Why I pay attention to Foxnews.com

Summary:For a recent off-site event that the Horn Group (a PR agency) held for itself in Boston, I was asked to join a panel discussion on Media in a Post-Media World and during that discussion, each of the panelists was asked what news sites and blogs they watched.  One I failed to mention (probably because it was too embarrassing to admit) was Foxnews.

For a recent off-site event that the Horn Group (a PR agency) held for itself in Boston, I was asked to join a panel discussion on Media in a Post-Media World and during that discussion, each of the panelists was asked what news sites and blogs they watched.  One I failed to mention (probably because it was too embarrassing to admit) was Foxnews.com.  Today, I'm reminded of why I watch that site even though I don't subscribe to the new outlet's "fair and balanced" tagline.  They get the scoops. At the time I wrote this blog, while Foxnews has a story about new video footage aired by Al Jazeera showing Bin Laden meeting with the 9/11 hijackers, CNN.com, CBSNews.com, the New York Times, and the Google News home page (my other mainstream news haunts) have nothing. Occasionally, there's a price to pay for turning to Foxnews because of its scoops. They're not always 100 percent accurate.  But there's usually enough truth in those stories to qualify them as scoops which is why the news junkie in me keeps his browser pointed at Foxnews.

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