1 year ago
Last edited at 3:49PM on 7/23/2012
Because it is so blatantly bias. Anyone with common sense would seek a better balance for their news. Fun fact: I just read your profile and you listed common sense and fact before propaganda as your area of expertise or interest. I read this after I answered your question, so what gives? is FOX news your sole source for facts? if so you may be in trouble, or at least damned to hell for all eternity. the last part I made up. it's not fact, it's a joke.
Maybe the Canadians don't consider Fox a real news network, since most of their on air personalities are "entertainers" rather than" "journalists" and entertainers have no code of ethics of journalistic integrity to follow. Fox is more of a propaganda network, much like the old PRAVDA in the Soviet Union. .All the networks with the exception of PBS are owned by Giant corporations. News-corp (Fox's parent which made $10 Billion net profit last year and paid no income tax.. Did Fox remember to mention that they are part of the 50 percent which pays no income tax?.
According to Politi Fact, Fox tells some sort of lie about 80 percent of the time. One of their favorite tactics is reporting intentional half truths., but they routinely allow guests to tell "Pants on Fire" lies and say nothing..All TV and radio stations are licensed with the SOLE PURPOSE "TO SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST." If they fail, they are supposed to be denied license renewal. Fox either needs to fulfill this purpose, or lose their licenses.
Are you sure Fox news is banned in Canada ? That would surely make some of us want to move there and others not. The CBC network is government owned in Canada . At least here our major networks are privately owned. I know they don't act that way sometimes.
Fox News Channel (FNC) was launched in 1996 and grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the U.S. In 2010 its programs took the top 10 spots for most-watched cable news programs in the 25–54 age demographic, and the top 12 spots among total cable-news program viewers.
The three top FNC evening shows (Factor, Hannity, and On the Record) are primarily commentary and not news. O'Reilly is an Independent who leans toward Obama, Hannity is a conservative Republican, and Van Susteren is a Democrat who devoutly supports the Clintons.
In 2003, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission rejected an application to bring Fox News to Canada because Fox News U.S. and Global Television were planning to create Fox News Canada (a combination of U.S. and Canadian news). In 2004, after a Fox U.S. executive said there were no plans to create the combined channel, the CRTC approved an application to bring Fox News to Canada. FNC is currently offered by Access Communications, Bell TV, Cogeco, Eastlink, Manitoba Telecom Services, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct and Telus TV.
Because it is not news. It is a sick little forum for the conservative right to distract right thinking people from the important issues of our time. I have never seen it so I am only referencing their posts on Facebook which are, for the most part, half truths or outright lies. Kind of like the 'Onion'.