James Carville has officially sold himself to the GOP. Fox News announced today that he has joined their ranks as a paid contributor. Apparently, announcing on the air two nights ago that he and the rest of the Democrats "might be wrong" in believing that Fox "tilts right," (never mind that it "might be" an arm of the Republican party) got him just where he wanted to be.
I've long suspected Carville was trying to get a paid gig at Fox. While I've got no problem with liberals and Democrats going on Fox, there's simply no excuse for them not to confront Fox's underlying agenda - never especially well hidden - when they do. Going on its payroll makes that extremely unlikely. It's literally a conflict of interests to do so.
Carville not only failed to confront that agenda Tuesday night, he threw Democrats under the bus in his zeal to make nice with Fox. Appearing on The Kelly File, Carville told host Megyn Kelly - as she sneered about Hillary Clinton's Super Bowl tweet yanking Fox's chain:
Oh, boy, I don’t want to offend anybody at Fox but I think every Democrat I know thinks Fox tilts right.
...Maybe you don’t. …Maybe you call it right down the middle. I actually do, too. I mean, I appear on this network.”
...Everybody, I think, thinks Fox treats Democrats much rougher than they treat Republicans. ...We might be wrong but that’s what we think.
Today, two days later, Bill Shine, Fox's Executive Vice President of programming announced:
“James’ successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to FOX News. We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network."
Once they sign on the dotted line their souls belong to cafeteria Catholics Nixon trainee Ailes, and that third-rate suit, The Shineman.
All these overpaid suits do is look at numbers on their computers, make or take phone calls, and hold meetings with those sorry senior producers, producers and mouthpieces.
Smart suits would replace all the aging mouthpieces with younger hosts to reach the 25-54 demographics.
Ad agencies don’t care if you are #1. If you don’t have those demos they won’t do business with you.
“OOOOOO – OH, Take the Money And Run…….”
I think Carville goes far beyond unattractive — he’s downright ugly with those squinty, eyes set so wide one could row a bayou swamp boat between them!
I never liked or trusted him, going way back to his Bill Clinton days. A classic weasel!
I wonder if carville understands that he’s being used and that nobody at FoxGOPTV nor their stupid viewers have ever taken anything he’s ever said seriously. I wonder if he realizes that they have never, and will never respect him or his opinion. And I wonder, in the unlikely event that he does realize he’s nothing but a stooge, will he start turning up the smear on Democratics.
This is the usual Fox News trick of hiring beautiful Republican women and weak looking, unatractive Democrat males.