That site Frostilicus links (which gives statistics showing how Fox gave the DNC much less airtime than CNN or the other networks) just shows that TV news networks know their audience. Fox is slanted to the right, and consequently so’s their audience. The DNC isn’t so much news as it is a liberal love-in. Unless something unusual happened (terrorist bombing etc.) what was there to cover? Kerry has been the defacto nominee for months. Its all just pomp & circumstance at this point.
Fox was launched because Murdoch knew that, post-Clinton, there was a huge market for an openly conservative TV news network. And he was spectacularlly right. The slogan “Fair & Balanced” was used because its a none-to-subtle dig at the liberal slant of every other TV news network, CNN in particular. Its not so much that Fox itself is being overly fair & balanced, rather that when they came into being in 96 TV news in general became a lot more so.
What’s even better is their phrase “We report, you decide”. Its their way of saying, “This is what we think, don’t agree? Then change the channel”. As opposed to CNN and Rather/Brokaw/Jennings who seem to be saying “Blindly trust us, your parents did!”
For those of you who seem to think Fox News is a joke, I know people, people just to the right of Atilla the Hun, who still call CNN the Clinton News Network. You people are just the liberal equivalent of them.