October 29, 2003

Romenesko Letters
“The roots of Fox News Channel‘s day-to-day on-air bias are actual and direct,” writes Charlie Reina, a former Fox News producer. “They come in the form of an executive memo distributed electronically each morning, addressing what stories will be covered and, often, suggesting how they should be covered. To the newsroom personnel responsible for the channel’s daytime programming, The Memo is the bible. If, on any given day, you notice that the Fox anchors seem to be trying to drive a particular point home, you can bet The Memo is behind it.”
> Ex-CNNer Harris told bosses: “I feel like your concubine” (WashTimes)

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