Sunday, October 18, 2009

New cat and old habit

We have a new kitty from the pound coming later today to join Sophia and keep her company. We'll post photos soon with the new all-black cat.

In the meantime, check out this lame NY Times story: The Battle Between the White House and Fox News.

This story reminds me of the blue code - police officers always backing their colleagues, even when they've done a misdeed - as the NY Times media critic criticizes the president for not meeting with Fox News because they aren't a legitimate news organization.

Well, Fox News isn't a legitimate news organization. They get a lot of eyeballs - so does Internet porn - but let's be truthful for a moment, NY Times, instead of trying to be "balanced." Fox News is run by a long-time Republican strategist and insider targeting viewers who want the right-wing perspective. It's aim is not to report the facts like CNN or the networks (who fall well short of the goal, but at least they try). The administration does risk wasting time and effort on answering critics from the bleachers in this approach however, and may wind up feeding the beast. But I certainly understand the motivation behind trying to counter lies.

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