Sunday, January 04, 2004

Outfoxed, by Michelle Cottle

New Republic

Cottle argues that the O'Reilly and Coulters of the world should be viewed in the same light as their critics (Franken, Garafalo, etc): they're all ranting entertainers, not journalists. I agree. I think you must view people like O'Reilly in this light if you're going to watch Fox News. You can't take many of the personalities on the channel very seriously. If you're willing to admit this to yourself, it can be fun to watch. But it's the OC fun to watch, not MacNeil Lehrer fun to watch, if that was possible.

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