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Two More Fox News Insiders Voice Their Concerns About The Network

Reported by Ellen - November 9, 2010 -

Not long ago, I posted about complaints from Fox News reporters about increased pressure on them to slant the news to the right. Now, two more Fox News insiders have come forward to speak out against the network's partisanship.

Media Matters' Joe Strupp, who is the same person the original reporters spoke with, now reports,

The latest sources to speak out -- a current Fox News staffer and a longtime contributor -- responded to Media Matters' questions about Fox's employment of five Republicans who have expressed interest in running for president.

..."It becomes increasingly incestuous. If you look at the line-up and who is on the shows, they feed on each other. You see Beck on O'Reilly and it is not just the candidates. They do not have the real serious contenders, which are not Huckabee and Palin. That surprises me because it is a news organization. I don't recall a time in news when this has happened."

The same source also complained about the presence of extreme views: "I think Fox has very good coverage on Shep Smith, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier. The others are more political slugfests and extremists. It narrows your audience."

...(The other source, the Fox News staffer) added, "There are people who are concerned that the opinion side bleeds over the news side. More of our programs are turning into opinion programs. It is frustrating."

I figure that sooner or later someone is going to write a tell-all book and Fox will really have some 'splainin' to do. Let's hope it's sooner.



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