Posted by Warren Peterson on November 4, 2012
The left demands that Fox News be forced off the air because they say Fox is biased (read “They are conservative and therefore should be silenced.”). But one study of the media tells a different story. Pew Research released a study covering the 2012 campaign and media from TV to Twitter. One of their findings compared positive versus negative coverage of Romney and Obama on MSNBC and Fox. Romney was mentioned in a positive vein 3% of the time and negatively 71% on MSNBC. The corresponding number for Fox reports on Obama – 6% positive, 46% negative.
So let’s keep MSNBC on the far left with its lesser-left fellow travelers ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN not to mention the New York Times versus Fox plus most of talk radio on the right. It is after all free speech and that’s in the Constitution, whether living and breathing or written in stone. Sounds fair and balanced to me.