Cliff Kincaid over at Accuracy in Media (AIM) announces Fox News has fired Marc Lamont Hill. Cliff represented AIM at NewsCorp’s annual meeting. (“Accuracy in Media is a News Corp. shareholder.”) AIM reports that he asked Rupert Murdoch why someone with Hill’s radical views would have a role as a Fox News commentator:
Before Kincaid completed the background for his question, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch interrupted Kincaid to say that he appreciated Cliff’s work on this matter, and that Hill had been “fired” last week.
We look forward toÂ confirmation of this report. If accurate, it is a major improvement to Fox News and cable news in general. (UPDATE: Hill confirmed this to The Huffington Post.) People of every side of the political spectrum should appreciate a robust debate, but radicals of Marx Lamont Hill’s ilk do not merit a seat on the highest rated program in news, The O’Reilly Factor.
David Horowitz started the ball rolling when he questioned why Bill O’Reilly interviewed Hill, a “hip-hop culture” expert, for an entire segment about Iran. Then NewsReal bloggers, Cliff Kincaid, and others began digging…
If the coverage of NewsReal, AIM, and others has helped place the radical left-wing views of Hill outside the bounds of the mainstream, it is another victory for conservatives and the blogosphere in general.