Former Time Writer Mocks Notion Fox Is Uniquely Biased and Can't Moderate Debates

NewsBusters | 3/16/2019 | Staff
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Lance Morrow used to be a liberal essayist for Time magazine, perhaps most memorably lecturing America to "grow up about sex" in 1992 when voters were troubled about Bill Clinton's infidelity problems. He took a different tack once Clinton was exposed for exploiting White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In Friday's Wall Street Journal, Morrow mocked the idea that the Democrats should freeze Fox News out of presidential debates because the liberals are shocked by biased journalists:

The Democrats consider Fox a propaganda arm of the Trump administration, but they have their own propaganda arms. Most of the mainstream media manifest a deep affinity for progressive Democrats and their agenda. To exclude Fox smacks of Soviet one-party theatrics.

Journalists - CNN - MSNBC - Washington - Post

The journalists at CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times and, broadly speaking, the elected officials and paid operatives of the Democratic Party—almost all of these people agree on the issues of the day: women’s rights, abortion, gay marriage and other LGBTQ issues, Black Lives Matter, gun control, immigration, the border wall, family separation at the U.S.-Mexican border, Russian collusion, Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness and so on. They agree, above all, in opposing and loathing Donald Trump.

The Journal, like Fox News, is owned by Rupert Murdoch. But facts are facts. Morrow acknowledges that President Trump has a close relationship with Fox host Sean Hannity -- they're said to talk by phone nightly after Hannity's show -- but says this isn't really something new in history:

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-- The muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens of McClure’s Magazine met often with President Theodore Roosevelt...
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