Today, on ABC, there was a very interesting confrontation between Roger Ailes, the Director of FOX, Arianna Huffington and Paul Krugman. In this clip, Krugman asks Ailes about how he percieves the disinformation and imflammatory language that is the sensationalistic fodder they claim is reporting. At one point in his exchange with Huffington, Ailes, in defending Glenn Beck in his comparison of Obama and Stalin, excuses himself and says he is merely in the business of entertainment.
I think FOX in its own twisted drooling manic way is a tribute the stregnth of Americas Constitution and the fact that America really does enjoy Freedom of The Press. Think about the kind of country America would become if people like Glenn Beck really did have their way. Think about it. FOX would not be allowed to exist.
To put this into real perspective you should get acquainted with an organization called Reporters Without Borders. They monitor the relative freedom of the press in countries all over the world and the plight of reporters who have been arrested, thrown in jail and executed. They have a barometer of press freedom and a continual rating of countries. America has actually moved up on the list in the last few months and is now #20. Denmark is #1. France isn't doing so well, we are #43.