It seems that Fox News just had a little treat for us. While gloating that the mainstream media hadn’t covered the Van Jones ‘scandal’ a picture was flashed of all the Obama czars, the National Anthem of the Soviet Union was played. Fox News has hit a new low.
In the first place, I would hardly describe the Van Jones situation as a scandal. He had some questionable ideas, hardly unique, that most people aren’t comfortable with. Secondly, he is gone from government service. He will probably be more problem to those who considered him a problem as a free agent. He isn’t exactly a rabbity little government worker who will take his wrist slapping and go away. I expect we will hear a great deal more out of Mr. Van Jones.
And finally, does Fox News have no shame? The National Anthem of the Soviet Union? How not so subtle.
Fox needs to remember that the term ‘czar’ was first trotted (there’s that rascally word again)
out to refer to an appointed government official in a Time Magazine article in December 1973. It referred to William E. Simon who was appointment as the head of the Federal Energy Administration. William Bennett was also appointed as a Drug Czar under President George Bush 41.
I didn’t hear rhe National Anthem of the Soviet Union being played for William Bennett. The ‘Czars’ are special advisors. Nothing more nothing less. No music is needed.
Getting riled up over Fox News is just a waste of time. It is what it is. Back to that scorpion and fox parable again. This week though, the theme is Great White Sharks. They just do what they do.