This is, of course, nothing new; anyone who flips over to CNN or MSNBC from time to time (or checks in here) certainly knows the other cable news networks constantly deride FNC and complain about what they perceive as a bias. Some hosts on other networks essentially make a living petitioning Fox News Channel to no avail, for they who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
As events transpired on the floor of The House of Representatives on Sunday, Fox News Channel carried video feeds in the background during shows throughout the evening as their prime-time hosts offered discussion on this major news story.
However, any time the network broke into coverage of a specific event such as a vote count or a speech on the House floor, the show in progress was preempted and news anchor and Special Report host Bret Baier assumed the role of moderator and anchor.
As the events of the evening came to a close, Geraldo Rivera was to assume hosting duties, as is typical for a Sunday night on FNC. Bret Baier closed his final panel and discussion and offered control to Rivera. As Baier attempted to sign off, Geraldo attempted to engage Bret in a discussion about the historical nature of the evening's events.
I am not here to judge Geraldo for his opinions. Anyone who has watched Geraldo through the years understands that his politics lean somewhere along the lines of moderate Democrat, and that's fine. What I found most fascinating as this transition unfolded was the ability and determination Bret Baier showed to remain the consummate professional in his duties as news anchor.
Geraldo made multiple attempts to bring Baier into a heartfelt and opinion-based discussion about the new legislation, but Baier held his ground. Discussing only facts as they pertained to the points Geraldo was making, Baier displayed exactly why he was chosen to succeed Brit Hume as the primary host of Fox News Channel's political coverage.
Quite simply, this is what makes Fox News Channel the best in cable news.
Compare the professionalism of Bret Baier as seen in the first clip with MSNBC'S coverage of the presidential primary, as seen in the second clip.
Now share this post with a liberal friend or relative who doesn't believe that Fox News Channel is a real news network. They still won't agree with you, but you'll always know you put the truth in front of them and gave them the chance to accept reality....