FOX News Fundraises for Giuliani
Here's your fair and balanced news story of the day. According to the Daily News, Sean Hannity recently introduced Rudy...
Here's your fair and balanced news story of the day. According to the Daily News, Sean Hannity recently introduced Rudy Giuliani at a closed-door, $250-per-head fundraiser in New York City, committing what many at real journalism outfits would call an unpardonable ethical sin. Even for FOX, this blurs the lines between its standard journalism-cum-advocacy and outright advocacy. The defense from FOX's senior vice-president of programming? "Sean is not a journalist — Sean is a conservative commentator." That's true, he's not a journalist. In fact, FOX News talking heads are proudly anti-journalist.
The Hannity-Giuliani nexis should surprise no one. Hannity's crush on Rudy is well-documented.
The Hotline, a political journal, has noted that through July 15, Giuliani had enjoyed 115 minutes of free face time on Fox - more than half of that on "Hannity & Colmes." His airtime on Fox was 25% higher than any other Republican candidate, data show.
Fair. And. Balanced. No doubt about it. If I was Mitt Romney, I'd be pissed.