From Democratic Underground:
The odor of hypocrisy surrounding George W. Bush grew even more repugnant last week when he pulled out his favorite chestnut and accused Democrats of “playing politics” with his judicial nominations. Wow, I haven’t heard him use that one for, ooh, about five minutes. But who’s really playing politics here? Last week a leaked memo from Elizabeth Keys, a senior communications advisor for the Senate Republican Conference, revealed that Senate Republicans were in cahoots with Fox News over the theatrical aspects of this colossal waste of time, uh, I mean, very important debate. The memo to Republican staffers said, “It is important to double efforts to get your boss to S-230 on time … Fox News Channel is really excited about this marathon and Brit Hume at 6 would love to open with all our 51 senators walking onto the floor – the producer wants to know will we walk in exactly at 6:02 when the show starts so they get it live to open Brit Hume’s show? Or if not, can we give them an exact time for the walk-in start?” So let me get this straight – Fox News isn’t just spinning the news any more, they’re actually working directly with Republicans to stage-manage the news. My word, is there no end to the impartiality of the Fox News Network?