Media Matters to Rupert Murdoch: Can you name one Democrat on Fox?

posted at 9:17 pm on April 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

Media Matters watches enough Fox that they can rattle off names like Colmes, Beckel, Geraldo, and Juan Williams faster than Murdoch can, but in this case a dumb question makes for a fun answer. Quote: “Greta Van Susteren is certainly close to the Democratic Party.” Heh. He’s right — Greta’s husband was a longtime Democrat, albeit one who flipped to support McCain/Palin in 2008 — but … really? No more obvious candidates than Greta come to mind? No one who’s, say, on FNC for multiple hours a day and whose apparent political leanings have long been commented upon within the ‘sphere? Good lord, man — if you’re not going to name Shep, at least mention KP.

That’s the first of two clips; the other catches him saying that Fox shouldn’t be supporting the tea party or any other party, although it sounds like he’s not clear on what Media Matters is talking about.

Update: Media Matters e-mails to say that they only asked Murdoch the question about the tea party; the question about Democrats on Fox was asked by a student. I stand corrected.


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Lamont Hill…

And MM thinks this is an important and breaking story.. They have completely lost touch with reality. MORONS

As others have said, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.

reshas1 on April 8, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Murdoch has beaucoup money, Ailes has the brains.

Schadenfreude on April 8, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Can they name one conservative on NPR? or PBS? Or CBS? When they can get back to us.

Fred 2 on April 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Does Fox News have a conservative point of view most of the time? Yes. All of their editorial hosts are conservatives. But then again, all, except for Joe Scarborough, on MSNBC are liberals. Even Joe’s show is balanced out with Mika and the rest of the regular nutty crew.
I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. I guess once they get “marching orders” from the Obama administration, they don’t have to face reality.

NathanG on April 8, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Bottom line is ratings. Murdoch and Ailes figured out that there was no outlet for a conservative viewpoint, so a huge niche was in existence. If you want the liberal viewpoint, there is always CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC (they differ only in their degree of leftism). If you want the conservative angle, there is only FOX. And yet the leftists whine.

pearson on April 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Can they name one conservative on NPR? or PBS? Or CBS? When they can get back to us.

Fred 2 on April 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Exactly.

pearson on April 8, 2010 at 1:28 AM

Have they never watched Shep? The guy doesn’t make any qualms about his leanings and he does it on a show thats suppose to be about Factual News, not opinion like Bill’O and Beck.

Rbastid on April 8, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Media Matters to Rupert Murdoch: Can you name one Democrat on Fox?

Dumb meet Dumber

DSchoen on April 8, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Ah Doug Schoen?
I think there’s a guy named Doug Schoen on Fox

DSchoen on April 8, 2010 at 1:51 AM

YYZ on April 7, 2010 at 10:24 PM

She throws softballs at ALL her guests.
Can you recall an interview that she didn’t throw softballs?

DSchoen on April 8, 2010 at 2:37 AM

Quick!

Can you name one non-progressive marxist cockroach at Media Matters? If they are so brilliant, why don’t they start an all marxist – all communist – all progressive roach network?

“We Report..You Must Not Question” is their tagline.

Cleveland Steamer on April 8, 2010 at 5:36 AM

Juan Williams, Miara, Geraldo and that dude Beckel that Mark Levin and Hannity think is such a nice and cool guy even though he iritates them. How many Chris and Keith dudes hangout or are friends with their opposition?

Sultry Beauty on April 8, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Can they name one conservative on NPR? or PBS? Or CBS? When they can get back to us.

Fred 2 on April 8, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Well there’s uhhhh..and then there’s errr uh…and let’s not forget uhhh.

ncborn on April 8, 2010 at 6:21 AM

Mort Kondracke
Mara Liasson
Juan Williams
Kirsten Powers
Alan Colmes
Bob Beckel
Susan Estrich
Geraldine Ferraro
Pat Caddell

Shakespeare on April 8, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Lamont Hill…

And MM thinks this is an important and breaking story.. They have completely lost touch with reality. MORONS

As others have said, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.

reshas1 on April 8, 2010 at 12:24 AM

From what I understand, Mark Lamont Hill is no longer a paid contributor to Fox.

doubleplusundead on April 8, 2010 at 7:47 AM

Yes, but Mark Lamont Hill has been back on O’Reilly since all of that happened.

texasconserv on April 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Screw Media Matters . . . they’re not worth a response.

rplat on April 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Yes, but Mark Lamont Hill has been back on O’Reilly since all of that happened.

texasconserv on April 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

I was disgusted to see that too. What’s up with Hill? Was he fired or not?

I tried to find out via Google, and look what turned up:

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill – Professor, Author, Speaker, Public Intellectual

Public intellectual? Bwahahahaha! So is David Duke.

This twit, an associate professor of education at Columbia’s Teachers College, seems to think he’s an authority on everything and apparently insists that people on FNC address him as “Dr.”

petefrt on April 8, 2010 at 8:42 AM

How about can you name one sane person on PMSNBC?

There are plenty of Democrats on FNC, her hotness herself, Megan Kelly, is a Democrat … Just not one of the ‘windup Obamabot’ types. Greta van Sustern, she too is not a windup Obamabot.

Gutter mouth propagandists like Media MAtters laps up, you find that on PMSNBC and the now epic fail CNN.

tarpon on April 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Screw Media Matters . . . they’re not worth a response.

rplat on April 8, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Dittos. I was wondering why Murdoch was talking to them in the first place. I guess if I really cared, I would have watched the clips.

petefrt on April 8, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Media Matters???? Soros’s parasites!

Rovin on April 8, 2010 at 8:44 AM

tarpon on April 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Megan Kelly? Really? Well, more like Megan and Greta would be fine with me. Just spare us the windup talking point jerks.

petefrt on April 8, 2010 at 8:50 AM

The logical conclusion is that Rupert doesn’t watch Fox News.

Akzed on April 8, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Heraldo? He’s a socialist isn’t he?

d1carter on April 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Don’t you just love the way “Socialist”, “Marxist”, and “Communist” are throw around in a cartoon-like fashion now because of Fox News? I seriously doubt the people throwing it around have any idea of the definition. The way they are used on Fox makes them meaningless now.

Decider on April 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM

I would be hard pressed to name a conservative on , CBS, NBC, MSNBC, etc because I never watch them. I like balanced news like they do at Fox. You know—–Fair & Balanced!

Herb on April 8, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Sounds like Murdock doesn’t watch his news station very much. Maybe he spends more time reading his WSJ.

Count to 10 on April 8, 2010 at 10:18 AM

For starters, there\’s Bob Beckel, Media Matters Morons.

Ward Cleaver on April 8, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Does Fox News have a conservative point of view most of the time? Yes. All of their editorial hosts are conservatives. But then again, all, except for Joe Scarborough, on MSNBC are liberals. Even Joe’s show is balanced out with Mika and the rest of the regular nutty crew.
I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. I guess once they get “marching orders” from the Obama administration, they don’t have to face reality.

NathanG on April 8, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Having had this argument with countless lefties, the fact is that while they see Fox as filled almost entirely with conservatives, they view all the rest as filled almost entirely with *moderates* – not lefties.

They see numerous networks and newspapers filled with people who think like *they* do, and *they* consider *themselves* to be moderate, for the most part. And they are *not*, lol.

This is why the screeching about how biased Fox is can continue from these nitwits who see no bias whatsoever coming from the other 99.5% of the media out there.

*shrug*

Midas on April 8, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Bill Oreilly

TheSitRep on April 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Has anyone so far mentioned Marc Lamont Hill?

Ryan Anthony on April 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Shakespeare’s list is pretty complete. I would like to add that Hannity almost always has a Democrat/Liberal guest on his “Great American Panel” every night as well as people of various walks. I would consider them balanced as opposed to unbalanced – as in Matthews, Maddow, Olbermann, Sanchez, et. al. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how these people get infected. The only explanation I can offer is the one Glenn Beck put forth this week about the environment Obama grew up in. Nobody could possibly emerge from that kind of psychological blitz and have a balanced view of the world. Induced myopia.

LarryG on April 8, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Mort Kondracke
Mara Liasson
Juan Williams
Kirsten Powers
Alan Colmes
Bob Beckel
Susan Estrich
Geraldine Ferraro
Pat Caddell

Shakespeare on April 8, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Shep Smith
Greta
Peter Johnson Jr.
And I recall reading an article that said Brett Baier, and Brit Hume supported Obama in the beginning. I can’t remember where I read it, but I remember reading it. I don’t think they support his policies now, but I do recall reading that they supported Obama.

capejasmine on April 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM

How many people’s bosses know their political ideology? Now take that to the CEO. He’s how many steps removed?

Ask the question to Ailes.

- The Cat

MirCat on April 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM

The logical conclusion is that Rupert doesn’t watch Fox News.
Akzed on April 8, 2010 at 8:54 AM

The logical conclusion is that Rupert knows it is illegal to ask YOUR employees what their political affiliation is, so long as it is not “job related”.

DSchoen on April 8, 2010 at 3:34 PM

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