Maybe it’s time for a clarification.
What do we truly expect of the media’s definition of “news?” Most of us would agree that we expect an unbiased report of events that are important to us as tax-paying citizens.
So Brian Williams embellishes his part in a newsworthy happening, and he is banished from his desk on NBC News. Bill O’Reilly, on the other hand, is caught with his metaphorical pants down in a number of incidents, and his employer, Fox News, applauds him for lying!
If you examine Fox formats and goals even casually this will be no surprise. They do not strive to report facts but rather knock themselves out bending everything to support the opinions of their faithful followers. They don’t need no stinking facts! Fox Variety Circus might be a better name.