- The Beltway Boys
show_name = The Beltway Boys
runtime = 30
Fox News Channel
first_aired = 1998
last_aired = present
num_episodes = Unknown
website = http://www.foxnews.com/beltwayboys
"The Beltway Boys" is an internationally syndicated American weekly
televisionshow. The title refers to the Capital Beltway — the circumferential freeway surrounding Washington, D.C.("see Inside the Beltway") — and to the two journalists who host the show: Mort Kondrackeand Fred Barnes. Airing initially in the United States on Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm ET on the Fox News Channel, the program is a weekly digest and discussion of political issues. The show is taped in Fox News' Washington studios on Friday.
Typically, the program begins with three primary topics ("Hot Stories") that Kondracke and Barnes discuss at length. It then looks at newsworthy events in the political lives of national leaders in its "Ups and Downs" segment, characterizing the events as positive for the individual (up) or negative (down).
Accusations of bias
Liberal commentators and some Democrats have complained that the show represents a biased view against Democrats and the
political leftin favor of Republicans and the political right, pointing to the hosts' leanings. [ [http://www.newshounds.us/2005/01/20/beltway_boys_successful_muddling_and_more_democrat_bashing.php News Hounds: BELTWAY BOYS: Successful Muddling and more Democrat Bashing ] ] Fred Barnes is considered a religious and conservative Republican, while Mort Kondracke is considered a moderate independent, similar to the weeknight debate show " Hannity and Colmes", against which similar concerns have been raised.Fact|date=April 2007
* [http://www.foxnews.com/beltwayboys/ "The Beltway Boys" on FoxNews.com]
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