News Corp and G.E. deserve scrutiny for a variety of reasons. Any “truce” that neuters a news organizations editorial prerogative is bad news.
Shortly after, Phil Griffin, the MSNBC president, said in a daily conference call with producers that he wanted the channel’s other programs to follow Mr. Olbermann’s lead and restrain from criticizing Fox directly, according to two employees. At Fox News, some staff members were told to “be fair” to G.E.