Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I Wonder If They'll Hire A Journalist This Time?

From the N.Y. Times:

     Brit Hume, the pre-eminent political anchor on the Fox News Channel, intends to step down from his nightly newscast after the presidential election, three people close to him said this week.

     Mr. Hume, 65, has expressed an interest in “reducing his role” but will likely remain with Fox News as a panelist on “Fox News Sunday,” two of the people said. The people requested anonymity due to the sensitive nature of his contract negotiations, which are ongoing.

     Mr. Hume did not respond to requests for comment. A Fox News spokeswoman would not discuss contractual talks.

     Mr. Hume has been an unbridled supporter of Fox and a believer that the network acts as a counterweight to liberal bias on other networks. At Fox, he has helped shape the coverage of President Clinton’s impeachment, the 2000 election stalemate, and the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Mr. Hume previously spent 23 years as a reporter for ABC News, including eight years as the chief White House correspondent.

     JackRabbit Café has been unable to confirm reports that Hume intends to pursue his lifelong hobby of collecting the fishnet stockings, garter belts, and corsets worn by J. Edgar Hoover during the hateful former F.B.I. Director's lifetime in a top-secret (AC) D.C. closet.   


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