By Tom Quiner
Fox News has triple the audience as CNN.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism publishes a report titled “The State of the News Media.” Their 2012 report revealed that the Fox News Channel had 1.9 million viewers compared to 689,000 viewers for CNN.
The graphic above might explain why.
Note the CNN slant to the left?
My liberal friends are quick to point out that Fox is slanted to the right. No doubt.
But Bill O’Reilly and company aren’t news shows. They are political entertainment.
When straight news is dispensed by Fox’s Shepard Smith or Bret Baier, it is far less colored than the rest of the mainstream media (see above).
Even more, Fox is less likely to downplay or suppress stories that make a liberal president look bad. A recent example: Grubergate.
A media analyst, Geoffrey Dickens of the Media Research Center, pointed out the disconnect…
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