Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was accidentally caught Thursday morning making some very positive statements about Fox News. As reported by Reuters (emphasis mine throughout, hat tip to NRO’s Media Blog):
In comments overheard on an open microphone between morning television interviews, including one with Fox, the top U.S. diplomat said: "My Fox guys, I love every single one of them."
For those thinking the Secretary was displaying a predictable conservative bias, think again. It appears that Rice doesn’t only like the “Fox guys,” but also has a sweet spot for an unlikely subject:
But Rice told an aide that when she was next in Iraq she would like to do a "one-on-one" interview with CBS "The Early Show" anchor Harry Smith.
"He's a decent guy. I know they are like 55 in the ratings, but I like him," Rice said in comments monitored by Reuters on a television feed.
Sadly, Rice said nothing about the NewsBusters guys.