First, they came for Fox News...

Faint though it is, the heartbeat of media integrity still flutters weakly, perhaps realizing this is necessary to save itself. Barack Obama, (D) the first African-American president in the history of the US, added a dubious first to his presidency--for the first time in the history of the US the president banned an entire network from the White House press pool. Which network? Why the one the administration is futilely trying to delegitimize but is only helping--Fox, of course. Doug Ross explains the significance of the White House's shameful--and increasingly desperate--act. Today the White House stepped up its attack on Fox News, announcing that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the Press Pool. The Pool is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association. Its membership is not subject to oversight by the government.Before an interview with "Pay...(Read Full Post)

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