Last night Bill O'Reilly got a letter from a viewer that was pissed off that Fox News allows liberals on their show.
“I’m aggravated when I see smug liberals like Kirsten Powers and Alan Colmes on the air. Enough already with these leftists,” viewer Ed Ortelli wrote.
“Well, look, ‘fair and balanced’ is the Fox News motto, Ed,” O’Reilly said, smirking. “If the liberal view were not represented we would be liars, so that’s ridiculous.” A brave O’Reilly asked Heather Nauert how many Fox contributors do “lean left.”
Nauert said that 19 paid contributors on the Fox network have a liberal point of view, citing Bob Beckel and James Carville as examples.
O'Reilly asked her out of how many total? Nauert side stepped that question and just said "out of quite a lot."
Mediate ̶c̶r̶u̶n̶c̶h̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶u̶m̶b̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶F̶o̶x̶ ̶N̶e̶w̶s̶ ̶w̶e̶b̶s̶i̶t̶e̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶w̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶t̶w̶o̶r̶k̶ ̶l̶i̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶o̶t̶a̶l̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶1̶7̶5̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶a̶i̶r̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶s̶o̶n̶a̶l̶i̶t̶i̶e̶s̶.̶ ̶S̶o̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶1̶9̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶n̶ ̶l̶e̶f̶t̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶1̶5̶6̶ ̶g̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶w̶a̶y̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶e̶a̶n̶s̶ ̶F̶o̶x̶ ̶N̶e̶w̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶r̶o̶x̶i̶m̶a̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶1̶1̶%̶ ̶l̶i̶b̶e̶r̶a̶l̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶8̶9̶%̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶s̶e̶r̶v̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶.̶
Update: Mediate has corrected their numbers. That 175 number includes all anchors, hosts, and experts on the network, many of whom do not express their political views.
FTVLive is still going to go out on a limb and say that there is more than 19 conservatives at Fox News.