Fox News Channel reportedly retires its 'Fair & Balanced' motto

It's official – according to the New York Times.  The "newspaper of record," citing a June 14 article by Gabriel Sherman in New York magazine, reports that the Fox News Channel (FNC) has retired its motto of "Fair & Balanced," which it had used prominently since the channel started in 1996.  Back then, FNC founder Roger Ailes came up with the slogan to distinguish the channel from its competitors, CNN and MSNBC, and the rest of the mainstream media, which Ailes and millions of Americans considered biased in favor of the left. The slogan "Fair & Balanced" hung on until last August, when, according to an unnamed source cited by Sherman, it was quietly ditched because of its association with Ailes.  The founder of FNC had become persona non grata after being unceremoniously removed from Fox News the month before as a result of allegations that he had sexually harassed a number of female Fox...(Read Full Post)