NY Times’ Bill Keller: FOX News Has Abandoned Being Fair & Balanced
"I think they "” they didn't invent the idea of partisan news," former executive editor of the New York Times Bill Keller said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this morning. "I mean, there's a long history of that in our country. But they perfected "” they refined it and perfected it and brought to it a degree of cynicism, this sort of "we are the fair and balanced network,' when they are the opposite of the fair and balanced network. They're "” if they came out and said we're the right-wing network, we're going to favor Republicans and we're going to present talking heads who are ideologically to the right or the far right, that's fine. That "” it's a free country. But what I object to is that they've abandoned the discipline, the journalistic discipline of trying to be fair."
(via Jeff Poor/Daily Caller)