Remember James Rubin? Here's a hint: he was the State Department's chief spokesman under Bill Clinton. Another hint: he is married to CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. What ever happened to him?
He's alive, and on the air, on Sky News, the "sister channel" of Fox News, a fellow subsidiary of News Corporation. Peter Glover's British blog, Wires from the Bunker, tells you the story. It seems that Sky is more like CNN and MSNBC in political orientation than it is like FNC.
Surprise, surprise that the British media should hire a prominent liberal, not a conservative, or even someone with less 'weighted' political credentials, as one of its key international analysts. Rubin's liberal baggage was apparent enough in last night's (anti—White House) diatribe 'personal overview' with which he opened, as he opens every, 8pm World News Tonight Hour. Sky bills this as James Rubin's "different take" on world events and news. I'll say its different. 'Loaded' would be a better word.
Several conservative Brits have contended to me that they have it much worse than we do in terms of media, even though they have some explicitly conservative newspapers. They may be right.
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