It seems Fox News has been making some very strange — and slightly questionable — choices in contributors lately, starting with what happened with Stacey Dash.
Dash, a hardcore conservative, had only been with the network for a short time, but the powers that be decided not to renew her contract, despite being a fan favorite.
While that’s really weird in and of itself, what’s really strange is who they just recently picked up to join their team: none other than the Queen of Fake News, former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.
Yes, you read that correctly.
In what many might consider to be a surprising personnel move, cable giant Fox News has hired controversial former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as a contributor, according to multiple sources. According to Yahoo! Finance, Harf will make her debut tonight on Martha MacCallum’s program during the 7 p.m. hour.
Harf will reportedly focus on “national security and political analysis” on both the Fox News and Fox Business networks.
The announcement may create some awkward on-screen moments, as Fox News hosts have used Harf as something of a rhetorical punching bag over the years. Fox News’ website still contains an entire section highlighting dozens of videos in which Fox News hosts criticized Harf in sometimes colorful terms.
For instance, Harf was roundly mocked on Fox News for claiming, in February of 2015, that “lack of jobs” was at least in part behind the rise of ISIS. In the face of this criticism, Harf responded by asserting that the reason Fox News hosts criticized her argument was that it was “too nuanced for some.”
It seems very weird for a network to hire someone who was once the object of ridicule to boost the ratings of the very same network.
Harf is someone who gladly, willingly, and happily lied to help cover up for the Obama administration, so one has to wonder what credibility she possibly brings to the table, or if they are bringing her on board simply to be a dart board for their own on-air amusement.
It surely can’t be because of some sort of journalistic integrity or something of that nature.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]