Megyn Kelly was actually not bad in a segment last night about Senator Diane Feinstein’s accusations about CIA spying on the U.S. Senate. But not to worry, Roger Ailes. Your production staff made sure to get the anti-Obama message across loud and clear.
Kelly’s sole guest for the discussion was Ron Fournier, of National Journal. As I’ve previously noted, Fox News’ choice of guests is one of their slyest methods of propagandizing. It not only allows people like Karl Rove or, in this case, Ron Fournier, to promote Republican talking points in the guise of neutral punditry or disinterested analysis, it guarantees or pre-scripts to a certain degree, how the discussion will go.
And speaking of Rove and Fournier, they share an ideological bond. in a 2004 email, when President George W. Bush was running for re-election, Fournier encouraged Rove to “keep up the fight.” Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert has much, much more on Fournier’s overly Republican bias.
None of that was mentioned last night when Fournier appeared on The Kelly File. Instead, he was presented merely as a “political columnist” for National Journal.
But Rove couldn’t have been happier with the “fair and balanced” chyron that appeared for most of the segment:
Fox News bias: It’s not always what they say, but what they ask and whom they ask.
You can watch the video of this segment below.