Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fox only likes certain amendments

By Richard K. Barry

Isn't free speech a wonderful thing? Not if you work at Fox, apparently. New York magazine is reporting that the network doesn't want its on-air personalities talking about gun control, at least not over this past weekend:

According to sources, David Clark, the executive producer in charge of Fox's weekend coverage, gave producers instructions not to talk about gun-control policy on air. "This network is not going there," Clark wrote one producer on Saturday night, according to a source with knowledge of the exchange. The directive created a rift inside the network. According to a source, one political panelist e-mailed Clark that Bloomberg was booked on Meet the Press to talk about gun control. Clark responded, "We haven't buried the children yet, we're not discussing it." During the weekend, one frustrated producer went around Clark to lobby Michael Clemente, Fox's executive vice-president for news editorial, but Clemente upheld the mandate. "We were expressly forbidden from discussing gun control," the source said.

Clearly Fox is taking the issue of future gun violence seriously as indicated by the geniuses at Fox & Friends who invited Gov. Mike Huckabee to come on the show and discuss the topic, "do we need to get prayer back into our schools?" Gee, I missed the program, but my guess is that he thought that would be a grand idea. Okay, problem solved!

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