The full Newsweek article is worth a read. The one thing I quibble with is the contention of people like Bruce Bartlett that it is okay for a network to wear its politics on its sleeve. Maybe...but certainly not to the degree that Fox does, and certainly not while pretending to be a "news" channel and calling itself fair and balanced. Yet it's an interesting point: that the tail is now wagging the dog. I hadn't thought of it that way, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Fox reaches millions of minds every night. (Nauseating thought, I know.) John Boehner doesn't. It's possible that Fox, Limbaugh and the rest of the right wing media have more influence on setting the conservative agenda than the Republican Party does now.