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Can't edit right now[edit]

My radio man is reading the names of soldiers... who died... in Iraq. humanbe in 03:28, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

Fucking Fox[edit]

I LOVE schadenfreude, and Fox is giving me all I can take. They hate Huckabee so much. They might pander to the Christian Right, but only so long as someone might be able win the power that they need to keep their wallets fat. FUCK THEM! --Edgerunner76 22:25, 3 January 2008 (EST)

Fox goes to court for the 'right to lie'[edit]

This external link is broken. Do we assume that Fox litigation stamped out the story, whatever it was? weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 11:55, 10 November 2008 (EST)

They really have done this!(Citation?)[edit]

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Under the "Proggramming" section, while listing ways to avoid damaging news, one thing on the list is: "When all of the above fail, just go ahead and change the party affiliation (from R to D) of the person who's in trouble.[2]". When you click the [2], all the citation says is "They really have done this!". Now, I don't like Fox, but I figure that it makes more sense to support a claim of some outright and blatant bias. If anyone could provide a credible link to this, it would certainly help. (I will look it up, but I would prefer whoever made the claim to provide some source). --Passerby25 20:23, 26 March 2009 (EDT)

Might want to search the Daily Show site, they featured it. Not sure, but it might have been Larry Craig. Or that Senator from Alaska? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:49, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
I found a couple of articles, one talking about them switching Specter's Party to Democrat(ic?), and two talking about them leaving out Larry Craig's party. One of them also had a picture of them changing Mark Foley's party affiliation. However, both were from blogs ( and, and, knowing how easily photos can be edited, I would rather have a more reliable source. --Passerby25 21:03, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Foley rings a bell. It would be nice to have a better source, although I suspect you aren't gonna get the New York Times on this. I actually saw the Daily Show ep where they pointed it out, but it was ages ago. So, um, what were the links to it at C&L and MM? ħumanUser talk:Human 22:13, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Here is some from C&L [1], [2]. and Media Matters: [3]. Its not that I don't trust those sources, it is just I would prefer to have a more reliable source then a blog or partisan website. (I will look up the Daily Show clip later)--Passerby25 17:40, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
Thanks for the links (and the effort)! ħumanUser talk:Human 20:54, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
Yes, it was Foley, so it should be findable at the Daily Show website by an American (they don't serve Canucks) PubliusTalk 22:22, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
Can't you lie, like I did to listen to a MN radio station's stream? (the answer was 55440, IIRC). ħumanUser talk:Human 23:31, 26 March 2009 (EDT)
It's an auto-detect, and I've never had any luck getting around those. --Kels 23:26, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
This one only asks a zip code, funnily enough. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:51, 27 March 2009 (EDT)

I got the link at the Daily show, but I phailed at computer smart. When uploading I pasted in the screen cap to the upload descrip box and broke my firefox. More to follow shortly, sorry for the fuck up. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:44, 27 March 2009 (EDT) at about 2:30 or so. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:49, 27 March 2009 (EDT)
I hope that addresses your concerns, Passerby25. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:29, 28 March 2009 (EDT)

Is there anything I should know?[edit]

I've gotten into the habit of watching Sheppard Smith before The Factor comes on. I actually am starting to admire Mr. Smith as a newscaster (my plan B), especially for his quote "I don't give a rat's ass if it helps. We are America! We do not fucking torture". Is there anything bad I should know about him or is he the sole voice of reason at Fox News?--Thanatos 01:48, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Have you at least reported him to the FDA or OSHA or some such BOL for saying "fucking" on the air? Or are you paraphrasing? Better places to ask for more info: the Saloon bar or the To do list. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

but it's still very much foreign controlled[edit]

Not arguing, but some evidence would be nice. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 13:05, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Owned by Murdoch's News Corporation, isn't it? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:44, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Murdoch's American, as is Newscorp. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 20:13, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Last I heard he was Australian. Though he's US-based now, I guess, and may even have become naturalized... time to go to WP for the biased truth! ħumanUser talk:Human 20:17, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
He had to get naturalised to control Fox (I think). I put it in the article a week ago. Newscorp has also relocated its address to the US. yummy Toast&  honey(or marmalade) 21:46, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
He had to become a US citizen in order to own US media. Newscorp moved from Adelaide to Delaware a few years back because of exchange rate problems. They were also an order of magnitude larger than Australia's second largest company, they used to knock the stock exchange up and down by themselves. - π 22:24, 22 February 2010 (UTC)


You can reinsert this edit when we upgrade to MediaWiki 1.16. -- Nx / talk 14:59, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Historical news footage surfaced...[edit]

Click me hard, you wild animal. Gmb (talk)

Too funny. --UnicornTapestry (talk) 15:48, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


Blatant hit piece or worth watching? (Haven't seen it.) Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 08:15, 30 June 2011 (UTC)


Thoughts? TyTy 21:42, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Criticism sections need actual prose rather than single sentences. ADK...I'll envision your oak! 21:44, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Agree, but this is looking pretty good. A bit of cleanup and I think silver is right on. Blue Talk 05:16, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

How Fox poisoned a relationship…[edit]

I can't imagine how this might fit a RatWiki article, but it's interesting and sad: How Cable News Made Me Lose My Religion and My Mother.

--UnicornTapestry (talk) 05:44, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

I suspect that it was not Fox News that effected the change in her mother's thinking, as far as broad principles are concerned. I suspect that what happened was that the mother was taught to express her previous views in terms of talking-points that raised her daughter's dander quite a bit more than the old ones about the Evils of Communism. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 05:52, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
You want to know something interesting, LX? If you read the article there is not a single mention of communism in it. Pimobile (talk) 06:06, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
You appear to have missed the sentence that reads, "Mom indoctrinated me against communism, the dangers of alcohol and premarital sex." Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 06:08, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
How very observant of you, I only noticed the alcohol and sex part. Pimobile (talk) 06:10, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Fox News and Propaganda[edit]

How in the world is this article -- or rather, this topic -- not eligible for one or more of the: Propaganda, Conservative Deceit, Enablers, or Denialist categories other than being a mainstream media outlet? --Dr. Swordopolis (talk) 02:48, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

List of people[edit]

Can we trim it down? ТyPlease do not click on this 15:04, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Can we? Yes. Should we? Yes. Will we? ... Scarlet A.pngpostate 16:04, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Also, why, other than somebody's obsessive-compulsive disorder, does it have to be in alphabetical order? Wouldn't it make more sense to put the big names (O'Reilly, Hannity) first and Keith Ablow (whoever the hell he is) further down? Godspeed (talk) 05:34, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Cover story[edit]

This should be a cover story. It should be pretty obvious; it is for me. --TheoneandonlyduncanSend me hate mail 23:18, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

It should be, yes. But in order for it to become one, everything in the article needs to be gone over with a fine toothed comb. Let me pick over it and see if there's any room for improvement. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 05:22, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Google Bias?[edit]

Is it just me, or are Fox News channels preferred by Google News under the "Editor's Picks" section when one is not logged in to Google? Fox News, Fox Latino or some variant seem to come up between 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 refreshes. It's usually the first to appear in a cold load of as well. --Bongolian (talk) 01:49, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Support for ISIS?[edit]

The article about Al Jazeera denies, that broadcasting or using terrorist video tapes is the proof for being a supporter of terrorism, yet in this article, you accuse Faux News of this (probably as sarcasm).--Arisboch (talk) 15:39, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

It's not quite sarcasm but it's also not quite a double standard, because it's the kind of thing that Fox News would extrapolate to "hating america" if any other media did it. It could probably be written better. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 15:43, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
I changed the title as a start.--Arisboch (talk) 15:59, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Not editing out the ISIS propaganda message is obviously bad, but that mass media feel obligated to keep the audience inside a protective bubble doesn't seem all that preferable. Sure, one of the goals ISIS has with the video is shocking people, but shocking people by visually confronting them with the horrors ISIS is actually, as a matter of fact, committing could also be helpful in preventing apathy from kicking in when ISIS isn't mentioned on the news for a couple days. (talk) 17:09, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
How many of the people, who watch Faux News, actually understand Arabic (and most of the, that do, would be disgusted)?--Arisboch (talk) 21:59, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Fox mostly but a bit of FOX[edit]

What am I missing, that it should sometimes be capitals while mostly lower case? Ro Thorpe (talk) 12:54, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

"Fox" is an animal, "FOX News" is a shitty TV channel.--Arisboch (talk) 12:56, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
That's true. So? Ro Thorpe (talk) 13:55, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
So what's with your search-and-replace orgy you pull on the article??--Arisboch (talk) 13:56, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, if you explained it to me, I'd probably understand?--Arisboch (talk) 00:59, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, have it your way, it's really an acronym for Fucking Orange Xylophones. Ro Thorpe (talk) 02:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

Drinking game[edit]

I have this idea for a fox news drinking game, I just want to ask if that's an acceptable addition to the article. Tfaddict (talk) 15:10, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Is there any reason this shouldn't be silver?[edit]

Its of high importance to the media mission statement. X-Factor (talk) 17:17, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Importance isn't how we decide silver, see RationalWiki:Article rating for more info. Technically it shouldn't even be bronze, it's in three of the "articles requiring attention" subcategories. Christopher (talk) 17:21, 3 June 2017 (UTC)