Dems See Gain in Taking On Fox News
Posted on Oct 2, 2006
Within two days of the fiery Clinton-Wallace interview, Sen. Barbara Boxer and former Clinton lawyer Lanny Davis mocked Fox’s “fair and balanced” motto on air. It’s part of a strategy: no more rolling over for the Murdoch empire.
THE Fox News Channel doesn’t officially turn 10 until this week, but the Democrats have already begun doing their best to spoil the celebrations.
The party crashing began last Sunday, when former President Bill Clinton transformed an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” into a finger-pointing tirade against what he called a “conservative hit job.” Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, quickly released a statement applauding Mr. Clinton for standing up to what he described as a right-wing, bullying propaganda machine.
In separate appearances on Fox News over the next two days, Lanny J. Davis, a former special counsel to Mr. Clinton, and Barbara Boxer, the Democratic senator from California, mocked the news channel’s trademarked motto of being “fair and balanced.”
From Robert Grossman / NYT