inaccurate, Fox tended to disparage global warming while MSNBC tended to overstate the case for it. CNN's misrepresentations were mainly along the lines of representing the issue as still being under serious debate.
- 2014-04-06 [L..T] Threat of armed conflict subdues in Nevada Rachel Maddow provides considerable background on recent US anti-government violence, from Clinton-era incidents including the Sagebrush Rebellion through Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City up to the recent armed confrontation at Bundy Ranch.
- 2014-03-02 [L..T] [[2014/03/02/Fox News host calls out Darrell Issa on Benghazi|]]
- 2012-05-03 [L..T] What you know depends on what you watch: Current events knowledge across popular news sources "The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly – a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all."
- 2011-07-02 [L..T] Dr. Cynthia Boaz: 14 propaganda techniques Fox "News" uses to brainwash Americans "Panic mongering, character assassination, and scapegoating are just three of the techniques Fox News relies on to drive its right-wing agenda forward."
- 2010-12-09 [L..T] Voters Say Election Full of Misleading and False Information Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe that a number of false statements relevant to the election were, in fact, true.
- 2007-03-20 Hounding Fox News coverage by Mark Mellman
- 2007-04-04 The real Fox News Democrats by Alex Koppelman: How the "Fair and Balanced" network pits Democrats against their own party
- 2007-03-15 Dance, Foxholes, Dance!
- 2007-03-05 Fox News buries the lead on Walter Reed
- FOX Attacks: site documenting Fox News attacks and smear campaigns