Who Gets Your Vote?
Since 1986, the Fox Broadcasting Company, more commonly known as the Fox Network, has been one of the most successful corporations of the Murdoch Empire. As we know, Rupert Murdoch is well known for his questionable and contentious approach in producing mass media and the Fox News Channel is no exception to this rule.
Fox News has often found itself at the centre of controversy and scandal and for many years viewers have complained about indecent content. As well as broadcasting programmes that are apparently offensive to many, Fox have also frequently received criticism from the left for their ability to influence political debate. Many critics have often loudly voiced the opinion that the Conservatives wouldn’t have done quite so well without having such a popular channel in their corner. Some people have even labelled their content as outright propaganda.
Fox News can characteristically be seen to support the Republican Party, with their coverage of the US presidential race at the moment focusing heavily on the achievements of Mitt Romney. However regardless of how people perceive the channel as politically biased they will still tune in to stay up to date with the news as it happens. As one of the most popular news channels in America, one might hope that they would maintain some level of impartialness, however this is a concept long lost on Rupert Murdoch and his affiliates.
The 2012 US elections will take place on November 6th when American citizens will cast their votes for whether to replace democrat, Barack Obama with the republican candidate, Mitt Romney. Campaign efforts have been broadcast worldwide with election translation services allowing everyone to stay up to date with all the latest developments. In recent days, Fox News has been reporting on republican efforts to sway states where Obama is currently taking the lead, illustrating their efforts and viability as leaders of the nation. They even managed to portray disgraced politician Todd Akin in a positive light after his controversial ‘legitimate rape’ comments, showing him as a strong contender who is rebuilding his campaign.
With just over a month to go before the results are in, both parties still have a fighting chance of taking control off the White House; we all know who Fox News are crossing their fingers for.