In its early years, FOX presented itself as a young, irreverent network, aiming to appeal to a younger audience. Its first prime-time show, The Tracy Ullman Show, spawned two hit cartoon series that remain popular with audiences today. Today, the network reaches over one hundred million viewers, thanks to its hit shows and original content. However, critics say that Fox may have lost its audience’s interest if it doesn’t continue to produce shows that can appeal to an older, more mature audience.
Many critics claim that the news content on Fox isn’t up to par, with some claiming that the network is a political propaganda machine. Others claim that the network is more of an “entertainment” company than a “news” channel. Yet, while many have criticised the network, it has nevertheless managed to present a credible alternative to CNN and MSNBC. However, the question remains: Is Fox News an entertainment or news channel?
Many critics believe that Fox has been registered as an entertainment channel, which means it is free to bypass many of the FCC rules related to broadcast television. However, the fact that Fox uses cable network airwaves, which are not regulated by the FCC, makes it easier to circumvent many of the rules that govern broadcast television channels. And it is also worth noting that Fox News has consistently broadcasted news against the public interest.