Would Al Franken or even Howard Stern fill the gap here?
The new conspiracy: Rush and Rupert's Fox
Hillary Rodham Clinton is finally getting some backup on her vast-right-wing-media (conspiracy) charge. But instead of her scattershot blast at the press, the new offensive targets two media giants: Rush Limbaugh and Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel. In Rush's case, he's under fire for something he didn't do.
See, he's the only political commentator on Armed Forces Radio, and Democrats want the organization partly funded with tax dollars to hire a lefty pundit--or drop him.
Murdoch, meanwhile, has committed two sins in liberals' eyes: He owns too much media and has created a "Fox effect" that supposedly forces other networks to bend conservative or lose market share.
This week, MoveOn.org and the Clinton-friendly Center for American Progress unleash their attack in a Michael Moore-style documentary called Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. Its point: Fox is too cozy with the GOP, and Murdoch forces his righty bias on his staff.
Conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell laughed at it all. "It's more evidence that the loopy left has taken over the liberal left."