This afternoon, Fox News hosted Bruce Josten, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's executive vice president of government affairs, who lashed out at the Obama administration for its recent criticism of the chamber. Subjected to a flurry of softball questions from anchor Megyn Kelly, Josten said the administration was "acting out of desperation" and "seems to have gone from a campaign of hope and change to fear and smear." Watch:
Josten seems pretty sure of himself -- as well he should be. He's giving an interview on the one network where he knows his attacks will not be challenged.
How could the chamber be sure they would have a friendly venue on Fox to discuss allegations about the donors funding their attack ads? Because Fox's parent company is one of those donors! Yup, News Corp. gave $1 million to the chamber this summer.
Somehow, Megyn Kelly forgot to mention that donation during her six-minute interview with one of its top executives.
This whole situation is an ethics nightmare. But as usual, Fox couldn't care less.