When Will the Mainstream Media Stop Rehabbing Ex-Fox News Stars?

Working At Right-Wing Propaganda Network Should Taint Your Journalism Career

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Eric Bolling (Gage Skidmore)
“Hoods in the Hizzy” feat. Eric Bolling, FOX’s Premier Race-Baiter

According to a 2017 Philadelphia Inquirer article, Politics professor Caroline Heldman said Bolling expected sexual favors in return for appearances on his show. He also had to apologize several times for making racist and sexist comments on air. … That was back in 2016, but now Bolling has a gig on the far-right network TheBlaze and Sinclair, which is also right-leaning. But he’s also made guest appearances on MSNBC. All seems to be forgiven. This is a clear case of white privilege because if I had done the kinds of things Bolling’s been accused of, it would have been the end of my media career, period!

But here are some other problems I’ve identified with the media

Rehabilitating FOX News Stars

FOX News is not a news channel. It’s right-wing propaganda and essentially the communications arm of the Republican Party. FOX News Channel (FNC) violates many of the basic rules of journalism I was taught in college more than 20 years ago.

Megyn Kelly Tries to Clean Up Her Act At NBC and Fails

Another example of trying to rehab a right-wing propagandist was seen in Megyn Kelly’s disastrous stint at NBC. Kelly spent several years at FOX News pushing racist propaganda such as the non-existent threat of the New Black Panther Party and claiming Jesus Christ was white.

Awkward Megyn Kelly Interviews That Will Make You Cringe

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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