Democrats have discovered a form of media bias they don’t like. Naturally, it’s at FOX News. It seems they don’t like the fact that FOX News doesn’t march in lock step with the liberal media and that’s a big problem.
House Democrats Want ‘Oversight’ over Fox News’ Editorial Decisions
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding to know why Fox News did not publish a story prior to the 2016 election about an alleged affair years before between porn star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump.
House Committee on Oversight and Reform chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote to former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone last month demanding that she turn over any documents relating to Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs.
An article in the New Yorker last month alleged that Fox News executive Ken LaCorte spiked the story to protect Trump — a claim LaCorte has vehemently denied, saying the story lacked corroborating evidence and that the network was merely practicing responsible journalism, as were other outlets who declined the story.
That article seems to have motivated Cummings’s letter — a letter that not only seeks personal dirt on the president, but seeks information that might be used to review Fox News’ editorial decisions. The committee’s letter suggests that Fox News may have violated campaign finance rules if it tried to help Trump by suppressing the Daniels story.
Of course, this could have more to do with the fact that more people watch FOX than the liberal networks. In fact, the ratings at FOX are still through the roof.
The Hill reports:
Fox News wins cable news ratings race for 69th consecutive quarter
Fox News won the cable news ratings race for the 69th consecutive quarter over MSNBC and CNN, according to Nielsen Media Research numbers released Tuesday.
Overall for prime time, Fox News averaged 2.45 million total viewers, topping MSNBC’s 1.91 million. CNN was third with an average of 1.06 million viewers.
In the key 25-54 demographic that advertisers covet most, Fox News averaged 421,000 viewers. MSNBC was second with 333,000 and CNN third with 308,000.
The top five individual shows on cable news for the quarter in total viewers were led by Fox News’s Sean Hannity, which averaged 3.165 million viewers per night. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson was second, with 3.087 million viewers, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was third, with 3.067 million viewers.
Don’t Democrats in Congress have bigger problems to solve than obsessing over FOX News?