This is the kind of thing that makes critics question whether Fox has a Republican agenda.
But virtually pulling the plug on live coverage of Gore and Carter? How about letting them speak and then ripping them, or critiquing them, or whatever. The network is supposed to be covering the convention, not just using it as a backdrop.
You are a media critic, putz. Why pretend Faux isn't the Republican Party Channel?
Elsewhere, the Putz writes:
I think it's fine to cite bloggers as long as people understand who they are and that they have a point of view.
Kurtz can comprehend that bloggers have a point of view but can't conceive that Faux is Republican?
And will Andrew Taylor admit he's been lied to by Faux? Yesterday, Taylor wrote:
How will Fox News, the embattled cable news network that attracts more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined, but also draws more partisan criticism than any television news organization in history, cover the Democratic Convention?
Like a blanket, say Fox News officials, and just as significantly, they maintain, without fear or favor. No one will be able to accuse the network of giving short shrift to the party or its candidates, which many of its most conservative commentators enjoy skewering with impunity.
Mr. Taylor, you've been had.
O'Reilly interrupted his segment to toss to the Gore address for about 40 seconds, then started to rebut Gore. When Jimmy Carter took the podium, Fox joined it late and got out way early. Instead, viewers were treated to an interview with Republican activist Bill Bennett.