A “Chilling” edict was sent out at Fox News: Lay Off Obama. And this seems to have come directly from the top, from Rupert Murdoch himself.
Righties are in a snit over this, pointing out in what is probably a fairly accurate instinct that Roop is hoping to keep the Fairness Doctrine dogs at bay. The Fairness Doctrine is a boogieman of the Right, however silly that might be. And aw, shucks! Does that mean Fox News will actually have to start reporting news and stop willfully slandering Barack Obama as a Muslim (clutch the pearls)?