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Disturbing Trends At Fox News

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More’s the pity, for courage is what made Fox News what it is today. Not ego. Not brashness. Not relativity. Courage. Fox, which once led, is becoming a follower. The network’s decision-makers have to realize that the poison that is anti-Semitism needs be fully removed, not merely “balanced.”

Pollution, once in the mix, spoils everything.

N. Richard Greenfield publishes the Jewish Ledger in Connecticut (www.jewishledger.com).

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17 Responses to “Disturbing Trends At Fox News”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    " is fast becoming more slogan than operating system at Fox News".

    Becoming? It has been a joke from the very first day the network commenced operations in 1996.

  2. Stewart Nasar says:

    the war in Iraq…was instigated by U.S. citizen Israel-firsters and their evangelical Christian allies.”

  3. Charlie Hall says:

    And many of the people responsible for that disaster are now Romney's foreign policy advisers. Given that Romney has absolutely no experience in foreign policy, that ought to terrify Americans.

  4. Seriously? What is this person watching? Apparently the author of that article hasn't been watching any of the other news outlets, i.e. BBC, CNN, RT, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, or any of the networks….. Comparatively speaking, FOX is quite pro-Israel.

  5. A piece of truth: The author of this article is correct in his identifying of these contributors to the News as anti-Israel and or anti-Semitic How ever, Fox News.[including O'Reilly, and Hannity], is still mainly pro-Israel.These above referenced guests, I assume are brought on because of their opinions on other matters.While I personally would never have them on any programme of mine, I do not believe their inclusion indicates a descent into anti-Israel/Semitism.At least, not yet.However, I do see some anti-Israel/Semitic, unknowledgeable comments made in response to this article.Does that concern it's author?

  6. Dana Hagan Randolph says:

    No, the muslim in the White House terrifies Americans!

  7. Carol Crosby says:

    Unbelievable, I hear democrats speaking in the shadows of this article hoping to discredit the only news program that backs Israel. Good try but it fails to prove a point.

  8. Iam Justsaying says:

    What a Joke. How about just looking over at Jewish Journal and you have all the anti-semitism and anti-isreal BS you need. that is even worse. Libtard self hating jews.

  9. Bob Beckel apologized on Twitter and elsewhere. FOX was the only network that pointed out that it was Muslims making the most noise at the DNC convention over the God – Jerusalem vote by zooming in on their signs.

  10. Bill Carlson says:

    True enough about anti-semites Scheurer and Buchanan, etc. BUT next to Sun News in Canada, FOXNEWS is the most pro-Israel channel on TV. eXAMPLE – THE WAY THEY COVERED oBAMA TAKING OUT THOSE 3 LINES ABOUT iSRAEL FROM THE dEMOCRATIC PLATFORM and HOW THE SCREAMING mUSLIM DELEGATES AT THE CONVENTION RAGED WHEN just one OF THOSE LINES WAS PUT BACK IN because foxnews EXPOSED THE pARTY AFTER THE 2012 PLTFORM WAS RELEASED. tHIS WAS completely ignored by OTHER MEDIA AND NEWSPAPERS. pROTECTORS OF oBAMA.

  11. Bill Carlson says:

    Rupert Murdoch did and does more for Israel than this puny writer ever will do.

  12. What makes the war in Iraq wrong?The lack of WMDs (since found in Syria) ? Saddam Hussain's gov was state sponsors of terror. New gov not much better but that's because "new think" is that all sides have merit and free speech (even hate speech) must be protected. After ww2 denazification was done and it's taken more than 60 years for that bs to take hold in German gov. .

  13. Jeff Pomerantz says:

    All of those statements are facts. Listen, I watch Fox all day long and LOVE the network, but the points the author is making are true.

    Scheuer is a total anti-Semite. I've listened to his garbage for a few years now. It took me a while to figure out he was anti-Israel (Because he was almost always talking about Bin Laden) but as they moved to the Israel issue, he thinks the U.S. has no business even defending Israel.

    Buchanan is obvious. He has years of anti-Semetic rhetoric that can be looked at. I'm glad Krauthammer called him out.

    And then there's Geraldo. He believes in pre 1967 borders and he is Jewish. Makes no sense to me. Most things that comes out of his mouth, is something I usually disagree with him on. He just likes TV time and all the attention. I don't think he's Fox material.

    Now Beckel, I've never heard make any remarks that I would find questionable. I never agree with the guy, but he's a good sport for getting ripped by 4 other conservatives 5 days a week. He's just a likable guy.

    My point being, is Fox covering Anti-Semitism and Israel, YES. They definitely cover the Israel issues very thoroughly. The article should have never been written because the title blows the issue out of proportion. Fox is THE ONLY reliable news source, in my opinion. And just because a few morons say things that one could say is anti-Semetic, that doesn't mean the whole network is like that.

    I stopped watching O'Reilly a few years back when he started trying too hard to be 'fair.' Screw 'fair' Just give your opinion in at least a semi entertaining way. He's lost his luster, in my opinion and I tend to disagree with him on a lot of things. He lost his 'toughness.'

    Hannity, I like watching because he is doing what needs to be done and that is pound Obama. And I mean pound and pound until the people 'get it' and I think he's very effective at it. Plus, his interviews are tough. He doesn't let people get away with crap.

    Anyway, I LOVE FOX! This article is filled with facts, but over blown and should be titled "A few people on Fox say stupid things about Israel" Not that the whole channel is this way.

  14. Michael Ly Olivera says:

    Faux news blows. So biased

  15. Frank Nowok says:

    Jews and Gays, both represent @2% of the populatoin but we spend 90% if the time focusing on them. Tell me they do not have a strong Lobby.

  16. Sig Emerson says:

    I would agree but lately fox has been going soft on a lot of news likely due to pressure from Ob1 , Holder, and such.

  17. Rebecca Lesses says:

    And, what we really need to worry about is the gay Jewish lobby! (joke)

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