November 25th, 2007
07:00 PM ET
7 years ago

GOP presidential hopeful skewers FOX

Fred Thompson on "Fox News Sunday."

(CNN) – Presidential hopeful Fred Thompson accused FOX News of being unfairly critical of his White House bid, after anchor Chris Wallace asked the Tennessee Republican Sunday to respond to criticism that he has run a lackluster campaign.

“This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth,” Thompson responded to Wallace on “FOX New Sunday.”

The former Tennessee senator accused FOX of highlighting only the negative analysis offered by the network’s commentators and its own poll to support its conclusion that he is not running a successful campaign.

"For you to highlight nothing but the negative in terms of these polls, and then put on your own guys, who have been predicting for four months, really, that I couldn't do it, you know, kind of skews things a little bit," Thompson said.

The GOP hopeful was speaking directly to conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes criticism.

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  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Faux News has twice the viewers because twice as many potential viewers of CNN and MSNBC are at work!

    It's also been proved that the Faux News viewers also consider Springer delicious entertainment, and in the South, Springer is on almost every Faux station down there. Go figure!!!

    November 26, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Ebbs, Newport News, VA

    "It's also been proved that the Faux News viewers also consider Springer delicious entertainment,"


    "Proved"? ...and Liberals don't profile, or stereotype? As usual the facts are wrong too...You might be interested to know Jerry Springer was a Democrat mayor of Cincinnati and has had a long affiliation with NBC (FIGURES!!) This guy is one of you!!!

    November 26, 2007 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. Tom Dedham, Mass

    Posted By Brendan H., San Antonio, TX : November 26, 2007 12:49 pm

    Brendan are you serious? Using your rational of Fox being wholly Conservative, who is for and has been for HANDOUTS FOR VOTES for years?

    Conservatives or Liberals?

    Handouts by the gubment versus people that actually work for a living, you think that your "party" is on the right side of that argument?

    Many of you Soros sheep have never watched Fox and only get your "news" from one TYPE of source be it NPR or MSNBC or PBS.

    Watch Keith Olberman (if 10 of you do, it would double his audience) and tell me that he is "fair and balanced", he spews his liberal viewpoint and two sheep come on and parrot EXACTLY what he says.

    Watch Bill Moyer on PBS and then watch Bill O'Reilly, O'Reilly will have Ellis Hedican, Kirsten Powers and Juan Williams to name a few LIBERALS on DISCUSSING a subject, Moyer nary a Conservative view.

    Remember that Fox only came about because PEOPLE were fed up on the one mindset in network news.

    Does Fox have Conservatives on, YES, YES, YES, but I challenge anyone to deny that Fox has more LIBERALS on their network than the others have CONSERVATIVES. Not even close.

    Watch Hannity and Colmes and you get four people on one subject, but with ALL SIDES OF AN ISSUE.

    It works because they used the highly popular Crossfire ideal where you had all viewpoints represented, how refreshing.

    I laugh at some of you, like I do at David Letterman, who attacked O'Reilly on his show and when O'Reilly asked him point blank, "Have you ever watched the show" and Letterman said, "No, some people told me......".

    Nuff said.

    November 26, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Bill, Los Angeles, CA

    The thing with Faux News, CNN, MSNBC and many others is that it isn't news at all. It is Opinion. Commentators tell you what they Think and Feel about what other people Did. Other people as in Real Newsmakers. Politicians, businesspeople, and God help us, Celebrities. The commentators, then more commentators and so on, then they face off and fight once in a while. That isn't news. It is just high class polished Gossip.

    November 26, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. summus

    Fox= Editiorials disguised as news. Fox attempts to create reality rather than report on it.

    For Thomspons- I hate to break it to you but Fox intends on getting Rudy Guiliani elected.

    Fair and Balanced- I think not– finally some Republicans are starting to notice. FOX is the King of Yellow Journalism

    November 26, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. summus

    Why do all the women on FOX look like they are straight out of Kappa Kappa Kappa. Uncle Rupert must like em blonde.

    November 26, 2007 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. Ebbs, Newport News, VA

    "I laugh at some of you, like I do at David Letterman, who attacked O'Reilly on his show and when O'Reilly asked him point blank, "Have you ever watched the show" and Letterman said, "No, some people told me……".


    Nuff said indeed, Tom. And didn't Letterman look silly.

    November 26, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. RightyTighty

    CNN, the most trusted name is news..

    Ha Ha!!

    November 26, 2007 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Bob, San Francisco, CA

    Wow, Fred is suprised that there is bias at Faux News. This rates up there with "dog bites man" as newsworthy.

    By the way, I don't often watch Faux News, but I have to admit I did especially enjoy tuning in to its apoplectic performance on election night a year ago. A bit of schadenfreude on my part, I guess...

    November 26, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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