Even if I lived in the US, I doubt I'd ever watch Fox News; here, I only see the occasional news report about the latest outrageous example of their "fair and balanced" reporting. But some recent reports have been disconcerting:
- A Fox reporter grilling John McCain's spokesman Tucker Bounds on how his campaign is misrepresenting Obama's tax plan.
- Bill O'Reilly defending Barack Obama's use of the common American phrase "lipstick on a pig", saying it was obviously not about Sarah Palin, criticising the McCain campaign for making an issue of it and predicting that it will backfire on them.
- And now, Fox News sending a cease and desist to McCain's campaign demanding that they withdraw footage of Fox correspondent Major Garrett from a campaign ad.
What's going on? Are the reported recent political preferences of the big boss really having an effect so soon?
"Fair and balanced", "No bias, no bull"...
Everyday someone watches news on TV, an angel dies in heaven.
But read about Mr. Murdoch's preferences here.
km - interesting. I didn't know he'd flipflopped. Meanwhile, the WSJ has been lambasting McCain for saying he'd fire the SEC chairman.
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