Trump’s one-time White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now part of the FOX talking heads. Joining her father, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Sanders role will be to offer analysis of news, politics, and generally kiss the ass of every soulless sycophant in Trump’s hemisphere. So basically, it’s the same job she just left.
Sanders: “Fox News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis.” Stable and FOX are not words that usually collide in the same sentence. Hannity campaigns with Trump, Tucker Carlson recently claimed White Supremacists don’t exist, (and in his case he’s right) and Laura Ingraham’s attacks on people of color and immigrants have been, well, deplorable.
FOX and other right wingers point out it’s not unusual for politicos to cash in on network news, Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs, George Stephanopoulos all worked under former Presidents; Carney and Gibbs under Obama and Stephanopoulos under Clinton. But none of them attacked the media as the enemy of the people and used their position to thwart a dialogue between the press and the administration.
So, welcome to the same old shit show that is FOX news.