Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Liberal balance" at Fox News

Every now and then I'll have someone say to me in conversation that Fox News isn't a propaganda arm of the Republican party because it employs "liberals" like Greta Van Susteren, Geraldo Rivera, and Alan Colmes.

Of the three, Colmes is the only one who regularly presents a liberal perspective. And I suppose it is somewhat telling that he's the one who is no longer with the network.

Last night I flipped by Van Susteren's program, only to see Susteren interviewing Sarah Palin - for what seems like the umpteenth time - at her husband's snowmobile race.

This is what counts as "liberal balance" at Fox? Cheerleading the anti-intellectual Christian nationalist career of Sarah Palin? When Susteren isn't busy promoting Palin or interviewing Sean Hannity or presenting the "breaking news" that someone from National Review is accusing Barack Obama and William Ayers of having associations, she's busy covering the missing attractive white female/attractive white female murders someone tabloid news beat (which is also Rivera's beat.)

Some balance.


Anonymous said...

Anyone who feels that Fox News is not propaganda, can safely be dismissed as an idiot who has nothing useful to add to a conversation.

gawker said...

I guess anyone who is not a raving foaming-at-the-mouth wingnut on Fox News can be called a liberal.