Last month, Burt Prelutsky of WorldNetDaily complained that Fox News has too many liberal contributors, and today another WND pundit also came out against Fox as insufficiently conservative.
In a column today, Monckton lamented that Fox News hasn’t promoted the birther conspiracy theory with the same fervor as WND. While Fox News has entertained birther conspiracy theories, Monckton said the network has succumbed to “the intolerance of the left.”
Monckton writes that a “24-hour TV news channel” led by “the tea-party movement” is now needed to push the birther conspiracy:
Why, for instance, has Fox News not dared to tackle the birth-certificate question in any depth. The reason is that, though it is generally fair and balanced, it is no longer unafraid. The intolerance of the left knows no bounds. They did not like Glenn Beck’s exposure of the ACORN scandal, so they hounded him and bullied his advertisers till he was forced out.
Everyone else at Fox is now running scared. The standard Saul Alinsky tactic of viciously and persistently attacking the reputations of any who dare to oppose the left works all too well.
The tea-party movement would justify its existence if it were now to establish a 24-hour TV news channel sufficiently independent of its advertisers and staffed by sufficiently tough-minded journalists that the bully-boys and Obots would be unable to frighten as they have frightened Fox.
Either way, the mainstream media to which much of my career was devoted are now doomed. And, given their culpable failure to do the basic job of a news medium, which is to publish all the news that’s fit to print, good riddance to the lot of them. I am ashamed of my former profession.