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Fox News Channel

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Fox News Channel (abbreviated FNC, Fox News) is a conservative American news channel based in New York. It went on the air on October 7, 1996 and belongs to the news corporation of the Australian entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch. With an average of 1.2 million viewers per day, it is currently the most watched news channel in the United States.[1]Roger Ailes has been CEO of the station since it was founded.


Rupert Murdochs News Corporation took over the holding company of the film studio 20th Century Fox in 1985 and announced plans in the same year to found a fourth television network alongside the established networks ABC, CBS and NBC. After Rupert Murdoch became an American citizen in 1985 (according to the rules of the American media regulator FCC, this was a requirement for owning television channels in the USA), he acquired six television stations in major American cities from Metromedia. This acquisition formed the basis of the Fox Broadcasting Company. Since this was able to gain a considerable market share in the American television market over the course of time, Murdoch announced in January 1996 that he would found a 24-hour news channel based on the model of CNN. As head of the station, he was able to win the former adviser to the Republican Party and NBC employee Roger Ailes. [2]

After a test phase, the Fox News Channel on the air on October 7, 1996.[3] At the start, the station had a range of 10 million households and was initially not available in the major cities of Los Angeles and New York City. The program consisted of news programs during the day and opinion programs such as The O'Reilly Report (now The O'Reilly Factor), The Crier Report with Catherine Crier and Hannity & Colmes. Similar to CNN, the current program for current events was with the Fox News Alert interrupted. To expand the broadcaster's reach, Murdoch offered cable operators $ 11 per customer if they did Fox News included in their offer.[4] There was a legal dispute over the feed of the station into the cable network of New York City, which belonged to the media group Time Warner. This had recently taken over the parent company of competitor CNN and was therefore required to include a second news channel in its cable offer. Time Warner did not vote, however Fox Newsbut the competitor MSNBC. The dispute ended with a settlement that enabled the station to be taken over into the city's cable network.

Political orientation

editorial staff Hannity & Colmes

FNC advertises with the slogans “Fair and Balanced” (German: “Just and balanced”) and “We report. You decide. ”(German:“ We report. You decide. ”) And thus claims to operate neutral reporting. Critics from competing media and the Democratic Party, on the other hand, see an orientation of the station clearly leaning towards the political right, especially during the Iraq war, [5][6] but also during the US presidential election campaign in 2008 and since Barack Obama's inauguration. This is countered by the broadcaster that the rest of the media landscape is left-leaning; FNC regards "the conservative view with the same respect as the liberal view." [7][8]

In the film Outfoxed by the film producer Robert Greenwald, the broadcaster receives one-sided reporting. Former employees of Fox News therein report instructions to portray Republicans positively and Democrats negatively. Fox News rejected the charge. Some of the respondents would have never worked for the station, others would have been fired due to incompetence. The broadcaster offered to publish all internal instructions if the movie's makers would do so in return.[9]

Glenn Beck reports that Roger Ailes is doing the "Glenn Beck Show" from the CNN subsidiary HLN Fox News poached because the station would be one of the few media outlets trying to challenge the new administration led by President Obama.[10]

In 2009 there was another dispute between the station and the White House. Anita Dunn, who was then director of communications for the White House, threw Fox News including a "war against Barack Obama and the White House". The broadcaster rejected the allegations and described the news broadcasts between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST, and 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST as objective, and the other programs were clearly recognizable as opinion programs.[11] In January 2010, 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was awarded a long-term commentator contract. The broadcaster is financing the expansion of her private living room in Wasilla into a television studio in order to facilitate her new media role.[12] Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, has hosted a weekend show on Fox News since 2008.

With the commitment of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, who have become the figureheads of the tea party movement, Fox News serves this movement as a house broadcaster with reports on its events, concerns and representatives.[13]


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The weekly program consists of the following programs:

  • Fox & Friends: Morning show from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, hosted by Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade
  • Your World with Neil Cavuto: Business broadcast from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, hosted by Neil Cavuto
  • Glenn Beck: Opinion show from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST, hosted by Glenn Beck. In his broadcast, Beck almost exclusively criticizes the politics of the Obama administration and suspects a Marxist conspiracy ("I'm just asking questions!"). After Beck said that Obama was a racist and had a deep-seated hatred of whites, some companies said they no longer wanted to advertise around the show. On April 6, 2011, Fox News announced that Beck's show would expire later this year. But new joint productions have already been announced.[14].
  • Special report with Bret Baier: News broadcast from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST with a focus on domestic issues, hosted by Bret Baier
  • Fox Report: Newscast from 7pm to 8pm EST hosted by Shepard Smith
  • The O'Reilly Factor: Opinion show from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, hosted by Bill O'Reilly. This is the most watched talk show on US cable television. O'Reilly deals with controversial topics from public discussion and points out contradictions in statements by politicians. The political orientation is considered to be conservative, the program deliberately wants to differentiate itself from media that are perceived by those responsible for the program as left-wing liberal.
  • Hannity: (until 2008 Hannity & Colmes) Opinion show from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, hosted by radio host Sean Hannity. This program is also characterized by a clearly politically conservative orientation.
  • On the record with Greta Van Susteren: Opinion broadcast from 10pm to 11pm EST, hosted by attorney and former law professor Greta Van Susteren. The program offers in-depth analyzes of current issues, but also has a conservative orientation.

Offshoots and holdings

Since October 15, 2007, the business broadcaster Fox Business Network has been making its counterpart CNBC USA Competition and plans to broadcast its program worldwide.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ TV Week: CNN Ratings Down; Fox, MSNBC Grow, accessed February 8, 2010
  2. ↑, January 31, 1996: Murdoch taps Ailes for new network Former CNBC chief set to direct 24-hour news channel, take on CNN, accessed February 8, 2010
  3. ^ News Corporation: FOX News Channel, accessed February 8, 2010
  4. ↑ Multichannel News: Bold grab for subs: Murdoch offers $ 11 to carry Fox News., Accessed February 8, 2010
  5. ↑ Timothy Noah, Slate, May 31, 2005: Fox News admits bias !, accessed February 8, 2010
  6. ^ Democratic Party, September 25, 2006: Dean On President Clinton Standing Up To Right-Wing Propaganda On Fox News Sunday, accessed February 8, 2010
  7. ^ Australian Associated Press, October 26, 2004: News Corp denies Fox News bias, accessed February 8, 2010
  8. ↑ Financial Times, October 6, 2006: Interview transcript: Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, accessed February 8, 2010
  9. ^ Fox News Channel, July 13, 2004: 'Outfoxed' Attempts to Show FOX News' Bias, accessed February 8, 2010
  10. ↑ Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2009: Fox News' Glenn Beck strikes ratings gold by challenging Barack Obama, accessed February 8, 2010
  11. ↑ The New York Times, October 11, 2009: Fox’s Volley With Obama Intensifying, accessed February 8, 2010
  12. ↑ Mark Leibovich, The New York Times, February 5, 2010: Palin, Visible and Vocal, Is Positioned for Variety of Roles, accessed February 8, 2010
  13. ^ Neue Zürcher Zeitung-online, attack of the billionaires
  14. ↑ http: // Fox News Announces New TV, Digital Projects With Glenn Beck

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