We don't want to be honest, do we. Check out this appalling headline and story in the LA Times:
The Obama war against Fox News: Risky business? White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CNN that Fox News isn't even a news organization. And White House political guru David Axelrod, who had coffee a few weeks ago in New York with Fox News founder Roger Ailes, told ABC that Fox News is "reallyBut LA Times writer Johanna Neuman went so far as to suggest audience size might give them news credibility.
not news. ... Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way. We're not going to treat them that way."
But some are wondering if this is smart politics. Given that Fox News boasts a far larger audience than cable competitors CNNand MSNBC ... the strategy could backfire.News man and career reporter Glenn Beck, on the parole of Fox News Corps, draws from the topic conservatives have forbidden the Democratic Party from using, Nazis.
White House communications director Anita Dunn, keeping up the White House attack, ... charged that Fox serves as "the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party."
Now Beck is charging that the White House attack is akin to media genocide, like going after the Jews during the Holocaust.Real classy stuff there.