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Fox News- obviously journalism!
El SkidThe frozen white northRegistered Userregular
As a simple Canadian watching the US elections from afar, I can't help but wonder... isn't there some sort of journalism standard required in US law/regulations to call oneself a "News" program?
I mean... I realize that the people who frequent these forums are somewhat left-leaning, but the content I'm seeing coming out of Fox news (along with everything I've ever heard about them anecdotally) makes it pretty clear that they are pretty much just a GOP propaganda machine, and often (I can't say always due to insufficient information) provide views on issues that are so spectacularly one-sided that it boggles my poor little mind. And it seems like there are a whole bunch of people who watch the stuff religiously and aren't even aware that there might be some other points of view out there worth listening to.
So yeah, I was hoping some people with a better knowledge of US law/culture that could help tell me why they are able to pretend to be doing journalism when they're seemingly not even trying to see any more than 1 side of things. I'm sure constitutionally there are protections offered them to say whatever the heck they want, but surely we'd have the "Communist news channel", the "So you like small boys news channel", and the "GOP are a bunch of silly geese news channel" as well if things were that easy...right?
Probably not right, but I'd like help figuring out why