Kudos to the major news networks for refusing to allow the Obama administration to blackball Fox:
Here’s how Pastor Martin Niemöller would have seen it, if he was alive today:
First they came for Fox News, and we did not speak out—because we did not have openly conservative commentators as part of our news program;
Then they came for CBS, and we did not speak out—because we figured that Katie Couric had it coming to her;
Then they came for CNN, and we did not speak out—because we’d always been jealous of their monopoly in airports;
Then they came for the MSNBC, and we did not speak out—because we had to admit that Olbermann had crossed a few lines there;
Then they came for the rest of us —and, First Amendment or not, there was no one left to speak out for us.
UPDATE: Tucker Carlson gives a fine epitaph in a scolding post (scolding the MSM) pre-dating the above fine display of stiffened spines:
Since when does the federal government get to make programming decisions, much less decide what is and what is not a legitimate news organization? Where did political consultants—people who spend their lives lying to reporters—get the moral standing to make pronouncements about journalistic ethics?