I seem to recall that when the Bush administration didn’t like former ambassador Joe Wilson’s op-ed “What I Didn’t Find in Africa” in The New York Times, it outed his CIA agent wife, Valerie Plame. Seriously. Outed a CIA agent.
So maybe that’s why the Obama adminstration calling out the media, especially Fox, on its accuracy doesn’t seem all that heavyhanded to me. We in the media have an obligation to get it right and to base our opinions on facts, not scurrilous and melodramatic notions.