View Full Version : Fox trumps Netroots; bloggers rebel

Midnight Mike
2008-05-02, 01:35 AM
The nation’s top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.

The detente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party’s leaders are turning their backs on the base — and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate — in a quest for a few swing votes.

In a span of eight days, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean are all taking their seats with the network that calls itself “fair and balanced” but is widely viewed as skewing conservative.


Matt Molnar
2008-05-02, 10:14 AM
It's good to see them ignoring the bloggers, the vast majority of which are intellectually dishonest morons. Whether you like Fox News or not, the bottom line is they get more viewers than any of the cable news channels, and that's what the candidates want. Shows like O'Reilly and Hannity routinely have double the rating of the second place shows in their time slots like Larry King and Keith Olbermann.

2008-05-02, 11:10 AM
Well, it's a win-win situation, from Clinton's and Fox's points of view. Clinton gets the exposure she needs to make people think her campaign isn't dead, and Fox gets to claim it isn't just a propaganda machine for the Bush Administration because it gives airtime to liberals.


Matt Molnar
2008-05-02, 11:32 AM
In fairness, Fox News has reached out to Hillary and other prominent libs continuously over the years to hear what they have to say, only to be rebuffed most of the time.

Midnight Mike
2008-05-02, 05:29 PM
Fox New beat down the left wing blogs & websites.

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