Aw, jeez. Anita Dunn, the White House communications director and former Democratic Party consultant, accused FOX of serving as an "arm'' of the Republican Party, according to a Tribune report.
They're widely viewed as a part of the Republican Party - take [the GOP's] talking points, put'em on the air, take [the GOP's] opposition research, put'em on the air. But let's not pretend that they're a news network the way CNN is.
This is partisan nonsense. In journalism, putting someone's view on the air is called telling both
sides of the story. This is what angers President Barack Obama's White
House and Democrats about FOX News; instead of ignoring Republican or
conservative views, responses, comments and so forth, FOX News airs
them--something that MSNBC and the major network news shops don't do as
often. At the same time, those other network shops are perfectly
content to repeat Obama and Democratic talking points.
This happens because today's journalism schools--judging by the
results--no longer teach the idea of objective reporting. Too many
reporters today apparently think their job is to report the "truth,"
which sets them up as the arbiters of the truth, meaning that they've
become rhetoricians instead of journalists.