interviews with "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg yesterday, however the
Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks included in the White
House pool would not interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.
For years, administrations have favored particular news people or news
networks - MSNBC was largely frozen out by the Bush administration, as
Dana Perino recently admitted. But that doesn't make it right; maybe
now is the time to change policies at the White House. On the other
hand, while Fox has a political agenda, the other so-called "news"
organizations also have an agenda - profit. Since the death of the
Fairness Doctrine, and since Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act
of 1996, all the news divisions of all the networks have come under the
control of the entertainment divisions and are now profit centers.
That's why we see Balloon Boy instead of coverage of the very real
issues happening in the world.