I only ever watch cable news in places like dentists’ waiting rooms and car repair places. Which tends to give me the daytime “top headline” type coverage, and I’m not sure that I’ve ever really got the sense that Fox News is any worse than any other channel.
But, I want to ask: how often does the above happen? It’s trotted out incessantly as a complaint about Fox News, so I assume it’s incredibly common. I googled it and all I got was a reference to Mark Sanford. But I’d imagine that there are numbers for this; most of the time there’s a scandal, I presume?
Another common claim (from the conservative side) is that news story prominantly display the party of republicans in scandals and either bury it or omit it entirely if it’s a democrat. My sense (as a reader of stories) is that this is often the case, but it’s obviously less dishonest than what you allege.