Crazy Like a FOX

It's amazing the number of people who love to beat up on this news channel.

No sooner are we officially the most watched news network, than the critics come out of the woodwork.

In the old days, they just ignored us. When I started here, you'd almost think I entered the witness protection program. No one cared what I said. It's a good thing I wasn't in this for the ego.

But now they come out with fangs bared: You're too right-wing. Too patriotic. Too much.

It's amazing to me as a journalist how other journalists can be so disturbed by simply presenting what all journalists should: another viewpoint that was never covered.

We're not one side — we're all sides. Some people still have a problem with that. Now, I'm even getting it on this show.

We're the number one business show, but some guys at another network claim "yes, but you're not real business."

You're right. We're not.

We're not real dull. We're not all markets all the time. We're not conventional. We're not just Wall Street. We're not just earnings or CEOs. EBIDITA or cash flow.

We're people. We're connecting not because we're talking down, but because we're talking to. To you. With you. For you.

Some elitists have trouble with that. I say, have at that.

Business news isn't defined on a ledger or sorted out on a spreadsheet. It isn't about IQ. It's about EQ. It's about understanding the big picture, without losing the passion for the smaller picture. It's about loving what you do.

We do. I do.

So, the next time someone says those FOX guys are nuts, nod your head: they're right. We are.

Nuts enough to say there are other viewpoints out there.  Nuts enough to say business isn't all about rich guys. Nuts enough to say this country isn't a horrible thing. It's a good thing.

Crazy? Yes, like a FOX.


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Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.