Fox News Political Editor Discusses Impact of Calling Arizona for Biden

Reply Fri 29 Jan, 2021 07:30 am
Interesting article on listeners/readers refusing to engage with news that does not meet their worldview.

When I defended the call for Biden in the Arizona election, I became a target of murderous rage from consumers who were furious at not having their views confirmed.

Having been cosseted by self-validating coverage for so long, many Americans now consider any news that might suggest that they are in error or that their side has been defeated as an attack on them personally. The lie that Trump won the 2020 election wasn’t nearly as much aimed at the opposing party as it was at the news outlets that stated the obvious, incontrovertible fact.

While there is still a lucrative market for a balanced offering of news and opinion at high-end outlets, much of the mainstream is increasingly bent toward flattery and fluff. Most stories are morally complicated and don’t have white hats and black hats. Defeats have many causes and victories are never complete. Reporting these stories requires skill and dispassion. But hearing them requires something of consumers, too: Enough humility to be open to learning something new.
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Reply Fri 29 Jan, 2021 03:00 pm
I'd read on this yesterday and was not particularly surprised.

As an added item, would you mind tagging the thread with Chris Stirewalt and axed/fired/terminated. The current thread and title mention neither of those. Even the Stirewalt letter in your attached LA Times item neglects any mention. While the item itself is both valid an interesting, the sad fact that Fox chose to sever its relationship with Mr.Stirewalt is of equal value.

Thank you for the thread.
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