If you ever wonder about Fox News editorial objectivity, look no further than today’s politics page on the Fox News website, pictured below:
Of the 11 stories, I counted 4 negative stories on Democrats (Did the New York Times’ MoveOn deal break the law?, Feds to indict Norman Hsu in $60 scheme for donations to Democrats – this was also the front page story entitled ‘Dirty Dem’, Bad Medicine – Mitt Romney slams Hilary Clinton’s health care plan, Hilary Wants to Change Our Country). Compare this to the 2 negative Republican articles (one of which is actually just a video of minority leader Boehner refuting Democratic charges for 3 minutes) and the two positive Republican stories (Safe at Home? on Bush urging Congress for permanent expansion of electronic surveillance and the article on the Republican primary in Florida, Romney slamming Hilary’s health plan).
So, to recap on the Fox News politics page: 4 negative stories on Democrats, 0 positive stories on Democrats, 3 positive stories on Republicans, and 1.5 negative stories on Republicans.