FoxNews, MSNBC or CNN?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
January 26, 2010 3:13pm CST
Just a straight forward question. Which do you prefer? I'm a Fox girl/woman (whatever), , , love Glen Beck, O'Reilly and company. That makes me right wing, right? I do watch CNN now and again but my remote seems to land back on Fox. How 'bout you? And perhaps you could tell us why?
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I don't have dish or cable anymore so mostly I depend on Youtube or tune in at the restaurant or at my parents when I get the chance. I love to watch Gretta on Foxnews. I really miss Fox. I use to watch all the news stations but now every time I'm somewhere and get the chance to surf the news stations, CNN and MSNBC just haven't got any news that's worth watching. Usually they are attacking conservative media or the teaparty people and using vulgar terms that I find disturbing. And they talk about Glenn Beck more than what is going on in Washington. I check Youtube and try to watch a wide variety of news stations but I just can't stand the hate from Maddow or Olbermann. I really like how Shepard Smith delivers the news... the way it should be: fair and balanced. O'Reilly I have always had a love/hate feeling about him but what do you expect from an Independent. Glenn Beck is crazy and I love how he uses those blackboards and food! I try to watch him on Youtube from time to time.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I never thought about getting the news from YouTube. Very interesting.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
26 Jan 10
I prefer to get my news from dialogue with actual people, local news sources, and CSPAN. I've watched my fair share of all three major cable networks and have found that I can only stand watching them for a certain amount of time before wanting to throw the remote through the TV screen.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Jan 10
have your ever tried watching pbs news? there good
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jan 10
I have always been a NBC girl myself, I guess it is because I have always watched it..maybe it came in clearer when we had antenna then the other channels when we had television when I was growing up so that is the channel we watched most. I watch it now more then others like a 90/10 split.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I only watch fox in the morning for local new. all the other news channel I dont watch but very little but I do get Glenn beck news letter on the puter in my emails1
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Glen Beck rules!!!! Love him.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I think he tells it like it is!
• Canada
27 Jan 10
I actually prefer the BBC World Service, but if I have to choose an American network I'll choose MSNBC, not only for their news, but for all of the wonderful documentaries on MSNBC. I watched a lot of those when I lived in Arizona, and now that I am back up here in Canada, I really really really really really miss them!!!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
BBC America is not bad.
• United States
27 Jan 10
I am a flipper. I tend to watch alittle of all them...but mostly get my news online. I got to most of their sites. Why? None of them in my opinion just give you the facts without a "left" or "right" political leaning to them. Which annoys the heck out me. I perfer to listen all the sides of a story...do a little research on my own...and THEN make up my mind about an issue. I dont' think any of them are fair or balanced. So you have to have to take what they say with that in mind.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Jan 10
I like CNN because they do the best at just reporting the news and I feel their news is more meaningful. Fox News and MSNBC take sides much of the time without reconsidering.
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@millertime (1398)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I like to get my news from a variety of sources, including TV news and many different sites online. I know a lot of people badmouth Fox News but I consider Fox to be the best, mainly because they cover ALL of the news. You see them covering stories that the left-stream media consistently ignore, like the Tea Party movement for example. CNN is probably second best but they are somewhat selective in their coverage as well. They're not quite as blatantly biased as the other network news stations such as ABC, CBS and especially NBC and MSNBC who are clearly and unabashedly in the tank for the Obama administration and the liberal left. They are a disgrace to reputable reporting and a joke in the world of journalism. A lot of people say that Fox is biased to the right but they are basing that opinion on the commentary and opinion shows and not on the news coverage. Even if it were true, it would be the ONE network to counterbalance the liberal left coverage of ALL the other networks. But in fact, recent comparisons have proved that Fox is the least biased and most fair in their coverage. For example, during the Presidential campaign, Fox devoted time to both candidates and indeed the air time was almost identical for each candidate. The other networks however gave much more coverage to Obama and less for McCain. This is not an opinion, it is a fact. Recent polls show that Fox News is the most trusted network of the American people. Again, this is a fact, not an opinion. Now, some of the shows on the Fox News Network clearly do put forth their opinions and bias, but they are NOT news shows. Beck, O'Reilly and Hannity all have opinion and commentary shows and they are entertainers and not news reporters, although they do cover issues and events that could be considered "news" and the left-stream networks have the same type of shows and commentators. Hannity is wholly right wing conservative Republican, but Beck and O'Reilly are not. They are both conservative for sure but not on all issues and are closer to Libertarian than anything else. Beck is a Constitutionalist and sees both Democrats and Republicans as corrupt and would like to see the government get back to being closer to the people. Of the three, O'Reilly is probably the most balanced in his coverage of the issues, always having contributors from both sides on every show. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't watch the show and if they do, they're not paying attention. All in all, they only way to get a complete picture of what's going on is to get it from several sources. I like the ease of getting news from online where I can check U.S. news but also get the perspective of other countries covering America, so I check news sites from England, Australia and elsewhere often, especially after major events. That way, I have a more informed opinion.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
WOW!!! I'm impressed. Very, very well said. Thanks for the input. I pretty much agree with everything you've said here. And I do admit, I just love Glen Beck.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
27 Jan 10
None of the above. I don't care to watch the news at all. Not even my local news. I just can't stand hearing the same things over and over, just on different days. I would rather be ignorant than to know what the world is like, which I already know anyway. I don't need the news to ruin my day.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I totally get where you're coming from. Usually, I find myself watching the news when things like "Haiti" happens. But, you're right, the media covers way too much of the bad and hardly ever any good news.
@lazerm (480)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I don't watch that propaganda at all, but since you bring up fox, I love michelle malkin's website. I go there everyday. oh, checkout alex jones attacks michelle malkin on you tube. hilarious! but, a but a bit disturbing.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Uuuw, I'm afraid I'm not good at watching "disturbing."
• India
8 Feb 10
Hello my friend gtargirl Ji, Well, I pick up only the head-lines at all corners on any leading News Papers. Further, I find wastage of time to watch same news 24 hrs, so everytime, anything happens around the world, I can get News-Flash. I fully understand, even mediais blackmailed and correct news is far away, it would cover only about celebrateries, who might have paid huse amount. The gist of the news will be centered to sam e type of masala. I am not much interested to watch particular. May God bless You and have a great time.
@anniepa (27236)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I prefer MSNBC, which according to people here makes me some kind of a loony-bin...lol! Seriously, I do enjoy their primetime line up and I think their regular news is very good. Their opinion shows are somewhat skewed to the left but not exclusively in the way Fox is to the right. I know most everyone here hates them but I LIKE Chris, Ed, Keith and Rachel. Annie