Fox News on Tuesday demanded that YouTube.com remove a video of Bill Clinton's combative interview with Chris Wallace last Sunday, then allowed the website to restore the video the following day. The Boston Phoenix, which noted that other Fox News clips, which showed the network's commentators in dominant command, had not been ordered removed, asked a Fox spokesperson to explain. The response: "Our Internet division used poor judgment in asking this to be taken down. We're thrilled the Wallace-Clinton clip has received so many hits on YouTube." Meanwhile Fox News chief Roger Ailes called Clinton's response to Wallace a "wild overreaction" to the reporter's question and "an assault on all journalists." Ailes told the Associated Press: "If you can't sit there and answer a question from a professional, mild-mannered, respectful reporter like Chris Wallace, then the hatred for journalists is showing. ... I've never had an interview like that, certainly not with a former president of the United States. ... No one could have been more shocked than I was."




28/09/2006