The blogging world loves to take shots at the Main Stream Media (MSM).
I just read an article where they did something right!
The White House tried to exclude Fox News from an important interview and the other MSMs said basically “if Fox News isn’t included, we will all refuse the interview.”
Of course, they are acting in their own self-interest. One day the Republicans will be back in office and there is always the possibility that they will try and control the media as well. If I were an MSM executive I would have done the same thing!
I am disappointed with the Obama administration’s attempt to control the Media. That doesn’t sound like a love for freedom to me, and it is certainly not “change” that I want initiated by the government! If we want to punish a media outlet let’s all not watch!
Here is an article about this at FoxNews.com:
“The Treasury Department on Thursday tried to make ‘pay czar’ Kenneth Feinberg available for interviews to every member of the network pool except Fox News. The pool is the five-network rotation that for decades has shared the costs and duties of daily coverage of the presidency and other Washington institutions.
But the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks consulted and decided that none of their reporters would interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included. The pool informed Treasury that Fox News, as a member of the network pool, could not be excluded from such interviews under the rules of the pool.