He’s Got a Point

October 19, 2009 8:56 p.m.

From TPM Reader MA …

I think Fox has made a mistake in this tiff with the White House. By conceding that their evening talk lineup is biased, they’ve made it easier to nail them down on the specifics of their news lineup. For starters, Megyn Kelly is a big part of their daytime “news” lineup, and is perhaps the most biased anchor on the network besides Beck.

More importantly, they’ve actually entered a debate about what their programming is, perhaps for the first time. Before they just said “fair and balanced” and then chuckled to themselves. But now they are part of an actual debate and thus have to defend their record. For example, would someone ask the Fox news spokesperson why Fox’s news anchors continue to refer to suicide bombers by the Bush administration’s favored term “homicide bomber?”

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