Moi aussi, Fox News?
Since Professors Reynolds and Althouse already have linked to it, it won’t seem like shameless self-promotion for me to link to Five Bloggers I’d Like To See On FOX News written by Aleister at American Glob:
5. Ed Morrissey
Hot Air is one of the best conservative blogs on the web and Ed Morrissey drives most of the content on the site. I’ve seen Hot Air cited on Special Report with Bret Baier but I’ve never seen Ed Morrissey offer commentary on camera….
Powerline is a daily must-read blog for anyone who’s interested in American politics from a conservative perspective…. FOX News viewers would benefit from his take on national issues.
3. Ann Althouse
No one on the right side of the blogosphere covered the story of Scott Walker vs. the unions in Wisconsin more closely than Ann Althouse and yet I never saw her featured on FOX to report her first person observations. She had original videos, photos and interviews with people on the ground.
[I’m much too humble to print the kind things he says about me, even if they are true, so you’ll have to click over to read it.]
There is simply no other conservative libertarian blogger who wields more influence than Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. If you watch the prime time line-up on FOX News any given night and then read Instapundit, you will find that many of the stories featured on FOX were covered by Glenn earlier in the day. Why he is not a frequent featured guest on FOX News is an absolute mystery to me.
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Professor, no mystery at all in my book. The bloggers emeritus are not part of the journalist club. None of them graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism after having passed the entrance exam by saying `they promised me no math for this career`. Nor do these bloggers have a massive network infrastructure to support so they pose a threat to the legacy system.
The workers don’t want them as they don’t wear the ring. The bosses don’t want them as they pose a threat to the business.
I love this idea. Sean Hannity should have you on his show. We should lobby him on twitter to make it happen.
Drdog09, I couldn’t agree more. Youse guys aren’t “real journalists”, and real journalists do not care for the pajama crowd.
One advantage of writing the stories read by others is that you are not an obvious target for the hatred from the left. If your objective is to get the truth out, that is being done. Be satisfied. Now back to work.
If your objective is to accumulate fame and glory, do something else.
Hannity has bloggers on all the time. I’ve seen Ed Morrissey, Dan Riehl and Tina Korbe on his show. Michelle Malkin is a regular. I distinctly remember Ann Althouse being on Fox during a daytime segment.
I don’t think it is a fame and glory issue as much as an expansion of the Professors reach. He is mentioned on Rush Limbaugh frequently. Do you think that helps or hinders the effort to get the truth out?
Bien sur, vous avez gagne le droit d’etre dans le liste!
I am so glad you are in the list. I have enjoyed this site for the past year or so because it provides hard hitting and intelligent dialogue on the conservative issues I want to see discussed.
You may be too humble to post anything about yourself, but I am grateful that you are humble enough to put yourself out there as a target.
While I can enjoy the anonymity of your blog by employing sarcastic, snarky, and sinister observations on today’s politics, you are in clear view taking the heat so I can enjoy that anonymity.
Don’t think I haven’t noticed.
Merci Prof. Jacobson, mille fois!!!
It is the fact they wear glasses that keeps them off the tube.
Glasses somewhat but more than likely most, including our host, would look lousy in a short skirt facing the camera.
Professor, I would LOVE watching you duel on FOX News with socialism pom-pom person Juan Williams, the self-distinguished “real journalist.”
Actually, I think the five of you ought to do a daily roundtable of the news for the web. Put it on YouTube. It would be one of the most-watched video most days.
Then see who knocks on your door.
Nice idea. Maybe it could be called “The Other Five.” Possibly it could be done at acceptable quality, at zero cost, using Google Hangout, Facetime, or similar tech. Could gain serious viewership even if done only a couple times a month, half an hour to an hour at a tim.
On a more ad hoc basis, I’d love to see frequent 1-on-1 appearances among any of these five. As it happens, all but Jacobson have video forums on which they regularly appear (Morrissey and Hinderaker have regular shows, Reynolds posts frequent “Instavision”s, and Althouse appears from time to time on Bloggingheads.TV), and perhaps they could occasionally invite Jacobson & others to appear.
Nice idea. Maybe it could be called “The Other Five.” Possibly it could be done at acceptable quality, at zero cost, using Google Hangout, Facetime, or similar tech. Could gain serious viewership even if done only a couple times a month, half an hour to an hour at a time.
On a more ad hoc basis, I’d love to see frequent 1-on-1 appearances among any of these five. As it happens, all but Jacobson have video forums on which they regularly appear (Morrissey and Hinderaker have regular shows, Reynolds posts frequent “Instavision”s, and Althouse appears from time to time on Bloggingheads.TV), and perhaps they could occasionally invite Jacobson & others to appear. Hey, shouldn’t Jacobson catch up with the times and launch his own regular video program?
Oh, and you guys ought to lobby hard to be the mediators of the debates in the next election. I’m done with Bob Schieffer and the rest of them.
It would sure fill an obvious vacuum left by our inept elected officials. Thats a huge problem for us. Who really speaks for what Republicans believe/support? Exhibit A is the current tax mess.
Sorry but the House Majority leader doesnt make a compelling case: He will convince exactly noone.
News anchors can only go so far with persuasion and need to cover so many topics they lack depth.
Id like to see more of our blogger talent on the tube
as regular features.
Forget 3, 4 and 5. Boring. But you and Reynolds for sure.
You look cute when you’re blushing, Wm.
A stint on Fox for all of you is well deserved.
And let me add another name to this list and that is Clarice Feldman, who writes the feature article on Sunday for American Thinker.
Professor, you’re blog is a very good blog. I no longer really watch any tv, I don’t trust it. I am a former democrat, a former “liberal”, after I saw what happened in 2008 and since then, I have NO faith in the American MSM, they are all just mouth pieces for Barry Soetero.
Even many websites, I no longer trust… case in point… I happen to at my library and there the local homepage was set to yahoo news, normally I don’t read the garbage posted at yahoo.com news. And then I saw something that just confirmed how corrupt lefty companies like Yahoo etc are:
Barry wants the debt ceiling discussions, approval completely removed from congress, right? Hell, this is the same chit he was railing against Bush, and Bush didn’t even DREAM of asking such dictatorial powers… so of course NO Obot American MSM reports on this… oh but they do, they just hide it very very well…. guess where Yahoo News hide this dictoratorial power grab? IN THE YAHOO HEALTH SECTION!
so, congress voting on giving up all control on the debt ceiling and giving it to dictator Barry, this story is in the health section.
Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer, A BIG Obot! so of course she does everything to help her Messaih.
so, in my mind, the American MSM is really an enemy of the American people, they no longer act as checking against power, they only do that when repubs are in power. And I say this as a former dem!
Couldn’t agree with you more and let me add to your list our public education system which I believe should be considered a national security risk and treated accordingly. When I mention this to people they laugh, but when I point out that every year millions of young kids are having their minds poisoned with anti-americanism, especially in our densely populated cities, they generally will pause and I can tell that I have gotten them to think a little longer and deeper.
William Jacobson on Fox aussi? Oui, certainement!
Dr. J…You’d be a great fit, to start with, as a ‘Guest’ panel member on Bret’s News hour. I suggest..ohhhh… instead of Bill Kristol. I LOVED his Dad, but Bill has become so maddeningly ‘Washington Beltway Insider’ that he hits my,’divert your eyes, mute the sound, GAG reflex’ thingy automatically. Maybe I’ll send an e-mail to his truly great Mom, Bea Himmelfarb, and suggest a good motherly slappin’.(-:
I have become steadily more & more impressed with Bret Baier and have neither time nor patience with Sheppie Boyo.
Fox won’t cut it, that’s just preaching to the choir. Bill, you and others, not just those listed, need to find a way onto broadcast and cable television programming along with other main stream media to expand the conservative audience, refute liberal lies and change minds. Fox is the “reservation” from which conservative views are not allowed to stray without an escort (censor).
Somehow media restraints must be broken or that (mainly) progressive free zone known as Fox News Channel may be over run by the enemy. Fox is like Israel, surrounded by enemies with few allies outside its boundaries.
The war is being fought in the culture and the enemy is limiting our access the the battle field.
Ed Morrissey? HotAir.com?
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If not mentioned earlier, this should be a weekly happening.
Let’s get ready to rumble
I’ve been following your blog since the very beginning. Go for it Prof! You deserve to have your own show on Fox. I would definately watch it. You’d be much better than (libtard) Shepherd Smith or almost any of the others.
Oh, hellz yeah!!
And so it was writ:
“As Odysseus trooped from Ithaca to fight the noble fight, so dost thee! Go forth, steeled about cheek and loin, girded thus for combat against the Beast!”
I cannot stand Hotair.
The few times I have been to Powerline it seemed strong
The idea that people are sitting in Madison cafes pontificating creeps me out. Do not put them on TV .
There is a distinct lack of nautical outfitted pundits on TV. If Prof could get himself decked out in Ralph Lauren he could go far.
Way scenic marine backdrops on early morning interviews against windswept wharves with big yachtswould be a bonus.
I’ll second that. It is certainly possible; as pointed out by some others, Hannity has Michelle Malkin and a few others as guests fairly often. And I know that Glenn Reynolds has done some talking head appearances once in a while (though not on Fox, I think).
But you have to remember that all those people who appear on Fox as “analysts,” members of the various commenting panels, as hosts of segments, and as what you might call discussants in point-counterpoint presentations are paid professionals, whether full-time, part-time or occasionally on Fox. They are not guest interviewees. Fox employs them either because they do a good job on camera or because they have some identity outside Fox that appeals to the audience or both. I don’t think Fox has any reason for not employing bloggers in this fashion. It’s just that, so far, not so many bloggers have worked their way into the mix.
But that may well change, now that those like Malkin, Reynolds, et al. have become well known and influential
I agree with 1, 2, and 4.
I’d take any of those five, as long as he replaces Bill Krystol.
No thanks, I’ll continue to be weary of each and everyone of you.
Well Professor you need to find yourself a media booking agent that has the gannops to get you considered as a talking head. Then let the games begin.