Posted by: Ann Corcoran | April 7, 2012

Fox News criticized over hiring Jesse Jackson’s daughter

It was either a sharp political move for Fox News to hire Santita Jackson in order to dull criticism that the station was a Right wing spin machine, or a really dumb move as Cliff Kincaid reports here.   Santita’s close connection to the Reverend Jermiah Wright and the now deceased Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell does make one wonder if they have gone too far in choosing Jackson.

As one reader at The Blaze commented, why would Fox intentionally drive away its base (remember they dumped Beck after pressure from Soros thugs), by hiring Santita Jackson?  Why indeed!

From Accuracy in Media (hat tip: Janet):

Fox News is once again moving to the left, hoping to avoid left-wing attacks on its news operations and commentators. But the move risks alienating conservative viewers. The current controversy involves new Fox News contributor Santita Jackson, who lists the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., as being among her personal “activities and interests” on her Facebook page.

Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for 20 years and baptized Obama’s children, became a major controversial figure during the 2008 presidential campaign when it became known that he blamed the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American foreign policy and claimed the U.S. manufactured the AIDS virus to kill black people.

The link on the Santita Jackson page, which promotes matters of personal interest to Ms. Jackson and other things she likes to do, directs people to Wright’s official home page.

But her taste for racial and divisive politics has taken on added significance in view of a blog post from 2010, in which Jackson praised New York University law professor Derrick Bell, who has recently become known as “Obama’s Beloved Law Professor” at Breitbart.com because of videos showing the President embracing him. J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department lawyer, wrote, “Both Obama and Bell demanded that Harvard hire professors on the basis of race. Obama and other students rallied to Bell’s side after Bell quit teaching in an attempt to force Harvard to implement race-based hiring policies.”

[….]

Irvine [Don Irvine of Accuracy in Media] added, “Fox’s moves to beef up its liberal lineup continue to confound conservatives who see no need for the top-rated cable news network to give liberals even more of a voice than they currently have. They already have MSNBC and CNN, along with the rest of the mainstream media. If this hiring trend continues, Fox runs the risk of alienating its conservative audience to the point that they will look elsewhere for their news, and eventually end Fox’s long run as the top cable news network.”

There is more, read the whole article.

Michelle and Santita—long-time buds!

One more reason why Fox may have been sold on Santita.  She is Michelle Obama’s high school friend and was maid of honor at the Obama’s 1992 wedding—at Reverend Wright’s church.  We have heard on many previous occasions that the Obama’s hate Fox News.   Maybe not so much going forward…


Responses

  1. It was bound to happen that the mainstream media fall together in values. I hope this provides the opportunity of people to quit watching the mainstreammedia and get news from alternative media instead. As it should be known, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and their affiliates cannot be trusted…

  2. This is an incredibly interesting turn of events.

  3. I agree with Greg that this is “incredibly interesting.”

    Looked at in a vacuum, I MIGHT think adding Ms. Jackson to the FOX lineup was a good thing. The polarization of American politics is certainly one of the reasons our country is in the process of tearing itself apart. Being exposed to each other’s thoughts and ideas can only help America stay united.

    BUT looked at in the light of how certain conservative commentators like Sam Francis, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan and now John Derbyshire have been marginalized for being the “wrong kind” of conservatives, FOX hiring Ms. Santita is very scary. Could it be that FOX sees the handwriting on the wall, and understands that in the not so distant future entire broadcasting networks could be marginalized or even taken off the air for airing “hate speech”?

    I would like to see liberal media reciprocate by hiring Dobbs, Beck, Buchanan, Derbyshire, Peter Brimelow, even Jared Taylor to challenge/aggrevate their viewers the way Ms. Jackson will challenge/aggrevate FOX viewers.

    • LOL! It will be a cold day in hell before they give equal time to those you have named. Heck, the Left doesn’t even let Taylor have a meeting of like minded people in a private hotel—he is hunted like an animal by the “good” people, the peaceful people who love humanity (of a certain kind)…


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