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Fox News Retires 'Fair and Balanced' Tagline
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18 Jun 2017 04:44 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Tucker Carlson of Fox News (Image Source: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Things over at Fox News continue to get more and more skewed. It's definitely not the same cable news station it was just a little over a year ago.

Now they're even dropping their tagline. No longer will they be "Fair and Balanced."

At a time when Fox News should have been counted on for conservative updates to the presidential election campaigning of Donald Trump and the other Republican nominees, as well as their objection to anything having to do with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, they were hit with shocking revelations.

Gretchen Carlson and other women at the network claimed to have dealt with sexual harassment by boss Roger Ailes. A short time later, he resigned.

And while they should have been celebrating Donald Trump's win in the presidential election, they were instead mourning the loss of one of their newer stars, Megyn Kelly, who left for NBC.

But the network wasn't done draining their own swamp. They were then forced to fire their biggest star, Bill O'Reilly. They tried to stand behind him when the news was published that Fox and O'Reilly had settled at least five sexual harassment lawsuits equaling at least $13 million. But advertisers started backing out of his show, and they were forced to terminate him.

Of course, their tagline of "Fair and Balanced News" never really held true. No one really considered the news offerings at Fox News very "balanced;" it clearly favored conservatives.

Perhaps because of that, it was reported by New York's Gabriel Sherman that they are dropping the tagline. They have also used other taglines of "We Report, You Decide" and "The Most Powerful Name in News." What they will be relying on from here on out is "Most Watched, Most Trusted."

But according to Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, this decision to drop the tagline was actually made last August after Ailes resigned. Along with being "mocked," it was also "too closely associated with Roger."

A Fox News spokesperson claims the tagline hasn't even been used in marketing or on-air promos since they decided to drop it last year. They claim that "the shift has nothing to do with programming or editorial decisions."

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