EVEN THOUGH FOX NEWS . . . is still the best Media that Conservatives have on Television to defend Conservative Values, it has fallen quite a distance from where it began.
When FOX News came on the Air in 1996, 5-years preceding 9/11, it was FRESH, EXCITING and unabashedly CONSERVATIVE, and not very well known to the masses . . . THEN A FUNNY THING HAPPENED AFTER 9/11.
In what seemed to be a whirlwind, FOX News became the DARLING of Conservative News, with great Insight and Editorials, leaning heavily on the Side of the Conservative Working Class, cutting through the BS, calling it like it was.
NOT IN CANADA THE GOVERNMENT SAID:
FOX News became so unorthodox, in comparison to all the other Media, which were in the Tank for the Liberal LEFT, that virtually overnight, it became a Conservative Sensation, so much so, that the LEFTIST Government controlled Agency, the CRTC (Canadian Radio & Television Corporation), wouldn’t license Canadian Cable and Satellite Companies to carry FOX News in Canada.
I AM PERSONALLY PROUD TO SAY . . . that I hammered the CRTC with letters, emails, and a demand to appear before the Commission to advocate for FOX News into Canada.
And eventually, because of multiple efforts like mine, FOX News came to Canada. But it wasn’t easy.
At first, the CRTC said that FOX News could come to Canada, but only if they agreed to place their entire programming on a DELAYED Broadcast, so if one of their on-air staff said something that was contrary to “CANADIAN PRINCIPLES AND VALUES” . . . it would be electronically blocked.
But since there was an outrage over this STUPID double standard that didn’t apply to ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and CNN also coming into Canada – how in the world could the CRTC justify singling out FOX News for “SPECIAL” Treatment?
AND WHEN THAT DIDN’T FLY . . . the CRTC demanded that whichever Canadian Cable or Satellite Company, which would want to carry FOX News, it had to be offered as a SEPARATE NEWS PROVIDER, charged independently, and NOT to be bundled with other EXISTING NEWS PACKAGES.
But that has significantly changed with multiple demands from English Speaking Canadians from across Canada, who wanted FOX News.
AND NOW . . . THAT’S LIKE WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE:
AS FOX NEWS BECAME NORTH AMERICA’S . . . News Media of choice, the GENIUSES in charge of programming at FOX News, decided to take their WINNING FORMULA, and start dicking with this Fair & Balanced Nonsense, to the point where, much of the Broadcast-Day, starting after FOX & FRIENDS, has mostly become consumed with PABULUM Type Broadcasting.
I NEVER TUNED INTO FOX NEWS . . . to watch Not-So-Conservative Apologists who want to appear to be SO FAIR AND BALANCED, that they crap on Conservatives to prove their point, that they are as fair . . . as fair can be.
I’ve watched Dana Perino play Sugar and Spice long enough to simply tune her out. I can vomit listening to Juan Williams whine like a petulant child. And who the hell needs Kirsten Powers, who so smugly lectures Conservatives on why we should surrender our RIGHTS, FREEDOMS & CASH to the LEFT.
I certainly do not need to be insulted by the likes of Geraldo Rivera, who insists that he’s a Republican, but is thrilled to tell everyone who might care to know that he voted for Obama TWICE. And that he’s BEST of Friends with Donald Trump, but he’s not yet sure if he will vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton.
And for a Republican, he seems to champion an awful lot of LEFTIST Causes.
I also don’t need Rivera telling me that he’s Friends with all the Great Leaders of the world, especially as he calls him . . . “BIBI” Netanyahu of Israel, as he craps all over him for the way Netanyahu treats the Palestinians.
AND MEGYN KELLY . . . who needs a News Talk Forum, where it’s all about the HOST, who pretends to be Fair and Balanced, until it comes to throwing ZINGERS into Trump.
AND CHRIS WALLACE . . . the Sunday Morning News Host, who also likes to show that he is so Fair and Balanced, by usually sticking it to Conservatives, while playing much more respectfully with Liberals, to make certain he can get them on his show, and that he won’t be accused of bias.
AND THEN THERE’S BILL O’REILLY . . . If you want to talk about a Narcissist, look the word up in the Dictionary, and you’ll see a picture of O’Reilly beside the definition.
SO WHO DO I LIKE ON FOX NEWS?
I like the Morning Crew, but could do quite well without Ainsley Earhardt, who isn’t the sharpest tack in the box.
I like Bill Hemmer and Martha McCallum. They’re smart, talented, entertaining, attractive, and play it down the middle.
I like Greta Van Susteren. I have no idea where she stands Socio/Politically. But, I do know that she’s smart. She deals with real issues. She has her head screwed-on right. And she will take a Conservative behind the woodshed, NO LESS than she’ll take a Liberal there too. And she doesn’t couch her feelings.
I also like Sean Hannity . . . but I’m not impressed with how he likes to play KUMBAYA with all the Station’s LEFTISTS, on and off the air, as if it’s some kind of a big joke.
AND I REALLY LIKE . . . Judge Jeanine Pirro and Jesse Watters.
BUT IN A NUTSHELL . . . THIS IS NOT THE SAME FOX NEWS I FOUGHT FOR:
If I wanted to Watch a Steady Stream of Media DRIVEL, with this BS Fair and Balanced CRAP . . . I don’t need FOX News, I could just as easily watch the same stuff on CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and CBS.
OR BETTER STILL, I could watch the KING of MEDIA BS on anyone of a Multiple Number of Canadian Stations, like the CBC (Canadians Broadcasting Corporation), CTV, and GLOBAL, all of which will deliver as many LEFTIST Platitudes as anyone could handle, with plenty left over for the real suckers.
BUT NONE OF THAT IS WHAT I WANT:
I don’t need FAIR & BALANCED, when there’s NOTHING the other side Stands For, or Wants from Me, which is worth my Hearing, Watching, Considering or Debating.
AND IF I WANT TO HEAR A STEADY ONSLAUGHT AGAINST TRUMP . . . who did this, said that, is down, is losing, has to become a team player, is untrustworthy, has to listen, and on and on and on . . . what do I need FOX News for, since I can get all of that and more on any of the aforementioned Channels in the USA and Canada?
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE I GET MY IDEAS, INFORMATION, & INSPIRATION:
I Listen, NOT WATCH . . . to the News Portion of FOX News off and on during the day as I write and go about my business. I read as many as a Dozen Newspapers ONLINE every day. And I also Read quite a few EXCELLENT Blogs, Journals and Independent Reports on Energy, Investment, the Global Economy, and Military Opinions – from people who are in the know . . . ALSO EVERYDAY.
And I do everything I can to get my Opinions and Editorials Right.
AND FOR ENTERTAINMENT . . .
I listen to 50’s and 60’s Music on Sirius/XM Radio, even when I’m Riding my Motorcycle, which is broadcast through my Helmet Stereo Speakers via Blue Tooth. And at night, I very often go to You Tube and watch some of the greatest Singers, Performers and Entertainers, many of them who performed Country, Blues, Rockabilly, and Rock & Roll . . . also of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
And sometimes, perhaps a bit more than sometimes . . . I watch the SHTICK of the late and great “Borscht Belt” Comedians and Entertainers, who were the BEST who ever WERE, which makes me long for those great days of Simplicity, Purity and Good Values.
ALL OF THIS IS TO SAY . . .
There are wonderful places where we can all go to get the News and be Informed and Entertained, without the UNHOLY CRAP we’re flooded with everyday, including much from FOX News.
We don’t NEED to be conned by the Media, selling Entertainment and Twaddle as News, so they can add our names to their Rating’s Numbers, in order for them to get more Money for their Ads.
We don’t have to be aggravated by ON-AIR Announcers who read from Teleprompters, telling us what to think, while selling us Smoke and Mirrors, making believe they really care about us, when all they really care about is themselves, their numbers, and their generous salaries.
WE DON’T HAVE TO CARE ABOUT ANY OF THAT . . . since we can all get the Truth, the Facts, and the Entertainment, without having to be aggravated by what has become nothing more than a MISHMASH of shows, virtually indistinguishable from one another on all the Networks.
And if you don’t believe me . . . try to explain why someone like Bill O’Reilly appears on Late Night TV on the Regular Networks, or on the View, or anywhere else amongst the “COMPETITION”, if it isn’t all about Ratings and making Money?
So . . . if you think FOX News has changed to become more like THEM and less like us, I assure you, you’re not alone. And I don’t think you’re wrong.
But then again, with all my flaws, and for better or worse . . . YOU STILL HAVE ME.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov