Vee vill brook no dissent! [from the Daily Howler]
KURTZ (10/11/09): Take Major Garrett, he’s the White House correspondent for Fox News. Do you think he’s fair? Do you think he’s masquerading as a newsman?
DUNN: I will say—and I’ve done this in my interviews. I’ve differentiated. No, I’ve not said—I’ve differentiated between Major Garrett, who we view as a very good correspondent, and his network, and Major knows this. Major came to me when we didn’t include Chris—
KURTZ: Chris Wallace.
DUNN: —in the round of Sunday shows, Chris Wallace from the Sunday shows. And I told Major quite honestly that we had told Chris Wallace that, having fact-checked an administration guest on his show, something I’ve never seen a Sunday show do—and Howie, you can show me examples of where Sunday shows have fact-checked previous weeks’ guests.
We asked Chris for example where he had done that to anybody besides somebody from the administration in the year 2009, and we’re still waiting to hear from him. When they want to treat us like they treat everyone else—but let’s be realistic here, Howie. They are—they’re widely viewed as, you know, part of the Republican Party. Take their talking points and put them on the air. Take their opposition research and put them on the air, and that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.
KURTZ: You are making a distinction, just before I move on, between the opinion guys—O’Reilly, Hannity, Glenn Beck—and people like Major Garrett.
DUNN: I’m not talking about people like Major Garrett. I’m talking about the overall programming.
In der Fuhrer’s world, the only fact-checking will be done against Saturday Night Live’s claim that Obama hasn’t done any thing!