I need some assistance with these assignment. political bias in american media Thank you in advance for the help! In 1996, Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch launched the Fox News Channel. By the late 1990s and early twentieth century, Fox was on par with America’s other leading news networks. Despite adopting “Fair and balanced” as its trademark slogan, many have accused Fox news of promoting a conservative agenda and favoring the Republican Party in its reporting. Some have even accused Fox of manipulating news clips and sound bites to ensure that members of the political left are portrayed in a negative light. In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused Fox News of authoring an article for its website that contained several quotes attributed to the candidate. Kerry maintained the quotes were fabricated. The quotes included “Women voters should like me! I do manicures”, “Didn’t my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!”, and “Bush is a cowboy, I’m a metrosexual” (Burkeman). Later, the network issued a statement saying the fabricated story was a “poor attempt at humor” and had been allowed due to “fatigue and bad judgment, rather than malice” (“Burkeman).
The Kerry fabrications are not the only time Fox has been accused of misrepresenting the facts. More recently, Fox was again forced to apologize for not being entirely truthful with its audience. After Comedy Central’s The Daily Show pointed out that Fox’s Sean Hannity Program “used footage from another GOP protest in a clip about a recent tea party rally, Hannity admitted the network incorrectly used bogus footage” (Edwards and Byrne).In addition to attempting to manipulate the news, Scott McClellan, a former press secretary to President George Bush, has said: “that the White House regularly gave talking points to Fox News to promote the .administration’s agenda” (“White House and Fox News declare War”).