Now this is the last guy to complain about fake news. Former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines has leveled a shocking charge against Fox News: The leading cable news network makes up its stories.
In his new autobiography "The One That Got Away," Raines-who, ironically, resigned over made-up stories at the Times-writes: "Fox, by its mere existence, undercuts the argument that the public is starved for 'fair' news, and not just because Fox shills for the Republican Party and panders o the latest of America's periodic religious manias. The key to understanding Fox News is to grasp the anomalous fact that its consumers know its 'news' is made up.
"It matters not when critics point this out to Foxite consumers because they've understood it from the outset. That's why they're there." I'm sure Jayson Blair and Dan Rather agree with you, Mr. Raines.