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Will Fox News Drop Newt Gingrich? – Accuracy in Media

October 29, 2009

 newt-gingrichOctober 29, 2009

Will Fox News Drop Newt Gingrich?


Since many people tune into Fox News to ascertain the conservative point of view, the regular use of Gingrich will become disconcerting and problematic to many members of its viewing audience.

On the occasion of its 13th anniversary and dramatic success in the television ratings, Fox News is coming under serious scrutiny. But there is no reason why this scrutiny should come exclusively from those on the left who are jealous of the cable channel’s success. Conservatives should not hesitate to offer their own critique of the popular news network. 

Since Fox News has come to symbolize in the public mind the conservative viewpoint, conservatives should examine which personalities and issues are being presented regularly on the cable channel. Inevitably, such an analysis will focus on former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who seems to appear every few days on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” or “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

However, Gingrich’s position as a Fox News regular may be in jeopardy because of his abandonment of the conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman, in a special election race in New York. One of the White House criticisms of Fox News is that it is an arm of the Republican Party. The regular use of Gingrich, a knee-jerk Republican who defers to party bosses, tends to support that thesis. 

via Will Fox News Drop Newt Gingrich?.

  1. Dahlia permalink
    October 30, 2009 3:59 AM

    I find this post very odd. Why would the focus ‘inevitably’ be on Gingrich? He would be one of many, I would think. Why not also Rove, Bolton, Perino etc? And what is the basis for speculating that Gingrich’s position may be in jeopardy because he endorsed Scozzafava?

    This seems to be ‘analysis’ based on projected speculation. Really – very odd.

  2. Carterthewriter permalink
    October 30, 2009 6:20 AM

    Newt had his opportunity while a member of the legislator and blew it. Now he wants credibility, who’s he kidding?

    One is getting a bit tired of all these commentors selling books that seem repititious and boring.

  3. Rhodi permalink
    October 30, 2009 9:22 AM

    I like Newt. He’s part of an older generation that doesn’t get to share their voices of wisdom and experience enough. His opinion is just that, an opinion. I’d much rather have a variety of voices than go the elitist liberal route, which is “I don’t agree with you, so you’re not part of the debate.”

  4. jsburke permalink
    October 30, 2009 11:25 AM

    The only reason Fox should drop Newt is if he makes a definitive statement about becoming a candidate for president in 2012, otherwise he should stay. It is no secret that Fox generally “promotes” a conservative viewpoint; however, the only way to have a true debate about issues is to have opposing voices contribute. We are not like the Dems who live in an ideological bubble and ostracize any who dissent from the Party line. Opposing views, even if obviously wrong, should always be allowed. By demonstrating the falsity of wrong views a person comes to understand their own views better and they become better able to defend those views. John Stuart Mill, in On Liberty, made one of the best cases for allowing dissenting views, no matter how wrong, public airing. It should be a required reading for all who believe in true free speech.

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