Our Founders and Fox News

Written by William Pauwels on April 23, 2013

609px-James_Madison_Bill_of_Rights_$5_commemorative_obverseThe Constitution of the United States protects the freedom of the press. The Founding Fathers considered a free press essential to the protection of our Representative Republic – it’s freedom, values, prosperity, etc. 

They expected a fair and balanced media to analyze, investigate and report on all sides of important issues. They expected the media to educate the public – so they could be informed voters and advocates. Obviously, they could never have imagined the extensive media we have today – much less its Leftist/Socialist leanings.

Only Fox News is providing fair and balanced news coverage and commentary. The other broadcast and cable networks lean significantly to the left of center – so much so that they consider Fox a right-wing network.  That’s not fair – in fact it’s dishonest.

If one examines the news reported – the news omitted – and the spin of their reporters and commentators, the bias of the various networks becomes abundantly clear. Only Fox News makes a gallant effort to report both sides of issues and events.  Even most of its commentators attempt to expose both sides. 

Frankly, those perpetually tuned to National Public Radio, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN are not getting the straight scoop on both sides of the public debate. If you’re a leftist and want reinforcement rather than facts, these organizations will confirm your perspective – as distorted as it may be.

On the other hand, if you have an open mind and view things with the perspective that your current beliefs could be in error, Fox News may be your better source for reliable information – fair and balanced.  Their philosophy is: “We report – you decide.”

Image: James Madison Bill of Rights $5 commemorative gold coin; author: United States Mint image; public domain

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.