Last week Kirsten Powers, one of the more visible Democratic contributors to Fox News, wrote a lengthy piece for that organization’s website called “Obama vs. Fox News –behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization.” In it she rather shockingly set herself apart from her more radical cohorts on the left by demonstrating a willingness to denounce them for their demonization of Fox and their assault on freedom of the press. She may be one of the last pundits on the left to adhere, at least in this instance, to classical liberal values.
I´m with #1. Powers is only worried about her own ox getting gored. If she quit and went to another network tomorrow, you´d never hear another word out of her about it. She is a complete fake. Dumb as a rock, too.
Like Greta, Kirsten has been inching away from liberalism. She does not like the mean-spirited, self-righteous hypocrisy of so many on the Left. A female attorney who served on my staff some years ago once said, "The staffs agree that the conservative (office holders) treat them better." Having been a staff member myself, I knew this to be generally true. Conservatives are more respectful of dissenting views and those who express them. Perhaps it comes from having been members of a marginalized minority of students on university campuses, where most conservatives learned to be careful how, where and with whom they spoke candidly about politics.
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lil dotty, 2/7/2013 11:18:43 AM (No. 9163583)
Kristen, a hottie? How about a Weiner? She can be sane at times by looking at both sides of an issue. But she is a liberal thru and thru. Not that Megyn Kelly is a Conservative, but the two almost entered into an on-air cat fight once on Megyn´s show. Powers is like Rove...looking out for their own paychecks and skin
A former Democrat campaign hack, and dumb enough to have been romantically involved with Anthony Weiner - and dumped by HIM - she has shown herself on Fox to be a straight Dem party line talking points person (a la Juan Williams) and not too bright to boot.
She or someone close to her may have figured out that that was not selling.
An epiphany? I just don´t think she´s smart enough for that. Remember too - she is still a Democrat.
Powers was never hard left. Never. Her opinions are reflective and rational whether one agrees or not. Astounding the number who allow FOX; totally divorced from principled conservatism and the epitome of faddish shallowness; to make up their minds for them.
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