Fox News is a joke run by former Republican strategist Roger Ailes and I am sure that many of those that defend it know the extent of the joke. Others are of course totally duped by it. To say that other networks do the same thing is pure BS. Fox stands alone in its constant effort to editorialize and propagandize in the guise of news.
I related on another thread recently how I watched Fox News for about 45 minutes recently while waiting for my car as it had some maintenance done by the dealer. During the small amount of the 'newscast' that I saw, the Fox anchor, some woman that has blonde hair and anchors at about 11:15 a.m. on weekdays, while hosting 'news reports', called the Iranian president 'a dictator' (while he was in fact elected in Iran's admittedly imperfect election system which is at least much more democratic than Egypt's and Saudi Arabia's, but you don't hear Mubarak or the Saudi rulers referred to as 'dictators' on Fox now do you). He was repreatedly portrayed as all powerful, when in fact the mullahs have the real power in Iran. and he was referred to as a 'madman' and 'mad dictator', all within the 'news' segments, not during commentary. (in fact, nothing seems to be designated commentary unless they present something like "The O'Reilly Factor".) the news anchor also during this same segment referred to Hugo Chavez as a dictator, even though he was in fact elected overwhelmingly. she also stated that it was a FACT that the Iranian government was supplying IED's in Iraq, when in fact even the US military has repeatedly stated that they are not sure if the government has any direct involvement in IED's. yes, fair and balanced lmao. it would be funny if the Fox Propaganda Channel wasn't the most heavily watched cable 'news' outlet.