Howie the Putz writes, in shorthand:
On Fox's "Special Report," the comments made about Kerry over the summer were an eye-opening 5 to 1 negative. In September Kerry fared only slightly better, moving from 17 percent to 21 percent positive. Is that because Fox leans Republican -- or provides a balance to the more pro-Kerry networks?
Whatever their orientation, journalists are the last line of defense against public deception. If they fail to challenge distortions by politicians, they might as well join the stenography pool.
Whatever their orientation, media journalists are the last line of defense against public deception. If they fail to challenge the lies of Fox, they might as well go down on Rupert Murdoch on page CO1 of the Washington Post.