Fox News Rallies to Herman Cain's Defense

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Herman Cain, but you wouldn’t know that from watching Fox’s primetime lineup. Sean Hannity devoted a large chunk of his radio show yesterday to defending Cain against a liberal smear campaign and continued the theme on his Fox program. “As Herman Cain has gone up in the polls, so have these attacks,” he said, dismissing Gloria Allred’s press conference as part of the conspiracy, a partisan but predictable reaction. The more curious coverage came from top-rated Fox host Bill O’Reilly, who invited pseudo-Democrat Bernard Goldberg on to discuss the unfair coverage CNN had given Cain—without any mention of the highly publicized, R-rated accusations that dominated the day’s news cycle.