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Why Joe Biden must sideline Fox

2020-11-16 23:28:14.50847+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Crooked: Why Joe Biden must sideline Fox

What happened in between? Well, we lost our nerve. We were bullied by the Washington axis of media elites (the ones forever spotted in Playbook attending a never-ending book party circle jerk) who play along with Fox’s ridiculous “Fair and Balanced” lie. For example, in 2009, when the Treasury Department made the watchdog who oversaw the 2008 Wall Street bailout available to every network except Fox News, the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks got together and boycotted the interview unless we included Fox, too. Boycotted! The press corps didn’t muster this same principle when Trump singled out news networks for disloyalty, or privileged Fox over all other outlets, or stopped conducting White House press briefings, or called journalists the “enemy of the people.” But when Obama was in office, the DC press corps beat its chest with righteous indignation (from Both Sides, of course) until we agreed to treat Fox as a legitimate news organization.

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#Comment Re: Why Joe Biden must sideline Fox made: 2020-11-17 14:17:53.140186+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I'm okay with the President picking and choosing who comes to his press shindigs, whether it's Trump excluding CNN or Biden excluding Fox. Just quit with demanding different rules based on your feelings.

#Comment Re: Why Joe Biden must sideline Fox made: 2020-11-18 19:22:27.404363+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think we need some serious looking at what we privilege in news media and why. I'd like to see some standard for attempting truth, but Fox has been doing a lot of work to use "it's just opinion" when caught, and news otherwise, so talking about any news outlet that has a lot of cross-branding with opinion like a monolith really lacks the nuance we're going to need.

#Comment Re: Why Joe Biden must sideline Fox made: 2020-11-19 01:26:09.872096+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's all opinion nowadays. All technically the truth, all highly qualified, all heavily slanted in one direction or another. Most news organizations are in a race to the bottom and cutting as many costs as they can.

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