Hardly had our friends at Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse) secured their berth on the front row in the White House press room, as I noted recently, than the changes started.
Major Garrett, Fox’ man in that press room, is now to leave the broadcaster and return to the world of print journalism. That might not look so dramatic, except that it was Garrett’s even handed approach – yes, Fox have on occasion known to employ someone who really is fair and balanced – that counted in the channel’s favour when their move to the front row was considered.
Of course, Fox would not have kept Garrett in place merely as insurance to get on to the front row, would they? Maybe, maybe not, but everyone else in the press room will be watching stand-ins Wendell Goler and Mike Emanuel like hawks.
Strange how those of an even handed or liberal nature do not keep well at Fox.