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GOP Senator: Some Of Fox News "Totally Not Fair And Totally Not Balanced"

"The real problem is we've lost the professionalism of journalism."

Posted on August 14, 2014, at 5:06 p.m. ET

Republican Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn called some shows on Fox News "totally not fair and totally not balanced," in a dig at the networks "fair and balanced" slogan.

"The truth is somewhere in between the three," Corbun said of MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. (A livestream from local politics blog TheOkie cut out before Coburn made that comment.)

"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."

Coburn was speaking as part of his farewell town hall tour Wednesday at the southeast campus of Tulsa Community College. The senator is retiring this year; he is currently being treated for 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."

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