Monday, March 14, 2011

Evan Bayh Is The New Spokesmodel At Fox News

Thanks to Vanity Fair for the imagination to picture ersatz Democrat and former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh in fictional Fox News hair. Now I hope I can get the image out of my head.
Fox News has hired the squishy, bland Bayh, and he was characteristically as ecstatic as oatmeal, saying “I’m pleased to offer analysis of public policy and politics to the millions of Americans who get their news from Fox.” That part about millions of Americans getting their "news" from Fox was apparently meant to be taken seriously, too!

I know this will shock you, but since leaving the Senate, Bayh became a lobbyist. As ThinkProgress points out:
Note that there’s considerable synergy between Bayh’s job at McGuireWoods LLP and his Fox gig. This way business enterprises hoping for regulatory favors or subsidies from the federal government can hire McGuireWoods not only to take advantage of Bayh’s influence and knowledge on the Hill, they’ll also be gaining on on-air television spokesman, presumably one whose client affiliations won’t be disclosed to the viewing public. And since as best we can tell Fox has no journalistic standards, it’ll be an ideal venue for peddling whatever nonsense he likes.


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