As part of his farewell tour to the state, GOP Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn called some shows on Fox News “totally not fair and totally not balanced,” referencing the network’s “fair and balanced” slogan.
“The truth is somewhere in between the three,” Corbun said of MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
“There are certain shows on Fox I can’t watch,” Coburn said. “Because they’re totally not fair and totally not balanced. I want all the information if which I can make the best decision.”
The senator is retiring this year in part due to a recurrence of prostate cancer.
Coburn was responding to a question about how he would “fix” media to focus on less superficial things if he was in charge of it. He said he also reads the New York Times and Wall Street Journal saying “the real problem is we’ve lost the professionalism of journalism.”