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Fox News is Right Biased, conservative and Questionable with moderate credibility and reliability.Factual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Channel, also known as Fox News, (FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. FNC is available in 90 million homes and it operates the Fox Business Network and Fox News Radio. Fox also owns the National Geographic Channel, both the U.S. and international versions. Fox News Channel is headquartered in New York, NY.

FNC was created by Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former Republican political consultant Roger Ailes is the founding CEO. Roger Ailes was forced to resign in 2016 amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Jay Wallace was promoted to president of the network and Suzanne Scott has been named CEO of FNC as of May 2018. She will report to Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan Murdoch. Lachlan Murdoch is the executive chairman and co-chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). On May 7, 2018, Comcast announced a potential bid, making a $65 billion cash offer challenging Disney’s offer for Fox.

As of October 2018, Fox News has added to their terms of use that they are an entertainment company: “Company furnishes the Company Sites and the Company Services for your personal enjoyment and entertainment.”

On 6/13/2020 Fox News ran digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

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Funded by / Ownership

The company is owned by Rupert Murdoch who is a board member of News Corp 21st Century Fox. James Murdoch (son) is chief executive of 21st Century Fox and recently left in May 2018 according to Reuters. Lachlan (the other son of Murdoch) and Rupert Murdoch will serve as co-chairman of the new Fox. Revenue analysis can be found at Investopedia and income reports here.  

Analysis / Bias

According to a Pew Research Center survey “Fox News was the main source for 40% of Trump voters” during the 2016 election. Further, another Pew Survey indicates “When it comes to choosing a media source for political news, conservatives orient strongly around Fox News. Nearly half of consistent conservatives (47%) name it as their main source for government and political news.”  

Fox News typically looks at the issues from a conservative perspective and also has a number of on-air personalities that are strong supporters of Trump, such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Tomi Lahren. FNC typically skews conservative as there is less criticism of Trump, therefore the majority of stories are pro-Trump.

In review, FNC publishes stories with emotionally loaded headlines such as “’They Wanted It to Blow Up’: Limbaugh Says Success of Trump-Kim Summit Caught Media Off Guard” and “Tucker: 2016 Russia Collusion ‘Witch Hunt’ Now Extends to Jill Stein.” When it comes to sourcing they typically utilize pro-Trump pundits such as Rush Limbaugh who has a very poor record with fact-checkers, as well as credible sources such as the Wall Street Journal. Fox News is also known to publish right-wing conspiracy theories, although after being sued they retracted the story. FNC has also been deemed the least accurate cable news source according to Politifact.

A factual search reveals several failed fact checks by news hosts.

Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting. (7/19/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 2/28/2021)

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/

This poll is for entertainment purposes and does not change our overall rating.

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Anonymous

lol I check news sources here almost every day

Anonymous

Bro who’s rating the fox news bias as left and left-center in the poll

Anonymous

when the war on christmas is lit af

Happynappy

Fox = The epitome of biased, and fake conservative news!

Patricia Peterson Hart

Why is Fox still allowed on the Air? They are the major source for lies and conspiracy over the voter fraud and the threat of the BLM. They should not be allowed to call themselves a news source. How do we boycott any who advertise on Fox. This station has caused more hate and division than any other on air media. Seriously, between Fox and Twitter which allowed the president to continue a constant feed of lies makes them responsible for the rhetoric that lead to the paramilitary invasion of the Capitol, the deaths of five people, and the ruins of those who will be prosecuted for believing the lies that were not fact checked. Because of them our Capitol is now an armed camp against home grown white US terrorists.

Sir Farty Fartsalot

LOL @ “mixed.”

That’s too generous. If it weren’t for Chris Wallace, it would likely be rated “Very Low.”

Anonymous

Patricia Peterson Hart
You are dumb. BLM riots killed 19+ people, and news sources like CNN also push for conspiracies such as the Russian collusion. BLM also caused over 2 billion dollars in damages, which is more than a small threat, if you ask any reasonable person.

ANTIFA is also homegrown terrorism. And it’s BLM/ANTIFA hating on all whites that are causing this division because apparently, all white people have this so-called privilege, although as a non-white myself, I’ve never seen or experienced it.

“Paramilitary invasion of the capitol” I can’t even comprehend how dumb you are at this point. Similar to the BLM riots over the summer, the protest was mostly peaceful with only a small group breaking into the capitol. But hey, let’s just ignore all evidence that doesn’t fit my narrative, hmm, where have I seen that before?

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Corey J Gollon

This network has single handedly divided our nation. Half our nation is brainwashed by this spin factory of conspiracy theories and lies. A 100% accurate lie detector would blow up listening to this station. Chris Wallace is their only respectable on air person.

Anonymous

this is my main source of protien i cant beleiveve this

Anonymous

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Anonymous

At this point, with them pushing the conspiracy theories about the election, they deserve to be a questionable source and maybe even far right.

Anonymous

there are people that think Fox News is left biased… there is no joke here, beyond parody

Anonymous

bro imagine only believing the right

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After reading your rationales for factual accuracy ratings it seems clear to me that something in the methodology should change if Fox news gets the same accuracy rating as CNN.

I'm not crazy

I have watched Fox News, then on same day watched MSNBC. Same stories, but different news. Fox has always stated their own opinions about the news of the day, leaving so much out. I had to do research on the stories to see who was reporting the truth, Fox never reports the truth, unless they actually get a democrat to go on the show. The only one I believe is Chris Wallace, he has the real experts. Tucker and Sean are the worst lie spreaders I’ve ever seen in 40 years of watching politics. They just tell you what you want to hear, feed you more crap to go on believing and watching their show. To keep you in fear, and brainwashed, some people don’t know how to search for the truth or don’t care about the truth, or don’t want to spend the time looking for it. That’s why we have websites like this one, to make it easy for some.