November 5, 2020
Fox News had a nonchalant and a laid back reporting style. A majority of the reporters, analysts, and pundits were conservative Republican and white males, with a few exceptions. The language they used at times appeared to be skewed in favor of Trump, especially when they called into question the results and processes of the election.
Many voters questioned whether their vote was counted or not and especially since the mail-in vote has been extremely popular this year, people wondered if their vote was actually counted. Fox Reporter Audrey Conklin provided a list of how voters could check if their votes were actually being counted by actually going to their specific state.
“His path is with states that are being recounted,” host Bret Brier said.
In the news, the reporters voiced their own opinion and use a lot of several visual representations of what is going on. It is more information the people are grasping by the visuals than by what is being said. The Fox broadcasters for the election, Trace Gallagher and Sandra Smith, voiced their opinions but also looked for information from data reporters to rely on their facts.
The strongest part of their broadcast was when Harris Faulkner entered to speak about people of color and police officers. This was the only time diversity seemed to emerge in the FOX TV broadcast.
“No one ever asked me about my politics when I interviewed at FOX News Channel, nor has it ever been discussed during my time at the network.” co-anchor Sandra Smith said to The Advocate. “I am a broadcast journalist. I report facts, and I report them fairly. It is the viewers’ job to decide.”