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Yesterday morning Chris Wallace furnished an example of the sort of balance that Fox News brings to its political reportage. To discuss the Obama Administration’s new budget, Fox featured two Republican critics, Sen. John Kyle and Rep. Paul Ryan, followed by bashings from William Kristol, Brit Hume and Chris Wallace himself. As usual, Fox offered a wide sampling of viewpoints—all of them conservative and Republican. The Daily Show is also doing a fine job of tracking our breathless friends at Fox, as shown in this segment from last week:
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations:
A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.
A statistician determined that the five most common first names among New York City taxi drivers are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.
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