"Four years ago, more Americans said they got their political news from the broadcast evening news than cable news, according to a study by Pew Research Center. ... This year, the study shows that the cable channels have eclipsed the nightly network news." Perhaps noting that trend, MoveOn and Common Cause filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint regarding Fox News Channel's slogan. The "fair and balanced" slogan is deceptive advertising, say the groups, given what they call Fox's "deliberately and consistently distorted" reporting. Common Cause's president said, "Fox has no obligation under the law to be fair and balanced, just not to market itself as fair and balanced."
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