Fox News Ridicules Ed Rendell For Suggesting FNC Has ‘Thin Veneer Of Impartiality’

Fox News has gone after former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who took a dig at Fox on rival MSNBC Monday, saying Fox has a “thin veneer of impartiality.” Bill Shine, a Fox News executive, tells Politico’s Maggie Haberman Rendell “didn’t seem to have an issue with our ‘credibility’ or ‘impartiality’ when he was trying to shake us down for more money before signing with MSNBC.”

Rendell, talking to MSNBC’s Ed Schultz about the New York magazine article on Fox News, said the story “strips away any thin veneer of impartiality that Fox may have – simply because it admits that this was a proving ground, sort of a training ground for presidential candidates.”

Haberman points out that Rendell has spoken highly of Fox News in the past, including back during the 2008 campaign:

“I think during this entire primary coverage, starting in Iowa and up to the present — FOX has done the fairest job, and remained the most objective of all the cable networks,” he said in March that year, in an appearance chronicled on this blog. “You hate both of our candidates. No, I’m only kidding. But you actually have done a very balanced job of reporting the news, and some of the other stations are just caught up with Senator Obama, who is a great guy, but Senator Obama can do no wrong, and Senator Clinton can do no right.”

From 2008 – Gov. Rendell: Fox is ‘Most Objective’ Cable Network

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