Study: Fox News Is Most Fair and Balanced
Despite being rated as toughest on Obama, Fox was also found to be the most fair and balanced, as Forbes' S. Robert Lichter explains:
So how could Fox have both the most balanced and the most anti-Obama coverage? Simple. It's because the other networks were all so pro-Obama. CMPA analyzed every soundbite by reporters and nonpartisan sources (excluding representative of the political parties) that evaluated the candidates and their policies. On the three broadcast networks combined, evaluations of Obama were 68% positive and 32% negative, compared to the only 36% positive and 64% negative evaluations of his GOP opponent John McCain.But Fox was equally tough on McCain, while ABC, CBS, and NBC's correspondents had their lips firmly locked on Obama's butt and other appendages.