Yet another cable news channel, commonly called FNC, along the lines of the Cable News Network and MSNBC from that ever lovable media mogul from down under.
The channel began its inception in October of 1996 headed by Roger Ailes as chairman and CEO. The network launched in about 16.5 million homes and has since then steadily gained more and more viewership along with more subscribers in wide various locations worldwide.
The channel's premise is being the premier 24 hour news broadcasting channel with the mantra of being " fair and balanced." The current stables of shows tries to compliment that vision with TV personality, like Bill O'Reilly, Neil Cavuto and just recently Greta Van Susteren, each having an hour to spout about any subject and any topic relating to human interest or politics.
Some have simply disregarded the network as being a conservative puppet but overall I find the channel to be no more conservative than CNN to be liberal. And if any doubts of partisan purity still occur I do the simplest thing to remain as unbiased as possible: I push the channel back button and watch CNN for awhile for a more accurate and balanced viewing pleasure.
Some others have also complained that FNC would show anything to pass off as news on TV and that is true. On weekdays FNC operates on hours of original contents while on the weekends the channel switch gears for more human interest shows or just rehash of the week's news. Sometimes Japanese circus cats, monkeys naked running around and overgrown vegetables do pop up with shows like Hot Shots (a kaleidoscope of sound bytes and video bytes) or the Fox Report but like any cable channel operating on an all-day schedule things either repeat or a time slot has to be filled.
Current TV personalities include:
- John Gibson, host of the Big Story (basically a rehash of yesterday news with the spin of letting people dial in live on the show to speak their mind)
- Fred Barnes and Mort Kondrake, hosts of The Beltway Boys (the actual conceding conservative-leaning show about all things political in Washington)
- Brit Humes, host of Special Report (This is basically where all the Congress head-honchos pop in to spew about their personal agenda)
- Neil Cavuto, host of Your World (Fox's only financial news hour devoted entirely to the heavy shakers and the deal movers)
- Shepard Smith, host of The Fox Report (Covers all the day's news ranging from the entertaining to the breaking to the absurd)
- Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor (The O-Man himself talks fair and balanced with pundits and guests alike on variety of subjects for fun)
- Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes, hosts of Hannity & Colmes (Interesting concept show where Hannity, the Republican, and Colmes, the Democrat, give their take on the day's events with various guests)
- Greta Van Susteran, host of On the Record (I heard she got some surgery done but honestly I don't know what her show is about, I don't purposely stay up this late just to watch her)
- Geraldo Riviera, lost somewhere and no one cares (Fox's war correspondent deep inside enemy territory trying his best to give an excuse for American pilots to miss targets)
Former personalities include Paula Zahn (god, she's hot) and Matt Drudge.