NRO blogger Tim Graham has a stunning piece of news: FoxNews isn’t the jingoistic party-line conduit for pro-administration spin that you think it is, because Judge Napolitano gave a positive blurb to a non-interventionist book. (The book actually looks pretty good.)
Yes, that sure throws me for a loop. After all, what are years of shameless warmongering and administration loyalism compared with a book blurb? The premise of Graham’s “observation” is silly. Judge Napolitano, author of The Constitution in Exile (not exactly Cheney’s bedtime reading), is probably one of the last people still associated with FNC who speaks publicly about civil liberties in defense of them (rather than seeing them as obstacles on the path to Victory), so he is not exactly representative of the network’s news and commentary. FoxNews also still employs Alan Colmes, which must similarly prove that there is no pro-war, pro-administration bias at the network generally.
P.S. By Graham’s standard of political analysis-by-book-blurb, Sean Hannity’s blurb for Napolitano’s book would represent some actual sympathy with the argument that the federal government has overreached in the PATRIOT Act and detaining citizens without charge, when we all know that this is absurd. Hannity’s blurb, meanwhile, is just two blurbs away from Alan Colmes’ blurb. A product of media consolidation or an elaborate ideological web that unites both Hannity and Colmes? You decide.