Saturday, May 5, 2007

Reagan: "Candidates are shying away from Fox"

Mike thinks that if you discover the game is rigged, you should not only stay in it, you're a coward if you walk away, nyah nyah. Did he have a previous career as a carney barker? I dunno. Blindingly stupid stuff.

Originally "Profiles in Cowardice" from Thursday, carried more or less verbatim with a couple of edits to stamp out the evil passive voice and make the piece look up-to-date.


coyoteradiotheater said...

When Fox News reporting has become a by-word on the Left for consistently being Right-leaning, (whether or not this is true), it would be silly and self-serving to think that just bandying about the "fair and balanced" corporate catch-phrase would make a valid point.

It still stupifies me that supply-siders talk about free of contract and then turn around and criticize people who doesn't care to open-wide and close their eyes.

Get over of it. Its the Democratic candidates debate.

Frankly, I think we should have them both on PBS and let them all be boring.

Unless . . . the Children's Television Workshop handled it! Can you see it now?

"Elmo asks, 'Um, do you want to be the school president or the boom boom president?"

Steven Ayres said...

Coyote is careful to qualify his reference to Fox News. Fox News London bureau chief Scott Norvell, writing in the European edition of The Wall Street Journal on May 20 '05, was rather less so:

"Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly. ... our presenters are quite open about where they stand on particular stories. That's our appeal. People watch us because they know what they are getting."

Read the whole thing at

leftturnclyde said...

"Unless . . . the Children's Television Workshop handled it! Can you see it now? "
How cool would it be to have bert and Ernie as moderators ?
anyway as my sister( lives down under ) has repeatedly shown me the news and the spin on News is different outside the borders of our fair land.
Pun intended ..