Fox Whines That White House 'Attacks' Confuse News With Opinion — in a 'News Story' That Gives Only One Side
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Crooks and Liars
As we mentioned, the folks at Fox News were all up in arms yesterday about Anita Dunn's scathing commentary in which she pointed out the cold truth: Fox News has become a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. In fact, the outraged howls could be heard on every Fox program yesterday (except Shep Smith's).
Fox's chief defense is that the White House is confusing its opinion shows with its news coverage. It ran one such "news story" outlining the "attacks" by the White House on Fox, which included the following fine whine from Fox News Senior Vice President Michael Clemente:
"It's astounding the White House cannot distinguish between news and opinion programming. It seems self-serving on their part."Actually, the White House is not alone. Indeed, anyone watching Fox News throughout the day will suffer much of the same confusion.
Fox is trying to pretend that only on its "opinion shows" such as Glenn Beck, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity is there free-ranging criticism of President Obama and his administration. But that's a load of hooey....(Remainder.)