The fuss over FOX…

FOX News remains in the news following Al Gore’s identification of FOX as part of a “fifth column” within journalism. The New York Times published a feature about FOX News yesterday. New York magazine also has a take on the network. For a discussion of the term “fifth column,” see Timothy Noah’s column on Slate.

Michael Wolf, writing for New York magazine, asserts what I believe is a truism of politics: “Good politics is about good writing.” He asserts it as a “new principle,” but really it’s another articulation of the idea that language creates the political experience. Right now, FOX is creating a compelling political experience for many Americans.