josebach wrote:One thing the left does is to make damn sure that EVERYBODY knows that Fox News is right leaning. Because of that, how many people that don't already lean to the right actually watch it? As I mentioned before, I don't think the core audience of Fox News would have any problem at all with it.
Besides, is this really a suprise? Is anbody shocked at all to think that Fox did this? Was anybody really naive enough to think that the reason Fox has the slant that it does is because they only hire Republican anchors?
Really not a big deal to me. My faith in all media was lost long ago.
As you said, I think it's obvious to anyone who has ever watched Fox News, that they lean towards the right. This probably won't get a huge amount of play, because it only confirmed what most people assumed anyway.
I personally prefer to watch Fox News, and this doesn't bother me at all. I am a Republican, as I'm sure the majority of the Fox viewers are. To me, it has always seemed as if Fox was the conservative news source, and CNN was the liberal one. In terms of viewers, Fox seeks to appeal to the republicans, and CNN seeks out the democrats.
I don't think Fox is attempting to push their agenda, they are simply trying to get the largest audience possible. The majority of the nation is Republican, thus being a conservative news source would allow you to appeal to the majority of the viewing public. It is really a good strategy, especially considering that they are one of the only major news sources that leans to the right.