There's a problem here with the generalizing for sure, because I think some CNN peeps are borderline hyper-partisan, especially when it comes to Trump. And at the same time, not every Fox peep is far-right loony. And both--like other cable news shows and major online news sites--do cover a great deal of news every day with no actual bias (sometimes, of course, there's no angle for bias).
Yet, I think it's tough to equate CNN with FoxNews. And frankly, I expect more from CNN (but not from MSNBC) than I do from Fox because as Amadan says, CNN claims to be non-partisan (which is why I criticize CNN so often; that, and because it remains one of my go-to sources for news, so I see it when pieces go too far imo).
I think, at least for the 24-hour outlets, the chart is averaging more than generalizing (or is that a distinction without a difference?). Both CNN and Fox undergo a metamorphosis after 5 or 6 p.m, both becoming much more partisan the later it gets, though Fox goes way deeper into conspiracy-theory territory. And then, Fox is less balanced during the day, e.g., being known to run segments of OMG Hillary Stuff while major, negative-for-Trump current events are in full progress, which, I think, explains their relative positions on the chart.
I agree that CNN has its own glaring faults. I prefer Jake Tapper at 4:00 on weekdays and a couple of the Sunday shows. But when I'm super busy I only get to catch morning clips, and so endured Chris Cuomo's opinionated blathering for quite a while. Blessedly, Cuomo recently shifted to a nighttime program, which is apt.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2018 18:29:06 GMT -5 by Christine