by Scoobie Davis
Finally, The Truth From the Horse's--er, Fox's--Mouth
The American people have been assaulted by Roger Ailes and company who have argued ad nauseum that Fox News doesn't have a political bias and that they are "fair and balanced." It's transparent mindrot. Finally, a member of the Fox News crew was off-message from the talking points. Here's what London bureau chief for Fox News, Scott Norvell told the Wall Street Journal Europe:
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. And those who hate us can take solace in the fact that they aren't subsidizing Bill's bombast; we payers of the BBC license fee don't enjoy that peace of mind.
Fox News is, after all, a private channel and 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. The Beeb's institutionalized leftism would be easier to tolerate if the corporation was a little more honest about it.
The truth, finally.