Working at Fox News is like welfare for GOP failures

The long list of Republican failures continue to find easy work at Fox News.

Former GOP Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), the one-time Tea Party hero who recently lost to Elizabeth Warren, is next in line for the Fox Welfare Network.

Fox has a longstanding record of hiring GOP failures, whether it’s Karl Rove, Dick Morris or Sarah Palin. Though, interestingly, Fox recently showed Rove, Morris and Palin the door.

It seems as though Fox is trying to “lighten” its image by going Republican-lite.  But lest anyone forget, Scott Brown was a teabagger who, once elected, tried to pretend he was more moderate.  Nonetheless, this strikes me as yet another sign that Fox, for whatever reason, is slowly moving away from the craziest of the crazies, and trying to establish itself as more mainstream, or at least a kinder and gentler Republican.

Strikes me that all the criticism of Fox is finally causing some pain.

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Boston Globe:

Former Senator Scott Brown transitioned from potential comeback politician to pundit in just two weeks, making his debut as a contributor to Fox News on Wednesday night in an appearance also billed as an “exclusive” by host Sean Hannity.

Fans and skeptics alike saw the move as a plush landing pad for the Republican, a telegenic former model who used his regular-guy appeal to great effect in his campaign for US Senate and whose upset win in 2010 was championed and chronicled on Fox.

Brown lost reelection to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, but was expected to make another special election run after Senator John F. Kerry stepped down last month to become secretary of state. Two weeks ago, Brown stunned the political establishment by announcing he would not run, and last week Fox revealed he was in negotiations to become a contributor.


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  • lynchie

    The 1% don’t want to pay taxes in line with their exorbitant income. Hedge fund managers pay less than 15% on millions an because our Congress is owned by Wall Street and the Banks they will do nothing to change the rates. Many americans like romney have offshore accounts that they pay no tax on and while technically they are observing the law they are in fact not patriots and could care less if the poor and elderly have a crumb off their very full table

  • SwissTechie

    Actually, Saverin, one of the names listed, lived in Singapore years before renouncing and it is true that Americans are renouncing because Americans forgot that citizenship includes patriotism, nationalism, culture, ancestry, values,etc. Many stateside Americans have degraded the value of citizenship to be limited to taxes, as demonstrated in the yahoo article and the many acts of lumping up all renunciations into cases like that of Dennis Rich. How about if more Americans attempt to understand why people are renouncing instead of insulting, blaming, hating and condemning them for all the wrong reasons?

  • lynchie

    Well the article talked about current residents. They are renouncing and moving out of the country to keep their wealth and not pay for the very things that made them wealthy. In addition your are full of shit that people are leaving because of patriotism, culture, etc. If they cared they would stay for those very reasons.

  • SwissTechie

    Most renouncing are not wealthy, have lived abroad for many years and earned their wealth abroad, meaning that it is not in the US. They are renouncing because some stateside Americans reduced the value of citizenship to taxes, making it worthless by no longer honoring the other aspects of being a citizen, such as patriotism, nationalism, culture, ancestry, values, etc. These days, many who haven’t renounced only care about the taxes of others, and thus Americans are renouncing because they place greater value in all the other elements of citizenship which are no longer valued in the US.

  • vonlmo

    Would it be too far-fetched to expect Republican-Lite, Obama to eventually land on Fox

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Because they often show up here to spout the most ridiculous, asinine nonsense.

    Also because other commentators and bloggers regularly report on the latest BS Faux News watchers have been told.

  • taxedmore

    How would you know how long their memory is unless you are watching FOX?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Worse, they breed like fruit flies.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Just think, squatters taking over the Hamptons!

  • UncleBucky

    True, they go to places like “Coasta RRico…” <–bad Spanish and Anglo up the place.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_rica (it's nice place)

  • nicho

    I stand corrected.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I don’t think they care about softening their image. It’s just about the ratings, and names like Rove, Morris, and Palin have gone well beyond their 15-minutes of fame.

    The average Faux News viewer has the memory of a fruit fly, incapable of holding onto basic objective facts, like who took us to war in Afghanistan and Iraq and left both unfinished, who passed several rounds of deep tax cuts that benefited the wealthy most of all, and who stood idly by as the plutocratic bastard class crashed the world economy.

    I’d wager increasing numbers of them have no idea why Rove, Morris, and Palin were once famous.

  • Dano2

    I like it that the “makers” are leaving to go to…where? A higher-taxed, socialist state! Go Galt brave titans of industry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best,

    D

  • Dano2

    Takers!

    …of wingnut welfare.

    Best,

    D

  • MaryJOGrady

    Actually, the British in the days of the Raj tended to require their local functionaries to learn the languages used where they were posted. A lot of good linguistic scholarship was the result, one of the few beneficial products of colonialism. We, on the other hand, seem to export only the rich and lazy, so, as you say, they’ll throw around some money and ignore all the natives they do not employ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.wheeler.925 Jennifer Wheeler

    Hit the nail on the head.

  • nicho

    These people don’t need to find a place where English is spoken. They go to some place, toss around some money, and the locals cater to them — and even learn English to accommodate them. The one percenters themselves never learn the local language — apart from a few poorly pronounced words. Think of the English in India during the Raj. There are a lot of places — even in Europe — with English-speaking expat communities, in which the English-speaking people have almost zero to do with the locals — besides treat them like servants.

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Arel Harry R. Sohl

    Is “like”?

  • UncleBucky

    christianIST, no? :D

  • UncleBucky

    Where would they go? All English speaking destinations are in some part or another more “socialist” than they claim they want to associate with. Unless they go to Dubai or something like that. They should not come back, the traitors.

    And that is why a small number of them are trying the secession strategy. To get a CSA-redo so they can have their homes in the South or wherever that crazy place might be. Those people are really traitors.

    And that is why they are doing the States’ rights thing. Because they know there is no place on Earth they would go and that the CSA route would be met with the US Military.

  • UncleBucky
  • nicho

    KKKarl is the featured speaker at the annual fundraiser for the local “Christian” school. I guess that’s because he has exhibited such sparkling “Christian” credentials.

  • Naja pallida

    They’ve scored a lot for the Democratic party. That’s why Karl Rove has his panties in such a knot lately… but he’s on the losing side of the argument. Even the hucksters in Congress won’t stand up for a sensible Republican party, because they are scared to death of their base.

  • S1AMER

    Let’s see what we can do to increase their pool of possible hires!

  • judybrowni

    Thanks for the Senate seat, Brown (no relation)!

    Fox’s wingnut welfare and a Tea Party grifter’s greed have scored one for the Democratic Party.

  • keirmeister

    Frankly, I don’t think Fox really cares about a “Kinder, Gentler Republican” or a Right Wing loon. It’s about ratings and advertising dollars. They’re starting to take a viewership hit, and they’re changing their “lineup” to appeal to whatever they think the public wants (within reason).

  • Naja pallida

    Giving up a reasonably good chance at winning John Kerry’s US Senate seat to become a contributor at Fox Noise basically eliminates all credibility and ‘reasonableness’ he had left.

  • Naja pallida

    Rats jumping a sinking ship… after working so hard to sink the ship.

  • nicho

    Article on Yahoo talking about the wealthy leaving the U.S, and I am sure taking their wealth with them.

    Actually, a lot of wealthy — like the Romneys, the Bushes, the Cheneys, etc. — have sent their wealth on ahead. Much like the Germans who moved their assets to South America before and during WW2.

  • lynchie

    Article on Yahoo talking about the wealthy leaving the U.S, and I am sure taking their wealth with them. I get the sense many feel they have plundered enough and have decided to get out now. Time for the government to invoke the law in taking money out of the country. If they no longer want to pay taxes here then they renounce their citizenship. Isn’t exactly the profile that they got theirs and they don’t want us to have enough to live on. I would also like to see their investments frozen and that there be a minimum tax of 50% on all money taken out. For the banks and Wall Street anyone helping them take their money offshore will also be fined and prison terms. I know I sound harsh but after living off our efforts and earning enormous incomes in film, sports or financial stealing now they want to cut and run . Good riddance but you don’t ever get to come back and you will pay a price

  • nicho

    The problem with Brown is that, unlike Palin (or even Beck or Limbaugh), he comes across to a lot of people as reasonable. That’s dangerous.

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