Hot Air suggests Shep Smith as an answer to "dumb" question to Murdoch about Dems on Fox*


From an April 7 Allahpundit's Hot Air blog post:

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.


Murdoch Has Trouble Identifying a Dem Who Works For Fox News

Murdoch: Fox "Shouldn't Be Supporting The Tea Party"

Olbermann highlights MMFA's question to Murdoch about his network's tea party advocacy

Maddow covers Media Matters grilling Murdoch over Fox News' tea party promotion

*Both the Hot Air post and the previous headline to this post suggested that Media Matters asked Murdoch the question about Democrats on Fox. We did not.


Allahpundit has updated his Hot Air post as follows:

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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