So it's okay for Fox News to support Glenn Beck, who said that President Obama is a "racist" who has a "deep seated hatred for white people" and the "white culture". It's okay for Fox News to support Sean Hannity, who has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day every year for three years now by personally attacking African Americans on his show. It's perfectly okay for Fox News to support Bill O'Reilly who suggested that a 15 year old boy who had been kidnapped and sexually abused for four years, said the following:
"The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents. He didn't have to go to school. He could run around and do whatever he wanted."
So that's all well and good, for Fox News. They have no problems with these and other outrageous comments.
However, when a liberal analyst for Fox News shows support for former White House advisor Van Jones, and controversial figures Mumia Abu Jamal and Assata Shakur, well suddenly we have a problem. And the Liberal has to go.
The fact that the aforementioned Beck, O'Reilly and Hannity are all lily white and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is African American, surely played zero part in their unwillingness to go to bat for him. Not Fox News! NOOOOO!
And I'm sure the fact that Hill is a hip hop head, played no part in their willingness to let him go either. As much as Fox News shits on hip hop at every opportunity, it's not a surprise really.
courtesy of The Live Feed:
Murdoch also said that Hill has been fired. He revealed the move after a shareholder had raised the question of how Hill was hired, citing his "reputation of defending cop killers and racists."
Hill, a frequent guest on "The O'Reilly Factor" and other Fox News shows, has been the target of increasing criticism on the blogosphere for alleged sympathies to controversial figures including Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Though Hill bills himself as an expert on hip-hop culture, he also drew fire for serving as a liberal foil for various Fox News personalities on subjects far from his stated area of expertise.
Hill also recently defended ousted White House official Van Jones on "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren."
Is anyone REALLY surprised about this? Alan Colmes left earlier this year, and now Hill is gone. They're getting rid of the very few liberals they have on that network that would dare spout an opposing viewpoint than what Fox News wants you to know.
This is a great video of Dr. Hill speaking to a school.