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Gawker announces that they now have a mole at Fox News who will be supplying them with all kinds of goodies to say nothing of making Roger Ailes even more paranoid than he was before, but ‘never fear!‘ says Big Brain Bryan Preston whose career arc has taken him from being Michelle Malkin’s cheerleader videographer to a plum spot at Roger Simon’s Wingnut Bananas In Pajamas career hospice:

Here’s the post, most of which is typical liberal snark about Fox, Hannity, Romney etc. The Mole is a liberal malcontent, we get it. But right at the top of the piece, the “Mole” explains why they have stuck around working for the Fox News Channel for several years:

“I always intended to keep my mouth shut. The plan was simple: get hired, keep my head down and my views to myself, work for a few months, build my resume, then eventually hop to a new job that didn’t make me cringe every morning when I looked in the mirror.

That was years ago. My cringe muscles have turned into crow’s feet. The ten resumes a month I was sending out dwindled into five, then two, then one, then zero. No one wants me. I’m blacklisted.

I work at Fox News Channel.”

Now, why would having the Fox News Channel on one’s resume make it harder to find a job elsewhere in the mainstream media? It’s clearly not a two-way blocked street: Ed Henry is but one of the latest Fox hires to come from another cable network. He worked at CNN for years. Brit Hume came from ABC. Juan Williams came from NPR. It can’t be a case of competence, at least not if we’re going by NBC’s standards. Or ABC’s — they had to take a mulligan on their George Zimmerman surveillance video last week. It can’t be ratings or success, since Fox dominates the ratings among news channels and has for a long time, probably the Mole’s entire career.

The problem could be, of course, that the Mole has a crummy resume. Maybe they haven’t done anything or don’t have much to show for their efforts. Maybe they keep forgetting to spell check. Pencil and crayon tend to get a resume sent straight to the circular file. Maybe word has gotten out that they’re a pain to work with or something.

…and those qualities that keep them from getting a job elsewhere somehow don’t preclude their continued employment at Fox.

Well played, Bryan.

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