Thursday, April 28, 2005

When TV News Attacks

As you might know, Fox Broadcasting and its owner Rupert Murdoch are extremely upset over an upcoming ABC News report on the show "American Idol," a report which Fox says is designed to discredit "Idol" during May sweeps.

If that's true and it's wrong for ABC to do this, why did I catch a promo on Thursday's FNC informing me about a report on tomorrow's "O'Reilly Factor" investigating whether ABC has "gone too far?"

I doubt that either media giant's news division has been asked to play the flack by the suits upstairs, but surely there is some desire to please them at work here on both sides.

Now if only we could get them to do a reenactment of the fight scene from "Anchorman."