Charles Krauthammer on the Obama administration insisting that Fox is not a news organization:
Look, the great sin of Fox News is it broke the monopoly of the liberal media.
That’s the reason why it is so wildly successful. I once said years ago that the genius of Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch is to have discovered a niche audience of American broadcast news, namely, half of the American people.
And the other consequence is that it angers the Obama administration, which is used to, particularly after last year, wall-to-wall adulation.
I mean, this is almost comical if you look at the lineup. On the one hand, in the tank are NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, CNN and MSNBC. Some of these like MSNBC are so in the tank they need scuba gear. Some of them occasionally emerge for a breath of air, but only occasionally.
And Fox stands up and refuses to bend a knee, and that’s what they can’t stand.
Look, CNN was patted on the head by the Obama administration as objective. CNN is an organization that a few weeks ago had a fact-checking on a “Saturday Night Live” skit that was mildly critical of Obama, but did no fact checking on wildly, grotesquely, libelous racist statements allegedly made by Rush Limbaugh which were not made by Rush Limbaugh.
…That’s not a matter of sloppiness. That’s a matter of ideology.