Fox News...MSM?

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    I've been seeing a lot of people bashing the "mainstream media", and a lot of those same people watch, quote, and watch Fox News-and also point out their high ratings.

    So my question is simple: if Fox News is the largest watched national news station (which it is)-how is it not apart of the mainstream media? Go.
     
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    It's the same, they all push the idea that reps and dems are complete opposites and that you have to be one or the other.

    They for the most part portray the images of the parties the same too, fox just promotes the republican party.

    So is it MSM? No doubt about it.
     
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    The term "mainstream media" used to refer to the " main" alphabet networks, not cable.
     
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    Fox, The Number One News Source in America.
     
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    No, Fox isn't MSM because it is a cable network. You're welcome.
     
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    That's fine, but by this logic MSNBC and CNN aren't mainstream media either. But many people (not saying you), label them as part of the mainstream media.

    Also on another note-we don't live in the same time as when not everyone had cable. Fox News is in 102 households in America (households-not people). That's not including the internet.

    edit: I wouldn't call something this available to the general public (and accepted) to be outside of the mainstream.
     
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    Well said, if Fox News isn't a mainstream news source than ESPN isn't a mainstream sports source.
     
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    B/C MSNBC and CNN are viewed as extensions of the mainstream media. They have the same practices and attitudes.
     
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    100% inaccurate.

    Now do some homework and see if you can come up with a premise and question that makes sense. Go!
     
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    Read the numbers
    Fox is the largest watched cable news.
    Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers
     

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