Anti-Fox News Channel Quotes

“Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us and now we’re discovering we work for Fox.”
David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush

“They’re a Republican brand. They’re an extension of the Republican Party with some exceptions, [like] Greta van Susteren. But I don’t begrudge them that.”
CNN’s Larry King said in a January 17, 2007, interview with the Chicago Sun-Times,

“Look, I think liberals have reasonable gripes with Fox News. It does lean to the right, primarily in its opinion programming but also in its story selection (which is fine by me) and elsewhere. But it’s worth remembering that Fox is less a bastion of ideological conservatism and more a populist, tabloid-like network.”
Los Angeles Times columnist Jonah Goldberg

“We were stunned, because up until that point, we were allowed to do legitimate news. Suddenly, we were ordered from the top to carry […] Republican, right-wing propaganda, including being told what to say about Ronald Reagan.”
Fox News producer Frank O’Donnell

“There’s one network, Fox, that’s a propaganda voice for them [Conservatives].  It’s certainly legal. But it does pose problems for our democracy when the news is ‘dumbed-down’.”
Media Mogel Ted Turner

Fox News Liars

“There are lies, damned lies and Fox News.”
Iranian-Swedish newspaper commentator Behrang Kianzad

“We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that…Not only are you Fox News an instrument of the Bush White House, and Israeli propaganda, you are war mongers with no sense of decency, nor professionalism.”
An excerpt from the letter of resignation of two Jordanian-Arab freelancers who worked briefly as Fox News Producers

“To some he [Rupert Murdoch] is little less than the devil incarnate, to others, the most progressive mover-and-shaker in the media business.”
BBC website

“If there was ever any doubt Fox News is an arm of the Republican party, it ended today.”
Ed Schultz of MSNB, May 31, 2012, speaking of Fox News’ Anti-Obama video

“If anyone wanted to look for evidence that the overall Fox News organization intends to campaign against Obama rather than cover the campaign, this video would be difficult to refute as evidence for that claim.”
Ed Morrissey of conservative blog Hot Air, May 31, 2012, speaking of Fox News’ Anti-Obama video

“It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news.”
Miss Piggy

“There’s no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can’t be crossed.”
Anonymous Fox News Employee on “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”

“the network looks more and more like a total propaganda system … whose exclusive goal is the dissemination of fear, confusion and disinformation designed to serve the ends of the governing regime.”
Andrew O’Hehir,

“Watching Bill O’Reilly’s belligerent, boorish ‘interview’ with Jeremy Glick, whose father died in the attack on the World Trade Center and who came to oppose the administration’s military response to 9/11, is enough to make you wish that the ghost of Joseph Welch would enter the studio and inquire, at long last, after Mr. O’Reilly’s sense of decency.”
A.O. Scott, New York Times

Real Tweet from the Secret Service:

“disguising Brit Hume, Bill O’Reilly, Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity as neutral observers — not to mention Murdoch, Roger Ailes and the rest of the Fox management — is like putting a chicken suit on the predator in the hen house. We can pretend all we want, but when the chickens go missing, we already know whodunit.”
Minnesota Daily

“The real revolutionary breakthrough of Fox has been its eliminative journalism.  That’s the thing to understand.  What Fox News Channel has done is it’s stripped out any notion of journalism as we’ve traditionally understood it from its product.  There is no journalism at Fox News Channel.”
Bob McChesney, Founder of Free Press/Author of “The Problem of the Media”

“It’s very hard on Fox News to separate news from commentary because it all blends together.  That’s what makes it so ridiculous, that slogan “We report you decide”, because there’s no TV news channel in history that’s ever reported less.
Jeff Cohen, Former MSNBC/Fox News Contributor

“Look, this goes to Murdoch too. He doesn’t believe in objectivity. He doesn’t believe, he has contempt for journalism, I think, I mean, [CUT TO:] they wanted all news to be a matter of opinion, ‘cause opinion can’t be proven false. [CUT TO:] And I think that’s very dangerous because if people don’t have a set of facts that they can agree on, I think it’s difficult to reach a consensus on, you know, what’s correct public policy. I think it’s very dangerous for elections as well.”
David Brock President/CEO of Media Matters for America

“Fox overall I, I think we have got to appreciate, and when we look at them is to understand that this is an adjunct of the Republican Party.”
Rep. Bernie Sanders, Independent Congressman from VT since 1991

“Murdoch is, absolutely to his core, a partisan, and ah, he makes no secret about that.”
Peter Hart Media Analyst for FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)

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