Scarborough: “it’s also very confusing because he does it in Russian”
During today’s Morning Joe discussion of the ouster of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, Joe Scarborough asked, “Do they remake over the entire network? Is anybody else in the [Murdoch] family’s crosshairs right now?”
Replied New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters: “I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity, and question whether or not his almost propaganda-like attitude and programming every night is going to be acceptable in the minds of the family, which is clearly trying to shift the network in a different direction.”
Quipped Scarborough: “it’s also very confusing because he does it in Russian.” Note: that’s a variation on a line from years ago about Pat Buchanan delivering his remarks in German.
So Hannity could be on the hot seat because of his “propaganda-like attitude and programming every night.” Hannity might be a reliable voice of the Republican/Trump line. But are the primetime MSNBC anchors any less devoted to pushing the Dem/liberal talking points of the day? Should they be in their network’s “crosshairs?”
Note: later in the show, Mike Barnicle claimed that many women at Fox were “basically confronted with like a Bill Cosby on cable.”
As per this Washington Post article, “about two-thirds of the allegations [against Cosby] involve drugging and follow a similar pattern, with Cosby allegedly offering the women pills or drinks and the women saying they wake up naked in bed with Cosby after blacking out.”
Contrary to Barnicle’s statement, there have not been such allegations of criminal conduct made against O’Reilly.