Anita Dunn, the White House communications director and fan of Chairman Mao, reckons Fox is “not a news organization like CNN is”. Over the weekend, White House advisor David Axelrod seconded that view:
Mr. Murdoch has a has a talent for making money, and I understand that their programming is geared toward making money… The only argument Anita was making is that they’re not really a news station, if you watch, it’s not just their commentators, but a lot of their news programming, it’s really not news. It’s pushing a point of view.
I can hardly believe the insularity of these statements. I know, as a graduate of Columbia’s school of journalism, the citadel of the liberal media elite, I should be used to this, but it always takes me by surprise. Is Fox alone in “having a point of view”?
Does anyone remember how, in 2003, with two weeks to go before a special election for Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Los Angeles Times suddenly came forward with a page one “exposé” alleging Schwarzenegger’s “sexual harassment” of a woman at a California gym many years before? It turned out that the Times had been working a huge team of reporters for months apparently looking for dirt, something, anything. What they finally came up with was embarrassingly slim, involving a incident in which a much younger Schwarzenegger had allegedly put his hand on a girl’s behind and said “nice ass” or something of the sort, but the Times’s intentions were all too clear.
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