Al Qaeda’s least favorite network

In his exclusive report on the bin Laden plot to kill Obama — the Obama administration must really like him — David Ignatius buries this gem in his conclusion:

Bin Laden and his aides hoped for big terrorist operations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. They also had elaborate media plans. Adam Gadahn, a U.S.-born media adviser, even discussed in a message to his boss what would be the best television outlets for a bin Laden anniversary video.

“It should be sent for example to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN and maybe PBS and VOA. As for Fox News let her die in her anger,” Gadahn wrote. At another point, he said of the networks: “From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except [Fox News] channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too.”

Ignaatius comments:”What an unintended boost for Fox, which can now boast that it is al-Qaeda’s least favorite network.” That’s a subject Ignatius will not be exploring in a future column. And it would make a good one, in which the columnist could speculate on the newspapers that might populate a comparable list of al Qaeda’s favorites. Ah, well, maybe that’s too easy.

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