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‘Spinning Once Again’: Fox News Calls Out Media’s Revolving Door With Dems

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With President-elect Biden stocking up on employees to fill his cupboard, we’re already beginning to see the revolving door between politics and the liberal media start to show once more. Fox Information Channel media analyst and host of Media Buzz, Howard Kurtz was on the case Tuesday night time as he identified the women and men of The Swamp who have been leaving the CNN and MSNBC payrolls to go work for Biden. In fact, he additionally identified the hypocrisy of how Fox Information was criticized with President Trump.

“As Joe Biden begins to employees his administration, the revolving door between media and politics is spinning as soon as once more,” Kurtz reported on the high of the Particular Report section.

He would go to notice that it was thought-about regular for former politicos to get jobs as analysts and commentators to offer an insider’s perspective, however now “extra of them appear to maneuver between the media, the place they’ll resemble a authorities in exile and Democratic administrations such because the one now taking form.”

Starting his rundown of who had made the bounce from media speaking head to Biden official, Kurtz known as out CNN’s Trump attacker turned Secretary of State nominee Tony Blinken:

KURTZ: As a CNN world affairs analyst Tony Blinken, who had been deputy secretary of state below President Obama usually chastised Obama’s successor.

TONY BLINKEN: President Trump has abdicated that duty. He’s put us in full retreat from our allies and companions.

KURTZ: And at present, Biden formally introduced him as his decide for secretary of state.

 

 

CNN contributor Jen Psaki, who was Obama’s state division spokeswoman has additionally left for the transition,” he added. “MSNBC analyst Rick Stengel, former Time journal editor is on his second go-around having jumped from Obama’s state division to fierce Trump critic.”

Recalling that “typically the connections are much less seen,” Kurtz reminded viewers of the latest shadiness with former Newsweek editor and presidential historian Jon Meacham. He was caught secretly writing speeches for Biden, whereas NBC and MSNBC have been permitting him to remark with out disclosing that connection. He was fired shortly after the story broke.

After noting that President Obama had employed over two dozen journalists for his administration (the NewsBusters count had it at 30), Kurtz identified the liberal media’s hypocrisy. “That musical chairs custom is extensively considered as routine, however Fox Information drew criticism for individuals who moved between the community on the Trump administration, together with John Bolton, Heather Nauert, Invoice Shine, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” he mentioned.

That hypocrisy largely got here from the likes of CNN. In the summertime of 2018, Dependable Sources host Brian Stelter pontificated about how there had “by no means” been a “love story” like Trump and Fox Information. “Fox and Trump, Trump and Fox. You understand they’re shut. However do you notice simply how shut” he declared on the time. “[T]his type of relationship has by no means existed between a U.S. president and a TV community. It. Is. Unprecedented.” In the meantime, CNN had already failed to inform viewers of Blinken’s change of place.

And in March of 2018, Anderson Cooper did an entire segment complaining: “It is a presidency that was primarily born on actuality TV, and now the strains between actuality and TV could also be blurring even additional.” He was saying that as a result of Trump had taken Larry Kudlow from CNBC to be the director of the US Nationwide Financial Council.

It’s solely a matter of time earlier than the Biden administration began to rent the “journalists” that coated him and helped to prop up his campaign.

The transcript is under, click on “develop” to learn:

Fox Information Channel’s Particular Report
November 24, 2020
6:25:35 p.m. Japanese

BRET BAIER: The Biden administration goes to look very acquainted to connoisseurs of varied cable information stations. Fox Information media analyst and host of Fox’s Media Buzz, Howard Kurtz has that story tonight.

[Cuts to video

JOE BIDEN: I am happy to introduced nominations and employees.

HOWARD KURTZ: As Joe Biden begins to employees his administration, the revolving door between media and politics is spinning as soon as once more. As a CNN world affairs analyst Tony Blinken, who had been deputy secretary of state below President Obama usually chastised Obama’s successor.

TONY BLINKEN: President Trump has abdicated that duty. He’s put us in full retreat from our allies and companions.

KURTZ: And at present, Biden formally introduced him as his decide for secretary of state.

BLINKEN: Thanks.

KURTZ: CNN contributor Jen Psaki, who was Obama’s state division spokeswoman has additionally left for the transition. MSNBC analyst Rick Stengel, former Time journal editor is on his second go-around having jumped from Obama’s state division to fierce Trump critic.

RICK STENGEL: He’s the epicenter of disinformation world wide.

KURTZ: And now, Stengel has joined the Biden transition crew. Barbara McQuade, a U.S. lawyer within the Obama years has additionally left MSNBC for the Biden transition.

Generally the connections are much less seen as with Jon Meacham, the previous Newsweek editor and presidential biographer was an NBC and MSNBC contributor who praised Biden’s victory speech.

JON MEACHAM: It is a second the place the lifetime of the nation is intersecting in an interesting manner with the non-public life, not solely of President-elect Biden, but additionally the vice President-elect.

KURTZ: However the networks dropped him from the payroll after The New York Instances revealed Meacham had privately helped Biden with that and different speeches.

At the very least two dozen journalists joined the Obama crew together with Time’s Jay Carney and ABC’s Linda Douglas. That musical chairs custom is extensively considered as routine, however Fox Information drew criticism for individuals who moved between the community on the Trump administration, together with John Bolton, Heather Nauert, Invoice Shine, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Larry Kudlow additionally joined the president from CNBC.

[Cuts again to stay]

When political gamers flip into pundits, they’ll deliver an insider’s, perspective, however extra of them appear to maneuver between the media, the place they’ll resemble a authorities in exile and Democratic administrations such because the one now taking form. Bret.

BAIER: Howie, thanks.

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