Fox News Channel

Taking stock of people and ideas in the news.
Nov. 23 2000 2:30 AM

Fox News Channel

It's not fair. It's not balanced. So what?

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This subspeciation of TV news is a great advance. Until now, we've been stuck with three absurdly evenhanded networks and a TV wire service. Cable has fragmented every other part of the TV market—we have a cartoon network, food network, history channel, etc.—it's about time that the news fragmented too. There may be no other political group that can support a news network, but wouldn't it be lovely to watch a news channel with a libertarian or communitarian or religious conservative tilt? Hooray for media bias—and for Fox, whatever dishonest slogan it adopts.