Krauthammer Admits Fox News represents “An Alternate Reality”

By Ben Cohen

Charles Krauthammer was inexplicably given an award for journalism (NB. the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism is immediately disqualified as a serious institution), and had the following to say about Fox News (h/t Cesca):


has done a great service to the American polity — single-handedly

breaking up the intellectual and ideological monopoly that for decades

exerted hegemony (to use a favorite lefty cliché) over the broadcast


I said some years ago that the genius of Rupert Murdoch and Roger

Ailes was to have discovered a niche market in American broadcasting —

half the American people. The reason Fox News has thrived and grown is

because it offers a vibrant and honest alternative to those who could

not abide yet another day of the news delivered to them beneath layer

after layer of often undisguised liberalism.

What Fox did is not just create a venue for alternative opinion. It created an alternate reality.

Firstly, the word ‘Fox’ and ‘Service’ should never be used in the same sentence. The network has done more to promote war, bigotry and narrow mindedness than any other modern American institution. Secondly, the MSM is not ‘liberal’, and never has been. Although possibly socially liberal, the MSM is overwhelmingly pro corporate, and in no sense Left wing.

Thirdly, Krauthammer has finally admitted what those outside Murdoch’s empire have been saying for years – that Fox News creates it’s own reality, one that wouldn’t exist otherwise. Finally!!!

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.