Republicans spent the weekend piling onto Fox News, blaming the cable channel for everything from creating false expectations of a Romney victory to cutting its viewers off from reality.
GOP pollster Frank Luntz - who himself predicted a Romney victory last month - condemned Fox and its pundits, ironically while appearing on the network on Saturday:
"To miss so many states and to be this far off, your Fox News viewers ought to be outraged, said Luntz. "Because day in and day out [viewers] were told that Mitt Romney was going to win, and the fact is Ohio was never up, Wisconsin was never up, Pennsylvania was never up."
For this and other sins, Fox News needs to be "demonized" and "cut off" by the Republican party, in the melodramatic words of former conservative Andrew Sullivan.
Others agree. The "conservative entertainment complex" has "fleeced, exploited and lied to" GOP voters, says moderate Republican David Frum - and they're largely to blame for the "ensuing doom on Election Day."
Fox News endangers Republicans by creating "a bubble" that is divorced from reality, said Ross Douthat, the conservative New York Times columnist.
"If you look at the Republican Party over the last couple of years, it is a tail-wag-the-dog story with the power and the influence of the conservative entertainment complex over elected leadership," former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt told Politico.
you really think some state is going to get a majority of registered voters to sign a petition to secede? Texas leads your petitions with 23,000 signatures. About 4 million short. And even those may have come from 100 busybodies changing screen names. Get real man.
@jessejaymes 4 million short..that's ridiculous.Where do you get your information ?A petition to the white house takes 25,000 signatures to require a response from the administration. Of course the owebama administration has proven numerous times that it has no responses to the people ....only cover ups so the weak and thesimple minded and the uninformed have a candidate they can relate to.
And they are still the most watched news channel in history. In fact it would be kinda difficult to not know that they were on the air. It would be like not knowing that Ford was still making cars... yea.....
Their're still on the air...But their relentless misinformation and distortions are killing the republican party....It seems that that parties far right base...actually believes foxes propaganda...And along with rust lamebo...is what is going to ultimately drive most other sane citizens away from the republican party.
@Jasonopolis - They probably think Ford is still making cars only because they were bailed out. If we have to pay for their healthcare, at least they could be a little more appropriate and not comment out of ignorance.
Fox News is run by Xitian Fundies and Neocons, two groups that must be flushed out of the GOP like the two turds they are. So I agree, Fox News DOES HURT those interested in Conservative values and sound fiscal policy.
No!!! The republicans kill themselves. They should have hit the minorities harder. This election was theirs to take but they failed on numerous issues...I hope they rethink their platform before the next election or they will be doomed..
And yet another lie from the left...ahh, does it ever stop? No..Fox News is # 1 and has been for 10 years, they have a huge, well informed audience...the rest of the News is liberal fluff. Just look at Chris Matthews for example and there are sooo many more. Comedy Central LOL
I know-it amazes me how the left goes after Fox-and as if it was not enough they want us to think we should turn on Fox- i have never seen such jealousness. If Romney would have won-it would have been FoxNews fault-well I guess now that 4 years is up, they feel as if they can not longer blame Bush so they will blame FOX. I think what most bother them most is that a democrate president is in office and FoxNews is still number 1
Paint, Paint, Paint...it is all in the Paint! Republicans should stand firm to their CONSERVATIVE platform. Trying to be what they are not is what has beat them. when 3 million of your base does not turn out to vote....they are trying to tell you something.
You're right, kid. All networks commit sins of omission, that's why you see some fluff about Dancing With the Stars displacing important issues. "News" nowadays is an indistinguishable mix of opinion, advertising, entertainment, and perhaps 25% news on a good day. The corporate ownership likes it that way, so if you're looking for any bias, look no further than media ownership. And if you want to break the mold and expand your horizons, pick up on some issues ignored in the U.S., I suggest some foreign news viewpoints, living in the 21st century global village and all: BBC is a favorite, but also check out the Chinese state news (very nationalist), France 24, Deutsche Welle, NHK, Excélsior. Might even work on another language or two to read the stuff in the original. Like I said before, don't believe any of them at first glance, but do strap on your "horsecrap radar" and give 'em a read.
It's funny how this all was said on fox this weekend. So no bias left fluff piece here. The source is fox news. Of course it hurt the republicans. Fox viewers are out of touch and uninformed of the truth. The no spin zone my butt. Lol Just because fox says it over and over does not make it true.
"Do you agree that Fox News hurt Republicans in the 2012 election?" LOL, no, but this was a very creative try in the Left's never ending Pogram against the ONE, and only one, MSM that presents both sides, all that's going on and doesn't filter the news depending on what they may think is best for the people to know. They still believe in a free press. So, no, try again though, it is good for a chuckle.
None of the news networks hurt Republicans, They hurt themselves. The Republican elite decided to run Moderates. They tried with Dole, They tried with McCain, and now They have tried with Romney. When they stop trying to pander to the so-called middle, they may be able to win Elections again.
This is the top story only when liberals run the website. What about Israel? What about the mass voter fraud in Philly and other large urban cities? What about the fact that 20 states now want secession from the United States. Even Yahoo.com (another bought media outlet) is reporting this stuff.....
Jason, some crackpots putting a websites with a petition to secede and other loons signing it does not mean "some states want to secede." It means some traitors to our nation want to withdraw from it in a fit of pique but they are fringe elements.
@Zazziness If you do not see the division of this country as being very real then you are blind. What is more important is the number of people signing these petitions. I assume you have not looked into that by your remarks.
@Jasonopolis From your newsmax link, "Such unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods, primarily in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia, stokes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence, experts say." Not exactly supportive of your "massive fraud" claim, is it?
As far back as August polling indicted 0 support for Gov Romney from African-Americans. Even Glen Beck noted it in an hilariously-titled article. http://goo.gl/NMdDv
Fox is great.. There's a lot of insult that seems to be flying around from the liberals and the left wingers (whatever ya wanna call 'em) and they just don't like anything good so they gotta attack in a myriad of ways.. It's typical. It happened to JESUS, and the prophets, and anyone today who stands up for good. This type of thing is no different. I call it 'modern day Pharisee-ism' or the "give us Barabbas syndrome".. Oh well, they'll find out one day. May JESUS have mercy!
@Zazziness You are SADLY MISTAKEN if you actually believe that.. I don't normally respond to "replies" but this one was just way out of line.. He was extremely conservative. If you can't see that in the way He talked to His people (IE: Matt 23) then you're more blind than the Pharisees were! May He have mercy on ya for saying what ya did!
@ComeToJESUS777 He healed the poor. For free. He told the rich man to give away all his possessions. He prevented a criminal from being lawfully stoned to death. After his death and resurrection, the early Christians sold all their belongings and shared among themselves as each had need. They were communists. Jesus was a radical liberal. The Pharisees were the conservatives -- those who wanted to maintain the status quo at all costs.