Friday, February 7, 2014

Another kick in the teeth to the FOX News Haters

 James Carville Joins Fox News

The people at Fox News are apparently serious about being “fair and balanced” as proved on Thursday, when the network hired veteran Democratic activist James Carville to serve as a contributor of political commentary on the channel.

NewsBusters
"The “Ragin' Cajun,” who led Bill Clinton's successful presidential campaign in 1992 and spent most of the past decade as a political commentator for the Cable News Network, joins such outspoken liberals as Juan Williams, Kirsten Powers and Bob Beckel on the channel's roster.
Carville hosted Crossfire on CNN from 2002 until it was canceled in three years. He later served as an adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and last year lent his name to the Ready for Hillary PAC, which has dedicated itself to supporting Clinton's 2016 presidential ambitions.
Carville is currently a political science professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has written several books, some with his wife, GOP strategist Mary Matalin.
Carville and Matalin were both shown the door -- along with several other long-time commentators -- by CNN's new president, Jeff Zucker, during January of 2013. 
"James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News," Bill Shine, the network's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network."
This much is certain: Having James Carville on the set of Fox News is bound to result in arguments and fireworks, just as those provided by Williams, Beckel and Powers. Critics of the cable news network would do well to remember that the so-called “conservative” channel is far better balanced politically than any of its competitors."