How to make 'progressives' go ballistic; mention Herman Cain

Fox News has hired Herman Cain,  "the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network," the Chicago Tribune reports.

Be sure to read the comments following the story; you'd think that Fox News had lost its mind, from the ugly tone of liberal comments.

My own theory is that Fox hired Cain because it had fallen behind MSNBC in the a**hole department. But Fox still will have to hire more if it wants to catch up with the likes of MSNBC's Rachel Madcow.

Rachel Madcow

Rachel Madcow


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  • I hear Cain will limit his comments to 9 words.

  • BTW, Dennis, I'm appalled that you would call a lady that. Not your style.

  • You're right. Remove Rachael and substitute Chris Matthews, whom I saw yesterday going bug-eyed as he compared Sen. Ted Cruz to Tailgun Joe McCarthy. Really.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Matthews' point was that Senator Ted (Carnival) Cruz was using McCarthy's modus operandi : guilt by association and innuendo.

  • After watching Matthews, I think it was a bit more than that. We both were around for that (at least I am old enough to have been), and what we saw from McCarthy was years of character destruction and worse. Cruz might get there, but it's a little early for such comparisons.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Point taken.

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