Nation Shocked to Learn of Possible Bias at Fox News
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans were stunned and incredulous on Monday after learning of a possible incident of bias at Fox News Channel.
At a time when so many American institutions have been under attack, the possibility that Fox, one of the nation's most respected news organizations, might be susceptible to hidden agendas was too much for many to take.
In interviews across the country, Fox viewers expressed disappointment, confusion, and shock that a news network known for its exacting standards had imperilled its hard-earned reputation for fairness.
"I'm devastated by this," Carol Foyler, a viewer from Scottsdale, Arizona, said. "If we can't trust Fox News, who can we trust?"
Tracy Klugian, a viewer from Akron, Ohio, said that he had been "walking around in a state of disbelief" since he learned of possible bias at the network. "I'm trying to be strong, but it's tough," he said. "I know I speak for a lot of people when I say that today was the day that America lost its innocence."
But some Fox viewers, like Harland Dorrinson, of Topeka, Kansas, warned of a "rush to judgment" against Fox, urging people to remember the network's stellar record of journalistic accomplishments.
"Whenever there was a national emergency, whether it was Benghazi, Hillary's e-mails, or Obama's birth certificate, Fox News was there," he said. "One little mistake doesn't wash all that away."