The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Faux News bureau chief accidentally admits truth

On May 25, Fox anchor David Asman made the mistake the GOP fears most-- letting the truth slip.

ASMAN: So, Senator [Trent Lott], if we should have done it and if we had the votes to do it in the Senate -- if you guys in the Republican Party did -- then why did you need a compromise?

Oops. Bad form. But he caught himself pretty quickly there. Fox News' London bureau chief Scott Norvell wasn't as lucky as Assman. His accidental honesty was in print. In an op-ed for the European edition of the Wall Street Journal, he had this to say:

"Even we at Fox News manage to get some lefties on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly."