One of the greatest disappointements of the 21st Century, so far, has been the demise of Fox News as an objective major news network. Fox emerged as the first major network that was not blatantly Far-Left in outlook and coverage in the ’90s, and became the top rated TV news network by 2004.
Simply being somewhat neutral aroused charges on the left that they were “conservative.” Not hardly.
But following their sometimes biased and sometimes fictional coverage of the 2008 Presidential race, they ceded the top spot back to CBS. The Reagan Wing began to expose their alteration of facts and attempts to manipulate the outcome of the Republican nomination in 2007, well before we discovered, or I endorsed, Ron Paul.
Much like many of the Republican Party establishment, Fox had spent most of a decade cheer leading for the Iraq War (It’s “Americanism”!) as the Bush Administration reduced all GOP issues down to the one: the Holy War. Seemingly as a result, Fox was not objective, but openly hostile to Paul, attacking his candidacy and distorting his positions. The following Fox interview with Doug Wead replicates their bias, as the interviewer repeats the misinformation about Paul that has been a hallmark of “We report, We decide” during Fox’s surrender to the influence of Northeastern Liberal Establishment Republicanism (Giuliani, Romney, etc) that surrounds them geographically. (It also seems to have taken a serious bite out of Ann Coulter.)