Time for a New Fox News?
A subject of many discussions among conservatives is the decline of FNC as a conservative voice. In recent month, FNC has hired more liberal contributors, including Jesse Jackson’s daughter and, most recently, Dennis Kucinich. True conservative voices have become virtually non-existent with most being supporters of establishment Republicans, members of the Bush Wing of the GOP (Karl Rove, Dana Perino, etc.) and neo-cons like Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes.
Recently, FNC has become a major supporter of comprehensive immigration reform or a path to citizenship (aka amnesty) with Hannity and O’Reilly jumping aboard the Amnesty Train. Mickey Kaus, one of the few honest liberals around, questions whether FNC still represents conservatives, especially if it is a strong proponent of amnesty. Perhaps it is time for a new Fox:
Does Fox News now have an All-Amnesty lineup? Looks like it. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have now fallen in line behind World Citizen Rupert Murdoch’s support of ”sweeping, generous immigration reform,” including a “path to citizenship.” Karl Rove was always on board, of course.
What about Fox News’ viewers? Are they going to go along like sheep? They now have no network that represents their perspective on what seems to be a key issue for Obama’s second term. Is it time for a new Fox? (Wouldn’t it be time for a new Fox anyway? That lineup has been stale for years.) …
P.S.: Is there any other issue in American politics where the media’s coverage is so one-sided? Even non-PC newspapers are eager to expand Latino readership–they’ve been in a GOP-like panic about not offending Latinos for years. (When was the last time an L.A. Times editor sent a reporter to interview construction workers who’d permanently lost their middle class jobs to cheaper undocumented labor?) Public radio stations get grants to broadcast “Latino” content, often drearily didactic and inevitably pro-amnesty. Now even the opposition isn’t in opposition. I look forward to vigorous ”balanced” debates between pro-amnesty Democrats and pro-amnesty Marco Rubio throughout the spring.
Here is a simple question the MSM might ask for starters: Why won’t the same thing happen with Obama’s ”comprehensive immigration reform” as happened with Reagan’s similar 1986 immigration reform: We’ll get the amnesty part but the enforcement part will be blocked (by lawsuits, or lack of zeal on the part of administrators)?
Maybe the answer will be that, in proponents’ minds, it doesn’t really matter if we get another post-”reform” wave of 11 million new unauthorized immigrants. If so, that’s an answer Americans deserve to hear …
But I guess they won’t hear it on FOX.
Hat tip: Daily Caller