The Politicization of News is Hurting Democracy
Politifact is an independent organization. They have analyzed all of the major news media,and released figures on which ones are more accurate and factual. It turns out, probably to no ones surprise, that Fox News and MSNBC are the least accurate.
Fox News is in last place, and MSNBC 2nd to last.
We all understand the pressure to get ratings. But in the long run, you will have higher ratings when you offer a quality product. News organizations that focus on sensationalism, excessive violence, or are overly political are hurting their long term viability. They are misinforming viewers, and this is not a service; it is a disservice. The web is so connected now, it is fairly easy to find ways to do fact checking; people need to make this effort.
You can read the Politifact story here.
There is also a very interesting article in Wikipedia about the history of Fox News Controversies. For example we have all heard Fox News anchors pronouncing Barack Obama's last name as 'Osama'. This kind of innuendo is childish, unprofessional, and almost everyone sees through it.
We are publishing this blog post because many media outlets reported on the Politifact study mentioning only Fox News (which is Conservative), or mentioning only MSNBC (which is Liberal), depending on their political position. We are totally independent, and therefore wanted a headline that was more accurate.
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