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Pew Study: MSNBC Isn't Really a "News" Network Anymore

Cooperwise Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:38 AM
So what? MSNBC covers political news almost exclusively.....and has a line up of liberal progressive shows. Fox does more "news" but its political slant is dicated by Roger AIles decidely to the right.
shmuggy Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:01 AM
Count, if you can, the number of respected(...gag...) liberal personalities that FOX has on their opinion shows.....then compare that to MSNBC.....It's night and day.
Remember, no network with a scumbag like fat Al, can be taken seriously.....libs should be embarrassed.
AK Mark Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:58 AM
MSNBC's commentary is a bit over the top. Deifies the left, vilifies the right in the most degrading of ways. While Fox is admittedly coming from the right, for the most part, don't engage in the same level of hyperbolic demonization coming from Chris Matthews, Madow and their cohorts.
Radley2 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:47 AM
You completely missed the point... They are saying that MSNBC does not do news coverage, they are all opinion that they pass of to the public as news. It is a bit dishonest... Fox is straight up with telling viewers that some of their shows are clearly opinion.

The equivalent would be if Fox made the claim that Hannity is a hard news show...
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:47 AM
Except that the left has argued for years that FOX is not really a news network because of the number of opinion shows vs actual news shows and now it turns out that MSNBC has more opinion shows and less real news than FOX by a wide margin. It really stings when your own lies come back to bite you on the bum, doesn''t it?
DontEatMyDog Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:42 AM
All news is slanted. Fox admits their bias. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Time, Newsweek, US News, LA Times, NYT, etc, do not.
DSMike Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:41 AM
Fox has way more of the other side than does MSNBC's opinion shows...I watch both and you can see the stark difference.
Cooperwise Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:49 AM
I watch both (except Hannity) and see massive bias in FOX 'opinion' shows.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:50 AM
The difference is FOX allows liberals on to air their views, MSNBC allows conservatives on so they can throw darts at them. Which sounds more unbiased to you?
DSMike Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:53 AM
Thank you Joe, was going to say the same.
shmuggy Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:05 AM
AND YOU DON'T SEE OR HEAR BIAS ON MSNBC?????

ARE YOU FRIGGIN' KIDDING ME?????

the point of the article....and i know it's difficult to read, as an MSNBC viewer, is that....wait for it, here comes a review little man....IS THAT MSNBC HAS A MAJORITY OF IT'S BROADCAST AS OPINION!!!!! MUCH MORE THAN FOX!!!!
Go back to finish grammar school, then high school, then try college! Okay, I don't want to rush you....but then get a job!!
LOL.
FranksNBeans Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 12:06 PM
Cooper are you an idiot. All opinion is biased otherwise it wouldn't be opinion.

I've long contended that those who lazily equate MSNBC and Fox News probably don't watch of either network, especially the latter.  While Fox's opinion programming clearly slants to the right (albeit with no shortage of left-leaning guests), much of its news programming is robust, fair and balanced.  Not so at MSNBC.  According to a new nonpartisan analysis by the respected Pew Research Center, MSNBC barely boasts any news coverage at all:
 

True to its motto, MSNBC has been leaning forward. To the point that its opinionated programming far outweighs its “factual reporting,” according to...