Reevaluating Whether To ‘Carry Water’

shepardsmith3.jpgIn more Katrina news, Harry Jaffe wonders whether some of Fox News’ talent is having their own crises of confidence: “The cable news operation, often accused by critics of carrying water for the Bush administration, aired story after story during the past two weeks about the Katrina disaster that cast the government in a bad light.”

Is this all part of a larger ‘Cronkite moment’ for the media?

Will there be a famous anecdote a decade from now where Karl Rove sat in his West Wing office and said, “If I’ve lost Shepard Smith I’ve lost the country”?