‘What Would We Do Without Fox News and the Wall Street Journal?’
Adele Stan has a great play-by-play on the recent RightOnline conference, with a focus on the provenance of the event’s big stars. One-third of the speakers were employees of one news organization or another; the idea that conservative media was under assault played heavy in the proceedings. Quoting Jim Pinkerton of “Fox News Watch”:
“I should say that, for 13 years now, it’s been my enormous privilege to work at Fox News,” Pinkerton said from the podium, and although I’m proud of the work that I’m a very small part of that Fox does … I’m watching the effort to boycott Glenn Beck, and I think that it’s telling you that it’s just a part of the ongoing efforts that you’re going to be seeing against Fox as the federal government does its best to squelch what Barack Obama said was his greatest source of pain in the media was Fox.”
My wrap-up on the event, focusing on how it was training the “Tea Party” movement, is here.