Fox news has been around since 1996 and has become the source most people go to in search of current events and political news. It has surpassed CNN and MSNBC and has become the leading, most watched News channel in America. More and more democrats have been tuning into the Factor and been finding themselves questioning their own liberal democratic beliefs.
Republicans get a lot of heat from Democrats but surprisingly more and more democrats are turning to Fox News to get their news. Although both parties try to keep tabs on each other it is commonly known that Fox News does not ignore a story to protect a President, any President. Many have seen the decline in CNN and MSNBC a direct result in their reluctance to cover negative news stories concerning Democratic Presidents.
Even though Fox News reports and give most of their air time to republicans they do also give a great deal of time to democrats making them one of the most trusted and viewed news networks in America.
Fox News Channel is the most popular news channel in the United States and has seven studios in New York City where it’s headquarters are used for the Fox News channel and Fox Business’ programming: Studio B is used for Fox Business programming, Studio D has an area for studio audiences; and is used by The Five and Mike Huckabee, Studio E used for Fox & Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto, the Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, and editions of America’s News HQ. Studio G houses Fox Business shows and FNC’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, Studio H used for Fox & Friends First, Happening Now, Studio B and the Fox Report.
Studio J is used for America’s Newsroom, America Live with Megyn Kelly, Hannity and Fox Business’ Money with Melissa Francis and the Web Studio is used for Fox News Live internet shows. Programs such as Special Report with Bret Baier, On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren, and editions of America’s News HQ are not broadcast from the New York City studios but are broadcast from Fox News’s Washington, D.C.
The following are segments of The O’reilly Factor show on Fox News which is one of the most watched political shows:
- Talking Points Memo: O’Reilly’s commentary on a current event or the state of the country.
- Top Story: O’Reilly covers one of the important news stories of the day, with interviews with newsmakers, noted analysts, or Fox News Channel reporters. If there is nothing breaking, the Top Story will often expand on the subject covered in the Talking Points Memo with a guest that either rebuts or concurs with the memo.
- Impact: O’Reilly focuses on issues of crime and the law in this segment. Updates on criminal investigations, trials, and lawsuits are highlighted. Other times, issues relating to government relations and agencies are featured, as are stories about the Iraq War.
- Unresolved Problem: O’Reilly focuses on an issue that he feels is not sufficiently covered by other media.
- Personal Story: O’Reilly invites an author of a best selling book, a newsmaker thrust into the spotlight, someone who has experienced an event currently in the news, or someone who has interviewed a newsmaker.
- Factor Follow-Up: O’Reilly revisits an issue discussed in a previous edition of the Factor.
- Back of the Book: Various topics will be placed in this segment, which is one of the last segments (hence the name). Two examples are “Reality Check” and the “Great American Culture Quiz”, in which O’Reilly quizzes two Fox News colleagues (usually Steve Doocy and Martha MacCallum) on pop culture.
- Factor Mail: O’Reilly reads brief snippets of Email sent to him. He frequently puts together letters that have opposite viewpoints on a particular segment. For instance, one letter will say O’Reilly was excessively lenient toward a guest while the next will say he was excessively hard on him. He will also frequently read out a short verse, usually a limerick.
- Pinheads and Patriots: A segment where O’Reilly praises someone he feels has done good things for the country or the culture, while chastising someone else he feels is committing specific harm or has simply made some sort of embarrassing blunder. In an experimental version of the segment, during early 2011, O’Reilly would roll a clip and the viewers would vote on whether the people in clip were “Patriotic” or “Pinheaded”; the new format was eventually scrapped and O’Reilly returned to declaring his “Pinheads” and “Patriots” unilaterally. The segment was retired in July 2012 and replaced with Tip of the Day. (Although “Pinheads of the Week” has since become a semi-regular segment on the show, somewhat replacing the daily segment.)
- What the Heck Just Happened?: Bill talks with comedian Greg Gutfeld and talk-radio personality Bernard McGuirk about odd news stories of the week, or just to get their unique perspective on current events. Usually airs at the bottom of the hour each Friday, often accompanied with a bonus segment called “Pinheads of the Week.”
- Tip of the Day: At the end of each broadcast O’Reilly shares words of wisdom on daily living.
- Word of the Day: When providing the email address for viewers to write, O’Reilly will state that when writing, “don’t be” followed by a lesser-known word (i.e., “jejune”, “morose”, “a blooter”), implicitly challenging his viewers to discover the word’s meaning.