Time to stop pretending

Fox News — which claims it’s a real news organization and points to its slogan “We report, you decide” — has decided to hire Sarah Palin as a news “commentator.” This is the same Palin who falsely claims that current health care reform bill working its way through Congress contains provisions for death panels. The same Palin who accused Obama of “palling around with terrorists.” The same Palin who has recently agreed to speak at the first Tea Party convention.

Palin’s politics are fine. Everyone has a point of view, and she has hers. Okay. But it’s one thing to have a stated point of view, and another for an alleged news organization to hire someone so conservative she would make Jim DeMint (R-SC) seem liberal.

It’s time to stop pretending. Call Fox for what it is: a mouthpiece for the right. Apologies to the serious journalists who work there.

The opinions on this blog are mine alone.

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