Let’s start with the simple fact that Fox wants to start “Fox Nation” which will presumably become foxnation.com.
Grover Norquist who is the Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform wrote in the “Fox Forum” of Fox News.com about his reality with respect to the new program methodology they have unveiled for their audience.
Of course Norquist is conservative and since this new idea will appeal, he says, to the “Leave Us Alone Coalition,” it would seem that the site is promoting conservatism. Keep in mind this is the Fox who gave us “Married With Children,” “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” and “King of the Hill.” There was more blue collar than white collar humor.
Fox was a rebel station from the outset pushing the envelope and that is what they want to do here.
What are they going to do, exactly?
The Fox Nation is designed to be a collective voice. Not designed for any one position but a chance for everyone to make their opinions known. It’s benign. As ideas go there really is no downside to it because no action has to be taken on it.
It will be an internet site for people to comment.
The attacks have been lightening fast, vicious, disrespectful and, well, from the liberals.
Part of the reason that Fox has provided this opportunity, is that there has been such a massive financial takeover by the government.
I have linked to a couple of sites that have commentary.
One comment was that Fox was naming a “country” after itself. Another comment was that people wouldn’t make valid comments, rather, they will just put up “spam” and Fox would edit it anyway.
As a writer I am subject to good and bad comments. I may be attacked personally just for something I report. Some people just put up rude comments without any real personal beliefs on an issue, not even caring if any improvement in our country is made. However, they do get to “sound off” and that is valuable because they feel worthwhile.
It isn’t what Fox has done that is the story here. The story lies with the critics who say “This is wrong because it disagrees with our point of view.”