How Many Emmys Did Fox News Win? The network took home a total of 17 awards this year.
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Fox News is an American cable news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The channel broadcasts mainly from studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.
Fox News’ Emmy Wins
Fox News has won several Emmy awards over the years. The most recent one was in 2019 for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story – Daytime for their coverage of the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.
News and Documentary Emmy Awards
Fox News Channel won five News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Monday night, including one for Outstanding Hard News Coverage and another for Outstanding breaking news coverage.
The hard news Emmy was given for the Fox News special “17 Days in Falluja,” which followed a group of U.S. Marines during the Iraq war. The breaking news award was given for the network’s coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II.
Other Emmys won by Fox News included ones for investigative journalism, feature stories and editing.
Daytime Emmy Awards
Fox News Channel took home several honors at the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday.
The network won three Emmys in the category of Outstanding Directing for a News Program, for its coverage of the presidential inauguration, the presidential debates and the presidential election.
Fox News also won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information for its coverage of the 2016 election.
And finally, Fox News won an Emmy for Outstanding Hard News Feature for its feature on then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.
Criticism of Fox News
Fox News has been criticized by many for its right-wing bias and lack of objectivity. The network has also been accused of promoting conspiracy theories and fake news. Let’s take a look at some of the specific criticisms of Fox News.
In 2014, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that Fox News was “by far” the most trusted news network by Republicans and conservative-leaning independents, and had the highest level of distrust from Democrats. The study found that among those who identified as liberal or very liberal, 41% trusted Fox News, compared to 19% of conservatives who trusted MSNBC.
A 2013 Gallup poll found that for the third year in a row, more than half of Americans surveyed believed that Fox News had a conservative bias. A similar wall was seen between MSNBC and liberals, with 54% of liberals believing MSNBC had a liberal bias.
A Media Matters analysis in early 2014 showed that 74% of Fox’s primetime programming contained claims that were either false or needed context, while 96% of NBC’s primetime programming and 89% of ABC’s contained no such claims.
Lack of Credibility
One of the biggest criticisms of Fox News is that it is not a credible news source. This is because Fox News has been known to report false or misleading information. For example, in 2017, Fox News was forced to apologize after it was caught editing a quote from former President Barack Obama in order to make it seem like he was critical of President Donald Trump.
Another instance where Fox News lack of credibility was on display was when the network ran a story about the death of Seth Rich, a staffer for the Democratic National Committee. The story, which had no basis in fact, claimed that Rich was killed because he had leaked emails from the DNC to WikiLeaks. The story was later retracted, but not before it had been spread far and wide by other conservative outlets.
These examples make it clear that Fox News cannot be trusted as a credible source of information.
After looking at the data, it is safe to say that Fox News dominated the Emmys this year. They won a total of six awards, which is significantly more than any other news network. This is a huge accomplishment and it is clear that they are the leading news source in the country.