A former Fox News pundit has joined the debate over the network’s journalistic ethics, and she’s singled out one personality in particular.
Former Fox News pundit Jane Hall, who now works as an associate professor at American University, said on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s Reliable Sources that the decline of actual debate and the emergence of Glenn Beck is why she left the network.
“There’s less of a debate and I’m uncomfortable with Beck, who should be called out as somebody whose language is way over the top,” she told CNN’s Howard Kurtz. “It’s scary.”
“The reason I had left was in part is because I think they had less debate than they used to,” she said. “But it is a fair point to say, you know, ‘How much debate is there on MSNBC?’ I mean, how many Republican strategists — we have a bifurcation of the media that I think is going on.”
When she remarked about Beck, Kurtz asked, “Was that a factor in your deciding to leave Fox?”
“Yeah, it was,” Hall replied.
This video is from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast Oct. 25, 2009.