FOXNews Fox Nation: the foxnation.com Debuts with Political Opinion Site

FOXNews has launched a political commentary site of the style of many political blogs, such as the Huffington Post and Politico.

Fox News has dominated cable competitors MSNBC and CNN in cable TV ratings.

On March 25 FOXNews averaged 2.73 million prime-time viewers for the month of March 1009. MSNBC averaged 1.16 million and CNN dropped to third with 1.14 million. But according to February 2009 statistics for website popularity has lagged for FOXNews. MSNBC.com recorded 41 million visitors, CNN.com recorded 36 million visitors and FOXNews.com recorded only 16 million visitors.

TheFoxNation.com opened an article about Weather Underground terrorist BIll Ayers being invited to Naperville North High School in High School District 203 near Naperville, Illinois. Other titles include “Textbook Showdown in Texas”, “Controversy at Notre Dame”, “Scary! Obama nominee wants one world order”, “Did Canadacare kill Natasha Richardson?” and more. The front page titles link to other sources of online newspapers and blogs.

Readers are encouraged to comment and carry out discourse. In two months, registration will open for a social media similar to Facebook and MySpace by encouraging readers to post comments and argue the points of articles. Commenters can criticize Fox News, but they policy will prohibit hateful comments toward each other.

FOXNews personalities, such as Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Greta Van Susteren and Hannity are expected to draw viewers to thefoxnation.com. The personalities will be pitted in a ratings war against the likes of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

foxnation.com is an incorrect domain for the FOXNews destination. Foxnation.com is registered by Fox Nation, Inc. of Chamblee, Georgia.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is the domain registrant for thefoxnation.com