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November 30, 2011
Letter writer Elizabeth Fixsen commends The Sun for hiring conservative columnist Ron Smith by contrasting it with the difficulty of finding a liberal voice such as Thomas Schaller's in conservative media such as The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News ("A conservative voice on a liberal page," Nov. 26). Evidently she does not listen to Fox News, or she would certainly have heard the liberal views often expressed there by such commentators as Leslie Marshall, Alan Colmes, Juan Williams, Bob Bickel and others who appear on the network.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
I only have 2 million other better things to write about. But after 24 hours of waiting for someone else to unload on Sean Hannity, the Fox News host who defines political stooge, I have to say something. I held off when this GOP tool ran around on the Texas border in sunglasses and a baseball hat on backwards with Gov. Rick Perry. I even ignored the picture Hannity tweeted of him with his arm over a machine gun as he posed in a boat on the Rio Grande alongside Perry -- who we now know is really an intellectual giant because he has glasses with thick rims.
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NEWS
November 3, 2011
I have often noticed biased reporting from television's Fox News, but last night's report was outrageous. Many media reported about a scurrilous political ad sent out in Fairfax, Va. with a picture of President Barack Obama that seemed to promote violence. Only Fox displayed the offensive ad itself. After stating that this ad provoked bipartisan criticism, Fox showed the actual ad for a long period on the screen. Of course, I could complain directly to Fox, but their "mailbox was full.
NEWS
June 3, 2014
Dan Bongino suggests that newspapers need to change to make money ( "Bongino: Sun's left-wing views show why print media are becoming irrelevant," May 31). He's right, yellow journalism makes money. But he's wrong, yellow journalism is not new. In 1898 William Randolph Hearst, owner of the New York Journal used yellow journalism to get America involved in a war with Spain. In the Spanish-American War, people died and Mr. Hearst made lots of money. Was it worth it? In 2014, the Koch brothers use the tea party and Fox News in the same manner.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
Comedian Jon Stewart acknowledged on-air Tuesday night that he was wrong in saying Fox News viewers are the "most consistently misinformed media viewers. " He had made the statement in a much-discussed interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" three days ago. Read about it here from my Tuesday post. But the comedian then pivoted on a punchline and used his apology to hammer Fox News on what he sees as its lack of credibility. The ultimate message of the segment essentially boiled down to this: OK, I lied, but Fox News lies a lot more than I do, and they never acknowledge their mistakes or set the record the straight.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
Comedian Jon Stewart lied when he said that "every poll" shows Fox News viewers to be the most "consistently misnformed" of all news consumers, PolitiFact says. Stewart made that claim in an interview on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace that is still be debated all over the place two days later. I have been dragged into the fray in part because Wallace used a quote from me to challenge Stewart about his lack of accountability as a media critic. You can read about that and see the Fox News video here . I applaud PolitiFact, ans its Pulitzer-Prize-winning truth-o-meter, for holding Stewart accountable for his false statement about Fox. By the way, in its well-researched and thoughtful analysis of what constitutes true and false statements about news audiences being poorly or well-informed, PolitiFact quotes my analysis of a deeply flawed University of Maryland "study" on the matter.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 28, 2011
Jon Stewart's war with Chris Wallace and Fox News is still raging on. Stewart returned to his favorite target last night, insisting that Fox apologize for its 21 false statements as documented by PolitiFact.  He also alleged Fox engages in a double standard, in which commentary that favors Democrats is considered part of a vast left-wing conspiracy, while analysis that favors Republicans is seen as evidence of fairness.  In the end, Stewart...
EXPLORE
August 31, 2012
I would like to respond to "No amount of spin can explain Obama's abundant failures" (letter, Aug. 2). The letter states that the country is not better off than it was four years ago. Now, I know telling people that things are really, really bad and that it's all President Obama's fault is Fox News 101 mantra, but if you examine the facts, things are gradually getting better. If we can step into the "way-back" machine and return to the Fall of 2008, the economy was hemorrhaging jobs, financial institutions were reeling with bad debt, foreclosures were running in the millions.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
And so, the inevitable has finally become the official with the announcement from Fox News today that Dr. Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon turned conservative pundit, has become a paid contributor. Carson "is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others," Fox chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement. "He also has a broad perspective on what's going on in the country and his wisdom and provocative viewpoints will make a major contribution to our network.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Former Washington Post media critic and Daily Beast Washington bureau chief Howie Kurtz is joining Fox News, the network said Thursday. Kurtz, who is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," will appear in that role for two more Sundays, and then will join Fox. "Howie Kurtz has served as host of Reliable Sources for 15 years, developing it into a leading source for commentary and critique on the media," a statement for CNN said.  "We thank him...
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story. I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism - not right- or left-wing talking points as Fox News and MSNBC do, and not whatever it was that CNN was doing in its weird obsession with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in recent months. And it made a real difference. CNN's investigative reporting by Drew Griffin, coupled with hard-hitting interviews like one anchor Jake Tapper did with White House chief of staff Dennis McDonough, forced the White House to pay attention to the medical plight of veterans in a way it had not come close to doing in the first six years of the Obama administration.
NEWS
April 23, 2014
David Zurawik 's column ( "'Fox and Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story ," April 18) is interesting and is quite obviously written by an Obama administration supporter. Fair enough. It didn't take me very long to take umbrage at what the author had written - as a matter of fact, it was paragraph number one! To be fair here, I cannot recall the context of the Fox News show during which these "transgressions" were to have taken place, so in fairness to Mr. Zurawik and the Fox crew, I will not comment on that.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Fox News has a new punching bag this week: Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings. Monday night, he and other Democratic members of the House Committee investigating the IRS over allegations that it targeted conservative groups took a pounding on Megyn Kelly's show over recently released emails. Tuesday morning, the beatdown intensified on "Fox & Friends," which kept flashing headlines like: "Where's the Outrage? Media ignores Cummings role in IRS scandal. " "There's explosive new evidence," host Elizabeth Hasselbeck said, introducing a discussion of Cummings, "that he was leading the charge against conservatives the entire time" that he was part of a panel that was supposed to be investigating the IRS for allegedly treating conservative groups unfairly.  Cummings role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is ranking minority member.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
Former Gov. Robert L. Whatshisname Jr. has done it again. According to him, Chris Christie is totally exonerated in Bridgegate because an investigation has totally cleared him from any involvement ( "Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician," April 13). What he left out is that the investigation was done by the New Jersey governor's office and none of the principals were interviewed. This is positively Nixonian to do a self-investigation and self-exoneration. It is in the style of Fox News to spin it in this manner.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Last week, former Fox News host Glenn Beck returned for a guest appearance with Megyn Kelly and created a bit of buzz saying he wished he'd have been more positive and less divisive during his days on the cable channel. Some call it an apology. I don't. He left Fox News in 2011 under a cloud of controversy. And I celebrated his leaving, because it meant one of the most divisive, reckless and polarizing figures I had ever covered was being marginalized. I remain convinced that mainstream TV and the country are much better off with him in the margins instead of having an audience of 1.8 million viewers a night as he did on Fox. Here's video of a debate between me and Amy Holmes, one of Beck's employees at TheBlaze, his information and opinion media operation.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News. If you are angry about the loss of civility, the coarsening of the conversation of democracy, the gridlock in Washington and the nastiness of political discourse, blame Ailes. If you're troubled by the widespread criticism of an American president like Barack Obama, yes, that, too, is the fault of Ailes - as is even the fact that your vote has been all but turned into Confederate dollars by the power of big-interest money and media manipulators.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 4, 2013
No it was not the most excruciating thing ever seen on television. We've seen worse. We've seen Roseanne singing the national anthem, Magic Johnson hosting a talk show and Paris Hilton existing. But if it's not number one on that list of god-awful TV, author Reza Aslan's recent interview with Lauren Green of Fox "News" is surely in the top 10. Google it if you haven't seen it. Or just ask some woman to rake her fingernails down a chalkboard for 10 minutes. Same difference. Over and over again, speaking in the honeyed, patient tone you'd use to instruct a slow child, Mr. Aslan answers the question that has been put to him by reciting his bona fides.
NEWS
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Fox News Friday afternoon acknowledged showing a man committing suicide on-air despite the channel being on a five-second delay that should have allowed producers to cut away. Here's video of show host Shepard Smith trying to explain what happened. I am not sure there is an explanation for this kind of gatekeeping ineptitude. Unless it's that channels like Fox that masquerade as news operations make no real commitment to being responsible gatekeepers. So, when called on to actually cover news in a responsible manner, they regularly fall short.
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By B. Stephen McGill | December 25, 2013
Decades ago radio and television personality Art Linkletter hosted a television show called "Kids Say The Darndest Things. " And they did. Presently many kids think adults say the darndest things or at least one adult - Megyn Kelly of Fox News who declared that Santa is white. Not just his beard, his eyebrows, his hair and the trim on his red suit, but his complexion. The backlash was swift, and Ms. Kelly quickly became the butt of late-night liberal jokes. Nonetheless, I have a measure of empathy for Ms. Kelly since one December mere days before Christmas, my eldest child, now in university, startled me when he asked, "Daddy what color is Santa?"
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
I am not going to go deep on live TV coverage Friday of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy in Dallas. I was a TV columnist at the Dallas Times Herald during the 25th anniversary and I have endured all the media memorials of that horrible day in 1963 that anyone should be asked to bear. I wrote them up and I wrote them down as the civic leadership and media of Dallas tried to rehabilitate the city's image as much as righteously remember the president that died there in 1963.
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