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It's Official: FOX News Is Not Fair And Balanced

Reported by Ellen - March 13, 2005

Not that we needed a study to tell us, but The Project for Excellence in Journalism crunched the numbers and came up with some not-so-startling conclusions.

To quote from an article about this in Editor & Publisher:

* Fox News was the most one-sided of all major outlets.

* The Washington-based Project examined more than 2000 stories on the war in Iraq and found that 25% of the stories were negative and 20 percent were positive. "The majority of stories were just news," said the Project's director, Tom Rosenstiel. Fox News Channel was twice as likely to be positive than negative, while CNN and MSNBC were evenhanded.

* Fox News stories contain more sources and reveal more about them than those of its competitors, but its stories are also more one-sided and are more opinionated. Indeed, Fox journalists offer their own opinion in seven out of ten stories on the news channel, versus less than one in ten stories on CNN and one in four on MSNBC.

We told you so!

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