Media mogul Rupert Murdoch made a fool of himself in two separate ways when he boasted the other day that his Fox News Channel has “saved” the Republican Party.


For starters, Murdoch’s boast puts the lie to the vaunted claim that Fox News is “fair and balanced.” A news shop can hardly be balanced if it’s mission has been to shift the GOP’s ideology further to the right side of the political spectrum. And that’s exactly what Fox News has done.


But more to the point, Republican Party fortunes have not exactly improved with the advent of Fox News. Rather, ...

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch made a fool of himself in two separate ways when he boasted the other day that his Fox News Channel has “saved” the Republican Party.

For starters, Murdoch’s boast puts the lie to the vaunted claim that Fox News is “fair and balanced.” A news shop can hardly be balanced if it’s mission has been to shift the GOP’s ideology further to the right side of the political spectrum. And that’s exactly what Fox News has done.

But more to the point, Republican Party fortunes have not exactly improved with the advent of Fox News. Rather, ...

Read more