Fox News media bias rating is Lean Right.

New Media Bias Rating: After a 2017 blind study of the media bias of Fox News, feedback from the AllSides community, and a new internal Editorial Review with people across the political spectrum, AllSides has shifted our original rating of Right to Lean Right. All three more recent studies rated Fox as "lean right". The blind study confirmed the votes of the AllSides community - the majority of the AllSides community disagreed with the old bias rating of "right" (12,396 agreed, 18,104 disagreed). Those that disagreed with AllSides' original rating recommended an average rating of "lean right". On December 10, 2017, AllSides changed the media bias rating for Fox from "right" to "lean right". The full report and analysis will be released soon - check back here for updates.

Fox News Channel's bias is widely believed to be conservative, despite its slogan being “fair and balanced." Many claim that Fox News promotes conservative ideas and favors the Republican Party. The company has also been accused of misrepresenting certain facts. Critics say that Fox News cropped quotes from President Obama and Vice President Biden so they seemed out of context and used footage from other events that did not match the event reported. In September of 2009, President Obama appeared on every major news outlet except Fox News, causing tension between the Obama administration and the channel. Despite all of the controversy and criticism, commentators, news anchors, and reporters at Fox News Channel have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently of each other, and have denied any bias in news reporting. 

AllSides gives Fox News a bias rating of far right. About 8,000 AllSides users voted, and over half disagree with the rating of far right; those who disagreed had an average rating of lean right, and closer to far right than center. Therefore, until more research is conducted, the AllSides Bias Rating™ of far right remains.

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Fox News is a 24-hour news service founded in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch. It is a top five cable network and for over fourteen years has been the most watched news channel in America. The Fox News Channel is available to over 90 million households across the country. Fox News has grown to have radio and online outlets as well. 



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