Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Fox News Outed as Administration Surrogate

We knew it all along, but is Fox New's real role starting to become common knowledge? Think Progress reports on an interesting exchange between Terry Moran of ABC News and White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. While they were using this as an example of White House stonewalling on the Plame case, I find another aspect far more interesting (and changed the portion which is bolded):

MORAN: … Fox News and other surrogates are essentially saying that the conversation lasted for two minutes and that the subject was ostensibly welfare reform. They’re getting that information from here, from Karl Rove.

MCCLELLAN: And, again, you’re asking questions that are related to news reports about an ongoing, continuing investigation. And you’ve had my response on that…

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Blogger Rob said...

I read that and it struck me too. But I think what (may) be significant, since most journalists are pretty aware that Fox is far from unbiased, is that McClellan didn't correct Moran. The whole exchange was a non-event.

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