Nobody can honestly dispute that Fox News does not have a staff largely composed of Republicans, but many people may not know the levels of party affiliations. This goes beyond trying to pass off a GOP press release as their own research (including the typo).

Fair.org (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) has an older article that mentions some of the people listed below. What I would like to point out, before getting to the list is the following paragraph:

The abundance of conservatives and Republicans at Fox News Channel does not seem to be a coincidence. In 1996, Andrew Kirtzman, a respected New York City cable news reporter, was interviewed for a job with Fox and says that management wanted to know what his political affiliation was. “They were afraid I was a Democrat,” he told the Village Voice (10/15/96). When Kirtzman refused to tell Fox his party ID, “all employment discussion ended,” according to the Voice.

The Connections:

Sarah Palin – Former Republican Governor of Alaska (resigned mid-term) and Vice-Presidential nominee is now a Fox News contributor who will host an occasional series.

Roger Ailes – American President of Fox News Channel was a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani. He was also once the executive producer of Rush Limbaugh‘s short-lived TV show

Mike Huckabee – Former Republican Governor of Arkansas and Presidential Candidate joined Fox News as a commentator, contributor and host of “Huckabee” on Fox News Channel.

Dana Perino – Former White House Press Secretary, Speech Writer and Assistant to the President, George W. Bush, appears as a political pundit on Fox News.

Karl Rove – Former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to George W. Bush is now a Wall Street Journal Contributing Writer as well as a political analyst, contributor and frequent guest on Fox News.

Tony Snow – Chief Speech Writer for George H. W. Bush, then guest host for The Rush Limbaugh Show, then regular personality on Fox News Channel, then hosted Fox News Sunday and Weekend Live, then guest host of The O’Reilly Factor, then on to White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush.

Newt Gingrich – Former Republican Speaker of the House turned Fox News contributor and frequent guest. He also hosts occasional specials on Fox News Channel.

Greta Van Susteren – Host of “On The Record” has personal ties to Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. She’s married to John Coale, a one time adviser to Sarah Palin. Greta also played host/handler to Todd Palin at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

John Kasich – Former Republican United States Representative, turned Fox News host, guest host for The O’Reilly Factor and frequent guest on Sean Hannity’s show. He is now preparing to run as a Republican Gubernatorial candidate in Ohio’s 2010 election.

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2 Responses to “GOP Connections”

  1. this is why i don’t watch fox at all ie none of their programing is watched in my house ever any NEWS (lol) that goes to court to win the right to lie slant taint the news is a bad joke especially on the fools who buy this crap

  2. It is so sad that your great country has been co-opted a group in the media that has no regard to diverse opinions, and honest debate. What they have suceeded in doing is enchanting millions of American with comical desertations on world and AMERICAN HISTORY. What they neglect to mention on who’s sweat “All empires throughout history Roman, Ottoman, ETC have been built on not on ” rugged individualism and liberty, SAME IS TRUE FOR THE UNITED OF AMERICA ALMOST a century of slavery, DEHUNAZING A GROUP OF PEOPLE so that market capitalism shaped the minset of United States Citizens.

    Who were those those men of privilege who wrote the CONSTITUTION.?

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