Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Foot in Mouth

Looks like there is a central message breakdown at Fox, or at least in the London branch. An article in Slate notes the following quote from Scott Norvell the London bureau chief for Fox News. This evidently only appeared in the Euro edition of the Wall Street Journal so damage as been pretty well contained.

Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly. And those who hate us can take solace in the fact that they aren't subsidizing Bill's bombast; we payers of the BBC license fee don't enjoy that peace of mind.

Fox News is, after all, a private channel and our presenters are quite open about where they stand on particular stories. That's our appeal. People watch us because they know what they are getting. The Beeb's institutionalized leftism would be easier to tolerate if the corporation was a little more honest about it.

This happened on May 20th and you notice that all the main stream media jumped on it here.

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