Throughout the history of American cable television, a profound fondness toward liberalism has presented itself to the general public. Over the years, this bias has become a prized possession to liberal Americaâ€™s political arsenal. However, the days of conservativeâ€™s tolerance to accept and live with such a partiality to the left are quickly fading. From the rise in popularity of the Fox News Network, this new found intolerance is shown through a refuge of viewers retuning to the channel that gives us â€œFair and Balancedâ€ coverage. A mass of viewers is migrating from other channels such as CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC and a realization that conservative movement is occurring within the media is taking hold. Commentator and columnist Patrick J. Buchanan supports with this statement:.
Big Media remains a fortress of liberalism, but in the populist and democratic media--the op-ed pages, the Internet, cable TV, talk radio--where people have a variety of voices from which to choose--conservatives prevail .
Looking behind the network, the conservative nature of FNN can be rested on its creator, Roger Ailes. From the time of its formal launch in early January of 1996, Fox News has made it habitual to steer towards the right side of politics. From the time Ailes was named Chairman and CEO, his republican influence has been seen through the introduction of a team of hardcore republican television hosts and writers. This â€œPit-bull media strategist turned television tycoon,â€ couldnâ€™t help but involve and incorporate his stern political values into his new found business.
With this approach this media heavyweight single handedly has started to reform what had previously plagued the cable media networks, the Democratic Party. However, without the support of the American viewing public, Ailes media creation would have been without success. In this view, it can be said that capitalism itself is behind the success of the channel.