Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Wisdom of Mark Twain

The Obama administration has had some pretty nasty things to say about Fox News lately.  I'm OK with that.  Fox News has had some pretty nasty things to say about them too.  While I don't believe that Fox is an arm of the Republican Party, I do perceive a conservative bias on the part of Fox News.  "Fair and Balanced" means we're as biased in favor of the conservative perspective as every other major media outlet is toward the liberal perspective.  That's OK.  Lets be candid about it.  But Mark Twain had some interesting advice for those who felt inclined to take on large media organizations, which in his day were the newspapers.  He said, "Never pick a fight with anyone who buys ink by the barrel."  The Obama team might want to consider the wisdom of that remark.  Either way, I'm happy to sit back and watch the outcome of this pissin' contest.  I'll put my money on Fox News.