Conservative TV analyst says Fox News is MORE conservative now than ever – what say you?

Here at the Main Street Gazette, we’ve been covering the controversy at Fox News closely. Between some encouraging hires, and some real low moments like the firing of Lou Dobbs, it’s been really hard to tell which direction the network is going.

Now a respected conservative TV analyst is making a definitive statement on Fox – he says it’s more conservative than it’s ever been.

Responding to critics pushing the “Fox is bad” narrative, Peter Chowca at the American Thinker writes:All of that is false. Total BS. How do I know? Unlike most of the new anti-Fox critics, I actually watch the Fox News Channel (FNC). I take notes. I have monitored the channel closely since its inception 24½ years ago. And I have the tapes and digital recordings of Fox News going back to year one – thousands of hours’ worth – to prove it.”

I read Chowka’s entire piece, and it’s pretty persuasive. He writes:

The fact is that Fox News has never been more conservative than it is right now. In the past, Fox News featured a variety of leftists and non-conservatives on its prime-time schedule. For two decades, Bill O’Reilly ruled the roost at 8 PM ET. He claimed he is not a conservative – instead, he described himself as a “no spin guy” who complimented Barack Obama for being “a stand-up guy.” Also in prime time on the channel starting in 1999 was Paula Zahn, who joined Fox after a stint at CBS News. She went on to host a program at CNN after she left Fox.  Megyn Kelly, who outed herself as center-left after she went to NBC in 2017, was another prime time star at Fox News for a number of years prior to jumping ship.

Meanwhile, since the fall of 2017, following a year of turmoil and uncertainty, FNC has had the most rock solid conservative opinion show lineup ever in prime time on any channel, featuring hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. All three of their (usually) live shows (8-11 PM ET) are repeated for West coast viewers starting at 9 PM PT. On weekends, FNC’s superb hosts include Mark Levin (whose Sunday show features the best long form interviews on television), Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro, and Greg Gutfeld.

I love Tucker, Hannity, Gutfeld, Ingraham and Watters too. I’m less enthused about Chris Wallace, obviously. Chowka notes that there are some “irritants” on Fox:

The conservative opposition to Fox has gained momentum lately. Critics cite the performance and the perceived left-wing bias of hosts Chris Wallace and Neil Cavuto, and the irritants of left side contributors like Juan Williams, Donna Brazile, Marie Harf, Jessica Tarlov, and some others.

The conservative critiques of Fox News strike me as ironic and suspicious, because Fox News’s opinion programs, and some of its news shows like Fox & Friends in the morning, and the output of the channel as a whole are bedrock conservative. One example of many: For the first 12 years, Sean Hannity had to share a prime-time marquee program with his leftist counterpart the late Alan Colmes. In January 2009 Hannity went solo with his program Hannity which has been the most-viewed show on FNC for much of the past decade.

In addition, Fox today also has Mark Levin, Jeanine Pirro, Jesse Watters, Greg Gutfeld, Pete Hegseth, Steve Hilton, Tomi Lahren, and a number of conservative contributors like Victor Davis Hanson, Gregg Jarrett, David Webb, and Tammy Bruce. This is an A-list of conservatives in any media.

You can read the whole thing here. What do you think? Comment below, I’m eager to hear your thoughts!

167 Responses

  1. Sorry Fox- I quit Fox over all this leftward drift in 2016 and you kept it up and LOST your chance. I’m done – there is far better out there.

    1. I followed this route too. Fox lost the opportunity. Too late to come back. At the time we needed it most, Fox failed. Now it must carry the consequences.

  2. Fox news is NOT more conservative now. With the likes of Wallace,Williams,Brazille and Cavuto fox has moved more Left than ever.I still watch Hannity,Tucker,Judge Jean and Waters World,Jessie Waters is the best , otherwise I’ve moved over to Newsmax for the truth of what’s happening in politics.

  3. Why doe’s everyone seem to avoid incriminating the straight man in all the dog & pony shows of McCallum and Stirewalt, Wallace and Williams, Cavuto and Heraldo Rivero, Donna Brazil and Juan Williams and so many others at his “fair an balanced” table namely the “untouchable” Brett Baird who prepares and edits the parts they play. Try NEWSMAX for real news UNAFRAID AND STRAIGHTFORWARD, from 5pm to midnight along with good daytime newsshows.

  4. Absolutely blind, deaf and dumb take on Fox News. Someone has been giving this mental giant, Peter Chowmein, a totally different news feed for him to come to such a brazille conclusion.

  5. It sounds like gun owners who piss on the NRA, IT DOES NO FOR ANYBODY BUT THE LEFT! DON’T LISTEN just STAY SILENT. Make the opposition guess. Or check back occasionally for possible improvement. Dogmatic quitters don’t impress me any more than sycophants do.
    Like I tell gun owners, belong to several groups.

  6. Be sure to watch the 2 hour “ABSOLUTE PROOF” documentary on the election fraud!!!I have limited funds and no money available to contribute. However: HOW CAN MITCH MCCONNELL, MITT ROMNEY, THE SUPREME COURT (and others) BE SO BLIND AND IGNORANT?IT IS “INTUITIVELY CLEAR TO EVEN THE MOST CASUAL OBSERVER” THAT THIS ELECTION WAS FRAUGHT WITH FRAUD TO OVERRIDE THE LEGITIMATE VOTES!!!! FURTHERMORE; THE SENATE AND HOUSE WERE DERELICT IN THEIR DUTY TO VERIFY ALL LEGITIMATE VOTES WERE COUNTED, AND ENSURE THAT ALL NON-LEGITIMATE VOTES WERE REJECTED!!!!I fully support President Donald J Trump, recognize he truly loves this country and stands firmly for what is right, for the Constitution and for We The People of The United States of America. There is a very huge silent majority who recognizes that We as well as He are under attack by the radical left. Democ’rats. (Which is what the Democrat Party needs to be renamed as that name accurately reflects their Attitude and Hate for all that is good for our nation.) Democ’rats should never be referred to as being the Democratic Party, because there isn’t anything in their platform or conduct that indicates they adhere to Democratic principles. Anyone who refers to them as being Democratic or being The Democratic Party is either ignorant or lacks even an ounce of intelligence. Just make sure as Republican members/candidates for the Senate and House you will fully support and stand with President Donald J Trump, truly love this country and stand firmly for what is right for the Constitution and We The People of The United States of America. If you do, I am confident the huge silent majority will elect/retain you to represent them. DO IT!

  7. Lost ALL confidence in Fox haven’t watched since the election when your true colors were revealed. Conservative??? You guys remind me of Biden empty words promises unkept. There are other avenues of INTEGRITY I can go to which I’ve gone to and will stay.
    Really sad because at one point you were a great network but you allow money and greed to interfere with what is true and right and honest. So long Fox!

  8. As stated in this article “left-wing bias of hosts Chris Wallace and Neil Cavuto, and the irritants of left side contributors like Juan Williams, Donna Brazile, Marie Harf, Jessica Tarlov, and some others.” Plenty of leftist news stations, disappointing that Fox allow those listed herein as conservatives … they are NOT! I was a democrat and these people are no longer democrats they are simply an extention to marxist/communist thinking. Very sad, I don’t need another news station feeding me falsehood. I know my history and I know the facts. I will only watch Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin.

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