The Fox News Channel has had many critics who have nicknamed the channel “Fixed News” and “Fox Noise.” The Fox News nickname of “Fixed Noise” (a combination of the two nicknames) has been cited in print since at least August 2007.
Fox News nicknames include “Faux News” (since March 2001), “Fux News” (since July 2001), “Fox Spews"/"Faux Spews” (since November 2001), “Foxaganda” (since October 2003), “Fox Noise"/"Faux Noise” (since August 2004), “Fake News” (since September 2004, “Fixed News” (since October 2004), “Fox Comedy” (since December 2005), “Full Of Xenophobia” (since March 2007) and “FoxPAC” (since September 2009).
The more liberal MSNBC network has been nicknamed “PMSNBC” (since July 1996), “MSNBS” (since October 1996), “MessNBC” (since March 2002), “MSDNC” (since May 2005), “MSLSD” (since September 2005), “MSLGBT” (since October 2008), “Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap” (since January 2010) and “MSNBC-Pravda” (since August 2010).
Wikipedia: Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel (FNC), often called Fox News, is a cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of News Corporation. As of April 2009, the channel is available to 102 million households in the United States and further to viewers internationally, broadcasting primarily out of its New York studios.
The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former NBC executive Roger Ailes as the founding CEO. The channel was launched on October 7, 1996 to 17 million cable subscribers. The channel grew in the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. In 2010 the network took the top 10 spots in the age 25–54 demographic and the top 12 spots among total viewers.
Some critics have asserted that Fox News Channel promotes conservative political positions. Commentators, news anchors, and reporters at Fox News Channel respond that news reporting and political commentary operate independently of each other, and deny any bias in the news reporting.
The K.F. Stone Weeky
August 02, 2007
Nazi? . . . Schmatzi!
The gates to memory began opening the first time I heard “Fixed Noise’s” [Fox News] Bill O’Reilly liken the liberal political Blog, “The Daily Kos,” to Al Capone, Benito Mussolini, the K.K.K. and incredibly, the Nazis.
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From: Rob Jensen
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 14:23:18 -0500
Local: Wed, Sep 5 2007 2:23 pm
Subject: Re: A LA CARTE - Disney Channel argues against it
You want Fixed Noise, MSNBC or CNN, ESPN, Bravo, USA, Comedy Central, G4, FX—same thing.
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Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 17:18:10 -0000
Local: Wed, Oct 3 2007 12:18 pm
Subject: Fox Noise REACHES Fewer Viewers Than Any Cable News Channel!
What this means is, when people want to watch “the news,” they tune to CNN and HLN twice as much as Fixed Noise.
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From: St. Jackanapes
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 00:52:57 -0400
Local: Tues, Jul 29 2008 12:52 am
Subject: Rupert Murdock’s FOX Fixed Noise Drives Right Wing Slayer of Unitarians to Kill !!
Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter’s reading list!
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From: “Jason Todd, Executive Director of the McCain-Palin Campaign”
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:38:38 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Tues, Oct 21 2008 5:38 pm
Subject: The Fixed Noise K00kout Countdown: T Minus 14 days.
This is going to be tough: Not for the obvious reasons, but because Fixed Noise is just so FCUKING BORING.
Sun Dec-26-10 09:16 PM
Eye On Fox: Fixed Noise Crackpot Theater