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Which Network Will Win the Battle for Sharyl Attkisson?

Media and particularly cable news has never been as polarized as it is today. It’s also never been tilted more towards opinion and less toward objective reporting of hard news.

As a result, trust in media has fallen to an all-time low. Reporters in particular are looked upon as dishonest brokers in the business, with Gallup showing only 20 percent of those polled finding journalists honest and ethical (that’s 65 percent lower than nurses, 50 percent lower than doctors and engineers). Solid investigative reporters are simply in short supply and demand. Why? Because with opinion programming so much cheaper to produce and given the huge ratings that oftentimes go along with it (Fox’s The Five is a Top-3 program in the 25-54 demo, for example), why even bother too much with the more expensive, resource-draining hard stuff?

Which brings us to the prospects of Sharyl Attkissonformerly of CBS News as of last month. As you’ve likely heard by now, she recently quit the network due to a significant drop in air time, which she says was because the network was being submissive to the Obama Administration.

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Journalism Review Admits Fox Is More Balanced Than MSNBC

Alexis Sobel Fitts at the Columbia Journalism Review has tackled the subject of paid liberal analysts at Fox News, perhaps nudged by their hiring of conservative hate object James Carville.

“Call them punching bags, foils, or the engines of honest debate,” she wrote, “Fox’s flock of liberal commentators lay out the nation’s partisan battles in real time—on a network where coastal elites would argue that no dissenting voices exist.” Fitts can’t take up this topic without acknowledging MSNBC can’t match Fox for allowing balance, even if it’s some crafty Roger Ailes plot...

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Baier, Fox & Friends Upset Obama Attributed IRS, Benghazi To Fox

President Barack Obama took a couple swipes at Fox News during his pre-Superb Owl interview with Bill O’Reilly, and they were definitely heard by the folks at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. On Monday morning, Fox anchor Bret Baier and the hosts at Fox & Friends wondered if Obama’s anti-Fox comments were pre-canned to shift focus away from topics like Benghazi and the IRS scandal...

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Bill O’Reilly Calls Out Tom Brokaw On ‘His Agenda’

Bill O’Reilly is taking on Tom Brokaw saying he “has an agenda” after the former NBC Nightly News anchor said O’Reilly would finish “dead last,” if held to network news standards.

“We asked Mr. Brokaw to appear this evening. He declined. He has never been on ‘The [O’Reilly] Factor’ because he knows that we know that he has an agenda, and that agenda is power,” O’Reilly said Tuesday on his Fox News’s program “The O’Reilly Factor.”...

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Court Rules Fox’s Jana Winter Doesn’t Have To Reveal Sources To Avoid Jail

New York's top court today spared FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter from jail for refusing to reveal confidential sources for a bombshell story following the Aurora movie massacre. 

In a 4-3 ruling based on New York's shield law, the state Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision that could have resulted in Winter being forced to appear in the Colorado murder trial of James Holmes...

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Fox and Friends’ Hasselbeck Calls Out Obama’s Faulty ‘Class Warfare’ Speech: ‘He Is the System’ He Criticizes

“Obamacare isn’t working, so the president goes to his old faithful ‘class warfare argument,’” Hasselbeck said. “He’s saying he wants to take out inequality and his policies from the beginning have been to equalize.”

But, she continued, “the top 1%—their income rose by 31.4% between 2009 and 2012. Income for everyone else, you know how much that grew? 0.4%. These are just facts here. 95% of income gains have gone to the top 1%. So this system that he’s talking about, he is the system. It’s his system!”...

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