The Washington Post’s David Ignatius lays it out:
As I wrote last week, Gadahn hated Fox News (“falls into the abyss”); he liked MSNBC but complained about the firing of Keith Olbermann; he had mixed feelings about CNN (better in Arabic than in English) and made flattering comments about CBS and ABC. Basically, he wanted to play them all off to al-Qaeda’s best advantage. He also mentioned print journalists, most prominently Robert Fisk of The Independent of Britain. He cites three Americans (“Brian Russ,” “Simon Hirsh” and “Jerry Van Dyke”), though it’s uncertain whom he meant.
So…hippie-born traitor Gadahn has the same media preferences of your average Media Matters minion, Democratic Underground poster and DNC chair.
“Brian Russ” must be ABC’s Brian Ross. “Simon Hirsh” is obviously the lefty conspiratorial writer Seymour Hersh, known for spinning tales about American troops losing battles right before they win them. But…Jerry Van Dyke?