04 mei 2005
Fair and balanced
Today, Stijn Tormans, journalist of the flemish weekly Knack, in a story about the famous television series "The Simpsons" took a snipe at FOX-tv, calling it a "republican and conservative bulwark".
Well, that's a bit odd, as "The Simpsons", which is not particularly known as an icon of the republican and conservative movement, is shown on... FOX-tv.
So what is FOX-tv really about then? I think Brian Anderson says it right:
"I don't share the view that it is a wing of the Republican Party, as liberals are always charging. Every time I turn it on, there are liberals galore yammering away."
"The success of Fox," he notes, "is not the result of Fox being right-wing. It's because they did such a good job of reaching out to the right-wing TV audience."
And that is exactly the problem I have with the flemish MSM: they don't do a good job reaching out to the right-wing TV audience. And that's why we need something like FOX-tv, fair and balanced.