It is interesting that when people make their own editorial choices of what to read at the Washington Post’s website, these items are the top three for 2007.
On the day of the State of the Union address, the vice president’s daughter, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, argues in favor of continuing the Iraq war.
2. Why Bush Will Be a Winner by William Kristol, published July 15.
A rousing (and controversial) defense of the president’s legacy. The rebuttal, Why Bush is a Loser by David Corn, was also high on the most-popular list.
3. Pratfall in Damascus, editorial, published April 5.
The Post’s editorial board criticizes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Syria and her statements about negotiating peace with Israel.
This is probably also more evidence why FOX News Channel is still the most highly-rated news organization, and the reason in part is because it truly IS “fair and balanced.” At least that is what the results of a George Mason University study of the 2008 campaign coverage reveal…
Fox News Channel’s coverage was more balanced toward both parties than the broadcast networks were. On FOX, evaluations of all Democratic candidates combined were split almost evenly – 51% positive vs. 49% negative, as were all evaluations of GOP candidates – 49% positive vs. 51% negative, producing a perfectly balanced 50-50 split for all candidates of both parties. On the three broadcast networks, opinion on Democratic candidates split 47% positive vs. 53% negative, while evaluations of Republicans were more negative – 40% positive vs. 60% negative. For both parties combined, network evaluations were almost 3 to 2 negative in tone, i.e. 41% positive vs. 59% negative.
It is comforting to know that American conservatives are truly the silent majority and yet seek out the “fair and balanced” news source.