The Washington Times - October 21, 2009, 07:30AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The White House attack on Fox News is more about warning liberal media, Republicans choose sides in NY-23 race, and Marco Rubio cuts Charlie Crist’s lead in half in Florida’s GOP Senate primary.

  • Ace of Spades HQ:  White House Attack on FoxNews Really About Keeping Leftwing Media from Covering Any of Their Scoops

The criticism of Fox is not aimed at Fox. It is aimed at liberal editors, and is intended to quarantine the dramatic news being uncovered by right-of-center media.

  • The Jawa ReportThe New York 23 Race - Fred Thompson vs. Michael Steele

If you haven’t been following it, the race in NY-23 has Fred Thompson, Club for Growth and Bill Kristol on one side, Newt Gingrich, Daily Kos and Michael Steele on another side, and Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on yet another side.

Gov. Charlie Crist’s lead over former state house speaker Marco Rubio in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary has been cut in half from 55 - 26 percent to 50 - 35 percent.