PAT ON THE HEAD
decades-long exemption from antitrust law. This would blow a hole in the industry’s profitability, as would ObamaCare for different reasons. The industry now faces a choice of playing ball with Democrats and getting punished, or trying to defeat the bill and being brutalized as an act of political revenge. This is the industry’s reward for spending millions to promote ‘reform’ in the hopes of not becoming a political target. It’s still a target, and now it’s poised to lose the policy fight, too.”
“But what about the other model? Who is this year’s Goldwater — and, just maybe, our Reagan? Who is the person movement conservatives really want? It sure ain’t Mike Huckabee. And it might be Sarah Palin.” Fox News analyst Brit Hume, in an appearance Oct. 19 on the network’s “Special Report with Bret Baier,” wondered how other news organizations are reacting to the White House’s request that they quarantine Fox News, Jeff Poor reports at newsbusters .org.
“So the president’s aides appear on other news channels to say that Fox, unlike those outlets, is really not a news organization but an arm of the Republican Par ty,” Mr. Hume said. “One wonders how our colleagues at CNN and elsewhere like being patted on the head and given the seal of approval by the White House. These outlets already stand accused of being in the tank for Mr. Obama. Do they really want to open themselves up to more such criticism by ignoring legitimate stories because they originate here?”
Mr. Hume added: “Here at Fox, meanwhile, the attacks have been something of a boon, especially to the highly opinionated and wildly popular Glenn Beck, who has installed a direct phone line on his set and invited the White House to call if anyone there has a beef. So far, no calls.”