Tuesday, September 16, 2003
( 2:39 PM )
The First Dagger Flies ...
And Fox News Does it Again
Digby informs us today that Novak has set the stage for a full-on launch of invective against Gen. Clark. We still don't know for certain whether he will join the race (though the odds are slim he won't) - but just the same, it's probably good to get the dirt flying sooner than later, eh boys? Well, I think the General can probably handle himself. What will be really interesting is to see the conservative commentators try to make a 4-star General sound like a miscreant and claim he is a bad choice for presidential contention. Paraphrasing Jim Croce, you might as well spit into the wind, boys.
On a happier note, Digby also nails Fox on its comments about Christiana Amanpour (background: Amanpour, renowned war correspondent, said that many reporters and stations were intimidated by the White House and Fox News during the Iraq coverage. Fox: "Given the choice, it's better to be viewed as a foot soldier for Bush than a spokeswoman for al-Qaeda."):
Evidently, Fox News takes their motto very
seriously. Being Fair and Balanced requires
them to point out the equivalency of the Bush
administration and al Qaeda. Good for them.