After 11 years of “the rabbit hole fiction” that Fox News is unbiased, the jig may be up, claims the Guardian’s American editor, Michael Tomasky. An admitted liberal journalist himself, Tomasky thinks it's time Fox stopped pretending not to be a conservative voice, as its audience clearly understands it to be. And he thinks the lawsuit from Judith Regan, "the, um, brains behind the OJ Simpson If I Did It mediapalooza," could be the thing that ends the charade.
Regan claims that Fox execs told her to "lie to, and withhold information from" investigators about her ex-lover—and former NYC police commissioner—Bernard Kerik, after he was charged with mob ties. "If proven someday, Fox will no longer be able to hide behind the fiction that it's a neutral news outfit," Tomasky writes. He has no problem with bias—he admits his own—but wants to see Fox stop claiming to "play it straight."