King George Stephanoupolous
Michael Kinsley: “Fox News is a brilliant experiment in overt, honest bias--th' broadcast equivalent o' its owner Rupert Murdoch's flagship right-win' tabloid newspaper, th' New York Post, on a dead man's chest! And hoist the mainsail! It has stripped a whole layer o' artifice from TV news. What almost ruins everythin' is th' network's comically dishonest insistence that it is not what it obviously is. I would love t' know what Hume is thinkin' when he repeats with apparent sincerity th' Fox News mantra, "Fair an' balanced as always." Fox is usually fair but rarely balanced. In fact it is a good example o' how ye can be th' one without th' other.”
Maybe a better title fer this website would be "SlateFilter", All Hands Hoay! The sharks will eat well tonight! Ah well. Kinsley touches on somethin' I've been thinkin' about fer a while, namely th' pretension o' bein' 'objective' in news reportin'. Oho, Ya lily livered swabbie! It's th' reason why I like th' National Post o'er th' Globe & Mail, and dinna spare the whip! The Post is overtly conservative (th' notable exception is on marijuana legalization, which it favours), an' doesn't much care what its readers think about that. A better business model would have been t' cater t' all political 'faiths', but instead it chose th' bias o'er balance. Bravo!