I’m a Foxhound

images I’ve been a faithful viewer of Fox News Channel since 1996, when it first hit the airwaves. Over the years I’ve watched the major events unfold in a fair and balanced way. Lately the left has taken to denigrating Fox News and its viewers with a viciousness and snottiness that is, quite frankly, beyond offensive. Generally speaking, we conservatives have taken a “grin and bear it” approach to this kind of vilification. NO MORE!

I’ve had enough. I’ve had it up to my eyeballs with the arrogance of Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, Charlie Gibson, and others who think they are better, smarter, and somehow more entitled to express their views than I am to express mine. I’m tired of David Letterman’s and Bill Maher’s vulgar, race-baiting, ranting and immature attempts at satire that have attacked the most inappropriate targets. They aren’t funny, and they aren’t worth my time. I watched our President Wednesday night pander to the liberal spectrum by serving up a platter of disingenuous half-truths and out-and-out lies, spiced by ad hominem attacks on conservatives generally and specifically, seniors, and ordinary Americans who dare to question his policies and proposals. I’m over these obnoxious jerks. And apparently I am not alone.

From Drudge Report – ratings for September 10:

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,609,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,340,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,986,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,522,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,362,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,040,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,573,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,164,000
CNN KING 965,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 882,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 734,000
CNN COOPER 691,000

So let’s see – in total, Fox had almost 17 million viewers compared to just over 4 million watching MSNBC and 1.7 million tuning into CNN. In other words Fox viewers outnumber the liberals about 3 to 1. When people have the freedom to choose their source for news programming, they tend to gravitate to the programs that they find they can trust.

That should be sending a message to the White House that preaching to the choir isn’t going to convert the heathens. But it doesn’t seem like Obama understands that pi**ing off a huge voting block can have negative impacts on his long-term leadership potential. He may be able to “Rahm” his healthcare plan through Congress, but it will come with a big price tag that will be paid in the 2010 elections. Because of Fox, the Silent Majority KNOWS what is in the bills in Congress. We know about and understand the out-of-control spending that has occurred since January 21, we comprehend the cap and trade legislation and what it will do to our personal finances as well as the country’s energy and economic future; we knew about Van Jones, and we’re watching the other 30+ czars that populate the Administration; we don’t trust ACORN, the SEIU, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid because Fox News has presented both sides of the story and we have found the liberal message sorely lacking in credibility. We have made up our own minds. No matter how the liberal media spins it, Fox viewers are not the mindless lemmings they accuse us of being. We are knowledgeable, discerning, independent, and patriotic. We agree with and support our leaders when they are right and we call them to task when they are wrong.

We are FOX HOUNDS.

The American Foxhound is sweet, kind, loyal, and a very loving, intelligent creature. While on the hunt the foxhound is a warrior. Foxhounds are not nuisance barkers but they do have loud, deep voices that 21686carry a great distance. They are independent by nature and will not follow commands unless it suits them. Training a foxhound can be a trying experience, they can be stubborn and don’t respond to negative reinforcement well.

If the description fits…

6 thoughts on “I’m a Foxhound

  1. I can remember in the 80s when everyone watched CNN rather than the networks. When it came to breaking news, they were there first and were, at least then, just reporting the facts. Too bad they changed. But up stepped FOX to fill the void.

  2. You are right on Mike! Watched a “mainstream media” newscast a few nights ago and was totally taken aback by the cloying attitude of the broadcaster. No other television reporters are asking the tough questions other than the Fox team. Following election of The One it was a startling realization; then became an ongoing annoyance; now a real concern. If it weren’t for Fox we wouldn’t know that the communications director for the National Endowment for the Arts has been “reassigned” for divulging information about subterfuge in his agency; we wouldn’t know about the depth of commitment of tax protesters marching in Washington and elsewhere; we wouldn’t know details of the “czars” who are advising the president. We essentially would be in the dark.

  3. Great post and right on! (As usual)……I for one don’t turn on anything but FOX News, I’m sick of the mindless dribble that the networks put out, drank enough of their Koolaide and it’s nice to have Fox tell it like it should be told. My personal favorite is Dennis Miller, that guy can put snark out there like no other and it’s accurate snark to boot! I’m hoping after watching the Tea Party in D.C. yesterday on Fox that folks in the main streem media might wake up, but I’m not holding my breath, so I’ll just stay tuned in to Fox and get the news, “fair and balanced”…..what a concept!

  4. It is called jealousy. The networks are falling in the ratings. They think they can shame the public into watching them. Which shows the mindset of the media today.

    p.s. GO MEGYAN KELLY, cute, smart and a lawyer. And definetly not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the big shots with tough questions.

    Compare her to Diane Sawyer or Katie Couric talking to Obama.

  5. Great post! I’m so sick of the lyng and spin by most media outlets. Good for Joe Wilson for bringing attention to an issue and the way the Prez. misleads

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