by Scoobie Davis
I checked out Fraud: The Strategy Behind the Bush Lies and Why the Media Didn't Tell You by The Gadflyer's Paul Waldman. The chapter on the media is a succinct and thoughtful analysis of a disturbing trend: the 30 year effort by the American right to corrupt journalism. That is one reason that I use the term "right-wing" and not "conservative" to describe the American right. Conservatism is about maintaining and strengthening traditional institutions (e.g., journalism). The American right's goal is to undermine and destroy traditional institutions if they get in the way of their quest for power. Read the book.
Quick note: Waldman has a post on the cowards at Fox News.