Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Sun's TV Critic Slams Palin-O'Reilly Fox Propaganda Fest

The TV fun has begun. After Sarah Palin's appearance tonight on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show, The Factor, it's time to take stock of the ex-governor's first outing as a television commentator.

It's not a pretty picture (pun intended). She's all sizzle and no steak, which is just like Fox News (and their viewers) want it.

In Sarah Land and Fox World, facts are really, really hard. You have to know things to talk about facts. So just give us blather and poorly reasoned opinions—they're really, really easy.

The Baltimore Sun's television critic, David Zurawik, watched Palin and O'Reilly with interest. It was, he concluded, little more than political propaganda. His column is worth reading. Find it here.

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