Charles Krauthammer explains,
Then on Thursday, the administration tried to make them complicit in an actual boycott of Fox. The Treasury Department made available Ken Feinberg, the executive pay czar, for interviews with the White House “pool” news organizations — except Fox. The other networks admirably refused, saying they would not interview Feinberg unless Fox was permitted to as well. The administration backed down.
David Frum asks, “Will the Rule of Law Survive Obama?
Chavez and Globovision; Obama and Fox News.
How’s that hope and change working for you?
Obviously bias isn’t the issue with this administration; the direction of the bias is.
Moe’s commenter, however, sees tactics
The white house is trying to distract the media. Get conservatives talking about FOX News instead of health care, while they are lining up the votes for cloture on the public option.
And they now claim to have those votes.
it’s disturbing that at a time when we still lack a strategy decision on Afghanistan, unemployment is sky high, and health-care reform is in disarray, this is what consumes the White House.