"Liberal" MSNBC is apparently about to hire yet another former Fox News anchor, this time Gretchen Carlson.
From Business Insider:
Gretchen Carlson, who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is in talks with MSNBC to join the network, sources familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
A source familiar with the matter said Carlson's deal had not yet been finalized, but was nearing completion. Two others at the network, including a high-level source, corroborated the news.
While I admire Carlson's grit and integrity in suing Ailes, that does not negate the fact that she was a Fox propagandist par excellence. Also, Carlson is at least the third former Fox News host to be hired by NBC or MSNBC of late. There's Greta Van Susteren, already with an hourlong show on MSNBC and Megyn Kelly's NBC News gig is on the way.
Not mentioned in the Business Insider article is what Carlson's role at MSNBC would be. As a contributor? Host?
Meanwhile, watch Carlson freak out over a Festivus pole below from the December 10, 2013 The Real Story.
But converting three Philistines might be something of a hat trick.
Same here, Ellen, and like that fact that she wants to set up a foundation to empower women in the workplace.
I am surprised about her wanting to get back into cable news though. Just last month, she said (with regards to the foundation), "My focus right now is taking on this mission — changing that arena first”. And, last October, she said that that “she finally has some time to do things like craft and attend her son and daughter’s sports games now that is not working for the cable news network, while also volunteering for an animal shelter.”
But, despite having recently said these things, she now wants back on the teevee? Looks like someone is craving the attention that even the small screen brings her. If MSNBC is really considering hiring her, I think it’s a sad development. When it comes to her part in the cable news world, as Ellen pointed out, Gretchen has been a propagandist for the right-wing (Fox “news”) agenda. However, a few years ago, she actually had the nerve to say this about her role on F&F: "I sit in the middle for a reason. I feed both sides of issues and I really truly believe in the fair and balanced aspect of what we do on a daily basis.” Bwaaah!
NBC/MSNBC added Megyn and Greta (ugh on both hires) and they don’t need to add Gretchen who can’t even be honest about what she did on F&F.
Yep. I agree, Ellen.
But I stopped watching MSNBC when Olbermann left.
Keep me posted, Ellen!!