Letter to a Future Republican Strategist Regarding White People

Lidane11/12/2012 10:07:27 am PST

Cue the wingnut head explosions. The New York Times praised Fox News. Sort of:

For One Night at Fox, News Tops Agenda

Over many months, Fox lulled its conservative base with agitprop: that President Obama was a clear failure, that a majority of Americans saw Mr. Romney as a good alternative in hard times, and that polls showing otherwise were politically motivated and not to be believed.

But on Tuesday night, the people in charge of Fox News were confronted with a stark choice after it became clear that Mr. Romney had fallen short: was Fox, first and foremost, a place for advocacy or a place for news?

In this moment, at least, Fox chose news.