In response to miscricket's comment:
In response to DamainAllen's comment:
When Romney conceded on election night Fox News' credibility took a serious hit. After all they were cheerleading the GOP at every turn from the moment Obama was elected right up to the moment where Fox actually called the election for Obama, even to the point that the yummy Megyn Kelly had to get up from behind her desk and walk around talking to staffers just to further validate the results in order to get Rove to stop his bleating about calling Ohio too early.
You can't spend four years whipping viewers into a frenzy with anti Obama shenanigans including active participation in "grass roots" protests where big name anchors were hosting programs from Tea Party rallies, giving GOP candidates free airtime to solicit donations on air, and publically admitting and editorial position that was to challenge the administration and not have viewers who tune off the channel when all the bluster, theatrics, and nonsense netted die hard viewers a big fat election loss.
This is the problem with Fox News...they led their viewers to believe Mitt Romney's victory was a no brainer. They led their viewers to believe that the American people so disliked Obama that they would elect Romney in a landslide.
Juxtapose that to MSNBC's pre-election coverage and analysis. To listen to MSNBC..one would have thought the sky was falling! They sought to whip their viewers into a frenzy of panic and action.
So...at the end of the day..which was the smarter strategy..? I guess since Obama is in office that the strategy of taking nothing for granted was the way to go.
I don't watch Fox News anymore. I used to...but then they started getting facts wrong in stories. I noticed it first on the local Fox affiliate. I would read a story in my local paper..then Fox would report on it..except that what they were reporting didn't actually line up with how the local reporter told it originally.
Then I started noticing it with the national network. I started to notice that they spun their stories to fit their agenda.
MSNBC does that a lot as well. I like some of the shows..Chris Hayes and Morning Joe...but overall..I don't watch MSNBC as a rule. Given the number of threads our right wing friends post about MSNBC..I can certainly say they watch it much more than I.
I doubt that you ever watched fox, but to give the impression of being well balanced, will lead us to believe you do. I never turn them on but when at the gym and fox is the channel with sound, I will listen to them.
As far as leading some to believe that Romeny was the best, it worked for fox. Ratings were pretty good during the election. Even if Mitt had won, American was going to scale back their attention to politics.