I don't know what Murdoch's long-view strategy is, but in the short-term, by touting the success of the Democratic convention and downplaying the political importance of the "far right," it sure looks like he's throwing Fox News under the bus.
Howard Kurtz is an example of how to be a success in the mainstream media. Unfortunately, giving readers the relevant information they might need to understand the context and significance of a story comes second, third, or fourth, if at all.
Over the weekend I caught up on some reading and noticed the level of swipes recently taken at Fox's CEO Roger Ailes. I thought, really? Why are some so obsessed with Roger -- obsessed to the point that they are so so so busy taking swipes at him?
Not only does Fox News not fret over its many detractors, it generally welcomes the outrage as an opportunity to once again let its pit-bullish media relations department off the chain to maul the crap out of the poor sap with the bad sense to hassle its master.
Might this act of selling out have something to do with the fact that the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation serves as an underwriter of the George Washington Forum, which is the OU group hosting the speech?
Since her resignation, Sarah Palin has pretended to be a Tea Party Republican, done a cheesy reality show, joined a partisan network, and pretended to run for president. In short, she has disqualified herself from ever holding legitimate elected office again.
The result of 40 years of these coded attacks is to ensure a permanent de facto racial segregation in our political dialogue, pitting white male voters against African Americans and poisoning our discourse.