Unfair and Imbalanced

Why does a congressman from the minority party with no leadership position making a statement at a think thank event on a possible move by a locality warrant multiple news segments? Only because Fox can present it as a victory for conservative ideology. No unbiased observer could possibly have concluded that [Rep. Anthony] Weiner’s statements deserved repeated discussion in the midst of three foreign wars, instability throughout the Middle East, a nuclear accident in Japan, high unemployment, and major battles over the federal budget in Washington.

From the article The Real Problem with Fox News: A Case Study by Ben Adler posted at Columbia Journalism Review on March 25, 2011.

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