Avedon Carol links to a Media Matters post in which Eric Boehlert quotes ABC's Jake Tapper as being "completely baffled by the White House designation of Fox as a non-news propaganda channel. Which, of course, it is and has been for years as we all have reason to know. Avedon's jaw dropped - figuratively, natch.
I can find no better example of how right-wing our "mainstream" media is than the fact that they are so upset that the White House acknowledged that Fox News is Republican propaganda, not news. I mean, just look at Jake Tapper.
Oh my, Tapper has no idea how Fox News is different than ABC News, and he works there. Tapper can't tell what Fox News does differently that his own network. And Tapper was clearly irked that the White House had offered up an opinion that one of the Village's "sister organizations" wasn't professional. "Why is that appropriate for the White House to say?" Tapper demanded to know. (Hint: As a Beltway rule, Democratic White Houses are forbidden from calling out the press by name.)
Boehlert then in essence puts himself in the position of defending ABC - a daunting task which I personally wouldn't care to take on - by listing a number of the ways by example. They're worth going through with your little clicker for sure, very educational, but doing so doesn't really get at Tapper's point. It's not that Eric is wrong exactly about the superficial differences, it's that he isn't exactly right, either. And he isn't exactly right because he's looking at today instead of next year or the year after. Jake is talking about where "journalism" in the MSM is going, and it ain't toward Robert R Murrow.