cold cold business

It’s just business, Sarah, nothing personal.

Media bias is a very real phenomenon, but it isn’t a political bias.

When people hear the phrase they imagine the media having a political agenda and pushing an ideologically slanted product at unsuspecting viewers. That does not happen. Even at FOX. Media bias is commercial bias. The biggest influence on the product you read and see is the desire to make money – and that’s why ‘product’ is the appropriate term.

You’re not believing me about Fox News, are you? OK. So why does Fox News offer the most conservative product, stocked with plenty of “family values” talk and appeals to social/religious conservatives, while the Fox networks offer the raunchiest programming?