Fox News Executive: Fox Opposes President Obama
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Though Fox News is widely known to be biased in favor of conservatism, the network likes to claim that is "fair and balanced" and that the objectivity of the "hard news" they do is " is not in question." But in an interview with NPR, Fox News’ Senior Vice President for Programming, Bill Shine, admitted that the network is consciously aiming to be " the voice of opposition" to the Obama administration "on some issues":
There were a couple of people who basically wrote about our demise come last November (and) December and were, I guess, rooting for us to go away,” said Bill Shine, senior vice president for programming at the Fox News Channel. “With this particular group of people in power right now, and the honeymoon they've had from other members of the media, does it make it a little bit easier for us to be the voice of opposition on some issues?
Fox News has wasted no time in opposing the Obama administration's agenda. For example, the network has unleashed a steady drum beat of misinformation and propaganda against the Employee Free Choice Act. In fact, when it comes to challenging the Obama administration, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes has compared the network to " the Alamo."
Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.