Fox News: Fair and Balanced? Hardly.

Today is a bad day for stocks in the wake of the S&P credit downgrade of the U.S.A..  As you can imagine, it’s the highlight of every online news organization in the country.  I decided to take a look at the major news outlets to see how they were reporting the news.  Unsurprisingly, nearly all of them were reporting mostly the facts with a little political leaning as possible, with the exception of Fox News and Huffington Post.  Here; take a look for yourself.  Click on an image below to see the front page headline for each organization.

Fox News is definitely not fair and balanced, but we already knew that.  The hyper-partisan political climate we find ourselves in is not the fault of any one party or organization; they all came to the party and played in the sandbox.  Still, it drives me crazy to distraction  that Fox News so blatantly practices revisionist history, disguises opinion as objective news, and deliberately misleads millions of Americans, playing on their fears and insecurities.

I suppose I shouldn’t let it get to me, but the fact of the matter is that, deep down, I do blame Fox News for many of the problems in this nation today.  Anyone who endorses hatred, spews lies, and intentionally misleads people is suspect in my book.  The reach and power of Fox news to spread its disinformation and hatred is staggering and they use, in my opinion, very little judgement and take no culpability for the climate of hatred and distrust in which we live.

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