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.
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.
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.