Friday, October 23, 2009

Cutting Off The News At The Pass

The White House says it doesn't like the liberal-bashing commentary on Fox News nor the way the network's bias influences its news coverage. But what really seemed to worry Obama aides, according to the New York Times, was newspapers admitting that they should've done a better job covering stories that Fox reporters had stressed:
White House officials said, they noticed a column by Clark Hoyt, the public editor of The Times, in which Jill Abramson, one of the paper’s two managing editors, described her newsroom’s “insufficient tuned-in-ness to the issues that are dominating Fox News and talk radio.” The Washington Post’s executive editor, Marcus Brauchli, had already expressed similar concerns about his newsroom.White House officials said comments like those had focused them on a need to make their case that Fox had an ideological bent undercutting its legitimacy as a news organization.

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