Republican Senator Tom Coburn called out Fox News during a talk on Wednesday, saying that some of the network's shows are exactly the opposite of what the network claims to be in its "Fair and Balanced" slogan.
“There are certain shows on Fox I can’t watch,” Coburn told audience members at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma. “Because they’re totally not fair and totally not balanced. What I want is, I want all the information in which I can make the best decision.”
BuzzFeed reported that he was asked how he would "fix" the media if he were in charge of it. Coburn also said that "the truth is somewhere in between" Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, and lamented the current state of journalism as a whole.
His comments about media start at the 23:40 mark in the video above.
Coburn has criticized Fox News in the past, and several Fox News hosts returned the fire. In 2010, for example, Coburn told voters to not "be biased by Fox News."
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