While You Were Offline: Fox News Is Officially No Longer ‘Fair and Balanced.’ Wait… – GRAEME MCMILLAN 7:00 AM


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It was a long, intense week. America had two shootings, the UK had a terrible fire in an apartment building that (as of this writing) killed 30 people, and the world lost actor Adam West, prompting Los Angeles to fire up the Bat-signal in tribute. And that’s just the beginning. Curious what you might have missed online last week? Read on. There’s a lot.

Fox News Loses Its ‘Fair and Balanced’ Motto

What Happened: Fox News dropped its iconic “Fair and Balanced” slogan.

What Really Happened: Fox News has had an exceptionally rocky past few months. It lost its biggest star when Bill O’Reilly was forced out in April and lost its former boss when Roger Ailes died in May. Now, it turns out, it’s losing even more: The network is dropping its “Fair and Balanced” motto, apparently in a move to distance itself from the “old” Fox News.

While the media reported breathlessly on the surprising change, Twitter was far more cynical about the whole thing:

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