About the channel Fox News
Fox News Channel (abbreviated as or FNC) is an American news channel headquartered in new York city. Its first broadcast was on October 7, 1996. The channel is owned by Fox Corporation, an American-Australian entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch, and its programs are produced by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The channel, which is watched by about 1.2 million people every day, is the main news channel in the United States. The CEO of Fox News Channel since its inception has been Roger Ailes, who died on may 18, 2017. After his death, Suzanne Scott became CEO of the channel.
Fox News Channel advertises itself with the slogans “Fair and balanced” (“fair and balanced”), as well as ” We report. You decide” (“We tell. You decide”) and claims to be neutral coverage. Critics from the competing media and the Democratic party, however, have repeatedly claimed a clear right-wing and conservative bias of the channel, especially during the Iraq war, the 2008 presidential election and since the election of US President Barack Obama. In response, the channel often responds that the rest of the media landscape is too left-wing, and it treats conservative views with no less respect than liberal ones.
In the documentary Outfoxed by producer Robert Greenwold, Fox News is accused of one-sided coverage of events. Former employees of the channel talk in it about instructions with orders to show Republicans in a positive and Democrats — in a negative light. The channel itself has denied these accusations, saying that some of the respondents have never worked for it, and others were dismissed for incompetence.
In popular culture
In 2019, Showtime released the Loudest Voice in the room, which tells the personal story of the channel’s co-founder, Roger Ailes, in the now-trending context of harassment.