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Yes, Fox News Can Go Lower

January 13, 2010

The recent announcement that Sarah Palin would become a contributor to Fox News probably came as little surprise to me it is worth noting that by hiring her Fox News has given up any pretense it has had of being a journalistic enterprise How can they presume to report on Palin, the most prominent potential Republican presidential nominee, when she is on the payroll? Would the Right be happy with Berlusconian (sounds like burlesque, no?) “democracy,” where the majority of media outlets are directly linked to a politician (though it should be said that in Italy’s case the politician actually owns them)?

Of course, perhaps Palin is giving up on her political career and doesn’t plan to run for office again, in which case Fox could still claim to possess the journalistic integrity they had before hiring her – specifically, none.

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